Category Archives: Hebrew Calendar

Hebrew Calendar/Tabernacles

During the Questions and Answers program on March 27 Chris McCann went over the math involved in determining the dates for Passover to the Feast of Tabernacles. Unlike today’s world methods for calculations, this method is based on information from God’s Word, The Bible.

We know that in 33 A.D., Christ held the Passover with His disciples on Thursday evening, March 31, so the Day of Passover date was Friday April 1.

You can hear Chris discuss this on the recording, about 14 minutes, 28 seconds into the program.

The formulae are here.

Bible Timeline/Calendar Studies

Chris McCann’s message on March 8, 2015 is entitled, Why October 7, 2015 is the Likely End of the World. Some references to key dates in the Biblical Calendar were made during the study. For more information on the Bible Calendar you may wish to review a study done in 2009 entitled, Another Look at the Timeline of History.

You may download the audio .mp3 file here.

You may read a Written version here.

There is also a timeline chart that may help you in your study.

An article for Determining the Hebrew calendar date for the last day of Tabernacles in 2015 may be found using that link.

Bible Timeline

Determining the Hebrew calendar date for the last day of tabernacles in 2015

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There are two precise ways of determining that October 7th, 2015 is the 23rd day of the 7th Hebrew month (and thus the last day of the feast of tabernacles). Since we know the exact dates for tabernacles in the year 2011, the first method is as follows:

—– First, let’s just project 4 years from 2011 —–

4 years TIMES 365.2422 days/year DIVIDED BY 29.530588 days/month EQUALS 49.473068 months49.473068 months is the same as 49 months PLUS 14 days (or 49 months PLUS 2 weeks).

This means that between a calendar date in 2011 and the same date in 2015, there are 49 complete months plus 2 weeks.  This also means that the lunar cycle (on average) will occur 2 weeks earlier in the 2015 calendar  year than it did in 2011.That means the Passover in 2015 will be 2 weeks earlier than in 2011.  Likewise, the 23rd day of the 7th in 2015 will be 2 weeks earlier than in 2011.  So two weeks before Oct. 21 is Oct. 7.

It should be noted that this methodology is based upon mathematics that God built into the celestial bodies as He established them as time keepers.  The duration for a year (365.2422) and the length of time for a lunar month (29.530588) are built into the fabric of this creation.  They have not changed since God created them and placed them in the heavens to regulate the process of time for this world:

Genesis 1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

This means that the math does not change.  This is the same math that determined October 21st, 2011 was the last day of the feast of tabernacles.

—– Now let’s calculate from 33 AD —–

In 33AD, Christ held the Passover with His disciples on Thursday evening, March 31.  The day of Passover would then be Friday April 1.

From 33 AD to 2015, there are 1982 years.
In 1982 full years there are:1982 years TIMES 365.2422 days/year DIVIDED BY 29.530588 days/month EQUALS 24513.90539 months24513.90539 months is the same as 24,513 months PLUS 26.737 days

Said another way, from March 31, 33 AD to March 31, 2015 there are:  24,513 months PLUS 26.737 days

Then the Passover in 2015 would be either 26.737 days earlier than March 31 or 3 days later (29.53 – 26.7).

The Passover in 2015 is 3 days after March 31, or April 3/4 (evening/morning).

From Passover which is the 14th day of the 1st month, the 23rd day of the 7th month is 186 days away (29.530588 days/month TIMES 6 months PLUS 9 days).

And that falls on Oct. 6/7 (evening/morning) or the day of Oct. 7 — and that is 1600 days from May 21, 2011.