From Eden to the New Jerusalem: God's Plan for Humanity


Mystery of Tammuz 17

Ancient Hebrew Keys to Dating the Apocalypse


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God’s plan for humanity as revealed in the Bible through application of the research principles and methods of a retired hi-tech inventor and former cuckoo clock maker. The results presented are internally confirmed through moderately detailed analytic comparisons with the Hebrew alphanumeric system and Jewish religious calendar. Outside confirmation comes from other scientific disciplines and notably with the Aztec calendar and the Chinese zodiac/calendar.

The methodological calculation of the dates for the benchmark events described in Apocalypse Prophesied are covered in the sequel to this book, Mystery of Tammuz 17, Ancient Hebrew keys to dating the Apocalypse. Both books are authored by Herbert R. Stollorz. Mystery of Tammuz 17 was written with the actively engaged help of Christopher J. Patton, who substantially contributed to its content.


I would like to give special recognition to a person without whom Apocalypse Prophesied would not have become a reality. Transcribing material from an English-speaking foreigner, and bringing order to a text that deals with ancient Hebrew, Bible doctrine, philosophy, science, and mathematics, called for an unusually talented and patient master of professionalism.

When I had this book translated into the German language, I truly became aware of this wordsmith's superb workmanship. I am confident that many other translators, as they work on future translations of this text, will greatly appreciate how her command of the English language makes it easier to translate this book into other languages.

I am deeply indebted and praise the Lord for having put me together with Mrs. Kathy Ide, freelance author and editor. I encourage you to visit her Web site, She has my highest respect and admiration.

Herbert R. Stollorz
December 6, 2003

The Next Book

When the necessity for my second book, Mystery of Tammuz 17, became finalized in concept, I needed someone to check out the Hebrew information I mentioned in my books. I needed someone who understood both Judaism and Christianity. In my research I discovered that it was impossible to grasp God’s plan for humanity without including the biblical Scriptures and traditions of these two great religions.

This book required a rare combination of expert proficiency. Most scholars are only educated in one of these religions, not both. But God answered my prayer by sending to me Christopher J. Patton, MA, MBA. He worked as an archaeologist in Israel for five years while he completed in master’s degree in that subject at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He is also familiar with two modern languages and has studied some ancient ones that are no longer spoken. Since my native tongue is German, I am glad he can speak German, too.

In our working relationship Mr. Patton demonstrated a level of insight that I have rarely found in my Christian circles, even among those who have received outstanding university education. I could send Christopher my first draft of the second book’s chapters, and he would make me aware of how various ancient Hebrew and modern Jewish cultural implications (including the Jewish calendar of festivals and fast days) connected with Bible prophecy. He was a good teacher to me, and we spent a wonderful time together discovering God’s revelation.

He consistently rose before dawn or worked late at night after coming home from his teaching job in order to send me corrected pages. Besides his substantial help with Mystery of Tammuz 17, he also edited and added technical corrections to the first book, Apocalypse Prophesied. He has young children and a wife, yet somehow he balanced his family life with his work. He truly represents a needle in a haystack sent to me by a gracious God. I am deeply indebted to him and to his patient family .

God’s grace has chosen only the best to support me in this message to a religious world and a world power system that is out of control. My sincere hope is that these two books will generate discussion in many circles and that they will educate many, even those who have rarely or never looked through the pages of a Bible.

Most people do not realize that the survival of humanity depends on biblical knowledge. The genetic imprint for the history of mankind is a reality we need to accept. He chose Israel in antiquity for His own reasons, and He will fulfill His remaining promises to them. We must learn and prepare in humble faith for the days of trial and blessing ahead.

Many thanks to you, Christopher, for a sacrifice that only God can reward. You may contact him at

Herbert R. Stollorz
August 3, 2004

(This date is 1600 days before 21 December 2008, when the Apocalypse 2008-2015 will begin. These 1600 days of advance warning, now begun, overlay the 1600 years time period of the Bible’s writing.)

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