What does the Babylonian Talmud say on
page 2534:
"years;
the house of the Makabaius reigned 103 years and the house of
Herod reigned likewise 103 years. Now, according to this
chronology there will be 206 years for the dominion of Romeover
Israel. 1 Therefore, we must say that the 26 years in which they
were true to their promise are not counted under their dominion.
There is a Tosephtha: The
disciples of Elijah taught: The world will continue for six
thousand years, the first two thousand of which were a chaos
(Tahu), the second two thousand were of Torah, and the third two
thousand are the days of the Messiah,and
because of our sins many years of these have elapsed, and still he
has not come. 2 Let us see from what time the two thousand of
Torah are reckoned. Shall we assume it to be the time whenthe
Torah was given to Israel? Two thousand years have not elapsed as
yet since. 3 We must therefore say that it means the time
mentioned in [Gen. xii. 5]: "And the persons that they had
obtained in Charan." And
it is known by tradition that Abraham was then fiftytwo years of
age. And from his fiftysecond year until the Torah was given, 448
years elapsed,
and that number will complete the number of 2,000 which were less
at the time the Tana taught about the 2,000..."
My
comment: But, tradition is wrong, because Genesis
12:5 is 75 years at that time. 448+53=500 comes from the
belief that there are 400 years to the birth of Isaac and Isaac
was born after 100 years. But, the 400 years is not to the
birth of Isaac. I believe it is to the pseudo sacrfice
of Isaac when he was 10, and his brother Ishmail was 24. I
wonder what "Tana taught".
