From: Marilyn Agee
Re: Flood starts on WHICH second month?
Sorry to be so long in answering. This got lost in over 900 emails that have come in since I lost the previous 1000+ when I updated to Windows XP 8.
To figure out which was the second month in the days of Noah just happened to be easy for me. I had an edge, because I had worked so hard on Biblical Chronology. When I came to this, I suddenly remembered that Noah died two years before Abraham was born. Therefore, the calendar change that took place in the days of Moses and the Exodus was still future; and Tishri and Cheshvan were still the first two months of the year.
Today, some call the original calendar the Creation Calendar. I call it the Hebrew Civil Calendar, as opposed to the Hebrew Sacred Calendar that began at the Exodus. They also have a Regnal and a Jubilee calendar. Both of these start on Nisan 1.
The Civil year begins Tishri 1, the Feast of Trumpets, and the Sacred year begins Nisan 1.
Jesus was born on Tishri 1 in 5 BC and will probably come at the Second Advent on Nisan 1, 5776 (April 9, 2016).
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To: Edgar Agee
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2010 3:39 PM
Subject: [Fwd: Marilyn and John: Flood starts on WHICH second month?]
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Subject: Marilyn and John: Flood starts on WHICH second month?
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 12:22:41 -0700 (PDT)
From: Kevin Heckle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Marilyn or John,
While I understand the beginning of the Hebrew Year and new calendar year occurs in the (seventh) month of Tishri, Nisan is the FIRST month:
Exodus 12:2 This month [shall be] unto you the beginning of months: it [shall be] the first month of the year to you.
This passage goes on to describe the Passover, which follows just after the spring equinox.
Esther 3:7 In the first month, that [is], the month Nisan.. .
How is it that the flood started in October if Genesis says that it started in the SECOND month (just after Nisan) Iyyar on the 17th? The account of the flood is well before the institution of the 7th month (head of the year) holy days. The beginning of months (Nisan) occurring on or just after the spring equinox predated Noah. I'm curious as to how the beginning of the flood occuring in Heshvan can be reckoned Biblically.