Withholding of the Birthright for 2,520 years
And if you will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish
you seven times more for your sins.
The above is what the Eternal Creator told to the original descendants of Abraham--the Israelites. He had unconditionally promised Abraham's seed the birthright inheritance of greatness and wealth, but he never promised when! Here God told them, if they forsook Him, they would be punished before they had received the promises.
This expression "seven times" in English means magnitude. However, in scripture it can mean magnitude and also duration. A biblical "time" is a year in prophecy (see Dan. 4:32).
A prophetic year is 360 days (12 months of 30 days.). Therefore 7 times is 7 x 360 = 2,520 days.
There is also a principle of "each day for a year" (see Ezek. 4:4-6; Num. 14:34). Therefore the 2,520 days are equivalent to 2,520 years duration.
What God is saying in Lev. 26, is that if the Israelites foresook God, He would punish them by withholding the birthright for 2,520 years!
The birthright was promised to Joseph, whose two tribes were a part of the 10 Tribes of Israel . God sent the Israelites into captivity in waves, the final one occurring in 721-718 B.C. Counting "7 times the 2,520 years" from then, the two descendants of Joseph who are Ephraim "a company of nations" & Manasseh "a great nation" would fully begin to inherit the birthright around the years 1800 - 1803 C.E.
Were there any nations who inherited fabulous blessings around this time? Great Britain rose to become the greatest empire in world history and the United States rose to become the greatest single nation in history, at around this time!
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