Raul has shown us the Rabbinical calendar for 2010 which is used by the Rabbi's as the Sacred Calendar and is different than the Jewish Civil Calendar. I am learning about these calendars and wanted to present this finding.
Be advised that scientists have created a Creation Calendar restoration project that is very complex going back to Enoch's time. This calendar is the not the Rabbinical Calendar that Raul uses. As we understand that the year 2010 does not end 12/31/2010 on the Gregorian solar pagan calendar, we can watch to see how this plays out.
Does the Lord want us to use the current Rabbinical Calendar such as www.chabad.org or does He want us to restore the calendar that Enoch used such as www.torahcalendar.com? I am at a crossroads because if all of the Rabbis are using the Rabbinical calendar I would assume (I could be wrong) that the Lord would use this calendar even if it was off due to man's errors because He would want to speak mightily to the Jewish people. If they are going to get ready to rebuild the temple and use this Rabbinical calendar, then it would seem that the rapture would speak to them and they would understand how to date the tribulation. The Lord is speaking to the Jewish people on their Civil Calendar with all the blood moons even! He will talk to us on our level. In any case, these calendars are VERY VERY close and within a month of each other! The creation calendar ends March 6th, and the rabbinical ends April 4th as Raul posted. Talk about a possible SPRING RAPTURE? I hope so! Please let it be so!
Be on HIGH ALERT right now!
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The Calendar Restoration Project
The Creation Calendar at TorahCalendar.com is a faithful restoration of the original calendar used since creation. Research derived from a combination of sources including the Scriptures, ancient historical records and advanced lunar and planetary motion theories has culminated in the restoration of the Creation Calendar. One of the purposes of this effort has been the restoration of the Scriptural reckoning of hours, days, months and years based on the positioning of the earth, moon and sun as was done in ancient times.
An Electronic Eyewitness
Scientific advancements in the field of celestial mechanics have increased rapidly since the mid 1980's. For decades, Lunar LASER ranging experiments left on the surface of the moon, have allowed scientists to precisely measure the complex motions of the moon and its distance from the earth. As a result, powerful analytical theories for predicting the positions of the moon and the planets have emerged. Considering the tremendous advancements in computing power in recent years, the time has finally arrived when it is possible to precisely determine the positions of the sun, moon and earth for any point in time.
Lunar and solar position computations used in restoring the Creation Calendar at TorahCalendar.com are obtained from a C program component provided by Stephen L. Moshier. This program adjusts the ELP2000-85 analyticalof Chapront-Touze and Chapront to fit the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's DE404 long ephemeris on the interval from 3000 B.C.E. to 3000 C.E.. The precision of the lunar ephemeris in the Creation Calendar computes timing for the exact position of the moon accurate to within ±10 minutes at 2014 B.C.E.
The Creation Calendar program places Day 15 of Month 1 on or after the Hebrew Day of the spring equinox. The is determined by the criteria of the first possible, visible, lunar crescent as seen from , assuming ideal viewing conditions. This criteria was used by Israel when Jerusalem became its capital. The Creation Calendar was still used during the during the time of יהושע the Messiah.
The Creation Calendar first used by Adam and Chavvah at the creation was largely abandoned after the Jewish Dispersion in 134 C.E. It was eventually replaced by the modern fixed Rabbinic calendar attributed to Hillel II who was the head of the Sanhedrin between 320 - 385 C.E. Although he is traditionally regarded as the creator of the Rabbinic calendar, the first text to regard Hillel II as such appeared around 1123 C.E. Many scholars agree that the Rabbinic calendar came into its present form in a gradual process spanning the first eight centuries of the . In any case, the Creation Calendar at TorahCalendar.com is not the Rabbinic calendar.
The Creation Calendar at TorahCalendar.com serves as an electronic eyewitness for determining when any new moon is potentially visible in Jerusalem. This becomes especially useful when the new moon cannot be sighted in Jerusalem due to smog, haze, pollution or clouds. Its true potential value, however, is that it accurately reconstructs the new moon as seen from Jerusalem in the historical past and far off into the distant future. It is for those desiring to observe the appointed times of יהוה according to stringent scientific, historical and Scriptural requirements. The moon has been established as a faithful witness for this purpose (Psalms 89:37).
Other Scientific Considerations
Comparing accurate ephemeris results against observations of eclipses recorded in ancient times, scientists have determined that the earth's daily rotational rate is slowing down. This is caused by tidal friction resulting in the gradual transfer of kinetic energy from the earth to the moon. Using the accepted coefficient of lunar tidal acceleration value of -25.858 ± 0.003"/century², the program driving TorahCalendar.com corrects for these effects. To find the time of day (Universal Time) for any date in history using astronomical ephemedrides, a time correction known as Delta T must be used to correct for this gradual change in earth's rotational rate. Delta T is determined by subtracting Universal Time from the theoretical uniform Terrestrial Time scale (TT). Practical realization for determining precise TT became possible beginning in the 1950's with the invention and refinement of the modern Cesium Atomic Clock.
In the Creation Calendar, the new moon is indicated on the day of the sun and moon, called the Arc of Light (ARCL), and the amount of twilight after sundown, known as the Arc of Vision (ARCV), are used to determine if the moon's crescent will be visible from Jerusalem for any given evening.- the first visible crescent which follows after the actual astronomical conjunction. Each new moon is calculated from its precise topocentric relation to the sun. The between the
History of the Calendar
The Talmud records that in first century Judea, the calendar used during the Second Temple period was based on the actual observation of the first visible crescent of the new moon as seen from Jerusalem. The first century Judean calendar also placed Day 15 of Month 1 on or after the Hebrew Day of the spring equinox. The Babylonians, Persians, Assyrians and Greeks also began their months with the first visible crescent of the new moon, however they did not always intercalate in the same way the Judeans did. For example, it is possible to determine from the double dated Elephantine Letters, with Persian and Egyptian dates, that the Persians did not intercalate like the Judeans between 458 - 351 B.C.E. For in these years, the Persians placed Day 1 of Month 1 after the day of the spring equinox.
Sometime after the dispersion in 134 C.E. when the Judeans were exiled from Judea, they were forced to rely on calculation of the new moon or on local observation where they resettled. As Rabbinic Judaism emerged as a religion, the mathematical Rabbinic calendar was developed based on the 19-year of the Greek astronomer .
The Rabbinic calendar, still in use today, has pre-determined month lengths not intended to align with the Rosh Chodesh - the first visible crescent new moon. Its other flaws include manmade rules of postponement for certain appointed times and the failure to intercalate based on the spring equinox. The Rabbinic calendar did not exist and was not in use during the Second Temple period. The Creation Calendar of יהוה as handed down from Moses was used by יהושע the Messiah and the temple priests at that time.
Some scholars have mistaken the modern Rabbinic calendar for the original Creation Calendar, attempting to calculate it back into the first century, complete with its many defects. Such error leads them to the wrong conclusions regarding the chronology of the death and resurrection of יהושע the Messiah, as well as incorrect prophetical interpretations.
The October 4, 1582 C.E. (the "10 Day Gap") when it was replaced in Rome by the current named after . The Gregorian calendar is a reform of the Julian calendar and is the most widely used calendar in the world today.. However, the Gregorian calendar is of pagan origin. This is evidenced by the pagan names given for its months, its days of the week and its festivals. It is a solar calendar not based on the movements of the moon. Therefore, the Gregorian calendar is of no relevance with respect to Scriptural times and dates.was a fixed locked with the seasons having no relationship with the moon. It existed up until
In summary, neither the Rabbinical calendar nor the pagan Gregorian calendar support the proper observance of the appointed times of the Creator. Only the restored Creation Calendar which was in use when the Messiah was last on earth, is the true calendar of the Creator. Using the best available lunar and planetary motion theories coupled with modern computers, Torahcalendar.com provides the first accurate measuring timepiece for studying historic and future events revealed in the Scriptures..
The www.chabad.org calendar uses this explanation for dating:
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"The first commandment that G-d gave the Jewish people was Rosh Chodesh, the mitzvah of sanctifying the new month. G-d told Moses and Aharon “This month shall be to you the head of the months; to you it shall be the first of the months of the year.” The sages explain that God showed Moses the new moon and said to him, “When the moon renews itself, you will have a new month.” (Mechilta)
The phrase “shall be to you” teaches us that the responsibility of proclaiming the new month rests with the leaders of the Jewish people. From that time, the new month began when two people saw the new moon and reported to the Sanhedrin, the High Court. The Sanhedrin would question the witnesses separately, and if the testimony checked out, the new month would begin.
When necessary, the Sanhedrin would declare a , and add a thirteenth month at the end of the year. As we discussed, this involved the season that would fall in, as well as other factors.
In the fourth century, the great sage Hillel realized that there would come a time that the Jewish nation would be dispersed, and there would no longer be a Sanhedrin. He worked out a calendar that determines when the new months start and when there would be a leap year. This calendar is still in use today, and will be used until the coming of the Messiah and the re-establishment of the Sanhedrin. Thus, the on the Jewish calendar are pre-determined."