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  1. Things I learned studying the calendar .

  2. Why study another Calendar? • I had questions that had too many answers: • What date was Christ crucified? • What year was the Exodus Passover? • Were Adam and Eve created over 6000 years ago? • These had as many different answers as there were different calendars.

  3. Why not use the Hebrew calculated calendar? • I needed a calendar that could be used as a tool for Old Testament studies. Computer programs did not exist for BCE studies. • Future calendar calculated dates were difficult to find. • Calculations were based on average Lunar month time and not actual time. • Postponement dates for the beginning of months were different than New Moon conjunctions or sightings. • Below are two internet sites for Hebrew calendar calculations: • www.hebrewcalendar.net • http://www.midrash.org/calendar/

  4. Babylonians were the first to establish an accurate average lunar month time. This was around 300 BCE. • Until Hillel II instituted a permanent calendar based on calculations (ca. 360), the fixing of the new moon was determined by observation and the evidence of witnesses. During the earlier period, the practice of adding a second day to festivals … was introduced for communities lying at a distance from Palestine, because it was doubtful on precisely which of the two days the new moon occurred.” (Encyclopedia of the Jewish Religion, p. 78; Massada-P.E.C. Press Ltd, 1965, emphasis added.) • The Hillel II calendar was based on fixed calculations, not on the visible new moon sighting as the Jews had previously done when determining the beginning of months. (Dictionary of Judaism in the Biblical Period, by Jacob Neusner, p. 454, emphasis added.)

  5. Why not use a Crescent moon calendar? • Crescent new moon sightings don’t offer the luxury of future calendar dates. • Also there is a problem of finding history of past dates. • The Bible only uses the word crescent to describe jewelry. • NLT Judges 8:26 The weight of the gold earrings was forty-three pounds, not including the crescents and pendants, the royal clothing of the kings, or the chains around the necks of their camels. • NLT Isaiah 3:18 The Lord will strip away their artful beauty-- their ornaments, headbands, and crescent necklaces;

  6. The ancient Greeks recognized the visible new moon as the beginning of the month when they celebrated the “sickle of the new moon” with offerings and meals. This was also the case with the ancient Babylonians who worshipped the new moon as the goddess Isis, and had her wearing a horns, which resembled the new moon. • (TDNT, vol. 4, p. 639, emphasis added.) • http://www.hoshanarabbah.org/pdfs/vis_moon.pdf

  7. What about finding dates in encyclopedias , books and college courses ? • I took an Old Testament college course from the Learning Company. Not only were they different on dates, the professor wasn’t sure if King David was a fable like Paul Bunyan was. • Archbishop James Ussher taught that Adam and Eve were created in 4004 BCE. Does that mean we are past the 6000 year history?

  8. A wise saying of King Solomon • NLT Proverbs 18:17 Any story sounds true until someone sets the record straight. • NLT Proverbs 18: 15 Intelligent people are always open to new ideas. In fact, they look for them.

  9. How did I start a calendar project? • The Bible often uses the term new moon. • The new moon is the first phase of the moon when it is between the earth and the sun, with its dark side toward the earth: It is followed by the waxing crescent phase. • I was able to find new moon information, that I needed. • http://www.paulcarlisle.net/mooncalendar/

  10. My first attempt was primitive. In 2001, Nisan 1 happened on March 25th. The day of the week was designated as A thru G, A being Sunday and G being Saturday or the 7th day. The column to the right is the 19 year leap year cycle.

  11. The day Christ was crucified Wednesday, April 5th, 30AD, or on Nisan 14, 30 AD. Nisan 1, 30 AD was 3 23e or Thursday, March 23rd,30AD.

  12. Nisan 1 ,30AD was Thursday, March,23rd.

  13. Passover was on Wednesday, April 5th, 30 AD. There also were no postponements on the Hebrew Calculated Calendar that year.

  14. Tuesday, April 10th,31 AD was a New Moon day. The Hebrew Calculated Calendar had a two day postponement that year. That made Passover be on Wednesday, April 18th, 31 AD.

  15. The Sign of Jonah • NLT Matthew 12:38 One day some teachers of religious law and Pharisees came to Jesus and said, "Teacher, we want you to show us a miraculous sign to prove that you are from God." • 39 But Jesus replied, "Only an evil, faithless generation would ask for a miraculous sign; but the only sign I will give them is the sign of the prophet Jonah. • NLT Jonah 3:4 On the day Jonah entered the city, he shouted to the crowds: "Forty days from now Nineveh will be destroyed!" • Jerusalem was destroyed forty years later in 70 AD.

  16. Conjunction Calendar is now expanded to show Nisan 1 dates back to 2000 BCE. • The calendar was now a mathematical tool. • It was an accurate calendar because it followed a nineteen year cycle of leap years. • The goal of finding the Exodus Passover date was now possible. • The plan was to find what day of the week, the Exodus year started. And then match the day of the week, forty years later, when the entry into the Promised Land year started. • The calendar was laid out on a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, from 1600BCE to 1100BCE, in 40 year columns.

  17. What day of the week didthe Exodus year start? • Nisan 1, during the Exodus, was a Saturday and Nisan 14th was a Friday on the day of the Egyptian Friday the 13th. • It was said that the Egyptian day started at sunrise, and the Hebrew day started at sunset. Also the death angel came at midnight on the 14th of the Hebrew calendar, and on the 13th of the Egyptian calendar. • Nisan 1, during the Exodus, was a Friday and Nisan 14th was a Thursday on the day of the Egyptian Friday the 13th. • Nisan 1, during the Exodus, is a Thursday that is identified by the manna dates.

  18. Joshuaentersinto the promised land forty years later. What day of the week was the beginning of the year? • Nisan 1 , 40 years later, is a Sunday, and is identified by Joshua's Wave Offering in the Promised Land. • Nisan 1 , 40 years later, is a Saturday, and is identified by eating produce in the Promised Land.

  19. Not good results • The first try of Friday the 13th yielded too many matchups for easy identification of the Passover year. • Twenty-two matchups for the Saturday Nisan 1 was not going to make the Exodus Passover stand out. • The second try of Friday the 13th wasn’t any better. The Friday Nisan 1 had nineteen matchups. • The Thursday Nisan 1, identified by the manna dates, had no matchups. This was phenomenal. • I was scare off the project for two years, because each try should have yielded ten matchups.

  20. What went wrong? • Originally my calendar experiment started Nisan 1, with the closest conjunction to the spring equinox. • This was also done by the Hebrew Calculated Calendar. • Sometimes the year started so early, that the Fall Festivals were in the summertime. Besides that the spring grain harvest wasn’t ripe. • The solution was to start Nisan 1, on or after the spring equinox.

  21. Calendar now starts on or after the Spring Equinox. • Problem #1 was that this was the disaster calendar that I used for finding the Exodus Passover year. • Problem #2 was that it was possible for Pentecost to take place in the summertime. • Problem #3 was that one fourth of the years now stated a month later. • The next calendar change came about from an unexpected source. • Comparison of the time table, for the development of a human fetus, to the calendar, with God’s appointed times, offered the solution for the next calendar change.

  22. The start of a calendar year and a fetus. • The first seven days of the calendar year can start before the spring equinox. • The first seven days of a women’s cycle, she is ceremonially unclean. NLT Leviticus 15:19 • On the tenth day, a sacrificial lamb is chosen. Leviticus 12:3 • On the tenth day Christ made his triumphant entry. • On the tenth day, the egg is released.

  23. On the fourteenth day, the Passover lamb must be sacrificed between evenings. Exodus 12:6 • On the fourteenth day, the egg must be fertilized within 24 hours. • From the fifteenth to the twenty-first is the Feast of First fruits. • Within two to six days the fertilized egg attaches itself to the wall of the womb and begins to grow. • Fifty days after the Wave Offering is Pentecost. • Fifty days later the embryo can first be recognized as a human fetus.

  24. The first day of the seventh month is the Feast of Trumpets. • By the first day of the seventh month, the baby’s hearing is fully developed. Now the baby can hear and distinguish sounds outside the womb. • On the tenth day of the seventh month, the blood sacrifices are taken into the Holy of Holies. • On the tenth day of the seventh month the hemoglobin changes from the mother’s to a self sustaining baby.

  25. Feast of Tabernacles starts on the fifteenth day of the seventh month. God’s Spirit fills the Tabernacle. Believers will live once they enter the Tabernacle. • On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, the lungs become fully developed. • Nine months and ten days after Passover, Chanukah begins. This Feast of Dedication lasts eight days. The Temple or Church will be dedicated then. • Birth takes place on the ninth month and tenth day after conception. • Eight days after birth, the clotting ability of the blood, of the baby, is at its highest point.

  26. I would like to give credit to two sources for the previous information. • Del Leger, Christian Church Of God, Grand Junction, Co. (970) 249-6857 • God has AppointedTimes for all Things. • Zola Levitt Ministries • http://www.levitt.tv/media/watch/516 • A Child is Born

  27. Back to the year ofthe Exodus • A new calendar version was tried. The new year could now begin as early as one week before the Spring Equinox. • Success now happened. I had an Exodus matchup. • Thursday, Nisan 1, 1501 BCE Exodus matched up with Sunday, Nisan 1, 1461 BCE Promised Land. • The Exodus Passover happened on Wednesday, Nisan 14th, 1501 BCE. • Wednesday, March, 30th, 1501 BCE

  28. Exodus Passover is Wednesday, March 30th, 1501 BCE.

  29. Excel Calendar Chart

  30. This Calendar is a Powerful Tool. • The next project expanding the calendar spreadsheet all the way back to 4000 BCE. • I learned two things: • The Summer Solstice remained constant in the month of June. It never drifted to May 1st. • There is a nineteen year leap year cycle. It is an exact pattern of 13 month years, on the 3rd, 6th, 8th, 11th, 14th, 17th, and 19th years.

  31. The Big Test of Prophecy • The mission is to find if there is any matchups with the days found in Daniel and Revelation. • Then find if there is any matchups of that with the High Day Sabbaths of the Bible. • Check all days from 2000 AD to 2050 AD. • Do the work on a Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet.

  32. 1290 Days, 1260 Days, & 1335 Days • NAS Daniel 12: 11 "And from the time that the regular sacrifice is abolished, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. • NAS Daniel 12:11 "And from the time <06256> that the regular <08548> sacrifice <08548> is abolished <05493>, and the abomination <08251> of desolation <08074> is set <05414> up, there will be 1,290 <0505> <03967> <08673> days <03117>. • <08548> dymiT' (tamid) (556b) • Meaning: continuity • Origin: from an unused word • Usage: all times(1), always(4), constantly(2), continual(26), continually(52), continuously(2), ever(2), perpetual(1), regular(3), regular sacrifice(5), regularly(5).

  33. NAS Daniel 12:11 "And from the time <06256> that the regular <08548> sacrifice <08548> is abolished <05493>, and the abomination <08251> of desolation <08074> is set <05414> up, there will be 1,290 <0505> <03967> <08673> days <03117>.: • NAS Ezekiel 46:15 "Thus they shall provide <06213a> the lamb <03532>, the grain offering <04503>, and the oil <08081>, morning <01242> by morning <01242>, fora continual <08548> burnt <05930a> offering <05930a>.“ • NAS Matthew 24:15 "So when you see standing in the holy place 'the abomination that causes desolation,' spoken of through the prophet Daniel-- let the reader understand-- • Business as usual changes. Then 1290 days later the FalseProphet sets up his throne on the Dome of the rock.

  34. NAS Matthew 24:15 "Therefore when you see the abomination of desolation which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standingin the holy place (let the reader understand), • 16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains; • 17 let him who is on the housetop not go down to get the things out that are in his house; • 18 and let him who is in the field not turn back to get his cloak. • 19 "But woe to those who are with child and to those who nurse babes in those days! • 20 "But pray that your flight may not be in the winter, or on a Sabbath; • 21 for then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever shall.

  35. Physical Nation of Israel • NAS Mark 13:14 "But when you see the abomination ofdesolation standing where it should not be (let the reader understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. • NAS Mark 13:19 "For those days will be a time of tribulation such as has not occurred since the beginning of the creation which God created, until now, and never shall. • NAS Revelation 11:2 forty-two months • NAS Revelation 11:3 twelve hundred and sixty days

  36. Five Wise Virgins of Matt. 25 • NAS Revelation 12: 6 And the woman fled into the wilderness where she had a place prepared by God, so that there she might be nourished for one thousand two hundred and sixty days. • Satan is displaced to earth when Church moves to the Kingdom of Heaven for 3½ years. • 7 And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon. And the dragon and his angels waged war, • 8 and they were not strong enough, and there was no longer a place found for them in heaven. • 9 And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.

  37. Church in Kingdom of Heaven • NAS Revelation 4:10 the twenty-four elders will fall down before Him who sits on the throne, and will worship Him who lives forever and ever, and will cast their crowns before the throne, saying, • NAS Revelation 4:11 "Worthy art Thou, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for Thou didst create all things, and because of Thy will they existed, and were created.“ • NAS 1 Chronicles 24:18 the twenty-third for Delaiah, the twenty-fourth for Maaziah. • NAS 1 Chronicles 24:19 These were their offices for their ministry, when they came in to the house of the LORD according to the ordinance given to them through Aaron their father, just as the LORD God of Israel had commanded him.

  38. Five Foolish Virgins • NAS Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and went off to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus. • NAS Revelation 6:9 And when He broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained; • NAS Revelation 6:10 and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, "How long, O Lord, holy and true, wilt Thou refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on the earth?" • NAS Revelation 6:11 And there was given to each of them a white robe; and they were told that they should rest for a little while longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brethren who were to be killed even as they had been, should be completed also.

  39. Wise &Foolish Virgins Gathered on Earth • NAS Matthew 24:29 "But immediately after the tribulation of those days….. • NAS Matthew 24:31 "And He will send forth His angels with a great trumpet and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other. • NAS Revelation 14:4 These are the ones who have not been defiled with women, for they have kept themselves chaste. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These have been purchased from among men as first fruits to God and to the Lamb.

  40. Marriage Ceremonyon Earth. • NAS Daniel 12: 12 "How blessed is he who keeps waiting and attains to the 1,335 days! • NAS Revelation 19:7 "Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready.“ • NAS Revelation 19:8 And it was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. • NAS Revelation 19:9 And he said to me, "Write, 'Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.'" And he said to me, "These are true words of God.“

  41. Marriage Ceremony During Hanukkah • NAS Ezra 6:16 And the sons of Israel, the priests, the Levites, and the rest of the exiles, celebrated the dedication of this house of God with joy. • NAS Ezra 6:17 And they offered for the dedication of this temple of God……… • NAS John 10: 22 At that time the Feast of the Dedication took place at Jerusalem; • NAS John 10:23 it was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple in the portico of Solomon. • NAS 1 Corinthians 3:16 Do you not know that you are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?

  42. 1290 Days, 1260 Days, & 1335 Days • Do these days happen to fall on High Sabbath Days? • Yes they do. • Only once do these three dates coincide with High Sabbath Days between 2001 and 2050. • 1290 Days equals Monday, 9-29-2008 (Trumpets) to Wednesday, 4-11-2012 (Last Day of Unleavened Bread). • 1260 Days equals Wednesday, 4-11-2012 (Last Day of Unleavened Bread) to Tuesday, 9-22-2015 (Atonement). • 1335 Days equals Wednesday, 4-11-2012 (Last Day of Unleavened Bread) to Sunday, 12-6-2015 ( Hanukkah).

  43. Days of Unleavened Bread • NAS Exodus 13:6 "For seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there shall be a feast to the LORD. • NAS Exodus 13: 9 "And it shall serve as a sign to you on your hand, and as a reminder on your forehead, that the law of the LORD may be in your mouth; for with a powerful hand the LORD brought you out of Egypt.

  44. Last Day of Unleavened Bread • NAS John 6:39 "And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that of all that He has given Me I lose nothing, but raise it up on the last day. • NAS John 6:40 "For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him, may have eternal life; and I Myself will raise him up on the last day." • NAS John 6:44 "No one can come to Me, unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up on the last day. • NAS John 6:54 "He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. • NAS John 11:24 Martha said to Him, "I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day."

  45. Holy Spirit given in Days of Unleavened • NLT John 20:1 Early Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. • NLT John 20:19 That evening, on the first day of the week, the disciples were meeting behind locked doors because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders. Suddenly, Jesus was standing there among them! "Peace be with you," he said. • NLT John 20:21 He spoke to them again and said, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you." • NLT John 20:22 Then he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. • Fifty days later on Pentecost, The Disciples had a mature Holy Spirit That could teach.

  46. The Lord’s Breath Creates. • NLT John 20:22 Then he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. • NLT Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed a man's body from the dust of the ground and breathed into it the breath of life. And the man became a living person. • NLT Psalm 33:6 The LORD merely spoke, and the heavens were created. He breathed the word, and all the stars were born. • NAS 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. • NAS Galatians 6:15 For neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. • NAS Galatians 6:16 And those who will walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God. • NLT Galatians 6:16 May God's mercy and peace be upon all those who live by this principle. They are the new people of God.