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Re: orion-list 390 years and following

The obvious is to think of a variant of the 70 weeks in daniel calculated
by the rabbis to be 490 (70X7) years. Josephus' numbers are very cryptic
in his description of Daniel and I have never seen a plausible
explanation of them. BUT rabbinic literature (although in somewhat later
sources) notes 390 as a significant number and this so because its
gematria relates to shamayim, heaven: 300+40+10+40.

aka hbasser
Queen's University

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