Interesting Facts Concerning the Biblical Calendar for the Year of 6012 [2012/13]
& How to understand its use!
Yahvah presented His Kingdom Calendar to true Israel via Moses, at Mt. Sinai in
Arabia according to Exodus 12:2 in approximately 1446BC. Many other facts concerning
this calendar are introduced later in Scripture, and are noted in this calendar.
A diligent daily study of this Biblical Calendar will show the Bible scholar how
our ancient ancestors observed the Sabbaths, New Moons, sacred Feasts, Land Sabbaths
and Jubilees. Our present day Farmer’s Almanac more closely resembles the Biblical
Calendar than the present day Gregorian calendar because it concerns itself with
seasons and agriculture. As we become familiar with the creators calendar, we will
see that the creator intercedes in the affairs of man according to His calendar,
not the pagan Gregorian, with which we are accustomed.
We suggest you place the familiar Gregorian along side this calendar to help lessen
confusion. As you become used to this ancient calendar you will see that all the
great and terrible prophecies of Revelation are tied to this calendar and only then
can we truly prepare ourselves for the coming events. Yahvah’s calendar was made
for an agricultural people; therefore the seasons are the pivotal points of this
calendar. Please study and review each scripture for every day of the year and you
will be blessed.
And Let Them Be for Signs, Times, Days,
Interesting Facts Concerning the Lunar Moon
& Why Our Creator Created it for Israel’s Use!
1. a Lunar cycle= 29.5 days
2. each ¼ lunar cycle= approx. 7 days=1 week
3. from first visible sliver to full moon = 14 days=2 weeks
4. Passover & Tabernacles both start on a full moon
5. Passover and Tabernacles end on ¾ moon cycle
6. New moon always appears on the Western horizon just after sunset.
7. An ANM (Astronomical New Moon) is never visible because the moon is exactly between
the earth and sun.
8. First quarter phase is always in mid sky at sundown and it sets near midnight.
9. Second quarter phase (full moon) always rises in east when sun sets in west.
10. Third quarter phase moon rises approx at midnight.
11. Yahvah created the heavens and the earth, the moon, the stars and constellations
and named them. Beginning the Biblical year seems to be based on Duet. 16:1 and
12. Did Yahvah give us a 2nd witness, such as when the new moon enters the Constellation
Aries? This happens only one time a year and that is just after the vernal equinox.
This seems to happen without fail every year and seem to coincide with other signs
of spring. This seems to have held true for many centuries but due to the 27,000
year pole wobble it is questionable that this remedy is still viable. Researching
backwards is difficult. Can anybody help to prove or disprove this theory?
13. Twelve Lunar cycles= 354 days. 1 solar year = 365 days creating a difference
of approx 11 days. Every 3rd year an extra Lunar cycle must be added to keep the
calendar accurate. Note that the year 2001 has 13 months. Next 2 years should be
12 cycle years before the next 13 cycle. This cycle coincides exactly with new moon
entering the Aries Constellation, and hopefully dovetails with the greening barley
ears mentioned elsewhere.
14. To avoid continuing in the Pagan mode of naming the days of the weeks on this
calendar, we have opted to use the Biblical precedent of calling them by their placement
in the week: such as; 1st day, 2nd day, etc. The Pagan names are listed here to
show you why they are an abomination to our Father Yahvah. 1) Sunday—Sun’s day,
2) Monday—Moon’s day, 3) Tuesday—Tiu’s day, 4) Wednesday—Odin’s day 5) Thursday—Thor’s
day, 6) Friday—Freya’s day, & 7) Saturday—Saturn’s day. All of them are Norse or
Roman deities of their gods.
15. The Biblical day begins at sundown; some argue that it is at noon, since that
is the only time in the 24 hour day that can be pin pointed by anyone, anywhere,
which would put the Hebrew day 180° in opposition to the Pagan day, which begins
at midnight, when most of humanity sleeps. Let us wake up to a new, yet ancient
and exciting calendar and look for its blessings.
16. The Biblical year begins with the new Agricultural year in the spring, with the
first new moon sliver following the Vernal equinox establishing the month of Abib.
The Biblical Calendar was given to an agricultural people who have always fed the
world with their surplus of food and livestock. The Pagan year begins very near
the winter Solstice, to coincide with the Pagan celebrating the beginning of the
lengthening of days. The birth of our Messiah was attached to this season in a vain
attempt to lure pagans into accepting the Christian faith.
17. The pagan names for the 12 months of the Gregorian calendar are thus: January—Roman
god Janus, keeper of the gate, has 2 heads, to see the past and future; February—from
Latin words “to Smoke” for purification; March—Roman god Mars; April—Greek goddess
of Love, Aphrodite; May—Roman Goddess of growth, Maia; June—Goddess of Women, marriages
and childbirth, and she was the wife of Jupiter, Juno; July—Roman emperor, Julius
Caesar; August—Julius Caesar’s Successor, Augustus Caesar; September—Latin for
“seven”; October—Latin for “eight”; November—Latin for “ninth”; December—Latin
18. The Pagan Gregorian calendar is 99% perverted from the Godly Biblical Calendar.
The only resemblance visible today of Yahvah’s Calendar is the 7-day week. Yahvah
did not allow the heathen to go to an 8-9 or 6-day week. His plan of Creation and
Redemption is based on 7’s. Hallelujah! The introduction of DST around WWII seemed
innocent enough but it also is a violation of Yahvah’s Timetable.
19. Blowing the shofar (Ram’s Horn) is commanded in Scripture (see Psalms 81:3)
at the new moon, full moon, Day of Trumpets (also a new moon), beginning of the feast
of days, Day of Atonement, our day of Gladness (Numbers 10:10) for a remembrance
unto Yahvah. When the covenant believing body awakens the shofar shall be heard
in every corner of the globe and it shall rise as a pleasing savor unto our Lord
and Savior Yahvahshua, our very own Kinsman and Redeemer.
Purpose of this Calendar
It is our desire to present this calendar to the covenant believing people in a
manner that will enlighten them to Yahvah’s purposes and timetables. We have been
birthed into troublesome times and by observing the heathen, Gregorian calendar and
observing its celebrated days, we fall into the trap all pagans are currently entrapped
in and we become followers of heathen custom. Everything in the current Gregorian
calendar is of Pagan origin; such as New Years Day, Sunday as the holy Sabbath, the
pagan names of the week days, the pagan names of the months, all holidays, such as
Easter, Valentines Day, Halloween, Christmas, and all Jewish holidays. Because Yahvah’s
people have perverted the true Calendar, Yahvah now despises all our feast days.
See Amos 5:21.
The heathen Gregorian Calendar completely omits all Christian holy days. Only Thanksgiving
bears any resemblance (though admittedly very little) to our holy days, Feast of
Tabernacles, which is an 8 day festive annual event that is to be celebrated after
the fall harvest. The New Moon Festival is to be treated as a weekly Sabbath, no
Labor is allowed. Duet 16:1 and Exodus 12:2 tells us when we are to begin our New
Year, it being the month of greening of ears of barley, making it harvestable by
wave sheaf day which is the day following the 1st weekly Sabbath of the Passover.
The 7 days following Passover are called Days of Unleavened Bread. Fifty days are
counted off from wave sheaf offering (always a 1st day of the week) to establish
Day of Pentecost, a one day festival. The next festival is feast of Trumpets. Also
known as “Announcement of the arrival of the King.” This day is the new Moon sliver
of the 7th month. It is a day of rest, sacred assembly and blowing of the trumpets.
Our Messiah, Yahvahshua was probably born on this day of the year, a new moon night.
Ten days following “trumpets” is “Day of Atonement,” probably the most revered day
in the Hebrew culture. This day is not to be confused with the Jewish day of ritual
called Yom Kippur. It is a day of assembly, denial, fasting, and presenting an offering
unto Yahvah. No work is done under the penalty of death and is to be treated as
a Sabbath. Lev. 23:26. The 7 year land Sabbath and the 50 year Jubilee are counted
from this day of the year. See Lev 25:4-17. Establishing the Year of Jubilee is
probably the one single most important year to tie the heavenly calendar into the
affairs of mankind on earth. On the 15th Day of this same month (should be a full
moon or nearly so) is the 1st day of the 8 day festival called The Feast of Tabernacles.
Israel was to dwell in booths 8 days to memorialize their wandering in the wilderness
(Lev 23:42). The last day of Tabernacles which is the 8th day is called the Last
Great Day. Do we know or can we know when this Last Great Day happens in Yahvah’s
eternal plans? Probably not, (see Rev 16:15) but reference to it is given in Matt.
How to use this Calendar
The Bible Calendar, as it is presented to us in Scripture, is 180° opposed to the
pagan Gregorian calendar we are all familiar with. For this reason, we are completely
out of synch with our Creator’s program. If you are among the remnant who look for
and long for the Kingdom of Heaven on earth you need to familiarize yourself with
His time tables, not Caesars’.
The present 6012 [2012/13] calendar is the finished (yet ever changing) product of
years of research and comparisons. By our present day Gregorian calendar, you may
find the Biblical Calendar confusing but faithful study and use will reveal many
secrets. We suggest you post this calendar on the wall with the familiar Gregorian
Calendar beside it to keep oriented. Note that the first day of the First Month
is called Abib and is the same as March 24, 2012. This calendar goes from spring
to spring, not winter to winter. Bible days begin at sundown, not midnight. All
Biblical days start at sundown of the day before, therefore Abib 1 which is March
24th actually started around 6:00pm on March 23. Passover is shown on the calendar
page Abib as April 7th but begins at sundown April 6th. Two things are essential
to establish the beginning of a new month. (1) There must be a time difference of
over 35 to 40 minutes between SS and MS, and; (2) The moon must be no less than 8%
visible between SS and MS. This requirement often causes the full moon to fall after
the 14th day of that month. The actual confirmation of the NM sliver is a great
thrill! Your participation in this program is greatly encouraged. Often, due to
overcast skies in your local area you will have to rely on this calendar for accurateness
or find a contact to fellowship with in another part of our country. Have fun on
this new adventure in Biblical dating and please read and study all scriptures for
each and every day as your year long Bible study. As you approach the end of the
Scriptural Year and wish to continue with an updated calendar for 6012 [2012/13]
please contact us in time to receive a new calendar. A donation to cover postage
and printing will be appreciated. For the Covenant Believing brethren who know who
they are, they will find this calendar especially refreshing and enlightening.
Steps to using this Calendar:
1. ANM n Astronomical New Moon. Not used in the Biblical Calendar.
2. SS = Sunset. MS = Moonset. Look for the New Moon Sliver in the west after sundown.
3. The percentage shown is how much of the moon is visible to the eye. Seldom can
you see anything less than 10%. Even under ideal conditions 8% is barely visible.
4. Upon sighting the sliver the Priest was to blow the shofar to alert Israel to
the New Moon Festival.
5. The New Moon following the Vernal Equinox establishes the month of Abib and New
6. Note that wave sheaf offering is always the day following the first weekday Sabbath
of the Passover Feast. Begin the 50 day count with this day to establish Pentecost.
It will always fall on the first day of the week.
7. Just prior to every New Moon Festival you will see a numeral, such as: -18m;
14m; 53m. These numbers are to show you the difference between sunset and moonset
for that day. Usually, any difference less than 35m will yield a New Moon sliver
invisible to you due to excess sunlight.*
8. Prior to each NMF (New Moon Festival) you will see a box like this: .
This means the moon is five degrees south of where the sun is setting and at seventeen
and a half degrees above the horizon to aid you in locating the barely visible new
9. Should you wish to participate in the blowing of the shofar (ram’s horn) in obedience
to Ps. 81:3 and other places, you might get a horn from some nearby rancher or slaughter
house. You will have to search out how to hollow the horn, clean it, and make it
produce an acceptable sound. When the shofar is heard across the land we will know
Yahvah’s people are waking up.
10. We know this Calendar is subject to certain challenges concerning its accurateness
and completeness. Therefore, until a righteous priesthood arises to manage Yah’s
Calendar this Biblical Calendar is subject to error. The NMF is subject to error
but never more than one day. If you feel we need to make changes or additions or
to be more explicit with instructions, please let us hear from you. There are so
many different Bible Calendars out there that this one will surely fall into various
contradictions, but Yahvah willing, it will also serve to enlighten Yahvah’s people
to new revelations.
* The Dates and Times given in this calendar are relative to approximately 48°N 118°W
(which is in northeastern Washington). Therefore the times for your area will be
different and need to be adjusted for your area. Consult a Farmer’s Almanac for
Due to popular demand I have included the Hebrew calendar for the Year 2016, but
this calendar is Paul Thayer’s rough draft which includes handwritten dates and notes
which are compared to the Gregorian Calendar. This calendar is 15 months long ending
in March 2017.