Friday, February 19, 2010

Exodus 16: The Rosetta Stone for the Biblical LuniSolar Calendar & Sabbath

Buried within God's Holy Scriptures is evidence of an ancient timekeeping system or calendar. This calendar, has it's basic framework embedded in Exodus 16, and appears to be the "calendar of creation."  The reason this calendar should be considered the "calendar of creation" is because God would not deliberately give Moses a different timekeeping system other than the one of creation.

God began giving Moses this ancient calendar in the 1st month of the bibical year, in Exodus 12 just prior to the Exodus. God said; This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you. Ex 12:2.  God even told Moses that the beginning of the months would be signaled by the moon. The word for month is "chodesh" and means "new moon."  "This new moon is the beginning of new moons for you." The beginning of the Biblical year is in the spring of the solar year, at the 1st new moon that occurs when the Barley in Israel is ripening so as to be ready for the wave sheaf on the 16th day of the month following Passover. This 1st new moon also follows the vernal equinox.


  1. others kept the sunday, saturday sabbath and queerest of all, some--any seventh day of their own counting. in the creation week it doesn't mentions a specific position of heavenly bodies when to start a week or month except the ordinal naming of seven days a week. proceeding chapters from genesis both old and new of the bible, most of all, historical-ancient data bases hived-away in many dark places places--now, begin to be exposed in the broad daylight.
    taking careful research and diligent study of l uni-solar Sabbath and calendar i can recall one verse mentions by prophet Isaiah: "...little by little, word for word, sentence for sentence..." is a typical heads-up that the prophet would like to convey--'this is a continuous development of faith' for Sabbath keepers setting aside pride, fear, fanatism and stupidity.

  2. Hello Sadge; Thank you for your insightful comments. I agree with you that studying the scripture is like finding buried treasure; it requires a lot of digging. You have said much that applies to study of the scriptures. I particularly like your last statement, that it necessitates that we set aside pride, fear, fanaticism, and stupidity. Unfortunately, many do not take a good look in the mirror to see what needs to be eliminated. Thanks again for your comments.