Levi By Seal Date

This article explores the issue of identifying Levi by seal date. The national document identifies 5 city states in China including Hong King as city states matched to Levi. The rest of the clues point at Switzerland.

Seal Date Identification

Recall that Revelation 7 has each of the tribes listed, in order, and for each tribe 12,000 are sealed. This indicates every 12,000 days a different tribe signs, or seals, a national document.

The indicated date for the tribe of Levi is given on various calendars in the following report.

Levi's Seal Date
Thu12833-05-23 AA18 Aug 1842 NS6 Aug 2595 AUC4681223 AAN
3333-05-23 FE6 Aug 1842 OS6 Aug 1842 AD2394066 JDN

In order to follow this date we look around the world for a document signed at or near this particular date.

We have already identified Switzerland as Levi using the modern name and using signs. When we search Switzerland we do not find any clear document.

Switzerland In 1842

A decree issued in one of the cantons of Switzerland in the early 1840s called for the confiscation of all Catholic held lands. This included the farm lands around monasteries. Feuding took place between the various Cantons over this issue leading to widespread civil war.

Civil War in Switzerland lasted the better part of the 1840s. At the end of the war, in 1848, the first modern constitution of Switzerland was signed. It was modeled after that of the United States. It formed the modern nation as we know it.

Compared to the other tribes identified using seal dates this federal constitution should have been at the seal date. 6 years off suggests we should look elsewhere.

Jacob's Blessing

Recall the blessing of Jacob over Simeon and Levi.

5"Simeon and Levi are brothers -- their swords are weapons of violence. 6Let me not enter their council, let me not join their assembly, for they have killed men in their anger and hamstrung oxen as they pleased. 7Cursed be their anger, so fierce, and their fury, so cruel! I will scatter them in Jacob and disperse them in Israel. Genesis 49:5-7 (Genesis 49:5-7 NIV)

It states that Levi will be scattered. In the case of Simeon we know this to be French speaking groups of people spread into nations around the world.

We also know that the Swiss had essentially no colonies, unlike essentially every other European power. So there are no colonies to find a document related to this date.

But, there is an important additional detail. Levi was not given territorial land at all, but instead given cities spread into the territories of the other tribes. There was a total of 48 such cities. Today these would be called autonomous, or semi-autonomous 'City States.'

City States

The story of assigning cities to Levi is given in Joshua 21. Here is the start of that story.

1Now the family heads of the Levites approached Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and the heads of the other tribal families of Israel 2at Shiloh in Canaan and said to them, "The LORD commanded through Moses that you give us towns to live in, with pasturelands for our livestock." Joshua 21:1-3 (Joshua 21:1-2 NIV)

The rest of the chapter details how many cities are assigned within each of the other tribes. A total of 48 in all.

When we scan the world for a treaty near the seal date we find a treaty dealing with the establishment of 5 important such city states in Asia.

Treaty Of Nanking

The Treaty of Nanking was signed on 29 August 1842, or only 11 days after the theoretical date for the Levi Seal date.

This treaty is wide afield geographically from normal Seal Date treaties, but the timing is essentially perfect. The signing took place on a ship after days of negotiations.

The subject of the treaty is Britain establishing 5 autonomous city-states in China including the most famous, Hong Kong, which was ceded to Britain.

This makes great sense because Levi was to be located in cities. Curiously, these are also described as cities-of-refuge. Hong Kong, especially, would remain a city of refuge for people fleeing mainland China for 150 years.

By so clearly matching a treaty involving China, it helps establish the idea that the ancient Biblical peoples were simply to inherit the entire planet. Biblical city-states in China, essentially the "end other of the world" from Europe, implies strongly that China is also considered a Biblical country that is inherited by Abraham.

Finding all 48 city-states is still to be done, but the idea here is that most key city-states across the world are likely under the tribe of Levi.

Interesting examples in North America include Washington DC and perhaps Hawaii which was also undergoing governmental changes at the Seal Date time. In this case Levite cities in Manasseh.

The Vatican City is another example stand-alone city-state that is likely under the umbrella of Levi, but spread into a different tribe, in this case Gad.