Some writers however are claiming that 2015-2016 is the year of Jubilee. According to the Rabbis of Orthodox Judaism the Shemitah year (7th Year of Rest) is happening now 2014-2015. Orthodox Jews today do not keep the Year of Jubilee only the Shemitah. There are many disputes among the Rabbis about whether the Jubilee years occur on the 49th or 50th Year. Of course some of the Jewish Sages believed that the Shemitah cycle of 49 years without a 50th year Jubilee was used during times of exile and the Shemitahs with a 50th year Jubilee was used when not in exile and all the tribes were present. All are agreed whether the Jubilee was on the 49th or 50th year that the Jewish people do not celebrate the Jubilee until the end of the exile and the gathering of the tribes.
In 2016-2017 the modern State of Israel celebrates 50 years since its foundation. The concept of a Jubilee being 50 years is found in the prophecies of the Jubilees of Rabbi Judah ben Samuel in 1217. He may be reflecting a tradition of another Jewish calendar used in mystical circles in which the Jubilee cycles of 50 began in 3984-3983 BC whereas the 49 year Jubilees is the one found in the Book of Jubilees and matches the Orthodox Jewish counting of the Shemitah years.
The Book of Jubilees found in Hebrew in the Dead Sea Scrolls teaches that the Jubilees date from Creation which Orthodox Jews say occurred in 3761-0 BC. It also teaches that the Jubilee cycles are 49 years confirming those Sages who taught this. The Book of Jubilees related that the giving of the Law and the entry into the Holy Land occurred during the 50th Jubilee cycle. The 50th Jubilee Year would have been in 1311-1310 BC.
The 118th Jubilee since Adam left the Garden and the 68th Jubilee since the Israelites entered Israel under Joshua will occur in 2021-2022 AD (5782 AM) so this Year 2014-2015 AD (5775 AM) is the sixth Shemitah year of the 118th Jubilee cycle. Thus the last Jubilee Year (the 117th and 67th Jubilee) occurred in 1972-1973 AD (5733 AM).The years leading up to the 117th Jubilee saw the rise and fall of the two antichrists Stalin and Hitler.
Seven Shemitahs of the 118th or 68th Yovel. This 118th Yovel cycle began on 27th of September 1973 and will end on 26th of September 2022.
1. 22 Sept 1979- 11 Sept 1980 AD (5740 AM)
2. 4 Oct 1986- 24 Sept 1987 AD (5747 AM)
3. 16 Sept 1993- 6 Sept 1994 AD (5754 AM)
4. 30 Sept 2000- 18 Sept 2001 AD (5761 AM)
5. 13 Sept 2007- 30 Sept 2008 AD (5768 AM)
6. 25 Sept 2014- 14 Sept 2015 AD (5775 AM)
7. 7 Sept 2021- 26 Sept 2022 AD (5782 AM)
The next Jubilee Year (Yovel ) after 2022 will be in 2070-2071 and the one after that will be in 2119-2120 (5880) which will be 12 times 490 years since the start of the Jewish Calendar in 3761 BC. Moses was born in 1431 BC (2330 AM) according to the Book of Jubilees.
However the Masoretic text of the Bible gives a 1656 years period from Adam till the Flood whereas the Book of Jubilees gives a 1308 period and thus the birth of Noah is different. Actually the Book of Jubilees that we have, doesn't give the Jubilee for Noah's birth just the week of that Jubilee (Week 3). It should read Jubilee 16 Week 4 Day 1 as the birth of Noah around 757AM (3004 BC). The Flood occurred during the 28th Jubilee cycle rather than the 27th. Abraham was born in the 35th Jubilee cycle rather than the 39th.
Thus the Flood occurred around 2404 BC (1357 AM) on Jubilee 28 Week 5 Day 6. Arphaxad was thus born about 2402 BC (1359 AM) and his son Cainan was born about 2344 BC (1417 AM) in Jubilee 29 Week 7 Day 3. Cainan's son Shelah was born around 2319 BC (1452 AM) in Jubilee 30 Week 4 Day 1. Shelah's son Eber was born around 2284 BC (1477 AM) Jubilee 31 Week 1 Day 7. Eber's son Peleg was born around 2250 BC (1511AM) Jubilee 31 Week 7 Day 1. Peleg's son Reu was born around 2220 BC (1541 AM) Jubilee 32 Week 4 Day 1. Reu's son Serug was born around 2188 BC (1573 AM) in Jubilee 33 Week 1 Day 5. Serug's son Nahor was born around 2158 BC (1603 AM) Jubilee 33 Week 5 Day 7. Nahor's son Terah was born around 2129 BC (1632 AM) Jubilee 34 Week 5 Day 6. Terah's son Abraham was born around 2059 (1702 AM) Jubilee 35 Week 6 Day1. In the translation of numbers from the original languages to Ethiopian the text has become slightly inaccurate in some places. I have sought to correct it using the Masoretic text in hand with the Book of Jubilees.
It is of course possible that the year 3761 AM as the start of the Jewish Calendar may have not been from Creation but from the birth of Enosh the son of Seth and that Adam left the Garden in 4006 BC. Thus the pre-Flood era lasted for about 1602 years rather than 1357 years which would be closer to the Masoretic text. If that is so then it would be the 123rd Jubilee in 2022 AD since Creation. The confusion of the Book of Jubilees with the dating of Abraham may have been due to the use of two calendars that were being reconciled. If Jesus was born on December 25 4 BC then he was born in the Jewish year of 3758 AM which in the older Calendar of Seth and Enosh would have been the year 4002 SC (Seth's Calendar). Jesus was thus conceived in 3757 AM or 4001 SC. Jesus would thus have been 30 years old in 27 AD. His first Passover of his ministry was in 28 AD, the second in 29 AD and his third in 30 AD when he was still 32 years old. His final Passover was the fourth Passover of his ministry when he was 33 years old in 31 AD (3791 AM).
Thus Jesus was born during the 77th Jubilee cycle (Week 6 Day 2) of the Jewish calendar which may have been the 82nd Jubilee cycle of Seth and Enosh's Calendar. He died during the 78th Jubilee Week 3 Day 5 of the Jewish Calendar. The 78th Jubilee Year was in 60-61 AD. The Jewish Temple was destroyed in the 79th Jubilee Week 2 Day 2.
The Shemitah year of 1994 saw the end of 6000 years according to Seth and Enosh's Calendar and 1997 was the 2000th Year from the Birth of Jesus. Thus this 118th Jubilee (or 123rd or 68th) cycle is the transitional Jubilee cycle of the fullness of times (from 1973-2022) in which 6 thousand years of human history is completed. The 6000 years of the Jewish Calendar will conclude in 2239-40 AD. The Jewish mystical Calendar of Rabbi Judah ben Samuel has 2017 as the end of the 6000 years and the 120th Jubilee of the 50 year Jubilee cycle.
The Year Jesus was born was 4 BC in which December 25 in the Roman Calendar and was also the 25th of Kislev in the Jewish Calendar. It was a Monday or possibly on the Sunday evening of 24th December. The Annunciation occurred this year on March 25 on the Sabbath which was the 16 Adar II in the Jewish Calendar and came after the celebration of Purim. Our Lady was born in 20 or 21 BC in a year when August 5 in the Roman Calendar was on Av 15 of the Jewish Calendar on a Monday. St Joseph may have been born around 41 BC on a Wednesday evening of 18 Adar or 4 March. He died on Wednesday March 19 27 AD (22 Adar) when he was about 68 years old.
Our Lady was assumed at the age of 75 or 76 in 56 AD on the 15 August in the Julian Calendar and the 13th August in the Gregorian Calendar which was the 15th of Av (Tu B'Av) a Friday evening (Sabbath Eve). The Talmud considers this mysterious festival of women as the most important with Yom Kippur being second. Among the early Jewish believers this became a great festival of the Virgin Mary which they secretly kept after they reentered the Jewish synagogue after the 4th century. This is not only the Feast of Our Lady's Assumption but according to the servant of God Luisa Piccarreta it is the Great Feast of Divine Will.
Are the Blood Moons heralding the time of the Grey Wolf as prophesied by St Hildegarde in which "the error of errors will rise from Hell to Heaven"? Does the Grey Wolf also allude to Turkey which many prophecies mention as the force which the Great Monarch defeats?