End-Times Briefing 7: Daniel and ‘The Wonderful Numberer’ Jesus Christ

Now we examine one of the sparkling gems, a radiant diamond, found in the treasure trove of Unlocking the Biblical Watch of Messiah’s Return. First a brief recap: 


‘Daniel was privileged to receive extraordinary visions which were sealed until the ‘time of the end’ when many will run ‘to and fro’ and knowledge will increase. An apt description of our current world when knowledge and data are readily available via the internet.

Daniel 12:4 (NKJV) – “But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.”

‘The prophetic words of the Book of Daniel were sealed until the ‘time of the end’ – confirmed again later in the same chapter (Daniel 12):

Daniel 12:9-10 (NKJV) – And he said, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed ’til the time of the end”. 10 Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.

‘Daniel’s ‘time of the end’ is now.

‘Earlier in the Book of Daniel a ‘when’ question was asked, regarding the desolation of the Temple in Jerusalem. The question was asked to someone called the ‘Wonderful Numberer’ [19]. The questioner (the ‘holy one’) clearly knew that the ‘Wonderful Numberer’ had the answer to the ‘when’ question.

Daniel 8:13 (YLT) – “And I hear a certain holy one speaking, and a certain holy one said to the wonderful numberer who is speaking: ‘Until when [is] the vision of the continual [sacrifice], and of the transgression, an astonishment, to make both sanctuary and host a treading down?’”

‘As will be seen [20], the wisdom of the ‘Wonderful Numberer’, who answered the ‘when’ question, is part of the ‘understanding’ sealed until the ‘time of the end’, when the ‘wise’ will understand. Moreover, the ‘Wonderful Numberer’ will be shown to hold the ‘Key of David’ [21] – the significance of which will be examined in detail [22].’


‘[19] The Hebrew word for ‘Wonderful Numberer’ in Daniel 8:13 is ‘Palmoni’ (Hebrew ‘לפלמוני’ – Strong’s number 6422) and is only found once in all scripture . It is a ‘contracted’ word and contains the elements of two Hebrew words. The first is ‘pele’ and the other is ‘ma-na’. The Hebrew word ‘pele’ means ‘wonderful’ (see Isaiah 9:6) and the word ‘ma-na’ means ‘numbered’ (see Daniel 5:25-26). So, this contracted Hebrew word ‘Palmoni’ literally means ‘Wonderful Numberer’”. Taken from F.C. Gilbert’s book, Practical Lessons for the Church of Today, pp. 606-608, published by The Review in 1902.

Gill’s Exposition states: ‘another angel said to him that spoke, whose name is unknown, only called such a one, or ‘Palmoni’, which some render ‘the wonderful numberer’ or ‘the numberer of secrets’ or ‘that has all secrets numbered’; and apply it to Christ, whose name is ‘Pele’, wonderful; the eternal Word of God, that is in the bosom of the Father, and knows all secrets, and the number of times and seasons, how long they will last; what created angels know not, he does; and therefore they apply to him for instruction and knowledge in hidden things.

The ‘Wonderful Numberer’ is found in few translations yet many commentaries acknowledge this translation including Albert Barne’s Commentary, John Gill’s Exposition, Geneva Study Bible, Calvin’s Commentary, John Trapp’s Complete Commentary, Matthew Poole’s Annotations, Treasury of Scripture Knowledge and E. W. Bullinger’s Companion Notes. (See StudyLight.org Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary Daniel 8:13)

‘[20] See chapter ‘Numbers, Triangles and Pyramids in Scripture’ and section ‘The ‘Wonderful Numberer’ as the Seventh Pyramid’.

‘[21] See chapter ‘Tools of the Watch’ and section ‘The Key of David’.

‘[22] See chapter ‘Tools of the Watch’ and section ‘The ‘Wonderful Numberer’ Holds the Key of David’.’  [Isaiah 22:22 << THAT NUMBER AGAIN! – RB]

Daniel 8:13-21 [Scripture For All Interlinear OT Hebrew]

NB: reference at note 19 to Jesus as knowing hidden things, ie ‘mysteries’, per recent post Kingdom Mysteries – Jesus Points to Mathematics (originally posted 6 April 2018).

Now let’s take a peek at some of my many tabbed pages:

In the subsequent chapter ‘Tools Of The Watch’, Jonathan writes, :The guiding principles or ‘tools’ include the ‘Key of David’, the ‘Wonderful Numberer’ and the importance of ‘days’ in the Bible…’ 

NOW, on page 224 note the double reference to ‘8’, one to it being ‘the number of resurrection’; hence, a fresh cycle or new octave as stated in the previous post!

As you may be able to read on the last tab, p 239, under ‘The Application of the Tools’:

‘The three (now established) tools of the watch, the ‘Key of David’, the ‘Wonderful Numberer’ and the ‘hidden days’ of Daniel, work together in unlocking the biblical watch. The ‘Key of David confirms that biblical numbers unlock ‘understanding’; the ‘Wonderful Numberer’ confirms that biblical numbers unlock ‘understanding’ whichheralds the first resurrection. Both these tools work together with Daniel’s ‘hidden days’ in the word of God regarding that ‘which the Lord is about to do’ and before the divine judgement (the Tribulation).’

I trust you’re able to read these snippets and appreciate it’s worth taking time to study Jonathan’s magisterial theses at leisure, and to visit his website Books.JRHill.com for more information and updates.

I hope this helps us appreciate that the ‘magi’ who visited baby Jesus may have been very familiar with Daniel’s visions and legacy to his school of prophets.


Dear Readers, if you’ve had time and inclination to scan-read through this min-series I trust it will help you to put exciting developments in what the Lord is doing in the current revival into a fuller Biblical perspective.

2 thoughts on “End-Times Briefing 7: Daniel and ‘The Wonderful Numberer’ Jesus Christ

  1. Richard, Do you recall these dreams/visions from 2015?

    Daniel Keys

    I had a vision that has stayed with me for the past 2 days.

    Dan 12:13
    13 “But you, go your way till the end; for you shall rest, and will arise to your inheritance at the end of the days.”
    The vision I saw comes at the end of Daniel’s vision. Daniel was told to go because the vision concerned the end. What I saw is where Daniel’s vision took place but I saw a man with a key ring on his hip and I saw books being handed out to people, I believe I was one of the people , with a key hole on the front cover of the book. No one could open the book given to them unless the man holding the keys gave them the key to open the book given to them. Daniel was not given the “key” to understand the meaning of what was being shown to him in his vision. In mine there were people, not many, that were given books to be opened and read when the, “key”, was handed to them.


    Daniel Keys continued

    Since I posted my vision regarding the book of Daniel I have had what I will call a continuation of the first vision. In the first vision I saw a man with keys on his hip. I also saw books given to people with key holes in them that could not be opened without having a key to do so. The keys, I believe, represent revelation given by the key holder to the one holding the book.
    With that said, I saw additional things today where I saw the keys individually this time. And in this vision each of the individual keys had names. I was not shown the names but I knew in the vision that they were indeed names. As I see more I will be posting what is shown to me.


    Daniel Keys, the 70th Week

    I had a dream 02/02/2015 where I was given a “key” . This is related to Daniel’s vision and the 70 weeks that he was informed about. It is the last week that I had the dream about. I was lead to read about the last week at 3 am in the morning. In the dream I was given a key, most likely one the keys on the ring that the man who I described in the last 2 posts had on his hip. What I learned is that in order for , ” the man of intrigue”, to be revealed, the United States pretty much would have to abandon Israel. What comes to mind is a scripture that I have heard before regarding our current president.

    And there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph.
    (Exo 1:8)

    This is something that I would encourage all to take to prayer and to see what the Lord speaks to you concerning it.


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