About vigorous Jews who are scattered abroad, as Postol James wrote: "Be ye also patient, stablish your hearts: for that coming of the Lord" (Iak.5: 8). Impatient as the Christians of Thessalonica believed that Christ had already come (2Fes.2: 1,2).
At the end of the twentieth century there were many publications, predicted the destruction of civilization in 1999, 2000 or 2001. Scenario, the destruction of humanity imagination: thermonuclear world war, the invasion of aliens, Earth's collision with a comet, the sun or the explosion of a supernova, weight shift or reverse rotation of the Earth, and more. In this case, the authors of publications referring to a belief of modern scientists or parapsychologists (fortune-tellers, astrologers, clairvoyants), scooped the "revelations" of the ancient esoteric sources (mystical teachings and magical books), cast a horoscope.
In the Bible, with the numbers, the account is maintained homogeneous units (including time periods), based generally on the decimal system [F. 1]. Numbers, except for the objective function value in the Scriptures are often more symbolic and [L.2]. For example, the number "four" marks the integrity of the created world [L.1], and the number "seven" symbolizes completeness, perfection, perfection [L.2, 3].