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Why Isaac Newton Predicted The World Would End In 2060

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Isaac Newton went about attempting to predict the end of the world, based on his Protestant understanding of the Bible and the events that followed. In one attempt, written on a letter slip next to real math calculations of the non-apocalypse type, Newton apparently made reference to the year 2060:

  • 1. The 2300 prophetick days did not commence before the rise of the little horn of the He Goat.
  • 2 Those day [sic] did not commence a[f]ter the destruction of Jerusalem & ye Temple by the Romans A.[D.] 70.
  • 3 The time times & half a time did not commence before the year 800 in wch the Popes supremacy commenced
  • 4 They did not commence after the re[ig]ne of Gregory the 7th. 1084
  • 5 The 1290 days did not commence b[e]fore the year 842.
  • 6 They did not commence after the reigne of Pope Greg. 7th. 1084
  • 7 The diffence [sic] between the 1290 & 1335 days are a parts of the seven weeks.
  • Therefore the 2300 years do not end before ye year 2132 nor after 2370. The time times & half time do n[o]t end before 2060 nor after [2344] The 1290 days do not [end] before 2090 nor after [2374].

Newton believed in apocalyptic visions in the Bible, where a battle of Armageddon would occur between “Gog and Magog” at the end of days. Newton probably only has himself to blame for talking of the “rise of the little horn of the He Goat” and leaving his notes lying around, but it should be noted that he was not predicting the end of the world would occur in 2060, so much as the end of an era… (READ MORE)

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