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The original text of the Bible discloses a calendar consisting of 12 months of 30 days. This is derived from the flood account in Gen 7, and the 1260 days of the Book of Revelation. This 360 day calendar starts and ends on the vernal equinox. Most of the references to the New Moon as the beginning of the month is a mistranslation. Rosh Kodesh simply means head of the month, not building of the moon. Observance of the New Moon as Rosh Kodesh did not occur in Israel until the Babylonians enslaved them. The lunisolar calendar that most Jews observe today is only 354 to 355 days long. This incongruency with the solar year requires that a 13th intercalary month must be added every 2 or 3 years to keep the Holy Days in season. The bible never makes any mention of a 13th month. Infact the bible mentions David appointing 2 generals to over see the Hebrew military for each month...totalling to 24 generals for 12 months, never 26 for 13 months.
Rev7:1 After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth, so that no wind would blow on the earth or on the sea or on any tree. 2 And I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the sun, having the seal of the living God; and he cried out with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea, 3 saying, “Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees until we have sealed the bond-servants of our God on their foreheads.”
Rev 9:4 They were told not to hurt the grass of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree, but only the men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. 5 And they were not permitted to kill anyone, but to torment for five months; and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it stings a man. 6 And in those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, and death flees from them.
Rev 9:15 And the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released, so that they would kill a third of mankind. 16 The number of the armies of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them.
This is why no man can know the day or hour of Jesus' return. He will be returning early so that may be announced as King of kings on Yowm Theruah (Feast of Trumpets). He will not be cutting the 70th Week short, but the tribulation taking place during the 70th Week. This is also why the "no man knows the day or hour" statement does not apply to the Rapture. The day of the Rapture will always be Yowm Theruah.
Matt 24:21 “For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will. 22 “Unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short.
8 He replied: "Watch out that you are not deceived. For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am he,' and, 'The time is near.' Do not follow them.
1 The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, 2 who testifies to everything he saw—that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. 3 Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.
17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. 18 I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.
22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’
originally posted by: BELIEVERpriest
a reply to: ketsuko
My understanding of the Paleo-Hebrew calender does not restrict Yowm Theruah to the new moon sliver. If the Paleo-Hebrew calendar starts on the Vernal Equinox, then Yowm Theruah will always be the 180th day of the year, regardless of the lunar phase.