Tuesday, July 15, 2008

David HaMelech as Moshiach

A talmid of this blog sent this to me. The wording and commentary is mine, the chiddush is his.

According to the chronology from Seder Olam Rabba, David HaMelech was born in the year 2854, which is exactly half of 5708.

Let's assume that David HaMelech's life, therefore, parallels now, only half as fast.

David HaMelech rose to power at age 30, but only over the tribe of Yehudah, from Chevron, for 7.5 years.

mid-5708 + 30 * 2 = mid-5768.

7.5 * 2 = 15

mid-5768 - mid-5783

Therefore, the time when David HaMelech reigned only over his own tribe parallels what has already been written here.


  • I could bring a kashya, in other places I have written slightly less than 15 years. But behold we have written in one place in Divrei HaYamim 1 29:26 that David HaMelech only reigned in Chevron for 7 years. 7 + 7.5 = 14.5, bringing us to the time of the Omer 5768 until the beginning of 5783, as we have seen before.
  • Furthermore, it seems to me that Chevron represents Zechut Avot, which is necessary for the Geulah: 15 years for the 3 forefathers, 5 years each. One the Zechut is aroused, we can arrive at Yerushalayim.
  • Alternatively, the 15 years could be re-divided in 2, each 7.5 years represents another aliyah to Yerushalayim.
  • The Talmud Yerushalmi Brachot 2:4 (17a) brings the idea that David HaMelech is Moshiach.


  1. Thanks for this, very good. Yishar Koach to the Talmid.

  2. Someone told me once that Moshiach must come in 5766, because it is twice 2883. I told him to add 2900 years instead of doubling the numbers. Perhaps the person is the Talmid of your blog. I must admit that I was a little blunt. I apologize. This doubling makes sense. Especially because the period in Chevron translates well as a preparatory period.

  3. 2900 lets you arrive at one obvious year, 5783, but what else is there? I prefer shitot like this due to the multiple year correlations.

    I don't believe that this is the same person, the person said that he was clued in to this by 5708, but was always puzzled by what the 7.5 years meant, since it is not a usual thing to list half years in Tanach. Furthermore he thought the relationship was with David being king at 30, not anointed at 29; אין מלכות נוגעת בחברתה

  4. I agree. I mentioned the 2900 for the anonymous Mechadesh.

  5. Maybe we should also learn more from these 7.5 years, Ish-Boshet ruling over the remainder of Am Yisrael for 2 years.

    Bnei Yehudah went after David immediately, the rest came later.