John and Doves,
reference to your question about the Jewish sacred year,
in the chapter of the Bible that discusses the
Feasts of the LORD, Leviticus 23, the LORD says,
" 'On the
fourteenth day of the first month at twilight is the LORD's Passover.'
Leviticus 23:5 NKJV
"first month" is understood to be Nisan.
(9 March 2011)
"To BG Ellis:
Rosh Hashanah at Nisan 1st?!"
Dear BG Ellis and Doves
in respect to all
your great summaries, I' like to throw in some thoughts:
scripture do you derive that Nisan should be celebrated as
the Sacred Rosh
Nisan is the 1st month of the jewish calendar.
the 7th month of the jewish calendar.
As far as I understand scripture,
Tishri is the month to start
counting the next year. There is nothing wrong
with that. Simply
because Nisan is the first month, it does not make it the
the new year count starts. Simple as that.
There is no
Sacred or Secular Rosh Hashanah. There is only the Rosh
Hashanah at Tishri
and that's it.
I find it a bit confusing that everybody ties to the
calendar if it comes to tetrads falling on specific feast days,
it comes to justify things that don't line up with the Hillel
calendar, it is said to possibly be 1-2 months off, or 1-2 days
due to naked eye spotting of the moon.
Whoever makes a list of
facts backing up a timeline/daycounts, should
either use the Hillel II
calendar and strictly stick to it or
otherwise not use it at all. A mix is
simply not credible. Anybody
else thinking the same?