Exclusive: Joseph Farah of World Net Daily explains so far dead-on prophecies of 13th-century rabbi

Several years ago, Ludwig Schneider, a German-language scholar, discovered an amazing prophecy dating back to 1217 by a scholarly and highly respected rabbi by the name of Judah Ben Samuel.

He was quite famous in his time as the initiator of the Chassidic Ashkenaz, a movement of Jewish mysticism in Germany. He founded a yeshiva in Regensburg and secured many pupils. Legend has it that, as a young man, he was an excellent bowman but knew little or nothing about daily prayers. But once he got serious about his faith, legend has it that he performed many miracles. It is also reported that he was given a prophecy about the exact year of Israel’s rebirth as a nation and its redemption.

So renowned was his work, the Bishop of Salzburg asked him to serve as his personal seer.

Because most of his writings were published so long ago – before the invention of the printing press – and in German, few copies have survived. But Schneider has a copy of Judah Ben Samuel’s prophecy about the nation of Israel and the messianic era and has translated the highlights of it into English and other languages for the magazine Israel Today.

The prophecy involves the Jubilee Year cycle every 50 years. I should point out there’s much controversy about pinpointing Jubilee Years because they have not been observed in Israel since ancient times, while no one is 100 percent certain about when they should occur on the modern Hebrew calendar.

However, in the year Judah Ben Samuel died in 1217, he prophesied that the Ottoman Turks would rule over the holy city of Jerusalem for eight Jubilees. Now, keep in mind, he made this prediction 300 years before the Turks seized control of Jerusalem in 1517. In fact, the Ottoman Empire, as it would become to be known, did not even really exist yet in 1217.

According to Judah Ben Samuel, 1217 was a Jubilee Year. If he was right, that would also make 1517 a Jubilee Year.

Exactly 400 years after the Ottoman Turks took control of Jerusalem in 1517, they were driven out of the city and the Holy Land in 1917 by the Allied forces under the command of Gen. George Allenby – on Hanukkah, by the way.

But it gets more interesting still.

The rabbi also prophesied that during the ninth Jubilee Jerusalem would be a “no-man’s land.” This is exactly what happened from 1917 to 1967, due to the fact that the Holy Land was placed under British Mandate in 1917 by the League of Nations and literally “belonged” to no nation. Even after Israel’s war of independence in 1948-49 Jerusalem was still divided by a strip of land running right through the heart of the city, with Jordan controlling the eastern part of the city and Israel controlling the western part of the city. That strip of land was considered and even called “no-man’s land” by both the Israelis and the Jordanians.

It was not until the Six Day War in 1967 when the entire west bank of the holy land was conquered by the Israeli army that the whole city of Jerusalem passed back into the possession of Israel. So once again the prophecy made by the rabbi 750 years previously was fulfilled to the letter.

It certainly would be significant if indeed both 1917 and 1967 were Jubilee years considering the significance of what happened in Jerusalem on those years. But it gets better.

The rabbi also prophesied that during the 10th Jubilee, Jerusalem would be under the control of the Jews and the Messianic “end times” would begin. The 10th Jubilee began in 1967 and will be concluded in – 2017.

What should we expect to happen in 2017? I will leave that to your imagination.

But one thing is certain: Judah Ben Samuel made some truly remarkable prophecies that came to pass. We’ll have to wait about four more years to see if his final prediction does as well.



  1. 1 Jan

    Thank you, Very interesting. Jan

  2. 2 Kay

    Dear friends in Christ,

    This was very interesting and we shall look forward with expectation of what the Lord Jesus Christ, Messiah, will do – our calling is to be obedient to Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


  3. 3 Helen

    Pstr Robert Misst recently prophesied at Catch the Fire, that the beginning of the last 7 yrs would be in 2018. We live in interesting times

  4. 4 judge eve ellingwood ( aka cohen sternlight) ret.

    hI EVERYONE, Amazing– as I am a Jerusalem born jew, a retired judge a minister and a prophet ( a seer– into the body, past, future and a healer) and in 20 years of ministry all over the USA and on TV and radio, have been a part of some amaing miracles.

    About 1 1/2 years ago the Lord spoke through me that HE is COMING BACK IN MY LIFETIME. PASTOR-DR. JACK VAN IMPE, WHO IS 82 YEARS OLD, HAS BEEN SAYING THAT JESUS IS COMING BACK IN HIS LIFETIME AND THAT IT SHOULD BE BY 2016– very close in time to what rabbi Ben Samuel has said.

    I have an internet radio show, JUDGE EVE, on alternate saturdays, on: http://www.bbsradio.com-station 1- at 2 pm est -usa- and this Saturday, 11-17, my guest is PASTOR MICHAEL CUMMINS, of VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS OF RAVELATIONTV.COM- EVERY THURSDAY. HE IS AN ANOINTED PRAYER WARRIOR AND DELIVERANCE MINISTER; AND WILL ALSO TALK ABOUT SOUL TIES AND HOW TO BREAK THE BAD ONES. CALL INS FOR PRAYER ARE WELCOME, AT 1-888-627-6008 OR BY EMAIING ME , AT: eejudgeeve79@gmail.com— The shows are archived and available 24/7–

    Pastor Danny has been a guest on my show- and I am having a repeat of his show on 12-29-12.

    I am sick about our last presidential election, WHICH WAS STOLEN; AND EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW THAT STORM SANDY, and other storms and eqarthquakes, are ARTIFICIALLY CAUSED— BY HAARP IN ALASKA ( A NIKOLA TESLA TECHNLOGY).


    gOD BLESS- AND WITH JESUS’ GREAT LOVE, JUDGE EVE ELLINGWOOD ( aka cohen sternlight) ret– email: eejudgeeve79@gmail.com

  5. 5 Richard

    It’s a bit disappointing to read this email below.

    We know we are in the last days, but it is really Heresy to speculate a time that Jesus might return.

    This has the potential to cause many to stumble.

    Please rather make people aware of current events ie: American reserve bank buying up mortgages at US$40 Billion a month with speculation it will go to 80.

    Obama care kicks in soon and any company employing more than 50 people will HAVE to pay for their private health insurance or be fined $100 per day per employer (if a person wants the morning after pill etc they cannot be refused)

    Or the fact that Saudi Arabia, Mexico, USA, France and many other countries are stock piling gold (which is tipped to go to $2500 an ounce by June next year).

    America is basically finished unless God steps Astralia is going the same way now with claims we owe $3 Trillion.
    We watch what is happening around Israel as our barometer in the world.

    But most importantly we must make the most of the times we have to reach the lost as time is drawing short and soon we will not have the opportunity to share the Gospel (John 9:4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.)



  6. 6 Jeremiah Veritas

    Only the Father knows when the end will come – read the Gospel.

    This end-time frenzy is like the gambling on the Melbourne Cup, and there are many punters/pastors attracted to ancient legend & a cocktail of other nonsense. The posting of this article in itself is sadly a part of this fad, a fad that can be expanded to dream predictions/interpretations.

    With huge numbers still to be evangelised, stop wasting time on this end-time guessing/frenzy, focus on the days you have left & your own end time which is 99.9999% guaranteed on the odds front.

  7. 7 Pastor John

    Question: Does this generation of leaders and people believe that they are morally better than those, who in the last war allowed the systematic killing of millions of innocent people (including children) in German prison camps? Whatever people believe, the judgment of God is coming to all and there are only two places to go, one is HELL where you will never know or see God . The other is HEAVEN where you will live eternally with God, who created you and who loves you. This generation must turn back to God and repent and be saved. It is not too late for many?
    Pastor John

  8. 8 Janet

    Dear Jason,

    Thank you so much for sending the prophecy of Judah Ben Samuel. I have been busy forwarding it to friends and relatives with my Christmas mail.

    One thing is really bothering me. No allusion, as far as I can see, has been made to it by anyone else when I type key words into the directory.

    But 6 months after the end of 2017 period Israel and 50% Jerusalem accomplishes 70 years.

    Seventy is an important number in the Bible. Jerusalem was sacked in AD70.

    I am seriously concerned that history is about to repeat itself.

    Now I know this is more than politics – It’s GODtics. But I would be very appreciative if you could bring this concern to Pastor Danny’s attention.

    And also has anyone brought the prophecy to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu? And please could the seventy issue be added to it.

    Yours truly,

  9. 9 Mary

    In 2014 there will be the start of four blood red moons which is never good for Isreal. The first is 4/15/14 and it ends on 9/20/15. I believe that like the past blood red moon cycles, Isreal will experience herendous problems. It was in 1492 when Columbus sailed the ocean blue that the Jews were expelled from Spain and told to leave, or convert, or be executed. They could not take anything with them. The scenerio in the middle east is being set up for the Psalm 83 war which is the way Isreal will get back all of its land promised by God. It is a different war from God-Magog as the people fighting these wars are different peoples, and Isreal is not yet living in unwalled villages in peace and plenty as in the God-Magog war. Look for this Psalm 83 war to start by next year.

  10. 10 John

    Just remember Israel was a Person too, not just a country.

  11. 11 John

    And on the 7th Day, God Rested.

  12. 12 John

    Apocalypse is Coming

  13. 13 John

    The Divine Warrior. The Blue Angel. Protector of Earth.

  14. 14 John

    For can anyone tell Me where God came from?

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