When do we celebrate Passover? What is the importance of the new moon and ripe barley (aviv) and the Biblical reference to determine the first month of the Hebrew Calendar? Does the equinox have any relevance to the Biblical Calendar? We will be dealing with these and other questions in this special edition. To begin to understand a little more about this topic, we must ask ourselves some questions such as: What is the month of Aviv? Why is it so important? What does it mean? What happens in this first biblical month known as the month of the Aviv?
I just received a new moon report from Mark Harris today. He reported that there was a 13th month and the NewYear started on Thursday April 13th, 2021. None of this makes any sense. By chance can you explain this.
Hi Colleen. For sure, you’re not the first to be confused about this. The situation exists because not everyone was on the same page with the barley harvest this year. Based on eyewitness reports and photographs (from several teams) of barley field inspections in Israel just prior to the aviv moon sighting on the evening of March 14, some insisted there WAS enough barley on the brink of ripeness (“aviv” stage) to declare that the new year could begin (the search is conducted to estimate whether enough barley will be ready to harvest to make loaves for the wave offering on the Feast of First Fruits a few weeks later). Others did not see it this way and insisted that a 13th month (an “Adar Bet”) was necessary to allow the barley to ripen. We (and Nehemia Gordon) agreed with the first scenario, but we are not the only source of information on the subject, thus the confusion. Michael Rood’s Astronomically and Agriculturally Corrected Biblical Hebrew Calendar and our 2021 Passover commemoration coincide with the first conclusion.
Since there were two, valid opinions on the barley harvest this year, we encourage you to ask the Spirit of YeHoVaH which scenario you and your family should observe; neither is incorrect. Everyone on both sides of the issue is doing their best to observe the times and seasons of YeHoVaH; there are differing opinions on these things because there is no earthly priesthood in place to judge in favor of one conclusion over another. Not to mention, without an earthly priesthood or temple, a wave offering cannot be conducted according to the Torah anyway, which renders the aviv search purely symbolic. Hope this helps explain the situation! 🙂
Buenas tardes. Bendigo la vida de este ministerio. Gracias Michael y a todo tu equipo, por tan hermosa labor. Te quiero mucho. Cuidate. Te quiero de vuelta, Con la misma fuerza como cuando te vi las primeras veces. Que el Altísimo nos bendiga con esta oración para tu vida, tu familia, tu equipo y tu ministerio. Un abrazo fuerte
Thank you for the explanation. We were also confused.
I don’t know. I feel as though I have already been deemed unfit. Crazy, isn’t it?
Hopefully I don’t confuse anyone. Read it all. Here goes. The question in my mind has been refreshed concerning understanding the appointed times within the year. I already understand how to manually track the moon’s cycle so as to establish the first day of the months. However, Ive always wondered about if this first month was coming too early by about a month…even two. Just as the Jewish (Rabbinic) calendar is more often then not off about a day, is it possible, though we’ve done better, to be off about a month? Genesis speaks of the stars also being part of the Creator’s time clock…not just the sun and the moon. Many have used the stars to show the salvation story. Well and good but what of their function to mark the moedim. What I’ve come across at the unction of another brother was to look into Enoch 73 which outlines the passage of our star (sun) through gates (constellations). Like your organization which benefited from NASA, I used an astronomy app to track the sun on the ecliptic through those constellations in accordance with Enoch 73. I found that we would have celebrated a month early whereas the sun would sit smack-dab in the center of the constellation of the ram around May 3, 2022. The earth would still bear witness with a May 3 Passover because the barely would definitely be good for waving. My discovering is a bit sobering for further study. Again, it’s the stars, sun and moon that set the times. Have we left out the largest gear in the clock…the constellations. Only serious responses.
So 2023 is another of those years when the amount of Aviv barley is being contested. What is the conclusion of Nehemia Gordon?
Read Dev Gordons Barley reports over the last couple of weeks and she said that although she leaves the decision up to the individual that she was leaning toward next month…
So I like others am confused.
Is there a single body or entity out there that Michaels Roods Ministries uses or looks to as the decision maker for whether or not to have an ADAR BET?
I get that from a Passover event point of view it is desirable to pick a date… but I would like to know is there a standard that we as the body can all depend on for this answer of a 12 or 13th month. Thanks…pfw
Well I thought I already commented?? But anyway Scott thank you for not being legalistic!! Because it’s Michael has once said that the Sabbath for those that missed it can celebrate it the next 7 days if they couldn’t make it to Jerusalem our God is amazing! Yeshua Jesus are Adonai the Lord of our salvation Yahweh Elohim where the spirit of the Lord is there is Liberty and the only justice for all!! The word of God is quick and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword piercing even to the dividing asunder of Soul and Spirit whereby it is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Got maybe you can go into the timetable of our calendar based on the fact that we have a lapse in time because God actually stopped time for a while during the battle as you recall very interesting maybe the reason for February 28th and leap year blah blah blah God’s ways are past finding out and so is the fourth dimension of time! In excelsis d e o