Michael Colunga (10 March 2011)
"RE:  Josua--(paraphrase)--Is Nisan 1 the first of the Jewish sacred year?"

Hello, John and Doves,
In 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
The "first month" is understood to be Nisan.
In HaShem,
Mike C.
Josua (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:

>From which scripture do you derive that Nisan should be celebrated as
the Sacred Rosh Hashanah?

Nisan is the 1st month of the jewish calendar.
Tishri is 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 month where
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 Hillel II
calendar if it comes to tetrads falling on specific feast days, but if
it comes to justify things that don't line up with the Hillel II
calendar, it is said to possibly be 1-2 months off, or 1-2 days off
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?

Love, YBIC, Josua