Today I finished reading Temple At The Center Of Time: Newton's Bible Codex Finally Deciphered and the 2012 by David Flynn. It was a fascinating book. Flynn did not try to build a strong case to answer any of the world's more popular concerns, such as: "When is the End of the World?" or "When does Jesus return?", but he did give much confirming evidence that America is "Mystery Babylon" and proposes an interesting hidden location for the Ark of the Covenant. More importantly (I think), Flynn presents significant evidence for the sovereign involvement of יהוה in human history and connects that reality with the weighty and precise location of His Temple in Jerusalem.
Some of the more notable and profound findings of Flynn's research:
- 587 statute miles from Nippur to the Temple Mount (587 BC, Temple destroyed by Babylon, foretold by Ezekiel while dwelling near Nippur, the religious center of Mesopotamia).
- 539 statute miles from Babylon to the Temple Mount (539 BC, Babylon is conquered by Persia).
- 666 nautical miles from Mecca to the Temple Mount.
- 1948 nautical miles from London to the Temple Mount (1948 AD, Israel becomes a nation again/England no longer controls the Land of Israel).
- 1779 nautical miles from Paris to the Temple Mount (1799 AD, Napoleon declared Palestine to be a Jewish homeland).
On page 75, Flynn writes:
"These manifestations of prophecy recorded in the earth are, in part, the priscia theologia for which Newton and Renaissance intellects sought. It demonstrates God's control over time, space, the rise and fall of nations, and the fulfillment of prophecy. Because time has a beginning, a present, and an end, it is reasonable to believe that the time/distance phenomena should manifest with respect to prophetic events in the modern age, as well as those set in the future."
Flynn also details how Isaac Newton derived his 2060 End-of-the-World prediction. That topic, including many of the others, would alone be worth your time and money, but like myself, everyone will find things they disagree with or don't find overly compelling, but those details shouldn't detract from the broader message of the book. It is a fantastic book!
Timeline of the Last Days - Daniel's Shmita/Shavua Prophecy