Jewish Calendar, Lunar Calendar, or Gregorian Calendar?

By Michael Rood

This time of year, we are working hard on preparing the Astronomically and Agriculturally Corrected Biblical Hebrew Calendar. The calendar has been in the sky since the Creator put it there, but it takes a lot of work to translate it onto paper to go into the homes of people all over the world. However, the real beauty of the calendar is in paying attention to the signs the Almighty gives us to know his time.

Can you look up into the sky at night and tell the Biblical date? This is something I like to teach even my youngest grandchildren. The month starts with the very first sliver, which is always the right side of the moon as we see it from earth, and that sliver always shows up right at sunset. When it is half-full, it’s about day 7, and the full moon is day 14. As it wanes, the half-moon is about day 21 and if there is no moon, that means it is the end of the month, which always lasts 29 or 30 days. When you know this and practice watching how much the moon changes each day, you can figure out what day it is just by looking at the moon each night.

The important thing about the Creator’s calendar is that it requires paying attention. Even though now we have the internet to help us keep track of dates and feasts, we must never stop paying attention to what is going on around us and what the Almighty has told us in his Word. So, keep reading the Scriptures and the sky – there is so much revealed to those who pay attention.


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