JUBILEE PERIODS IN THE HISTORY OF MODERN ISRAEL
1847 to 1897 – In 1847 Bro. Thomas wrote "A confession and Abjuration" which became the basis of
"Elpis Israel" written in 1848. The key to this final step in the rediscovery of the Truth was Rom. 8:24
"we are saved by the hope" (i.e. the Hope of Israel - Acts 28:20). Fifty years later the Zionist
Josiah – last 13 years Jehoiakim – 11 yrs Zedekiah – 11 years 14 years
30 years 20 years
Jehoiachin’s Captivity Fall of Jerusalem
18th of Josiah 5 y r s 586 BC Ezek. 40:1
Jubilee Jehoahaz 3 months Jehoiachin 3 months Jubilee
Congress was convened in Basle, Switzerland to formulate a plan to establish a Jewish State — a
homeland for the Jews.
1897 to 1947 – The first Zionist Congress which embarked upon a programme to establish a
homeland for the Jews culminated in the United Nations voting to partition the land of Palestine into
a Jewish and an Arab state on November 29th 1947 almost exactly 50 years later.
1917 to 1967 – In 1917 the British Government issued the Balfour Declaration supporting the
establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. In the same year the occupying forces of Turkey
were driven out of Palestine by the British army. Exactly 50 years later on the 8th June 1967
Jerusalem was freed from the hands of the Gentiles and Luke 21:24 received its incipient fulfilment.