To help explain Biblical truths
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Timeline from Biblehub
1-15-23 Short Timeline for Jesus: Charts from Jesus Born Tishri 10 5BC – Died Nisan 14 30AD
Our time Jewish calendar
June/July 7BC –- Around Tammuz 15th our time 3755 AD -- John the Baptizer was conceived, about 6 months before Jesus.
Sept/Oct 6BC -- Tishri 1st our time 3756 AD -- A new Jewish calendar year begins
Dec 6BC -- Around Tevet 10th our time 3756 AD the time we celebrate Christmas-- Jesus is conceived in Mary by the Holy Spirit.
March/April 5BC -- Around Nisan 15th our time 3756 AD -- John was born, during Passover/Feast of Unleavened Bread.
Sept/Oct 5BC -- Tishri 1st our time 3757 AD -- A new Jewish calendar year begins
Sept/Oct 5BC -- Tishri 10th our time 3757 AD -- On Day of Atonement Jesus was born.
Sept/Oct 0 BC/AD –- Tishri 1st our time 3762 AD -- No zero year in BC/AD timeline, must add or subtract 1 year crossing 0, see #9 BC/AD.
Jewish calendar counts this year, will be 1 year different in its relationship to BC/AD time when 0 is crossed either way
Mar/April 26AD –- Nisan 15th our time 3786 AD – Around Nisan 15th, John began his ministry, preparing the way for Jesus.
Sept/Oct 26AD -- Tishri 1 our time 3787 AD -- A new Jewish calendar year begins
Sept/Oct 26AD -- Tishri 10th our time 3787 AD -- After the Sabbath of the Day of Atonement, Jesus is anointed and begins his ministry
Sept/Oct 27AD -– Tishri 10th our time 3788 AD – First year ministry of Jesus is completed
Sept/Oct 28AD -– Tishri 10th our time 3789 AD – Second year ministry of Jesus is completed
Sept/Oct 29AD -– Tishri 10th our time 3790 AD – Third year ministry of Jesus is completed
Mar/April 30AD –- Nisan 14th our time 3790 AD -- Jesus is crucified; after completing 1/2 year of ministry, for 3 1/2 years of ministry
Mar/April 30AD -- Nisan 16th our time 3790 AD --- Jesus arises from the dead
70AD – 3830 Used Roman Destruction of the second Temple in Jerusalem to match date of AD year to Jewish calendar year
7 Appointed Times Holy Convocations in the chronological order they are given in Lev 23:4-44 (Jewish days)
1. Passover (Pesach) - Nisan 14 (March/April): has been fulfilled.
2. Feast of Unleavened Bread (Chag HaMatzot) - Nisan 15-21 (March/April): has been fulfilled.
3. First fruits (Reshit Katzir) - first Sunday after the Passover Sabbath (March/April): has been fulfilled.
4. Feast of Weeks (Savuot) – Changed to Pentecost; is 50 days after First fruits (May/June): has been fulfilled.
5. Day of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah) - Tishri 1 (Sept/Oct): needs to be fulfilled.
6. Day of Atonement (Yom Kipper) - Tishri 10 (Sept/Oct): has been fulfilled.
7. Feast of Tabernacles or Booths (Sukkot) -Tishri 15 (Sept/Oct) needs to be fulfilled.
10. Number Symbols
1 – Supreme, unity the oneness of God though 3 persons; is only divisible by itself; yet is in all numbers
2 - Number needed to confirm or validate
3 – Is holy perfection and completeness
3½ – Is a specific number, is half of seven, distorts the perfect number its completion
4 – Related to the world, the earth, like its 4 dimensions east/west/north/south
6 - Is short of seven, means imperfect, like man is
7 - Perfect completion, spiritual perfection, often refers to the work of God
8 – New beginning
10 - Perfect number, including all in a cycle or period
12 – Perfect number for children of God in either the New or Old Covenant, number of people or leaders
24 – Old Covenant and New Covenant children of God as one
40 – Transition or preparation period for change, adjustment, or testing
When a number is multiplied by another number, it includes both numbers meanings.
If number is used more than once, squared or cubed it increases in emphasis.
God is 777 perfectly holy; satan is 666 completely imperfect (evil); mankind’s number is 666 (evil) until Jesus atoning grace makes us spiritually holy, 777.
11. Jewish calendar year, months, week, days
Jewish 354 day calendar year
The Jewish calendar follows the lunar cycle of the moon, for our God designed many of these Feasts to be celebrated on a full moon. The lunar cycle is 29.53 days; so the 12 Jewish months were alternated with odd months having 30 days, while the even months have 29 days (averaging 29.5 days); a 354 day year. The 1st day of a month starts when the smallest part of the crescent of the moon first appeared, the 14th - 15th day would have the full moon, and on the 29th-30th the moon would disappear.
The regular 354 day Jewish calendar had to be adjusted to the 365 day solar calendar we use, to keep in balance with the 4 seasons of the year; for the Feasts depended on when Israel’s crops were grown and harvested. 365 – 354 = 11 days; 3 years would be 33 days (month lost); 9 years 99 days (3 months lost, as well as a season; spring would be winter.
The Jewish calendar was balanced 2 ways; first to help balance any error in matching the 29.5 days monthly days the lunar days 29.53, and any errors in first seeing the moon to start the months. A day could be added to Chesvan or subtracted from Kislev. So a regular lunar year could be 353 days or 354 days or 355 days.
Then to balance the 354 day lunar cycle to the 365 day solar cycle; when needed a 13th month of 30 days called Adar 1, was added, before the month of Adar. So a lunar leap year could be 383 days or 384 days or 385 days.
At the time when Jesus lived human sight was used to designation when the moon first appeared; and we do not know when any days or a month were added. But around 320-385AD Hillel designed a rotation formula to balance the lunar cycle to the solar cycle.
The extra 30 day month of Adar 1 is added 7 times over 19 years; on the 3-6-8-11-14-17-19; then this cycle begins again.
Since the lunar cycle month can have over a 32 day fluctuation on when it happens in the solar cycle year; a 2 month period on solar calendars is needed to indicate when each Jewish month can occur.
Note: If one wants to use the astronomy records from the U.S. Naval Observatory Astronomical Applications Department; they show a full moon occurred back at the time of Jesus; on Fri April 7, 30 AD. This coincides with the date we believe Jesus was crucified; 30 AD on Nisan 14.
Jewish months; there are 2 different calendar months; a religious year for the 7 Feasts of which starts first with the most important Feast of the Passover. And a secular, civil, year which starts in the fall after most of the crops have been harvested.
Feast Calendar Secular Calendar U.S./Jewish
(1) Nisan: Mar/Apr - 30 Days (1) Tishri: Sept/Oct - 30 Days Jan – Tevet/Shevat
(2) Iyar: Apr/May - 29 Days (2) Cheshvan Oct/Nov – (29 or 30) Feb – (Shevat/Adar 1)*
(3) Sivan: May/June - 30 Days (3) Kislev Nov/Dec – (30 or 29) Feb - Shevat/Adar
(4) Tammuz: June/July - 29 Days (4) Tevet Dec/Jan – 29 Days Mar – Adar/Nisan
(5) Av: July/Aug - 30 Days (5) Shevat Jan/Feb – 30 Days Apr – Nisan/Iyar
(6) Elul: Aug/Sept - 29 Days (6) *Adar 1 (Feb/Mar - 30)* May – Iyar/Sivian
(7) Tishri: Sept/Oct - 30 Days (6) Adar Feb/Mar - 29 Days June – Sivian/Tammuz
(8) Cheshvan: Oct/Nov - (29 or 30) (7) Nisan Mar/Apr – 30 Days July – Tammuz/Av
(9) Kislev: Nov/Dec - (30 or 29) (8) Iyar Apr/May – 29 Days Aug - Av/Elul
(10) Tevet: Dec/Jan - 29 Days (9) Sivan May/June - 30 Days Sept – Elul/Tishri
(11) Shevat: Jan/Feb - 30 Days (10) Tammuz June/July – 29 Days Oct – Tishri/Cheshvan
(12) *Adar 1: Feb/Mar - (30 Days)* (11) Av July/Aug – 30 Days Nov – Cheshvan/Kislev
(12/13) *Adar: Feb/Mar - 29 Days (12) Elul Aug/Sept - 29 Days Dec – Kislev/Tevet
12 month year 353-355 days depending on adjustment days of Cheshvan + Kislev
13 month leap year Adar 1 added 30 days is 383-385 years
353-355 days per year; regular calendar 354 days; Kislev 29 days (-1) 353 Days; Cheshvan 30 days (+1) 355 days
*Leap years; 13 month Adar 1 +30 days; 384 days: 383 days; 385 days
Jewish week and days; Jewish days begin at sundown of the previous day; while our day begins at midnight. So there is around a (- +) 4 hour discrepancy in Jewish days to our days. Jesus’ birth, crucifixion and resurrection are much easier to understand when we know when the Jewish day began and ended, so we know when these events happened.
++We use 6 pm as the time for sundown, when the day ends and a new day begins in the illustration below. The actual time of sundown fluctuates throughout the year.
Sun Mon Tues Wed
1st Day; Yom Rishon: 2nd Day; Yom Sheini: 3rd Day; Yom Shlishi: 4th Day; Yom R'vi'I:
Sat 6pm-12am Sun 6pm-12am Mon 6pm-12am Tues 6pm-12am
Sun 12am-6am Mon 12am-6am Tues 12am-6am Wed 12am-6am
Sun 6am-12pm Mon 6am-12pm Tues 6am-12pm Wed 6am-12pm
Sun 12pm-6pm Mon 12pm-6pm Tues 12pm-6pm Wed 12pm-**6pm
Thurs Fri Sat
5th Day; Yom Chamishi: 6th Day; Yom Shishi: 7th Day; Yom Shabbat: Regular Sabbath
Wed 6pm-12am Thurs 6pm-12am Fri 6pm-12am
Thurs 12am-6am Fri 12am-6am Sat 12am-6am
Thurs 6am-12pm Fri 6am-12pm Sat 6am-12pm
Thurs 12pm-6pm Fri 12pm-6pm Sat 12pm-6pm
12. Using BC and AD, crossing zero
A Russian monk, Dionysius Exiguus, around 525 AD made a timeline calendar for the Catholic Church to show the year Jesus was born, which is Anno Domini in Latin. Dionysius made AD the year Jesus was born, and from this date and counted the years following Jesus birth using AD before them. On AD 1 Jesus turned 1 year old and years have kept ascending until we are now in the year 2,023.
Then used BC, meaning before Christ was born as the years before Jesus was born to approximate dates from the time God created the universe and everything to before 4,000 BC, to much closer dates after Abraham in 2091 BC. These years would descend, wind down until the year 0, the year Dionysius thought Jesus was born.
Today we know Jesus was born on the Day of Atonement, Tishri 10, 5BC; not born on December 25, 0AD. Dionysius timeline was off around 4½ years off because at this time there was no zero in the Latin numbering. He did not use a zero on his timeline. When it crossed over from BC to AD, it went from 1BC to 1AD, and a year was skipped, was lost. We must now adjust for that lost year, below are some rules which might be helpful. We also know that Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit, in the womb of Mary on December 23, 5BC.
a. Crossing over from BC to AD and AD to BC (the same for BCE to CE and CE to BCE)
If using BC and you do not crossover into AD or come out with the year zero for an answer, nothing needs to be done. If using AD and you do not crossover into BC or come out with the year zero for an answer, nothing needs to be done.
10 BC to 5 BC = 5 years (10BC - 5 years = 5BC).
5AD to 10AD = 5 years (5AD + 5 years = 10AD).
b. When using BC and AD together to measure time (years-months-days); you must subtract 1 year for crossing over from BC to AD
You must add 1 year when cross from AD to BC.
5BC to 5AD = 5 years of BC + 5 years of AD = 10 years. Then 1 year must be subtracted for crossing over from BC to AD = 9years.
5AD to 5BC = 5 years of AD + 5 years of BC = 10 years. Then 1 year must be added for crossing over from AD to BC = 11 years.
Our Heavenly Father foreshadowed how His plan of salvation
would be implemented through prophecies, symbols, signs, Sabbaths, ceremonial
feasts and festivals. As He led
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