I believe we were on the same line of thought yesterday. http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/oct2010/joew1026.htm
Good post. I can’t remember what the date was, sometime in Iyyar or Sivan, I believe is when the Jews celebrated God’s covenant of the rainbow. That is based on some passages in the Apocrypha, so as far as that goes.. . Either way, it was in the spring.
I believe Noah’s year was based on the lunar month and either lasted 354 or 355 days. I believe the waters rose and fell (land dried) in a total of 364 or 365 days based on the fact that the flood started on the 17th of the 2nd month and ended the 27th of the 2nd month.
I’m with you on Pentecost, late spring and first fruits for the rapture!
My Post yesterday, I had the same sort of question/comment: The Flood starts on WHICH second month?
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.. . The first month is specifically described in Esther as 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 occurring in Heshvan can be reckoned Biblically.