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Augustus Paul Andrew

When, CORECTLY, Does the Year Begin?

A year, Biblically or CORRECTLY the Bible way, begins with the month of ABIB/Nisan that is being determined by THE NEW MOON THAT BECOMES VISIBLE TO THE NAKED EYE at the time of ABIB/Nisan, GREEN Ears of Barley, when the Barley grain is young, tender, GREEN at the BEGINNING OF SPRING in Israel or the Middle East.
The Beginning, correct FIRST month(moon) of the year is heralded by the visible appearing of the very FIRST new moon of the Spring climate during the young tender GREEN stage of the Barley grain in Israel or the Middle East.
The beginning of the next Bible lunar calendar year is carded to usher in with the new moon that becomes visible this coming April 2003 when the Barley crop in Israel or the Middle East is expected to be in bloom plentifully(harvesting quantity) and the grains/ears of the Barley there is yet young, tender and blooming GREEN.
Please do communicate your sighting of this upcoming year-beginning new moon the evening it becomes visible carded for Wednesday sunset/evening 02nd April 2003.
If you are in Israel or the Middle East the evening of the appearing of this April 2003 year-beginning new moon of ABIB/Nisan, and are able of witnessing grown Barley (in harvesting quantity, extreme large amounts throughout Israel or the Middle East) and the budded green ears/grains of Barley, your comfirmation in this regard too is also most importantly required as the GREEN ears of Barley is the provided instrument or sign given in the Bible by which to determine the new moon that is the beginning month of the year.
Thanks and looking forward to us observing this first special occasion in this upcoming Bible lunar year in obedience to Deuteronomy 16:1:
"Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover to Yahweh your Elohim; for in the month of Abib Yahweh your Elohim brought you forth out of Egypt by night."
What Is Meant By the Word 'Observe'?
The Hebrew Bible word shamar translated observe in Deuteronomy 16:1 as defined by Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible Hebrew and Chaldee Dictionary at #8104(also see #8105-#8111& #8113) means "to hedge, i.e. guard; gen. to protect, attend to, etc. :- beware, be circumspect, take heed (to self), keep (-er, self), mark, look narrowly, observe, preserve, regard, reserve, (that lay) wait (for), watch (-man)." 
Is Month Just Month?
It is understood and taught by some that the word month came from the word moonth and that the word moonth derives from the word moon. What this would mean is that, from moon, the word became moonth, and then moonth became month, which if correct, would mean therefore that wherever in the Bible the word month is seen, month is reffering to the moon and wherever moon is seen, moon is referring to the month. In other words, in the Bible, the calendar months of the year is being determined by each new shining of the thin crescent new moon that becomes visible over the horizon to our naked eye every 29 or 30 days, a fact which holds true from the fact that both the words month and moon in the Holy Bible is actually translated from the same Hebrew Bible word chodesh #2320 meaning "the new moon; by implication a month:- month (-ly), new moon."
The word chodesh #2320 is derived from the Hebrew primitive root word chadash #2318 meaning "to be new; caus. to rebuild:- renew, repair."
This word Abib is found four(4) times in the Bible(Exodus 13:4; 23:15; 34:15; Deuteronomy 16:1) in reference to the first month of the year by name which was later called Nisan(Nehemiah 2:1; Esther 3:7).
What is ABIB? What does this word mean? What significance there is in this word that would have anything to do with the setting of the calendar?
Abib, understood to have originally been pronounced Aviv, is pure Hebrew. Bible translators for whatever reason are not seeing it fit to translate this word into English but are choosing rather to transliterate this word sound for sound from Hebrew to English as it is being read and pronounced in mordern Hebrew, Abib.
Abib can be found at #24 and deriving from an unused Hebrew root word means "to be tender; green, i.e. a young ear of grain; hence the name of the month Abib or Nisan:- Abib, ear, green ears of corn."
Happy new year to everyone at the evening appearing of the year-beginning ABIB/Nisan new moon come Wednesday sunset/evening 02nd April 2003.

It is indeed a great pleasure to report that the new moon of ABIB/Nisan marking the beginning of the FIRST month and a new year on the Hebrew Bible calendar appeared and was visible to quite many of us living in the west here in the Americas (including the Eastern Caribbean) on Thursday 3rd April 2003 just after sunset Wednesday 2nd.
This means that we are now, BIBLICALLY, into a new year as of Thursday 3rd April 2003 which according to the Israeli-Hebrew/Jewish calendar calculation is the year 5764.
My desire and wish for us all as this new year progresses is that we desire and continue to seek out to our Creator Yahweh for the fullness of His attainable Great wisdom, PRACTICALLY, through His Son our Savior and Redeemer Yahshua.