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40 Years of Judah's Iniquity  to  Start of John the Baptist: 229 Years

604 BC - Israel's Babylonian Captivity Starts on the 4th year of Jehoiakim (605 BC?) Jer 25:1

597 BC - Start Jehoiachin to reign in Judah for 3 months 2 Kings 22:9

597 BC - Start Zedekiah (March 10, 597BC? Adar 2) to reign in Judah for 11 years 2 Kings 22:11

586 BC - End of Zedekiah  Jerusalem taken and Temple burn - Desolation starts 2 Kings 22:21

586 BC - Judah's 70 Years Captivity Started 2 Kings 22:21

586 BC - 68th Jubilee    Jubilees failed = 8 years; Total = 60

566 BC - End of 40 Years of Iniquity for Judea. Favorable conditions for Judea

539 BC September 25 - Battle of Opis - Babylonian Nobonidus against Cyrus of Persia

539 BC October 15 - Fall of Babylonian Empire, Start Medo-Persian Empire - Silver breast and arms

538 BC - Decree of Cyrus to rebuild Jerusalem,

536 BC - 69th Jubilee  Jubilees failed = 8 years; Total = 68 years

536 BC - Daniel computed when Captivity will end. Plans made for Temple Construction

535 BC - 2nd month - Foundation laid for Temple Construction - 2 X 777 X 7 days before Dedication

529 BC - 1st Jubilee Year. 69th missed Jubilee

522 BC - 2nd Jubilee Year. 70th missed Jubilee.

520 BC - Restarted building of Temple, 66th year captivity

516 BC - End of 70 years of Babylonian Captivity - Start of Judean return

515 BC - 3rd Jubilee - Dedication of the Temple

486 BC - 70th Jubilee - 8 Jubilees Celebrated

458 BC - 7th Year of Artaxerxes - Decree to Rebuild the walls and the city - 80 years after Cyrus

445 BC - 70 years after Dedication of the Temple

436 BC - 71st Jubilee - 8 Jubilees Celebrated

386 BC September 15 - 72nd Jubilee - 9th Grand Jubilee

375 BC June 1st - 140 years after Dedication of the Temple - End of Malachi

400 years of silence

26 AD June 1 - Start of John’s ministry , Sabbath