Category Archives: Old Testament Studies

The Fiftieth Year

This brings us to the second synchronisation. In addition to the ‘week’, the Bible reveals a 49-year Sabbatic cycle starting New Year, 1st of Abib, following the previous block of forty-nine. They would have intercalated months as explained using the … Continue reading

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Placement of Intercalary Months

When seven ‘weeks’ as described are spread over one Jubilee, a pattern of eighteen intercalary months appears that can be repeated indefinitely in each subsequent Jubilee cycle. Please examine the next diagram showing fifty years divided into blocks of seven.

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Division of the Week

Every luni-solar system, be it Hebrew, Greek or Babylonian, realises that the lunar year needs adjustment about every third year. Therefore it is not by coincidence that the Hebrew heptad of years was divided in half and called, a ‘time, … Continue reading

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Strange References to a Lost Calendar

The Old Testament makes several unusual calculations that indicate calendar formula. The first is New Year’s Day, as mentioned in the previous post. The next reference is not as obvious because its function related to religious festivals and the release … Continue reading

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Sabbatical Time Measurement

Earliest biblical calendar references go back to the book of Genesis, but as far as an exclusive Hebrew system is concerned, the first mention is found with instructions given to Moses at the time of the Exodus.   This was the … Continue reading

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Ancient Hebrew Calendar

In the following series of articles, I hope to describe an old Hebrew luni-solar calendar which, if understood properly, adds considerable light to our understanding of the scriptures. The modern Jewish calendar, as we now know it, is not the … Continue reading

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The Divided Kingdom of Israel

The commonly heard claim that biblical history is unreliable is based on yesterday’s doubts. The claim has not kept pace with latest research.  This is particularly true in the case of the division between the northern kingdom of Israel and … Continue reading

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