The "Feasts of the Lord" discussed in Leviticus 23 reveal consistent themes and patterns associated with the specific "Feast" events. The Jewish calendar is a 360-day Solar-Lunar calendar that has existed for centuries. What this means is that a given "Feast" day such as Passover does not occur on the same Roman 365-day calendar date like, as an example, our Fourth of July. Actually, a number of factors determines when the Feast Days of the Lord are to be observed. According to the Bible, all the Feast Days are first determined by the spring ripening of the Barley, the term is called "The Barley is in Aviv". It is the basic fact that determines when Passover will be observed, and subsequently, all other "Feasts of the Lord".
According to the Torah, (Deuteronomy 16:1; Exodus 13:4; 23:15; and 34:18; "Pesach" (Passover) MUST occur in the month of Aviv. Furthermore, Exodus 12:2 says that the month in which Passover occurs is declared the first month of the year. Another factor determining the new year is that of the equinox. The full details of this topic are very lengthy but suffice for our focus here, just remember, that Passover is determined by the state of ripeness for the barley harvest. When the rabbis determine the date for Passover, every succeeding Feast or Festival then follows a prescribed pattern based upon the lunar-solar factors. This is why some years have a 13th month inserted to balance the calendar with the Western Solar calendar which Christians and Gentiles observe. This happens every three or four years, to adjust for our Roman 365-1/4 day year.
This issue that I have just discussed is what makes the occurrence of events on the Biblical calendar to be of such significance, such as the infamous day or omen called the 9th of Av. Terrible things have occurred on the 9th of Av over the centuries and Biblical Jews today observe the day as a day of mourning. The moon has a much greater importance in Jewish faith and practice than it does for non-Jews.
In the following forty+ items below, all took place on or are associated with the date of Tishri 1, or the Feast of Trumpets or Rosh HaShanah. Documents referenced appears to the right where possible. Those references are either from the Bible, or Jewish sacred works.
Tishri 1 Moon in the constellation of Bethulah.
New Moon. Numbers 10:8-10.
Yom Teruah (Rosh HaShanah). Leviticus 23:24.
The month of the strong - 1st kings 8:2.
The new year for Kings begins. Mishna: Seder Moed: Tractate Rosh HaShanah: 1:1.
The Awesome Days / Yamin Noraim, day 1.
Period of Teshuvah / repentance day 30.
Adam and Eve are created, it is the sixth day. Sanhedrin 38b.
Cain and Abel and three twin sister are born. Beresshit Rabbah 22.
Noah's birthday. 1st day of the 1st month, 1056 AM (ATB, pg.307). Genesis 8:13 (Seder Olam Radak).
Noah has dry land. Noah removes the cover of the ark and dispatches the dove. Genesis 8:5; 8:13. Rashi.
HaSatan stands before HaShem to accuse Job. Job 1:6, Targum Jerus.
Rebecca and Leah are rememberd. (Tanhuma, Vayera).
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob were born.
Sarah conceived Isaac. Yevamot 64b).
Rachel conceives Joseph. Genesis 30:22ff is read (Rosh HaShanah 10b) Yevamot 64.
Pharaoh's cup bearer and baker have dreams related to their judgment. Oznaim L'Torah, Rosh HaShanah 10a.
Joseph was released from prison. Rosh HaShanah 10b-11a.
Pharaoh freed the Israelites from Slavery. Rosh HaShanah 11a.
Plague of wild beasts begins (Plague number 4). Exodus 8:24. Zihron Yemot Olam.
Moses goes up to Mount Sinai, the third time, to get the second set of stone tablets to spend forty days - day 30. Exodus 34:1.
Hannah conceives Samuel. Yevamot 64. 1st Samuel 1:2-10.
Nabal refuses to feed David's men. Abigal did feed them. 1st Samuel 25:1-35.
David is forgiven after sinning with Bathsheba. Shabbat 56a.
Elisha prophesied the birth of a son to the Shunamite. 2nd Kings 4:16. Zohar. Be-Shallah.
Daniel 7:9-14 took place on this day. (seated for judgment). Joseph Good.
Daniel sees a vision of judgment. Daniel 7:9-10.
Zerubbabel brought the first offering on the new altar in Jerusalem in 538 BC, Nehemiah 8:2.
Daily sacrifice restored by Zerrubbabel. Talmud Zevachim 62a.
Ezra begins to read the law to the people in 444 BC. Nehemiah 8:2.
Revelation 4:1-4 took place on this day (seated for judgment). Joseph Good.
Burnt offerings begin before Ezra's foundation. Ezra 3:6.
Herod slays the children trying to kill Yeshua. Matthew 2:13-23 (see the halftorah for the second day.).
John the Baptizer wants to know if Yeshua is the "expected" One, after raising the widow's son. Luke 7:11-35.
Judgment of the righteous. Revelation 20:4-6.
The resurrection of the righteous. 1st Thessalonians 4:16-17, 1st Corinthians 15:51-57.
Remembrance of the fathers. Revelation 21:12-14.
Coronation of the King. Revelation 11:15-18.
"The Day of the Lord" begins on this day. Zephaniah 1:14, 16.
The revelation of Yeshua took place on this day. Revelation 1:9-11.
Torah section for the first day is Genesis 21:1-34, Numbers 29:1-6. Haftorah is 1st Samuel 1:1-2:10.
Torah section for the second day is Genesis 22:1-24; Numbers 29:1-6. Halftorah is Jeremiah 31:1-19.
Because the Feast of Trumpets is observed as a two-day or (one long day) there are events associated with day two, which are as follows:
Period of Teshuvah / repentance day 31.
The Awesome Days / Yamin Noraim, day 2.
God blesses the seventh day and sanctifies it because He rested from all the work of creating. Genesis 2:3. Sanhedrin 38b.
Moses goes up to Mount Sinai, the third time, to get the second set of stone tablets to spend forty days - day 31. Exodus 34:1.
The letters engraved on law tablets were created at dusk on the eve of the first Sabbath. Pirkkei De-Rabbi Eliezer 19.
Ezra celebrates the second day of Yom Teruah by reading the law again. Nehemiah 8:13.
The reader will not understand all of these, nor necessarily the implications of each. The point of this list is to identify the events, recorded by Hebrew and Jewish scholars down through the centuries. From my familiarity with many of the items listed, there are extensive writings and specifics concerning each historical event, fact, their meanings or lessons, etc. Every item either took place on Rosh HaShanah/Feast of Trumpets, precisely or are connected by definition. That fact is most significant because in any given year, Rosh HaShanah/Feast of Trumpets occurred on a different calendar day of our Western Solar calendar. As an example, here is when Rosh HaShanah fell or falls on our calendar for the years 2013 through 2017:
2013 September 4th (at sundown) to the 6th.
2014 September 24th (at sundown) to the 26th.
2015 September 13th (at sundown) to the 15th.
2016 October 2nd (at sundown) to the 4th.
2017 September 20th (at sundown) to the 22nd.
These are the astronomically calculated dates based upon the Lunar-Solar calendar dates calculated by Jewish rabbinical authorities.
I am entering this into my computer at 6:47 PM E.D.T. In Israel it is 1:47 AM or five hours different. Israel does operates under Daylight Savings Time. Hypothetically, if the Pre-Tribulation Rapture occurs at midnight Jerusalem time, September 25th, in the USA it will be 5 PM E.D.T., 4 PM C.D.T., 3 PM M.S.T., and 2 PM Pacific Daylight Time. For various reasons, related to the Bible, it has been my belief that the Messiah will come at Midnight in Jerusalem. There are 15 occasions where "Midnight" is very significant in the Bible, such as Matthew 25:6: "And at midnight there was a cry made. Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him."
Contrary to the wags at the "Pre-Wrath-Rapture-Babble" site, nothing has to happen before the Rapture;
They like the rest of the 90% of the Church do not have an inkling of what "The Theme of the Bride" and the "Feasts of the Lord" - in particular, the "Feast of Trumpets" are all about. They are believers in that Satanic "Replacement" theology where the promises of Israel were appropriated and claimed for the Church. They will keep broadcasting the 'Omega Shock Letter' babble on their billboard and beat you to death with the rants of a deluded soul and continue to lead others astray. As we go into the last weeks leading up to Rosh HaShanah, we want to remain confident that God did not lie, and that He laid out His Master Plan for those with eyes to see and ears to hear. Not a single one of my posts "cherry-picks" the Scripture. They all confirm God's Great Plan of Redeeming us from the Seven Year Tribulation. Not because we deserve it, but because we have trusted Christ Jesus for our destiny. Its unmerited Grace, but that is why its called Grace - God's Riches At Christ's Expense!
May your week be blessed with the love of Christ Jesus all around you.