15, 1994)Hippolytus "calculated that 5,500 years separated Adam and Christ and that the life of the world was 6,000 six full 'days' of years until the seventh the day of rest." His calculations in 234 indicted there were still two centuries left. (Annales de Saint Florent de Saumur, et de Vendme, Halphen Recueil d'annales angevines, p.58 n.2, 116 n.6.) Note that, in typical capstone style, Halphen does not include the note, with its millennial consciousness in the text of his edition, nor even in a footnote to that year, but appended to a footnote for another year, and explained away as a mistake.
(from A History of the End of the World, Rubinsky and Wiseman, 1982)Acrostic on the end of the world, predecessor of Celano's "Dies irae," found in a ms. Paulin Blanc,"Nouvelle Prose sur le Dernier Jour, Compose avec chant not, vers l'An Mille..." Mmoires de la Socit Archologique de Montpellier, 2 (1850), 451-509, second copy located by Michel Huglo: BN lat. aeui 40; study in the context of 1000, by Verhelst, "Adso van Montier-en-Der en de angst voor het jaar Duizend," Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis, 90 (1977), 1-10); and C. Huygens, "Un tmoin" [n.11], p.231, lines 94-106; letter from the bishop of Auxerre to the bishop of Verdun (commentary by Huygens, p.236f). 950 Adso of Montier-en-Der wrote a "Treatise on the Antichrist" which was a response to a number of mid-century crises that had provoked widespread alarm and fear of an end-time apocalypse.(5) Five years later, Abbo of Fleury heard a preacher in Paris who announced that the Antichrist would be unleashed in the year 1000 and that the Last Judgment would soon follow.(6) At about the same time a panic occurred in the German army of Emperor Otto I because of a solar eclipse that the soldiers mistook as a sign of the end of the world.(7) And when the last Carolingian dynasty fell with the death of King Louis V in 987, many saw this event as a precursor to the arrival of the Antichrist. Igneae acies visae sunt in caelo per totam noctem 5 Kalendas Novembris.
1928 f.178, Fcamp c.1040)."Treatise on the Antichrist" by Adso of Montier-en-Der, c.950, a response to a variety of crises at mid-century that provoked widespread apocalyptic disquiet, and rapidly become a central text in the European eschatological literature (ed. Carozzi, La fin des temps: Terreurs et prophties au Moyen Age (Paris: Stock, 1982), pp.186-94. Letter on the Hungarians that speaks of widespread apocalyptic reactions among the population, Ac primum dicendum opinionem quae innumeros tam in vestra quam in nostra regione persuasit frivolam esse et nihil veri in se habere, qua putatur Deo odibilis gens Hungrorum esse Gog et Magog ceteraeque gentes quae cum eis describuntur... Dated variously early tenth century, or, according to Huygens, to second half of the tenth ("Un tmoin de la crainte de l'an 1000: La lettre sur les Hongrois," Latomus, 15 (1956), 224-38); considered the background of Adso's treatise (see below #3). King Otto II of Germany had Charlemagne's body exhumed on Pentecost in the year 1000 supposedly in order to forestall the apocalypse. Hoc anno complentur mille anni a nativitate Christi, secundum veritatem evangelii, qui secundum cyclum Dionisii anno abhinc 21 finiuntur; sicque in anno domincae passionis veritati evangelicae contraitur.
An untold number of people have tried to predict the Lord's return by using elaborate time tables.
Most date setters do not realize mankind has not kept an unwavering record of time.
Anyone wanting to chart for example 100 BC to 2000 AD would have contend with the fact 46 BC was 445 days long, there was no year 0 BC, and in 1582 we switched from Julian Years (360 days) to Gregorian (365 days).
Because most prognosticators are not aware of all these errors, from the get go their math is already off by several years.
Even before all the books of the Bible were written, there was talk that Christ's return had already taken place.
The Thessalonians panicked on Paul, when they heard a rumor that the day of the Lord was at hand, and they had missed the rapture. About the same time, the Moslem caliph, Al Hakim, destroyed the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem prompting apocalyptic fear in the west as well as violent anti-Jewish outbursts.(8) , based on a "misreading" of the base year in the Easter Tables as Anno passionis.
Rabbi Jose, the Galilean, a contemporary of Hyrcanus and Azariah, thought the Messiah would come in three generations (60 years), after the destruction; namely 130 (Luther Martin, Date Setters, Guardian of Truth, Sept. Three years earlier unusual events with apocalyptic tonality (fire from heaven, release of demons) occur.
Note from False prophet Harold Camping last predicted the end of the world in 1994.
Camping is now predicting May 21, 2011 at exactly 6pm (sunset in Jerusalem).
Camping must quit preaching forever on May 22, 2011, as an act of repentance for speaking where the Bible is silent!
He should also dismantle his multi-million dollar empire and donate the money to ministries like this one, which correctly identified Camping as a false teacher in advance. which teaches truth has never asked for donations from the public, while false prophets like Harold Camping have solicited hundreds of millions of dollars.