Calculating The Biblical Year

Many are not aware, that the calendar we have today has been changed a number of times.

But what’s most important is what YHWH has ordained as the the official calender, seeing as he created the world, it makes sense that he should determine its proper order.

Before I explain this, we need to remind our self that whatever men are doing, it is not a surprise to YHWH.

In scripture it clearly tells us that evil men will think to change times and seasons.

Daniel 7:25

25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

We are also told in the book of Jubilees (a book written by Moses) that after Moses’s death the children of Israel would begin to neglect the weeks and months set out by the YHWH and follow after the gentiles.

Jubilees 6:35-37

35 For I know and from henceforth shall I declare it unto thee, and it is not of my own devising; for the book (lieth) written before me, and on the heavenly tables the division of days is ordained, lest they forget the feasts of the covenant and walk according to the feasts of the Gentiles after their error and after their ignorance.

36 For there will be those who will assuredly make observations of the moon–now (it) disturbeth the seasons and cometh in from year to year ten days too soon.

37 For this reason the years will come upon them when they will disturb (the order), and make an abominable (day) the day of testimony, and an unclean day a feast day, and they will confound all the days, the holy with the unclean, and the unclean day with the holy; for they will go wrong as to the months and sabbaths and feasts and jubilees.

So knowing all this it is the duty of true Israelites to get back to the truth of how the years are calculated, so that we can then take it to the world and other Israelites that want to know the truth.

So let me begin with this lesson. Let us start with Enoch, many know Enoch briefly in Genesis, but many overlook the importance of the Book of Enoch and Jubilees which give us more in-depth information about this great man.

For instance Enoch was the first man to start writing and calculated YHWH’s months and years.

Jubilee 4:16-18

16 And in the eleventh jubilee Jared took to himself a wife, and her name was Bâraka, the daughter of Râsûjâl, a daughter of his father’s brother, in the fourth week of this jubilee, and she bare him a son in the fifth week, in the fourth year of the jubilee,
and he called his name Enoch.

17 And he was the first among men that are born on earth who learnt writing and knowledge and wisdom and who wrote down the signs of heaven according to the order of their months in a book, that men might know the seasons of the years according to the order of their separate months.

18 And he was the first to write a testimony, and he testified to the sons of men among the generations of the earth, and recounted the weeks of the jubilees, and made known to them the days of the years, and set in order the months and recounted.

So we see that Enoch was an important pioneer of the times and seasons.

Today the world uses the Gregorian calendar and those practising what has commonly come to be known as Judaism, follow the lunar calendar dependent on the moon.

But are either of these correct?

By quick process of elimination, we know that neither of these calenders are supported by scriptures.

When we look at the book of Jubilees we are told how a year is to be equal to 52 weeks each year without any need for leap years, or any other adjustments.

We are also told that after Moses’s death Israel would begin to follow the Gentiles and observe the moon as a sign for time keeping, such as the months.

Jubilees 6:30-32

30 And all the days of the commandment will be two and fifty weeks of days, and (these will make) the entire year complete.

31 Thus it is engraven and ordained on the heavenly tables. And

there is no neglecting (this commandment) for a single -year or from year to year.

32 And command thou the children of Israel that they observe the years according to this reckoning-three hundred and sixty-four days, and (these) will constitute a complete year, and they will not disturb its time from its days and from its feasts; for everything will fall out in them according to their testimony, and they will not leave out any day nor disturb any feasts.

Jubilees 6:35-37

35 For I know and from henceforth shall I declare it unto thee, and it is not of my own devising; for the book (lieth) written before me, and on the heavenly tables the division of days is ordained, lest they forget the feasts of the covenant and walk according to the feasts of the Gentiles after their error and after their ignorance.

36 For there will be those who will assuredly make observations of the moon–now (it) disturbeth the seasons and cometh in from year to year ten days too soon.

37 For this reason the years will come upon them when they will disturb (the order), and make an abominable (day) the day of testimony, and an unclean day a feast day, and they will confound all the days, the holy with the unclean, and the unclean day with the holy; for they will go wrong as to the months and sabbaths and feasts and jubilees.

So, simply by examining these scriptures we know both the modern day calendar and Jewish lunar calendars are not in line with the scripture.

It should be obvious that the Modern day calendar is not inspired by YHWH, so it’s inaccuracy should come as no surprise, but what about the Jewish Lunar cycle calendar, why is it also not in-line with the scriptures?

Here are some of the misconceptions that can be found when reading the scriptures and they lie in the interpretation of some Hebrew words.

The two main words that need to be looked at are both said to mean Moon, but on further reflection, they don’t both mean moon.

These words are

1- Yereach, which means Moon and;

3394 yareach yaw-ray’-akh from the same as 3391; the moon:–moon.

and…

2- Chodesh which means Month or Renew and not Moon.

2320 chodesh kho’-desh from 2318; the new moon; by implication, a month:–month(-ly), new moon

Why is this differentiation important? well, because Chodesh has been interpreted through out scriptures as moon, when in fact it is only making reference to a month.

1 Samuel 20:5

5 And David said unto Jonathan, Behold, to morrow is the new moon (should be month), and I should not fail to sit with the king at meat: but let me go, that I may hide myself in the field unto the third day at even.

Psalm 81:3

3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon (should be month), in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.

Amos 8:5

5 Saying, When will the new moon (should be month) be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit?

So now we know these months and not moons would have been the start of a 30 day or 31 day month.

If we read it as moon we would mistakenly think they are talking about the moon being sighted.

We know from scriptures above that a year has 52 weeks and 364 days, and on further calculations we see that all the months have a fixed number of days.

What this means is that anywhere in the scriptures we see Chodesh, it is merely making reference to a determined month, for example each month has 30 days, 30 days and 31 days for the last month in its respective season.

So how do we determine the starting point, i.e. the first day of the year, so that we can determine the months.

To find the answer we have to read the Book of Enoch, and it reads:

Enoch 74:32

32 On that day the night decreases and amounts to nine parts, and the day to nine parts, and the night is equal to the day and the year is exactly as to its days three hundred and sixty-four.

This chapter also gives a month by month outline of the year, and on the final day of the year we are told it is determined because it is equal parts day and night.

This day can be determine today by what is called the Spring Equinox, which is widely known as the time when the day and night is equal.

Now we know how to find the day that begins the year, it is also important that we use the Equinox that is found in Jerusalem, the Holy Land.

Here we have started our calculations from 2013, on which the 20th of March Wednesday was the Spring equinox, which would make the day after that the New year which was the 21 of March 2013 a Thursday.

We have determined the first day as this is the fifth day when life was created a day after the lights were made, which would included the equinox, and other lights:

Genesis 1:19-25

19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.

23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.

25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

If you read Enoch Chapter 74 you will see how YHWH outlined the months for each years season i.e. Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and they are as follows, the 1st month 30 days, 2nd month 30 days and the 3rd month of the season 31 days.

when we calculate this we see that each season has 91 days, times this by four and we get 364 days exactly. And 52 weeks exactly, where each week constitutes 7 days.

We can use the Equinox to calculate the New year and not the moon, because we are also told in scriptures that the moon falls short, and would make the year less than 364 days.

Jubilees 6:36,37

36. For there will be those who will assuredly make observations of the moon–now (it) disturbeth the seasons and cometh in from year to year ten days too soon.

37 For this reason the years will come upon them when they will disturb (the order),

If we read Genesis, we also see why the YHWH creates the lights which is, as signs for seasons, days and years.

Genesis 1:14-19

14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,

18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.

19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

We can see here clearly that the moon and sun were both created to determine a day, but to determine a year, we would need to read, deeper, which is what we have done here, by using the scriptures above.

Reading further is certainly necessary when we understand that when we see the words “”new moon”” interpreted in the scriptures, it’s actually new month.

So we need the equal parts day and night to find the first day of the year. And now we have it we just have to count 364 days from year to year for ever.

It is also important to note that this calculation, means that all the YHWH’s appointed days also fall on the same days from year to year.

Now you have YHWH’s Calendar shalom, share and leave comments below!

2 Responses to “Calculating The Biblical Year”

  1. Deborah Carther says:

    Hi, What day are you celebrating Shabbat on this year on the Gregorian calendar? Tues or Wed? Thank you!

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