Breach of the Gates of Jerusalem – July 23

  • Will the Rapture occur on the Feast of New Wine?
  • Does the Church Age End on the Day it Began?
  • Will History be repeating with Jerusalem invaded?

by Luis B. Vega
for PostScripts News (PSN) | www.PostScripts.org
EMAIL: vegapost@hotmail.com
As one has written over the Years now, is more convinced that the True Date of the Acts 2 Pentecost is the actual Feast of the New Wine, and that it correlates to when Moses came down the Mountain with the 10 Commandments corresponding to the Golden Calf Event. That Date is known also as the 17th of Tammuz in the Rabbinical Calendar, although it is not synchronized to the Solar Year. It means that since the Calendar is based off of the Lunar Cycles, the 17th of Tammuz will vary when it corresponds on the Gregorian Calendar. The other Problem or Discrepancy is that the 17th of Tammuz was arbitrarily chosen and not the actual Day of Tammuz 23 when Moses came down the Mountain with the 10 Commandments corresponding to the Golden Calf Event.

To illustrate the Rabbinical Calendar intermittently correlating to the Gregorian one, it so happened that for the Year 2024, the 17th of Tammuz coincided with a July 23 Date. And? That is the Day that one Hypothesizes is what occurred in the Acts 2 Pentecost Event. It was a ‘Reverse of the Curse’, of the Golden Calf Incident. The possible Rapture Timing Theory also insinuates how the July 23 Date happens to correspond to the Astrological Leo New Year and End of the Summer Wheat Harvest. It is also when the Lion’s Gate Opens in the Heavens that to the Ancient Egyptians was a ‘Window’ of Time where the Moral Bodies resurrected to Immortality and ascended to the Stars, etc.


The following are several Research Sources showing and explaining the Meaning of the 17th of Tammuz. Most are from Jewish Sources that attest that the 17th of Tammuz is a Solemn Day and one of Calamity, Judgment upon the Jews, etc. It is not to be confused with the 9th of Av, as that is when the 2 Temples of YHVH were Destroyed. Now some Brethren that now subscribe to the Theory that the New Wine was the True Acts 2 Pentecost, assert that the Golden Calf Event was the 9th of Av. Consider that only in Recent Memory, in 1988, the last Synchronization of that Date occurred with a July 23.

So, it is possible that the 9th of Av could correspond to the 23rd of July, (723). To be fair, the last Time that the 17th of Tammuz matched a July 23rd Date was in 2016. The 9th of Av will match a July 23rd Date in 2026. Based on what one has read and understands of the 17th of Tammuz, it is in 2024 that it exactly matches. This just proves how the Rabbinical Calendar is ‘Off’. From a Jewish Perspective, the 17th of Tammuz is a 3-Week Countdown to the 9th of Av. But in reality, it should be a 15 Day Countdown and Fast, etc. Thus, one is just pointing out this Rabbinical Calendar discrepancy. Nonetheless, one will consider the Nuances of what the 17th of Tammuz is all about.

If Pattern is Prophecy

It signifies to the Rabbinical Jews the linkage between the Golden Calf Incident to the Destruction of the Temples of YHVH, etc. And could it be signaling many of the Prophetic Events yet to occur, precisely during the 7 Year Tribulation Period in the defiling of the 3rd Temple to come? How so? Consider how the Calamity befalling the Jews over Time and History have dealt with the Expulsion or Eviction of the Land, City and Temple. The Day speaks of how 3 Main Events delineated the Divine Judgments. Foremost, the 17th of Tammuz commemorated the Golden Calf Event.

This took place on the 99th Day from the Day after Passover in Egypt, on Nisan 15. This is precisely why the 17th of Tammuz is off. This is how one has determined and surmises, how rather the 23rd of Tammuz correlated to the Acts 2 Incident of the Holy Spirit coming down on the Disciples at Mount Moriah. It was essentially ‘Sinai 2.0’. The next Delineation has to do with the Walls of Jerusalem. The Walls were breached by Nebuchadnezzar and interesting enough, by the Roman Prince or ‘Ruler’, Titus. Then the 3rd Major Delineation has to do with how thereafter, an Idol was set-up in the Temple that was converted to the Temple of Zeus.

1.Temple         = Name changed and Dedicated to Zeus and Pig Sacrifice.
2. City              = Name changed to Aelia Capitolina.
3. Land            = Name changed to Syria-Palestina.

It was at this Time and Place that the Land, the City and the Temple were totally Destroyed and Re-Named. The Prophetic Question one has, as a result of this Pattern is if the coming Events dealing with the False Jewish Messiah. Will the sitting-up of the coming Golden Statue be like the Golden Calf in Sinai? Will it be mirrored on the same Days as the ones prior? If Pattern is Prophecy, then Yes, perhaps. The following is taken from the ‘Golden Calf’ Wikipedia Webpage, in italicized, which emphasis. 

According to the Bible the Golden Calf (Hebrew: עֵגֶל הַזָּהָב, romanized: ʿēḡel hazzāhāḇ) was a Cult Image made by the Israelites when Moses went up to Mount Sinai. In Hebrew, the Incident is known as ‘The Sin of the Calf (Hebrew: חֵטְא הָעֵגֶל, romanized: ḥēṭəʾ hāʿēḡel). It is 1st mentioned in the Book of Exodus. Bull Worship was common in many Cultures.

In Egypt, whence according to the Exodus Narrative, the Israelites had recently come, the Apis was a comparable Object of Worship, which some believe the Hebrews were reviving in the Wilderness. Alternatively, some believe Yahweh, the National God of the Israelites, was associated with or pictured as a Sacred Bull through the process of Religious Assimilation and Syncretism.

Among the Canaanites, some of whom would become the Israelites, the Bull was widely worshipped as the Lunar Bull and the Creature of El. The following is the Worship of the Golden Calf by Filippino Lippi (1457–1504). When Moses went up Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments (Exodus 24:12–18), he left the Israelites for 40 Days and Nights.

The Israelites feared that he would not return and demanded that Aaron make them ‘A God who shall go before us’. Aaron told the Israelites' to bring their Golden Earrings and Ornaments, constructed a ‘A Golden Calf’ and he declared, 'This is your God, O Israel, who brought you out of the Land of Egypt!' (Exodus 32:1–4).

 Aaron built an Altar before the Calf and proclaimed the next Day to be a Feast [New Wine] to YHVH. ‘Early next Day, the People offered-up Burnt Offerings and brought Sacrifices of well-being; they sat down to Eat and Drink, and then rose to Dance’. (Exodus 32:6)

YHVH told Moses what the Israelites were up to back in Camp, that they had turned aside quickly from the Way which God commanded them and he was going to Destroy them and start a New People from Moses. Moses pleaded that they should be spared, ‘And YHVH renounced the Punishment planned for GOD’s People’. (Exodus 32:11–14)

Moses went down from the Mountain; upon seeing the Calf, he became angry and threw down the 2 Tablets of Stone, breaking them. Moses burnt the Golden Calf in a Fire, ground it to Powder, scattered it on Water, and forced the Israelites to drink it. When Moses asked him, Aaron admitted to collecting the Gold and throwing it into the Fire; he said it came out as a Calf. (Exodus 32:21–24)


Because of the Golden Calf Rebellion, YHVH was so irate with the Jews that He was about to Destroy them all. He wanted to start over with a ‘New People’. It was to be through Moses. However, Moses interceded and YHVH relented. One proposes that YHVH eventually did start with a ‘New People’. This is the Church. Again, Israel failed in their Unfaithfulness and none entered the Promised Land except the 2 Witnesses, Joshua and Caleb. It was in Acts 2 that the ‘New People’, based on a ‘New Covenant’ of the Law now being infused within the very Nature of one’s Heart would be ‘Birthed’. This is the New Man in Christ.

The following are the various Sources that speak to the Calamity and Judgment of this Day, the 17th of Tammuz, which according to one’s Research, synchronizes to a July 23rd Day, that being the 23rd of Tammuz, not the 17th, etc. And as noted, this in turn is what corresponds to the Acts 2 Event of how the Curse was Reversed on that Day on the Temple Mount Precinct, in the House of YHVH. One finds all the Elements that occurred and were described on Mount Sinai: Earth, Wind, Fire, Water Sounds, etc.

These are the Primordial Elements of Creation and how the Pillar of Fire that charred the Top of Mount Sinai, who led the Israelites and hovered above the Tent of Meeting, was to Hover over the Human Temples that more so, would now enter that Human Living Temple to resend as the Fire of YHVH, GOD the Holy Spirit, etc. This gave ‘Dynamite’ or Power from on High to be a Bold Witness of the Gospel Truth of Jesus.

Jewish Fast Day
The 17th of Tammuz is a Jewish Fast Day commemorating the Breach of the Walls of Jerusalem before the Destruction of the 2nd Temple. It falls on the 17th Day of the 4th Hebrew Month of Tammuz and marks the Beginning of the 3-Week Mourning Period leading up to Tisha B'Av, the 9th of Av. -Wikipedia


The Day also traditionally commemorates the Destruction of the 2 Tablets of the 10 Commandments and other Historical Calamities that befell the Jewish People on the same Date. The following is from, ‘The Siege and Destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans Under the Command of Titus, A.D. 70’ by David Roberts.

The Fast of Tammuz, according to Rabbi Akiva's interpretation, is the Fast mentioned in the Book of Zechariah as ‘The Fast of the 4th [Month]’ (Zechariah 8:19). This refers to Tammuz, which is the 4th Month of the Hebrew Calendar. According to the Mishnah, 5 Calamities befell the Jewish People on this Day.

During the period of Roman Persecution an Idol was placed in the Holy Sanctuary of the Temple (Melachim II 21:7,Taanit 28b), and Apostomos, Captain of the Occupation Forces, publicly burned the Torah (Taanit 28b). Then Titus the Roman breached the Walls of Jerusalem in 3760 (70 AD). Pope Gregory IX ordered the confiscation of the Talmud in 4999 (1239 AD).

THE 5 CATASTROPHES OF THE 17RH OF TAMMUZ – July 23 in 2024 Coinciding

1-Moses broke the 2 Tablets of Stone on Mount Sinai, when he saw the Golden Calf. 

2-During the Babylonian Siege of Jerusalem, the Daily Tamid Offering ceased to be brought because no Sheep were available.

3-During the Roman Siege of Jerusalem, the City Walls were breached, leading to the Destruction of the 2nd Temple on Tisha B'Av.

4-Prior to Bar Kokhba's Revolt, Roman Military Leader Apostomus, burned a Torah Scroll.

5-An Idol was erected in the Temple. The Babylonian Talmud places the 2nd and 5th Tragedies in the First Temple Period.

The Book of Jeremiah (39.2, 52.6–7) states that the Walls of Jerusalem during the 1st Temple were breached on the 9th of Tammuz. Accordingly, the Babylonian Talmud dates the 3rd Tragedy (Breach of Jerusalem's Walls) to the 2nd Temple Period. However, the Jerusalem Talmud (Taanit IV, 5) states that in both Eras the Walls were breached on 17th Tammuz, and that the Text in Jeremiah 39 is explained by stating that the Biblical Record was ‘Distorted’, apparently due to the Troubled Times.

As a Minor Fast Day, Fasting lasts from Dawn to shortly after Dusk. It is customary among Ashkenazi Jews to refrain from listening to Music, Public Entertainment, and Haircuts on Fast Days, and on this occasion because it is also part of The 3 Weeks (See below, Bein haMetzarim). Other Deprivations applicable to the Major Fasts (i.e. Yom Kippur and Tisha B'Av) do not apply. If the 17th of Tammuz falls on a Shabbat, the Fast is instead observed the next Day, the 18th of Tammuz (on Sunday).

This last occurred in 2022 and will occur again in 2029. A Torah Reading, a Special Prayer in the Amidah (Aneinu), and in many, but not all, Ashkenazic Communities Avinu Malkenu are added at the Morning Shacharit and Afternoon Mincha Services. Ashkenazi Congregations also read a Haftarah (from the Book of Isaiah) at Mincha. Congregations also recite during Shacharit a series of Selichot (Special Penitential Prayers) reflecting the themes of the Day.

The 17th of Tammuz is the 2nd of the 4 Fasts commemorating the Destruction of the Temple and the Jewish Exile in Babylon. It is preceded by the Fast of the 10th of Tevet and arrives 3 Weeks prior to the Full-Day Fast of the 9th of Av.] The Cycle is also associated historically with the Fast of Gedalia, which is observed on the 3rd Day of Tishrei.

Bein haMetzarim
The 3 Weeks beginning with the 17th of Tammuz and ending with the 9th of Av are known as Bein haMetzarim (‘Between the Straits’, i.e. between the Days of Distress). Some Customs of Mourning, which commemorate the Destruction of Jerusalem, are observed from the start of the 3 Weeks. [This is why the Acts 2 Pentecost Event, as one argues was and is on a July 23rd Day, cannot ever be the same as the 9th of Av.] The oldest extant Reference to these Days as Bein haMetzarim – which is also the 1st Source for a Special Status of The 3 Weeks – is found in Eikhah Rabbati 1.29 (Lamentations Rabbah, 4th Century CE?).

This Midrash glosses Lamentations 1:3, ‘All [Zion's] Pursuers overtook her between the Straits’. The 3 Weeks of Mourning between the 17th of Tammuz and 9th of Av is cited as a Rabbinically Instituted Period of Fasting for the ‘Especially Pious’. Such Fasting is observed from Morning to Evening, common with other Rabbi-Decreed Fasts.


The following are basically a reiteration of the 5 Main Catastrophes that befell Israel during this Day with the Torah Readings. Exodus 32 deals with the Intercession of Moses on behalf of Israel for their Rebellion. Exodus 34 speaks of how YHVH passes before Moses in the Cliff of the Rock and pronounces His Sacred Name and ‘Confirmed the Covenant’. As noted, for the Year 2024, the 17th of Tammuz was exactly Synchronized to the 723 or the July 23rd Date.

This is the Date one has calculated is the True Date in which Moses descended from Mount Sinai and smashed the 2 Tablets of the Law. It is the result of when the Golden Calf Incident occurred. One Theorizes that in a Prophetic Pattern the Acts 2 Pentecost corresponded to this Day. Furthermore, one then surmised that this Day could then also correspond to the Rapture’s Timing.

Tuesday, 17 Tammuz, 5784 = July 23, 2024
Fast of Tammuz 17
Torah Reading: Fast: Exodus 32:11-14; Exodus 34:1-10
Jewish History: Moses Breaks Tablets, Golden Calf Incident  

The Talmud (Mishna Taanit 28b) lists 5 Tragic Events in Jewish History that occurred on Tammuz 17, on account of which a Fast was instituted on this Day. These Events occurred when Moses descended Mount Sinai and witnessed Israel's Worship of the Golden Calf. (Shemot 32:19)

1-Moses Breaks the Tablets
2-Daily Offerings (Korban Tamid) in the Holy Temple were discontinued.
3-The Walls of Jerusalem were breached – 2nd Temple.
4-The Roman general Apostomus burned the Torah.
5- Idol placed in the Holy Temple.

Moses smashed the Tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments which he was carrying down from the Mountain. These Events occurred 3 Weeks before the Destruction of the 1st and 2nd Temples. The fighting in Jerusalem continued for 3 Weeks until the 9th of Av, when the Holy Temple was set aflame. Tammuz 17 is devoted to Mourning and Repenting and Rectifying their Causes. Weddings and other Joyful Events are not held during this Period.

The Lubavitcher Rebbe urged that the 3 Weeks should be a Time of increased Giving of Charity and Torah Study (in keeping with the verse (Isaiah 1:27), ‘Zion shall be Redeemed by Law, and her Returnees by Charity’. Here are the Torah Readings for that Day. Parshat Pinchas, 3rd Portion Bamidbar (Numbers) 26:52-27:5. It has to do with how the Israelites were allotted their Portion of the Promised Land by the Size of Tribe.

Jewish Virtual Library

What has been rather noticeable in researching this Day of the Jews, the 17th of Tammuz, is that it is an Occasion of wanting to see the People of YHVH come to Repentance for their Disobedience and Rebellion at Mount Sinai. This is specific to the Golden Calf Incident in how 3000 Israelites perished for not siding with YHVH and Moses. It was also rather interesting that according to the Jewish Writings about this Golden Calf Event, it is said that the only Tribe that did not participate in this ‘Conspiracy’ were the Levites.

What one sees is how the issue of Reversing the Curse, and the Desire of the Jews to do so was actually fulfilled in Acts 2. This was the Occasion where YHVH heard their Prayers and Longing to Restore the Breach in the Spiritual Wall of Zion to not let Idolatry in anymore. This Wall was now of Fire as YHVH, in Jesus Christ provides that Divine Presence within a Person’s Being even. And again, as mentioned, this Research strengthens one’s Argument that 17th of Tammuz, correlates to the Day that commemorates the 99th Day that Moses came down with the Law. 

That Day is when the Golden Calf Event occurred, which is actually the 23rd of Tammuz as noted. This is why, based on the Jewish Observance of this Day, it is always thus, 3 Weeks after the 17th of Tammuz that the 9th of Av occurs. It should be 15 Days rather than based on the actual Day Count of when the Jews left Egypt on the 15th of Nisan, etc. These 15 Days of a Difference and Duration of Time can never have the 9th of Av ever be a July 23 or Tammuz, at the same Time. Now as mentioned also, it can, in so much as the Rabbinical Calendar randomly intersects with the Gregorian One in that a July 23 will be a 9th of Av.

But one’s Argument and Timeline for a July 23 is based on the Exodus Timeline from a Nisan 15, as noted. The 99th Day of the July/Tammuz 23 is also calculated and based on the Crucifixion Year being 32 AD. This is taking into account how Nisan is not synchronized to the Rabbinical Calendar but pegged and determined by the Spring Equinox. In Summary, one has been researching this ‘723’ Code of sorts and that it perhaps could be a July 23 Inference. And upon investigating that Notion, it so happens to be the Astrological Leo New Year and when the Lion’s Gate of the Heavens opens.

It is when the Resurrection of the Bodies occurs, etc. It is also the Day that the Summer Wheat Harvest ends. Now the Winnowing of it can take longer as it is then gathered and stored. What one has based the Theory of the possible Rapture Timing on, is that the July 23rd Date is exactly the 99th Day from Nisan 15 when the Israelites departed from Egypt. It is also the Date when Moses came down Mount Sinai and smashed the 2 Tablets of the Law upon seeing the ‘Feast of New Wine’ occurring with the Revelry around the Golden Calf, as Aaron had decreed the Day prior.

Some 3000 Israelites perished that Day in that Rebellion. Fast-Forward to the 99th Day of the Year 32 AD that one argues was the Crucifixion Year. This is what one has argued is the Correct Pentecost Count of the 99th Day or the ‘Double Count’ of the initial 7 x 7 Sabbaths and then a 50 Day Numbering, etc.

In 32 AD, both the Julian and Rabbinical Calendars marched. Thus, that 100th Day correlates to a July 23 or ‘723’ Day Count. And that for the Year 2024, it so happens that the Rabbinical Day of July 23 in the Gregorian Day will synchronize with the Hebrew Calendar. The Day that is called the 17th of Tammuz was July 23. Thus, this has been the Research presented about this ‘Prophetic Convergence’, if at all.




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