What calendar should we use? Hebrew? Or Gregorian?
People have asked...How can your timeline be correct when you are calculating dates based on the Gregorian calendar, a 12 month year instead of a Hebrew 10 month year. The answer is simple.
Days are days, whether Solar or Lunar based in calculation. The prophecies of Daniel and Revelation where Gabriel gave Daniel the crucial number of days are still just that. Days. That is why I believe God did not say "years." Or even use the term "months." Of course God knew there would be a 365 day year, a 12 month (Gregorian) year as opposed to a Hebrew 10 month year. The context of these prophecies deals with "the latter days."
Furthermore, the Church is composed of Jew and Gentile. The Church is not Israel which further substantiates the accuracy of the day count. 1290 + 1260 days to 1335 days to the Blessed Day (Millennium).
When we calculate those DAYS in conjunction with the Hebrew calendar, we discover to our amazement how that those "spans" of days LINE UP with, or sync with, or find themselves in harmony with those required feasts which must be fulfilled.
There would be no violence done to the lunar calendar by pointing out the (amazing) 77 years to the day (Gregorian) from the UN Partitioning Palestine 11/29/47 to the 11/27/24 date (Millennium begins) on our timeline. None whatsoever. Because there we are not dealing with any 77 year period revealed in Scripture as it pertains to the prophecies. It is no more "insignificant" than it is 70 years from Israel becoming a nation again to 2017. Or 7 days in a week, or a 7 year Shemitah, or the biblical 6 day creation model. Days are still just that, days, no matter how we measure them.
In fact what we discover with all this is how that BOTH calendars, both Gregorian and Hebrew, work in perfect harmony with one another. Point being, the Gregorian day counts fall into sync or align themselves perfectly with the fall feasts/high holy days on the Hebrew Calendar. Days are days whether one is an Israelite or an Okie.
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Tishrei is the most Jewish of all the months. Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur and Sukkot – all of take place in this month. Tishrei is the first month on any Jewish calendar, but in the Torah it is referred to consistently as the seventh month, not the first. This disparity is caused by two different ways of counting one month. One is to begin with Creation, what Jews see as the most central event to ever take place. We therefore unhesitatingly call it the first or primary month.
God however sees it from an entirely different angle. To Him, the most significant moment in time was the Exodus from Egypt, which made us a people and opened up the door for our accepting His word as our guide. Nothing could be as primary to the world's existence than that day. This is why Nissan, the month in which the Exodus took place, is referred to consistently in the Torah as "the first month." According to this way of counting, Tishrei is the seventh month of the year.
The first six months of the Jewish calendar are Nissan, Iyar, Sivan, Tammuz, Av and Elul. The final six months of the Jewish calendar are Tishri, Cheshvan, Kislev, Tevet, Shevat and Adar. On leap years, a thirteenth month is added to the end of the Jewish year.
The Hebrew Months Named in Scripture
In the Hebrew Scriptures written prior to the Babylonian exile, four months are labeled with Canaanite names. The term Aviv describes the agricultural conditions that existed in the month when the Exodus occurred which is equivalent to Month 1. Aviv is a word meaning ripening barley and the month of Aviv is the month of ripening barley (Exodus 13:4, 23:15, 34:18, Deuteronomy 16:1). Ziv was a name for Month 2 which literally means light (1 Kings 6:1, 6:37). Ethanim was a name for Month 7 which literally means strong perhaps referring to strong rains (1 Kings 8:2). Bul was a name for Month 8 (1 Kings 6:38).
In the Hebrew Scriptures written during or after the Babylonian exile, five months appear with Babylonian names. Nisan was a name for Month 1 (Nehemiah 2:1, Esther 3:7). Sivan was a name for Month 3 (Esther 8:9). Elul was a name for Month 6 (Nehemiah 6:15). Kislev was a name for Month 9 (Nehemiah 1:1-2, Zechariah 7:1-3). Adar was a name for Month 12 (Ezra 6:15, Esther 3:7, 3:13, 8:11-12, 9:1, 9:15, 9:17, 9:19, 9:20-22). The name of the pagan deity Tammuz used for Month 4 is mentioned once in Ezekiel 8:14.
It is of great interest to note that the believers who followed יהושע the Messiah never used pagan names to describe Hebrew Months. They were well taught by the Master and simply numbered the Hebrew Months as Adam and Noah did from the beginning.