Judah Ben Samuel, a 12 century German rabbi, made some astonishing and specific predictions about the future of Jerusalem and Israel that have come true. In light of this, it is difficult to dismiss the specific prediction he made concerning 2017.
To understand the times given in his predictions, you need to know that, in Leviticus 25, a “jubilee” is defined as being 50 years.
1. In the 12th century, Rabbi Ben Samuel predicted that the Turks would conquer Jerusalem and rule over it for eight jubilees (400 years).
In 1517, the Ottoman Turks conquered the Mamluks, who had been reigning in Jerusalem since 1250. In 1917, exactly 400 years later, the Ottomans were defeated by the British during the First World War at the Battle of Jerusalem.
2. In the 12th century, Rabbi Ben Samuel predicted that after the Turks were thrown out of Jerusalem, it would become a “no-man’s land” for one jubilee.
In 1917, the League of Nations placed the Holy Land under British Mandate. Under international law, it literally belonged to no one nation. Even after Israel’s war of independence in 1948-49, Jerusalem was still divided by a strip of land running right through the heart of the city, with Jordan controlling the eastern part of the city and Israel controlling the western part of the city. That strip of land was considered and even called “no-man’s land” by both the Israelis and the Jordanians. It was not until the Six Day War in 1967 — exactly 50 years after the British conquered Jerusalem — that the entire West Bank of the Holy Land was conquered by the Israeli army and the whole city of Jerusalem passed back into the possession of Israel.
3. In the 12th century, Rabbi Ben Samuel predicted that the Messianic End Times would begin in 1967 during the 10th Jubilee while Jerusalem was under the control of the Jews.
The 10th Jubilee ends in 2017.
So here’s a question.
What do you suppose happens in 2017? The Rapture maybe?
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