What is special about the number 17?

  On Passover, April 10, 2017 the moon was in the “belly” of the constellation Virgo along with Jupiter.

  On August 21, 2017 there will be a solar eclipse. The shadow of the moon will traverse the US from coast-to-coast. This is exactly 40 days before the Jewish feast of Yom Kippur.

  On September 23, 2017 on the Jewish feast of trumpets, there will be a unique alignment in the constellation Virgo. Near the beginning of human history was the only time that this heavenly sign also appeared. It was in the year 3915BC on 5 August. Its EXACT description is given in the Bible as the “Great Sign” in Revelation 12.

  2017 marks the 70th year since the UN voted in 1947 to re-establish the homeland of the Jews.

  2017 is also the 100th anniversary of The Balfour Declaration by the British Empire concerning Israel, that was made in 1917.

  In 2017 it was 120 years ago when the Jewish Zionist organization was founded by Theodore Herzl in 1897. That is when the first Jewish people started trickling back into the holy land.

  2017 corresponds to the Jewish calendar year of 5777. The number seven is a prominent throughout the Bible, especially in the book of Revelation. It is considered the number of completion or fullness. The new Jewish year beginning at sunset September 22 will be the year 5778. In scripture, the number eight symbolizes a new beginning.

  2017 marks the 50th anniversary, one Jubilee from 1967 when Israel regained Jerusalem as the capital city.

  The jubilee in 1967 began in 1917 with the Balfour declaration.

  Significant events are associated with the number 17. 17 itself is the seventh prime number.

  Elijah shows up for the first time in 1Kings 17:1. Jesus said Elijah is coming. That is written in Matthew 17:11.

  In Genesis 7:11 we read: in the 600 year of Noah's life, in the second month, the 17th day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the Great Deep broke up, the windows of heaven were opened.

  In Genesis 8:4 it states: Then the ark rested in the seventh month, the 17th day of the month, on the mountains of Ararat.

  Jesus died on the 14th day of the month and rose from the dead on the 17th day of the month.


All of the above are historical and biblical facts. Are all these coming together like this a number of astounding coincidences? God does not have the words ”coincidence”, ”chance”, "probability" and similar ones in his vocabulary. What does all this mean for Christians, for the Jews and for the world as a whole? I have given more detail along with my opinion what this could mean: