(OPINION) ETH – A Bible scholar is claiming that he now has “Mathematical Proof” that reveals that Jesus Christ is indeed the anticipated Jewish Messiah according to a report from Express. Traditionally Jesus Christ has been esteemed by billions of devout Christians as the son of God and true Messiah but many of the Jewish faith rejected this claim and even resulted in what we read about in the Bible over 2,000 years ago, leading to his crucifixion at Calvary.
Devout Jews are still awaiting the arrival of a Messiah, but for many, it’s not the Christ that the Bible speaks of in the New Testament. Professor Tom Meyer has told Express.co.uk that there are clues in concealed in the Old Testament that prove that Jesus was the true Messiah. Professor Tom Meyer, who is a public speaker and professor at Shasta Bible College & Graduate School in California, believes the Bible holds mathematical proof of Jesus’ divine nature.
In Meyer’s opinion, these clues are revealed in the Book of Daniel found in the Old Testament of the Bible. Meyer says: “According to the Bible, the Hebrew prophet Daniel, who wrote his book in either the sixth or fifth centuries BC, gave the Jewish people mathematical proof that guarantees Jesus of Nazareth is the Jewish Messiah.
“While in exile the prophet Daniel was informed by the angel Gabriel that 70 times seven or 490 years are marked out by God for the Jewish people. “After the 490-year period, the God of Israel would establish his kingdom on Earth. “According to Daniel, the 490-year clock started ticking with the royal command to restore and rebuild the walls of Jerusalem in 44 BC; this was during the 20th year of the reign of Artaxerxes I, the king of the Persian Empire.
The prophet Daniel also stated that the Messiah would make his appearance 483 years after the decree to rebuild Jerusalem’s walls. However, Professor Meyer insists that the Messiah arrived at the end of this 483 period when Jesus rode into Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, as described in the Gospels of the New Testament. He went on to elaborate that “The proof can be constructed by using basic mathematics.
“If you go forward 483 years from 445 BC – 173,880 days later when you use the standard ancient 360-day Jewish calendar – that brings you to approximately 38 AD. “It is at this point, in 38 a.d., that the Jewish Messiah revealed himself in Jerusalem. “But Daniel goes on to say that, unexpectedly and tragically, the Messiah will die with nothing that same year – according to the New Testament, Jesus died one week after the Triumphal Entry – meaning the Messiah was slain without honor – this is consistent with the crucifixion – and abandoned by his friends.”
According to Professor Meyer, the “prophetic clock” was at that time paused with Jesus’ crucifixion. He goes on to believe that there is another seven-year period to be completed which will be called the “Great Tribulation”. He goes on to state that: “The 490-year prophetic clock was paused after the 483rd year, at the death of the Messiah; there remains one unit of seven years to be completed. Meyer believes this “prophetic clock” will begin ticking again after the imminent rapture of Christians when the God of the Bible will once again work exclusively through the Jewish people.
Meyer states that “This yet-to-be-fulfilled seven-year period is known as the Great Tribulation and includes the majority of the content in the book of Revelation. “But at the end of the last seven-year period – which is the end of the 490 years – aka the end of days, Jesus the Jewish Messiah will appear again to the Jews in Jerusalem not merely as their glorious deliverer whom they will finally accept as their Messiah, but as the one whom Israel crucified and has long rejected.” However, Professor Meyer insists that no man knows when the rapture will take place.