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Did Billy Graham die on the anniversary of Moses' death?

Mar 03, 2018

While I was in New Zealand, I received this communication from a friend named Mike, who did some calculation about February 21, 2018, which is Adar 6 on the Hebrew calendar.

This may indicate that it is now finally time to “cross the Jordan” under Joshua (Yeshua). If so, it adds significance to the feast of Passover this year. Certainly, it is a watch date. Mike wrote:

Hi Stephen,

There is an interesting connection regarding the passing of Billy Graham and Moses. The Bible doesn’t tell us what day Moses died, but we do know that Joshua led the children of Israel across the Jordan River into the Promised Land on the 10th day of the 1st month (Josh 4:19). 

Deut 34:8 tells us that the “children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days: so the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended.”

The Book of Jasher recounts the same story in Chapter 87:10-11:

10 And Moses went up as the Lord had commanded him, and he died there in the land of Moab by the order of the Lord, in the fortieth year from the Israelites going forth from the land of Egypt. And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab for thirty days, and the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were completed.

Joshua 1:10-11 also states that Joshua “commanded the officers of the people, saying, Pass through the host, and command the people, saying, Prepare you victuals; for within three days ye shall pass over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land, which the LORD your God giveth you to possess it.”

So, counting back from the 10th day of the 1st month (Nisan 10) 3 days to account for the preparation and crossing over the Jordan takes you to the 7th day of the 1st month (Nisan 7). From that date, counting backwards 30 more days to account for the mourning for Moses takes you to the 6th day of the 12th month (Adar 6) for the day Moses died. Some Jewish sources say Moses died on the 7th of Adar, but the 6th of Adar accounts for the full 30 days of mourning and 3 more days to cross over. 

Billy Graham died on Feb 21, which on the Hebrew calendar is Adar 6, the exact same day Moses died on. March 23rd corresponds to the end of 30 days of mourning for Moses, and 3 days later corresponds to March 26th as the day the children of Israel led by Joshua crossed over into the Promised Land. Could be a day to watch.


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