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Proof Of 364 Day Solar Calendar In The Bible (without Quoting 1 Enoch Or Jubilees)

  1. I realized that I left out some other vital pieces of information in proving that our current canon of the Bible does discuss a three hundred and sixty four day calendar.

    - YHWH's Calendar is a seven day weekly calendar with a day being composed of evening and morning.
    The day begins in the morning as God is Light and separated Himself from the Darkness: therefore He called the Light from Himself and separated it from the darkness. Since the sun rules over the day and is greater than the moon which rules over the night: it follows that Day is greater than the Night and appears first. Note that Day and Night are never to be mixed: therefore Morning = Sunrise and Evening = Sunset. It follows that the day begins in the morning as the evening is the end of the day. (Genesis 1:5, 8, 13, 19, 23, 31; 2:2-3 Cf. Exodus 16:22-27, Leviticus 7:25). If anyone disagrees with this then please keep in mind that Moses wrote the Torah and understood that the day begins in the morning.

    - The first day of the first month of the year begins on the fourth day of the week (Genesis 1:14-19).

    - The calendar begins in the spring as the heavenly lights were created one day after the grass, herbs, and fruit trees sprung forth from the ground (Genesis 1:9-19).

    - Each month is composed of an average of thirty days (Genesis 7:24; 8:3).

    - There are twelve months in the year according to king David (1 Chronicles 27:1-15).

    Now when we do the math we see:

    12 Months x 30 Days = 360 Days

    But how can we prove that our current canon supports a three hundred and sixty four day calendar?

    Month 01
    01 02 03 04 05 06 07

    _________01 02 03 04 (Week 01)
    05 06 07 08 09 10 11 (Week 02)
    12 13 14 15 16 17 18 (Week 03)
    19 20 21 22 23 24 25 (Week 04)
    26 27 28 29 30______

    Month 02
    01 02 03 04 05 06 07

    _______________01 02 (Week 05)
    03 04 05 06 07 08 09 (Week 06)
    10 11 12 13 14 15 16 (Week 07)
    17 18 19 20 21 22 23 (Week 08)
    24 25 26 27 28 29 30 (Week 09)

    Month 03
    01 02 03 04 05 06 07

    01 02 03 04 05 06 07 (Week 10)
    08 09 10 11 12 13 14 (Week 11)
    15 16 17 18 19 20 21 (Week 12)
    22 23 24 25 26 27 28 (Week 13)
    29 30_______________

    We can deduce that each month has alternating weeks of {4, 5, 4} per season which gives us thirteen weeks a season so, doing the math again:

    13 Weeks x 4 Seasons = 52 Weeks! But why is this possible? How can we submit mathematical proofs? Remember that the very first week in Genesis 1:1-2:2-3 starts the count of weeks. Leviticus supports my theory:

    "And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete: Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the Lord."
    -Leviticus 23:15-16

    The key phrases are "And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath[...] seven sabbaths shall be complete: Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days": for the Feast of Shavuot as we know begins on the fifteenth day of the third month which is the first day of the week (i.e. Sunday); and, when we count back fifty days we reach the twenty sixth day of the first month: so, we have officially found where we are to begin and end our count for the Feast of Shavuot. The reason why this is correct is that if we begin counting on the twenty second day of the first month which is one day after the sabbath of the Feast of Unleavened Bread: fifty days later would bring us to the twelfth day of the third month: this falls on the fifth day of the week which is five days after the weekly sabbath which is not the morrow after the seventh sabbath has been completed. We wrongly count a week as being any period of seven days: YHWH always counts the week beginning from the first day of the week to the seventh day of the week (i.e. Sunday morning to Saturday morning). This calculation is true because we are told to count seven sabbaths not, any sequence of seven days. According to this reckoning:

    1 Week = Days 1-7
    1 Week x 52 = 52 Weeks


    We have fifty two weeks in a year not because:

    365 Days/7 Days = ~52 Weeks
    or
    13 Months x 4 Weeks = 52 Weeks
    ...but because...

    52 Sabbath Weeks = 52 Weeks

    ...this means that...

    52 Weeks x 7 Days = 364 Days/Year
    52 Weeks / 4 Seasons = 13 Weeks/Season
    13 Weeks x 7 Days = 91 Days/Season
    91 Days x 4 Seasons = 364 Days/Year
    13 Weeks x 4 Seasons = 52 Weeks/Year
    1 Year = 4 Seasons = 12 Months = 52 weeks = 364 Days


    If this is true then why are the four extra days not counted in the twelve months? They are intercalary days meaning that they are inserted at the end of each of the four seasons: 1) Spring, 2) Summer, 3) Autumn, and 4) Winter.

    We now have conclusive evidence that YHWH in the Tanakh has established a solar calendar of 364 Days: and now we have 1 Enoch and Jubilees as supplemental proofs.

    I hope you find this information to be very fruitful in your service to God through your research and work.

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  1. The Righterzpen
    I have a question about intercalary days. Were they added onto the end of each season every year? Because that would make a 368 day year? Or was it rather they were added to one season every year rotating seasons; or added 4 days every 4 years?

    I know adding days to certain months or (as the Egyptians did) adding a whole month every so many years is how civilizations "synched" their calendars. We do that today with leap years.

    And it seeming logical to assume that for the most part the time it takes earth to go around the sun has remained consistent.

    So, this raises another question as it relates to Biblical calendars. How do we translate the "counted years" into our calendar?
  2. YHWH_will_uplift
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  5. YHWH_will_uplift
    @Jesus: From Gen to Rev As regards the timing of the Sabbath of the feasts: please note carefully that they had to rest according to the commandment because Passover began in the evening. When you properly look at YHWH's Calendar you will see that the Passover and 7th Day Sabbath never overlap. Lastly Passover and Day of Atonement are the only feasts to begin in the evening.
  6. YHWH_will_uplift
    @Jesus: From Gen to Rev I see that you choose to remain in your own ignorance based upon your answers given to me and wish to close your eyes to the truth which I have pointed out to you so clearly. How can you say that the Moon is not a source of light when God commands it to give light upon the earth in Genesis 1? You also chose to ignore the truth found in Leviticus 7:15 and Exodus16:22-26: both of which state clearly that the day begins in the morning: and let's not forget that God is Light and therefore is above and existed before the Darkness and, God created both:
    God (Light) > Darkness > Light = Morning > Evening > Morning. And if you want to speak about measurement: last time I checked you have to be able to physically touch and object in order to precisely measure it: you cannot make measurements of the heavens by staying on the ground and not knowing the limits of heaven. How is it that after one supposed trip to the moon that we are only able to give approximate distances from the moon to the earth? Approximation does not equal precision. Please let go of the falehood from the world and cling to the truth from God.
  7. YHWH_will_uplift
    @Jesus: From Gen to Rev
    You also completely ignore the evidence found in the DSS, 1 Enoch, and Jubilees as without them there is no way to justify how many days the sun, moon, and stars complete nor when the year actually begins. While Israel has been chosen as God's people let us remember that He only keeps His promise with those Israelites who remain faithful to Him in Spirit and in Truth and, not in flesh alone. Israel's rebellion to God is clearly laid out in the old testamnent: the lunar calendar is just one more evidence of their continuous rebellion.
    Once you take a look at my files and carefully reread this blog entry you will see that your stance (nor that of any lunar advocates) have no basis in scripture, as I have proven scripturally and mathematically that all lunar and agricultural calculations and observations are wrong as none of them line up with the calendrical outline given in Genesis 1:1-2:3; 7:24; 8:3, and 1 Chronicles 27:1-15. The Abib reference does not command us to check the barley in order to determine the begining of the first day of the month in conjunction with the new moon it only backs up Genesis 1:9-13 which states that the year begins in the spring. And once you follow the solar calendar laid out in the Bible, DSS, 1 Enoch, and Jubilees you will see that your feast days are wrong since you are following the moon.
  8. YHWH_will_uplift
    @Jesus: From Gen to Rev
    As regards the new moon and full moon we conclude that God created the moon full and not empty (i.e. dark) or partially lit. While any of the partially lit phases of the moon would qualify it as being the "lesser light" in terms of its illumination, that is not what the context of Genesis 1:14-19 is referring to. When the moon is full we understand that it is the "lesser light" in terms of its brightness when compared to the brightness of the sun. The prophet Isaiah supports my view:

    "Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the Lord bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound."

    -Isaiah 30:26

    At present the moon's light is not as that of the sun but, lesser. In the future it will be as bright as the sun. 1 Enoch tells us that at present the Sun's light is seven times brighter than the moon but, as to their circumference they are equal.
    1. Jesus: From Gen to Rev
      My dear friend, you said "When the moon is full we understand that it is the "lesser light" in terms of its brightness when compared to the brightness of the sun."
      The moon is not a source of light, having no mechanism within itself to do so (ie. no thermo-nuclear reaction going on). The sun does. Therefore, the sun, being the source of light, which the moon can merely reflect, is called the greater light, and the moon therefore the lesser light.
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    2. Jesus: From Gen to Rev
      My dear friend, you also said "... the Sun's ... the moon ... their circumference they are equal."
      1,000,000 Earths would fill the sun's volume. I assume that you wrote of the approximate circumferences as seen by an observer here on Earth - that's ok - but as you would know? the sun's literal circumference/diameter is very much larger than that of the moon.
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  9. YHWH_will_uplift
    @Jesus: From Gen to Rev
    We see from the very beginning apart from the Light of God we will be in Darkness and Chaos. We see then why God made the Sun to rule the Day and the Moon and stars the Night. Therefore since God is Light and above the Darkness it is only logical that He would place the light above darkness: that is why morning and evening = 1 Day and not 1 Night. If this were not enough evidence then look at these passages:

    "And it came to pass, that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one man: and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses. And he said unto them, This is that which the Lord hath said, To morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the Lord: bake that which ye will bake to day, and seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning. And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did not stink, neither was there any worm therein. And Moses said, Eat that to day; for to day is a sabbath unto the Lord: to day ye shall not find it in the field. Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the sabbath, in it there shall be none."
    -Exodus 16:22-26

    "And the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings for thanksgiving shall be eaten the same day that it is offered; he shall not leave any of it until the morning."
    -Leviticus 7:15

    These two passages make it clear that from the beginning the Israelites knew that the day began in the morning. Later in their history of rebellion towards God Israel adpoted the day being from evening to evening which is in direct contradiction to God's plan from the beginning of creation.
    1. Jesus: From Gen to Rev
      Dear friend, you said "evening to evening ... direct contradiction to God's plan from the beginning of creation"
      Gen 1:5 "And the evening and the morning were the first day." - dark part, then light part!
      Le 23:32 It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath.
      Jesus' burial ... Lu 23:54 And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.
  10. YHWH_will_uplift
    @Jesus: From Gen to Rev
    You completely ignore the Genesis account which states clearly that the first day of the first month of the year begins on the fourth day of the week: so while the month could begin anywhere in the week God chose the fourth day of the week. In addition your argument assumes that based on the Passover and Day of Atonement beginning in the evening: therefore all days begin in the evening: this is misapplying inductive reasoning. Note that the aforementioned feasts are the only ones which are commanded to be observed from evening to evening.
    In addition Genesis 1 tells us that God is Light and called the light from Himself and that His Spirit was hovering over the darkness which were over the waters. If we look at the Light as Order/Day/Morning/Life and the Darkness as Chaos/Night/Evening/Death then we immediately see that order cannot come out of chaos had not order first existed; Night could not have come had not Day come first; Evening could not have passed until morning passed; Darkness could not have come without the absence of Light; and Death could not live unless life from Life was given to it. Seeing that God had separated Himself from the Darkness there is no darkness in Him at all, as it is written:

    "He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him."
    -Daniel 2:22
    1. Jesus: From Gen to Rev
      Dear friend, you said "Night could not have come had not Day come first".

      But, darkness (the absence of light) came first, then light (from God) ... all on day 1 ...
      Gen 1
      2 "And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
      3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
      5b ... And the evening and the morning were the first day."
    2. Jesus: From Gen to Rev
      Dear friend, you said "the aforementioned feasts are the only ones which are commanded to be observed from evening to evening."

      The days started at sunset ... inc. Sabbath -
      Luke 23
      52 ... the body of Jesus.
      53 ... laid it in a sepulchre ....
      54 ... and the sabbath drew on.
      55 And the women ...
      56 ... returned, ... and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.