Thursday, October 13, 2016

Our Father's Reckoning – Enoch Division of Days Corrected


This year I realized there were errors in my solar calendar.  This page addresses these errors.  To read the full explanation of how the solar calendar works, see this page.

Division of the Year

Our solar year is 365.25 days since that is the number of days it takes the earth to travel around the sun.  Our Father in Heaven created the sun and the stars on the fourth day of creation; therefore our solar calendar and time did not start until the 4th day of creation. 

And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.” ESV Genesis 1:14-19
This verse from, the book of Jubilees, reflects that they started celebrating the Feast of Weeks from the days of creation and it maybe referring to the sun’s creation:

“And during the time this festival was being celebrated in heaven, from the days of creation to the days of Noah, it was twenty-six jubilees and five weeks of years.” Jubilees 6:16
This knowledge corrects issues I was having with my calendar and the placement of the feast days.  This new calendar corrects three issues as follows:

  • ·         The date of Pentecost now agrees with the book of Jubilees and the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • ·         The holy festivals, that require a lot of work to be performed, are no longer on Sabbath rest days
  • ·         The new day starts at dawn

The Feast of Weeks, Pentecost Date Calculation

It is difficult placing the Feast of Weeks, also called Pentecost, on the calendar strictly based on our bibles since we must determine what date ‘next day after the Sabbath’ implies.

“Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, "Speak to the children of Israel, and tell them, 'When you have come into the land which I give to you, and shall reap its the harvest, then you shall bring the sheaf of the first fruits of your harvest to the priest: and he shall wave the sheaf before Yahweh, to be accepted for you. On the next day after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it.” WEB Leviticus23:9-11
The book of Jubilees places the date of the Feast of Weeks on the 15th day of the 3rd Month which is in agreement with the Dead Sea scrolls.  On this page of my site I provide a detailed account of events that occurred on this date from the book of Jubilees along with the feast dates in the Dead Sea Scrolls.  Therefore, the writer of the book of Jubilees and the Essenes that wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls both agreed that the date ‘next day after the Sabbath’ is the Sabbath after the Feast of Unleavened Bread ended.  The verses prior to Leviticus 23:9 (above) are instructions for Unleavened Bread; therefore the implication could be the Sabbath after unleavened bread in finished.  Here is a second author’s version of the Dead Sea Scroll calendar that shows the Wave Sheaf on the 26th day of the 1st Month and Pentecost on the 15th of the third Month.

Numbers chapter 6 explains the Nazirite Vow which is a special vow of dedication to Our Father.  It is an eight day process.  Jesus was resurrected on Abib 18 and eight days later is Abib 26 which is the date of the Wave Sheaf according to the Dead Sea scrolls.  Therefore, it is on Abib 26 that Jesus became our High Priest according to the law of MelchizedekLeviticus chapter 9 confirms that Aaron also was not ordained until the 8th day.

The laws for purification and circumcision of a baby boy, explained in Leviticus chapter 12, are also an 8 day process. Therefore, it appears that 8 days are required both the dedication of a new baby boy and a high priest.

Sabbath Day & Feast Day Conflict

It is a conflict of the law to have a feast day on a Sabbath day.  Our Father gave us the Sabbath Day so that we could rest once a week; whereas, feast days are days that Our Father wants us to perform specific work for HIM.

Here are examples of the Sabbath Day laws:
And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.” ESV Genesis 2:2-3
See, for that the Lord hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day. So the people rested on the seventh day.” KJV Exodus 16:29-30
"Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. You shall labor six days, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to Yahweh your God. You shall not do any work in it, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, your man-servant, nor your maid-servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates; for in six days Yahweh made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day; therefore Yahweh blessed the Sabbath day, and made it holy.” WEB Leviticus 20:8-11
You shall keep the Sabbath therefore; for it is holy to you. Everyone who profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whoever does any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.” WEB Exodus 31:14
“'Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be a holy day for you, a Sabbath of solemn rest to Yahweh: whoever does any work in it shall be put to death. You shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations on the Sabbath day.'" WEB Exodus 35:2-3
The Feast of Trumpets which is the same day as the Fall Division Festival must not be on a Sabbath since they were to work all day preparing offerings.  This is not a day of rest at all:
In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no servile work: it is a day of blowing of trumpets to you. You shall offer a burnt offering for a sweet savor to Yahweh: one young bull, one ram, seven he-lambs a year old without blemish; and their meal-offering, fine flour mixed with oil, three tenth parts for the bull, two tenth parts for the ram, and one tenth part for every lamb of the seven lambs; and one male goat for a sin-offering, to make atonement for you; besides the burnt offering of the new moon month, and the meal-offering of it, and the continual burnt offering and the meal-offering of it, and their drink-offerings, according to their ordinance, for a sweet savor, an offering made by fire to Yahweh.” WEB Numbers 29:1-6
The Unleavened Bread feast day cannot occur on a Sabbath since Our Father asked them to travel out of Egypt, on this date, the year prior:
“You shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this same day have I brought your hosts out of the land of Egypt: therefore shall you observe this day throughout your generations by an ordinance forever.” WEB Exodus 12:17
The first day of Unleavened Bread actually requires a lot of work and it is definitely not a Sabbath rest day:

On the fourteenth day of the first month is the Lord's Passover, and on the fifteenth day of this month is a feast. Seven days shall unleavened bread be eaten. On the first day there shall be a holy convocation. You shall not do any ordinary work, but offer a food offering, a burnt offering to the Lord: two bulls from the herd, one ram, and seven male lambs a year old; see that they are without blemish; also their grain offering of fine flour mixed with oil; three tenths of an ephah shall you offer for a bull, and two tenths for a ram; a tenth shall you offer for each of the seven lambs; also one male goat for a sin offering, to make atonement for you.” ESV Numbers 28:16-22

Overview of Dawn to Dawn

The Israelites regarded the morning as the beginning of the day; in the evening the day ‘declined’ or ‘went down’ until the new day started in the morning. The Old and New Testament proves this as a fact. When determining how the ancient Israelites reckoned their days, there is confusion since the word ‘date’ is not found in our bibles and since they used the word ‘day’ instead of the word ‘date’. Today we use the words ‘day’ and ‘date’ interchangeably

The Israelites reckoned their day, new month and New Year to all start at the same time. These all started at the Hebrew hour 0 which is 6:00 a.m. in the morning.  Hebrew hours will be discussed further in the next section.

A day is the period of light when the sun is above the local horizon which is the time period from sunrise to sunset. The earth’s rotation on its inclined axis creates a solar day and then night. There are 365.25 days in a year.

Genesis Chapter One

Genesis chapter one models how we are to reckon our days and I have created the table below to illustrate this fact:
Genesis Text with God’s Creation Paraphrased
Verse Numbers
God created light:  God called the light Day [yom], and the darkness he called Night [layelah].
“There was evening [ereb] and there was morning [boqer], one day.” [The time between evening and morning is night time.]
God created the sky: God made the expanse, and divided the waters… God called the expanse sky.
There was evening and there was morning, a second day.” [Between evening and morning is night time.]
God created dry land, earth and seas.  He also placed grass, herbs and fruit trees on the earth.
There was evening and there was morning, a third day.” [Between evening and morning is night time.]
God created two great lights to divide the day and the night.
“There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.” [Between evening and morning is night time.]
God created living creatures for the sea and birds.
“There was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.” [Between evening and morning is night time.]
God created living creatures for the land (cattle and other animals) and man (male and female).
“There was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.” [Between evening and morning is night time.]
The heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. On the seventh day God finished his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. God blessed the seventh day, and made it holy, because he rested in it from all his work which he had created and made.”
As you can see, Our Father started the book of Genesis by giving as an example of how our day and week should be reckoned, as follows:
1.       Day:  he created the day before he created the night; showing the day is first.
2.       Work Day:  he did all of HIS work during the day, before evening started.
3.       Evening:  he stopped working in the evening and did no work at night.
4.       Morning:  he started a new day in the morning and considered the previous day done.  Then he started working again in the morning.
5.       Order of Day:  he showed us the order of our day should be; morning, day, evening, night and then morning again.
6.       Work Days:  He worked for six days prior to resting on the seventh day.
7.       Seventh Day:  He did no work on the seventh day or night, he instead rested.

Jesus followed the this reckoning of the work week since he explained that he needed to get his work done during the day since no one was to perform work at night.
“I must work the works of him who sent me, while it is day. The night is coming, when no one can work.” WEB John 9:4
When Our Father provided us our instruction for observing HIS feast days he uses the word ‘day’; therefore Our Father is reckoning our calendar by ‘day’ and not by ‘night’.  For example, we our told the Israelites observed the Passover, on the 14th ‘day’ even though the activity was to be performed in the evening.
“They kept the Passover in the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, at evening, in the wilderness of Sinai. According to all that Yahweh commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did.” WEB Numbers 9:5
In the verses below, notice that in our instructions for observing the feast day, Our Father tells us the day or date they should be performed.  He does not tell us which evening or night they should be performed. 
“On the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread to Yahweh. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. In the first day you shall have a holy convocation. You shall do no regular work.” WEB Leviticus 23:6-7
“In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no servile work: it is a day of blowing of trumpets to you.” WEB Numbers 29:1
“Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the Lord.” KJV Leviticus 23:34
If Our Father wanted us to reckon our 24 hour time period by evening, the above verse would read ‘The fifteenth evening of the seventh month’. If he wanted us to reckon it at midnight, the verse would read ‘The fifteenth midnight of the seventh month’.  Since he used the word day consistently, I believe that he wants us to reckon our time by the day and the day starts in the morning.
There has also been some tapering with the scriptures to make people believe that night comes before day.  Below are three different translations showing the day is before the night:
And thy lyfe shall hange before the, and thou shalt feare both daye [yomam] and nyghte [laylah] ad shalt haue no trust in thy lyfe. Tyndale Deuteronomy 28:66
And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day [yomam] and night [laylah], and shalt have none assurance of thy life. KJV Deuteronomy 28:66
“And thy life shall be in suspense before thine eyes; and thou shalt be afraid by day [yomam] and by night [laylah], and thou shalt have no assurance of thy life.” Septuagint, Deuteronomy 28:66
Here are newer versions of the same verses that have day and night switched which might lead people to believe that the night is reckoned before the day:
      “Your life shall hang in doubt before you. Night [laylah] and day [yomam] you shall be in dread and have no assurance of your life.” ESV Deuteronomy 28:66 
“And your life shall hang in doubt before you; and you shall fear night [laylah]  and day [yomam], and shall have no assurance of your life.” WEB Deuteronomy 28:66 
                There is a verse in Jeremiah where day and night have been switched also.  Here is an earlier version of this verse:
“And thou shalt speak this word to them; Let your eyes shed tears day [yomam] and night [laylah], and let them not cease: for the daughter of my people has been sorely bruised, and her plague is very grievous.” Septuagint, Jeremiah 14:17
                Here are two later versions of the same verse where they have switched night and day again:
      "You shall say to them this word: 'Let my eyes run down with tears night [laylah] and day [yomam], and let them not cease, for the virgin daughter of my people is shattered with a great wound, with a very grievous blow.” ESV Jeremiah 14:17
“And thou shalt say this word unto them, Let mine eyes run down with tears night [laylah] and day [yomam], and let them not cease.” ASV Jeremiah 14:17
In this verse, they are closing the gates at sundown in preparation for the Sabbath day that will be starting the next morning.  They have just probably completed their day of work and they want to ensure that the gates are shut in preparation for the morning.  Because the Sabbath day starts in the morning, they cannot return to close the gates on the Sabbath day since that would be considered work and a violation of the law. No work is allowed on the Sabbath day. Notice the verse reflects Sabbath day and not Sabbath evening or night.
“It came to pass that, when the gates of Jerusalem began to be dark before the Sabbath, I commanded that the doors should be shut, and commanded that they should not be opened until after the Sabbath: and some of my servants set I over the gates, that there should no burden be brought in on the Sabbath day.” WEB Nehemiah 13:19
The Hebrew word ‘shachar’, Strong’s number 7837, translates to the English word ‘dawn’ and is defined as; dayspring, early, light, morning, or whence rises. The bible translator have used these words, in our scriptures, to reflect the word ‘shachar’; dawn, dawning of the day, daybreak, and morning.  Here are examples of verses translated from the Hebrew word ‘shachar’ and they all imply the day was beginning:
“But the men would not hearken to him: so the man took his concubine, and brought her forth unto them; and they knew her, and abused her all the night until the morning: and when the day began to spring [shachar], they let her go.” KJV Judges 19:25
On the seventh day they rose early, at the dawn of day [shachar], and marched around the city in the same manner seven times. It was only on that day that they marched around the city seven times.” ESV Joshua 6:15
“Have you commanded the morning since your days began [shachar], and caused the dawn to know its place.” ESV Job 38:12
“So Bethel will do to you because of your great wickedness. At daybreak [shachar] the king of Israel will be destroyed.” WEB Hosea 10:15
The events of Jesus' crucifixion also prove the Israelites reckoned their time from dawn of the morning sunrise to the dawn of the morning. I will be documenting this fact below. 
Let’s remember that Paul told us we are children of the day:
“Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.” KJV 1 Thessalonians 5:5

The Hour

Above is a picture of how the Hebrew sundial worked.  The day, month, and New Year all started at Hour 0 which is 6:00AM and scripture does prove this also.  The age of the Mazzaroth is determined on the spring equinox at hour 0. 
For information on reading the sun dial, it is on this page
For info on age of the Mazzaroth, it is on this page

Jesus' Crucifixion & Spring Feast Event Summary

The crucifixion events prove dawn to dawn reckoning.  In order to for Jesus to be the Passover lamb, he had to fulfill the law of Passover exactly.  Our current calendar dates below are based on Jesus being crucified and dying on April 3rd, 33AD.  This is the date that many researchers believe to be true. 

The spring equinox in 33AD was on March 20th at 7:34am.  Therefore the Passover sacrifice would be required on April 3rd.  

The new moon was March 17th at 10:00am.  Therefore a lunar Passover dinner would be on March 31st and the Jewish Passover ended on April 1st at 6:00pm.

The Solar & Lunar Passover above is confirmed since these events occurred on April 1st:
Mat 26:1-2 in two days Passover is coming (Israelite Passover)
Mat 26:3 Caiaphas plots to kill Jesus but they decide not to during the feast (Jewish Passover) Same as Mark 14:1-2

Note:  the translations in our bibles are worded to make you think it was Passover the night of the Last Supper but it was not.  That is why I have consulted Strong’s and have reworded the verses.
Hebrew Date
Current Calendar Date
High-Level Instructions
High-level Summary of Events
Abib 13
late evening
[after sundown]
April 2nd
The events in the ‘Last Supper’.  It includes a loaf of bread and wine.
Yahshua’s Last Supper (it was not Passover)
Have dinner, after the sun goes down, and include regular bread with leaven and wine.
Yahshua broke bread G740 & they ate it.  Note that they were not eating unleavened bread G106 like you are required to do at Passover. (They did go to prepare since they were required to have themselves cleaned up for the morning.  They did not sacrifice a lamb before this meal.
Luke 22:15-16 He wants to eat Passover with the Disciples but states he will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom (meaning after he is crucified). (reworded)
Mat 26:36-46 Yahshua goes to pray & the Disciples keep falling asleep
Abib 14
Starting at dawn or about 6:00am
April 3rd
Passover Preparation Day Event order:  kill the lamb, roast it and then eat it at the night of the 14th. It includes unleavened bread and bitter herbs.
E12:6 Kill the lamb on the 14th day at evening H6153 (this is when the sun is going down about 3:00pm)
E12:9 roast the lamb
E12:18 Start eating unleavened bread (evening H6153) of the 14th day to the evening H6135 of the 21st day.
Num 9:3 celebrate the passover on the 14th day at evening H6153
Lev 23:5 passover is in the evening H6135 on the 14th
Deu 16:14 none of the flesh that you sacrifice in the evening H6135 shall be left for morning H1242
Jos 5:10 observed the passover on the evening H6135 on the 14th day.
2 Chron 30:17 the Levites had to slaughter the passover lamb for everyone that was not clean. (This Passover was attended by many.)  Dinner was after the slaughter and roasting of the lamb.
Passover Preparation Day Starts
Mat 26:74 Peter denied him 3 times then right away the rooster crowed [meaning the sun is starting to rise.]
Mat 27:1 priest took counsel against him & sentenced him to death in the early morning or dawn G4407.
John 18:28 led Yahshua to the judgement hall early G4404 dawn – they were worried about defiling themselves on passover.
They put Yahshua on the cross right after dawn.  He died about 3:00pm Roman time.
Mat 27:45 from the 6th hour (noon) there was darkness all over the land to the 9th hour (3:00pm). ( After this Yahshua said his last words.)
John 19:14 It was preparation day for the Passover, about the 6th hour when Yahshua said to the Judeans ‘Behold you King!’
Abib 14
Night H3915
April 3rd
E12:8 We are to eat flesh at night H3915 with unleavened bread & bitter herbs.
E12:10 burn any remaining lamb in morning H1242
D16:7 the morning H1242 after passover return to your tents
Passover Dinner
There are is no evidence that Yahshua’s family or the Disciples had dinner that night.  Yahshua did say he would have dinner when it is fulfilled in the kingdom and he did fulfill the Passover Feast Day prior to the sundown meal time. 
There was no mention of a passover dinner due to the law Numbers 9:10-11:
"Say to the children of Israel, 'If any man of you or of your generations is unclean by reason of a dead body, or is on a journey far away, he shall still keep the Passover to Yahweh. In the second month, on the fourteenth day at evening they shall keep it; they shall eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.”
1 Corth 5:7-8 Shows the Disciples continued celebrating on the future Passovers.
Mat 27:57 It was late evening G3798 or nightfall & a rich man Joseph took Yahshua to be wrapped in clean linen & they put him in a tomb.
Mark 15:42 When late evening G3798 or nightfall had already come because it was the preparation day, Joseph came to get Yahshua’s body.
Luke 23:54 When Joseph put Yahshua in the tomb it was preparation day and the Sabbath was beginning to dawn G2020 (to let shine). (it was getting close to 6:00am or Hour 0)
Luke 23:56 The women returned home to prepare spices and ointments & rested on the Sabbath day.
Abib 15
April 4th
E12:15 Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. On the first day you shall remove leaven out of your houses, for if anyone eats what is leavened, from the first day until the seventh day, that person shall be cut off from Israel. 16 On the first day you shall hold a holy assembly, and on the seventh day a holy assembly. No work shall be done on those days. But what everyone needs to eat, that alone may be prepared by you.
Sabbath Day & Unleavened Bread Feast Day Starts
No work this day except what is required for food preparation.  We are to assemble and remember that we were removed from slavery that day.  We must eat unleavened bread.
Mat 27:62 they went to guard Yahshua’s tomb, the next day, the day after Preparation day. [Preparation day is a day to prepare for the Sabbath day according to Strong’s or it is preparation for the evening Passover meal.
Abib 16
April 5th
Unleavened bread
Eat Unleavened bread
Abib 17
April 6th
Unleavened bread
Eat Unleavened bread
Abib 18
April 7th
Unleavened bread/Resurrection
Sabbath Day
Eat Unleavened bread/Resurrection
Sabbath Day he rose just before dawn
Abib 19
April 8th
Unleavened bread
Eat Unleavened bread
Mat 28:1 After the Sabbath day when it was beginning to be dawn G2020 and start being the 1st day of the week after the Sabbath Mary found the tomb empty. (reworded) Also Mark 16 & Luke 24
John 20:1 On the first day, after the Sabbath, Mary came early to the tomb while it was still dark. (reworded)
Luke 24  The same day, Yahshua was resurrected and appeared before the Disciples. 
Luke 24:36 Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the 3rd day
Mat 12:40 An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale's belly, so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth" 
Abib 20
April 9th
Unleavened bread
Eat Unleavened bread
Abib 21
April 10th
Unleavened bread
Eat Unleavened bread

Encyclopedia Biblica

To see the full text see this:  Encyclopedia Biblica, 1899 New York, Volume 1, p. 1036, The Israelites started their day in the morning.  


Jesus had to fulfill the Passover laws in order to be our Passover lamb, therefore, we must get this timing correct.  Please also see this document on the Passover laws.

You shall sacrifice the passover at evening, at the going down of the sun, at the time that you came forth out of Egypt. KJV Deuteronomy 16:6

Scripture proves that our day starts at sunrise and that Jesus last supper was not a Passover meal.  There are three different meals with three different types of bread requirements that prove our day cannot start at sundown and does start at sunrise.
  • Abib 13:  Loaf bread with wine at the Last Supper.
  • Abib 14:  Unleavened bread with bitter herbs at Passover.
  • Abib 15:  Plain unleavened bread during the feast of Unleavened bread.

“Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. Let us therefore celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. ESV 1 Corth 5:8

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