Sha'ul Hamelech, Shemuel Hanavi, and 2883
Iyyar 28, besides being the day of Yom Yerushalayim, is also the day that Shemuel Hanavi died.
According to this site, Shemu'el Hanavi's death occurred in the year 2884. If that's true, this makes Shemu'el Hanavi's death the midpoint of the existence of this world.* It's not the actual midpoint since his death will become the actual midpoint 8 months from now (just as there are 8 months from Rosh Hashana until Iyyar 28)**.
Creation Death of Shemu'el Today
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Yr 1 --2883 yrs-- Yr 2884 --2883 yrs-- Yr 5767
What is the significance of 2883? (Thanks to gezageza) In Shemu'el Alef 31:6, this entire Pasuk has a gematria of 2883. It describes the death of Sha'ul Hamelech.
וימת שאול ושלשת בניו ונשא כליו גם כל אנשיו, ביום ההוא יחדו
Sha'ul died 4 months after Shmu'el died, per Tosafot in Temura 15a, so this means that he likely died the same year as Shemu'el (although, it's borderline to the following year).
Another phrase that has the gematria of 2883:
לבא לרשת את הארץ אשר יהוה אלהיכם נתן לכם
Let's hope that 2883 years after Shemu'el and Sha'ul's death will sprout a rebirth of inheriting our land with the coming of Mashiah במהרה בימינו אמן.
*A similar idea was expressed a couple years ago in Hashem1.net, in the fact that אדם stands for אדם, דוד, משיח - and David Hamelech started his reign in the midpoint of history 2 years ago.
** See the Wikipedia entry on the "Missing 165 years", which (besides refuting the whole premise here since the second set of 2883 years would have expired 165 years ago) says that we really should start counting Adam Harishon's first year from either Year Zero (according to Seder Olam's dating) or Year Two (according to modern dating) - not Year One. If this is the case, and we ignore the missing 165 years as we do today, and we assume the modern dating system, we can still say the following:
1)Adam Harishon was created in year 2.
2)Sha'ul Hamelech died close to Rosh Hashana, 2885.
3)2885 + 2883 = 5768, which would make close to Rosh Hashana, 5768 the moment which makes Sha'ul Hamelech's death the midpoint of the existence of the world. Shemu'el Hanavi's death, then, would have been the midpoint 4 months ago.