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Augustus Paul Andrew

New Moon of Abib, Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread 2010

As soon as the barley in the Middle East begins to grow, it is a sign that the spell of winter will soon be to an end on the northern side of the equator. This was a sign in ancient Israel and still is in modern Israel that the current year is about to come to a close and that a new year will soon be ushering in. The barley beginning to grow early enough during the last month (moon) of the year as winter draws to a close, the corn/grain in Israel (Isaiah 2:3; Micah 4:2) is already in the maturing stage while that the very “ear” (“abib” in the Hebrew original language of the Bible) itself is still “green” (“abib”) at the time of the appearing of the new moon crescent that always becomes visible to our naked eyes at that time. This is rather a deliberate occurrence at the ushering in of each spring, just after winter, for a new moon crescent to always becoming visible precisely at the time that the barley corn/grain is already maturing in the “abib” (“green ear”). The ear of the maturing barley corn/grain is and must still be green at the time of the appearing of that visible new moon crescent. Sooner that the barley begins to grow, it is an alarm that as soon as the corn/grain is maturing in the green ear and the new moon crescent becomes visible within that time period of the barley that, the last month (moon) of the current year is to a close and that the first month (moon) of a new year is to a start. That new moon, we are told in the Bible at Exodus 12:2 shall be to us the starting point of the first month (moon) of the year. We are told even clearer yet at Deuteronomy 16:1 that, it is during the moon at the time of Abib (green ears of maturing barley corn/grain) that Israel was being delivered from the land of Egypt, and in which selfsame moon and timing of the barley that we are to commemorate the Passover. We are told at Exodus 12, Leviticus 23 and Numbers 28 that the Passover observance is to be commemorated in the evening of the 14th day (after sunset of the 13th day), immediately followed by the celebration of the 7-day Feast of Unleavened Bread from the 15th to the 21st day of the first month (moon). The first month (moon), according to Deuteronomy 16:1, is the month (moon) of Abib (green ears of maturing barley corn/grain), occurring during the Gregorian-Roman calendar month of March/April. If mid-March this year 2010, at the time the Bible 12th month (moon) will be coming to a close, is when the barley corn/grain will be arriving to the abib (green ear) maturing stage throughout the fields in Israel to make the upcoming new moon crescent (carded to become visible at Tuesday sunset/evening 16th March 2010!) the beginning point of the first month (moon) of the year on the Bible calendar, then the 14th day of the Bible first month of Abib Passover evening memorial observance of our Savior’s Passover death (a timing in the year erroneously referred to as Easter) will be commemorated on Monday evening 29th March just after sunset, while the 15th to the 21st day of the Bible first month (moon) of Abib 7-day Feast of Unleavened Bread, immediately following the day of Passover, will be celebrated from Tuesday sunset 30th March to Monday sunset 6th April 2010. "Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover to Yahweh your Elohim..." (Deuteronomy 16:1). “...For even [the] Messiah our Passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth” (1 Corinthians 5:7-8), with:


Yahweh’s New Covenant Assembly, Savanne Park, Roseau, Dominica

(767) 448-8143/615-6379 * *

Weekly worship service: Saturday 10:30am


Questions and/or comments on the above presentation may be addressed directly to the author:

Augustus Paul, 25 Emergency Housing Scheme, Balisier Lane, Bath Estate, Roseau, Dominica

(767) 245-8369/316-1525 * *

Please click here to access the March 2010 reporting as received from Israel on the search conducted there for MATURING barley GREEN EARS of corn/grain and the earliest sighting of the new moon during the said stage of the barley.