A Venue for Biblical studies for the Ekklesia

Study Topics for: THE CALENDAR - LOCAL OBSERVATION

These studies argue that YHVH's calendar started at creation (Genesis 1:14) and the observation of the new moons has always been locally done. This also argues that the beginning of the year starts with the first visible crescent after the equinox that begins the summer season in the northern hemisphere where the Bible record was based. While there is no specific Hebrew word for equinox, the equinoxes are part of creation and naturally mark the beginning and end of the summer and winter seasons. Viewing the crescent moon locally makes it possible for anyone throughout history to keep YHVH's Appointed Times in their seasons.

The Wave Sheaf Offering   

AUTHOR: Les King SUBMITTED: 2021-09-03

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Many believe that "the wave sheaf offering" is critical to understanding when to start the calendar. Just what is the sheaf of the wave offering? It is understood that it is the offering of the first fruits of the harvest for both Pentecost and the morrow after the Sabbath during the Days of Unleavened Bread. Do we know that there is a biblical definition of the Hebrew word that is translated as sheaf? Sheaf is not that biblical definition. How is it that we do not use the biblical definition that YHVH inspired to be recorded for us? This paper explores this biblical definition that adds a better understanding to the offering of the first fruits.

 

Biblical Calendar Part 2 of 2    PREV

AUTHOR: Les King SUBMITTED: 2021-01-30

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This study examines a part of the calendar that is in scripture that I have not seen being used in any of the calendar solutions that we studied throughout the course of the past year. This part of the calendar requires us to count and just like the week of days, the week of years requires that we count the years.

 

Biblical Calendar Part 1 of 2    NEXT

AUTHOR: Les King SUBMITTED: 2021-01-04

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The calendar used by most of the Churches of God is the calendar created by the Jewish Sanhedrin's leader, Hillel II after 320AD. In his effort to create a calendar for all times, he used the metonic cycle which was a discovery by Greek astronomer Meton. This 19 year cycle allowed using a repeating cycle of leap years and the start of the new year would be determined by this cycle. There are many things that the Jews changed from the calendar that they used during the time that Christ lived. They included a process called postponements that are designed to move the Day of Atonement from being next to the weekly Sabbath. If one studies the Jewish calendar they will find these errors and more. Our purpose in this study was to go through scripture and make a calendar that will be based on scripture. A calendar that anyone can do and teach their children. A calendar that doesn't rely on another person, religious group or corporate organization.

 

Total Studies: 3

Inspiration

Matthew 11:28-30 NLT

Then Jesus said, "come unto me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light."

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