John Hagee said this on a recent program and in his book The 4 Blood Moons (chapter 16):
Rabbi Judah heHasid – “In the ninth jubilee Jerusalem will once again come back into the possession of the Jewish nation – which will signify the beginning of the Messianic end time.”
I (a non-Jewish Christian), recently heard about this incredible Rabbi of the 12th Century who correctly interpreted(or prophesied--I'm not sure which) the rise and fall of the Ottomon Empire, which lasted 400 years. Keep in mind that he predicted both its rise and fall.
First of all, is this quotation accurate?
My main question regards his hermeneutic: in interpreting Jubilees, is he using Gemetria, citing some source I'm not aware of, or is this pure prophecy?