Q. In a previous letter someone wrote: “Have you calculated what 7 year period has 2550 days in it where there is the month of Adar in the 2nd half? I have heard time and time again by Hebrew scholars that 2014 fits the bill. Also, a neighbor was told by an ex ambassador to Israel to watch for 2014.” Why the month of Adar is significant and what kind of bill 2014 fits? (I don’t understand what this person is talking about.)
A. This is an attempt by some to predict that the 7 year period immediately preceding the 2nd Coming will have 1290 days in its 2nd half based on Daniel 12:11. Instead of having a 365 day solar year with a leap year every four years, the Jewish calendar has a 354 day lunar calendar with a leap month every few years. Because there is a month called Adar every year this extra month is called first Adar and is added in the 3rd, 6th, 8th, 11th, 14th, 17th and 19th years of every 19 year cycle to keep the seasons properly aligned. The writer was referring to this extra month. Apparently 2014 meets the requirement, being the next time a 13th month will appear in a year that falls in the last half of a seven year period. As you remember from my previous answer, I don’t subscribe to this view.