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Augustus Paul Andrew

WHEN DOES A YEAR BEGIN?

With the last new moon becoming visible to our naked eyes on Wednesday evening 24th December 2003, (and a 24-hour day in the Bible begins and ends with sunset, Leviticus 23:32) Thursday 25th December 2003 was the new moon, FIRST(1st) day of the 10th month Tebeth(Esther 2:16) on the Bible calendar. Thursday 1st January 2004 therefore, CORRECTLY, was only the 8th day of this same Bible 10th moon-determined month (in the year 5764) on the Bible-Israeli-Jewish calendar. A new year therefore, in keeping with the BIBLE calendar, has NOT as yet begun and will NOT begin until the visible appearing of the year-beginning March 2004 new moon of ABIB/Nisan(Exodus 13:4; 23:15; 34:18; Deuteronomy 16:1; Nehemiah 2:1; Esther 3:7) on Sunday evening 21st March 2004. “‘Look/watch for’ the ‘new moon that becomes visible at the time the Barley ears/grain/corn is GREEN’…This ‘new moon’ shall be to you the beginning/FIRST of ‘new moons’: it shall be the first ‘new moon’ of the year to you”(Deuteronomy 16:1a; Exodus 12:2) as soon as Spring begins showering the atmosphere with warmth and life(Psalm 65:9-13). “Now the king sat in the winterhouse in the ninth month: and there was a fire on the hearth burning before him”(Jeremiah 36:22, KJV). At the visible appearing of the new moon on Monday evening 24th November 2003 (and a 24-hour day in the Bible begins and ends with sunset), the Bible ninth month(moon) Chisleu(Nehemiah 1:1; Zechariah 7:1) began on Tuesday 25th November 2003 and ended with 30 days on Wednesday sunset 24th December 2003. Translators of The Living Bible(TLB) CORRECTLY understands the time of year, in the dead cold of winter, on the Bible calendar where the ninth month(moon) occurs is exactly where, on the Gregorian-Roman calendar, that is being referred to as the month of December and therefore, translates/interprets Jeremiah 36:22 thus: “The king was in a winterized part of the palace at the time, sitting in front of a fireplace, for it was December and cold”(Jeremiah 36:22, TLB). As you will have noticed in the above discuss on the Bible ninth month Chisleu (upon checking), November 2003 closed on the 6th day of Chisleu with the remaining 24 days running into December 2003. The TLB translators are therefore and most certainly citing the time in the Bible ninth month when the (Israeli) king was in a winterized part of the palace sitting in front of a fireplace warming himself from the winter coldness is what is on the Roman calendar known as December. This same December, a Latin word meaning ten, was the tenth month on the original Roman calendar which then began the year with March, in the early of Spring, at which time the new moon of ABIB/Nisan becomes visible following the growing of the Barley(Exodus 9:31) in the Middle East and the ears/grain/corn of the Barley is yet GREEN. Count the days and BEGIN looking for the next NEW MOON over the western horizon at the sunset-end of the 29th day of EACH moon. Some new moons are visible after 29 days and some moons, carrying 30 days, are visible after the sunset-end of the 30th day. But the searching of each new moon is to ALWAYS begin at the end of EACH 29th day as sun sets. Providing that this tenth moon-month Tebeth does carry 29 days and the new moon marking the beginning of the 11th month becomes visible after sunset Thursday 22nd January 2004, then the 11th month Sebat(Zechariah 1:7) begins on Friday 23rd with the 12th and last month Adar(Ezra 6:15; Esther 3:7, 13; 8:12; 9:1, 15, 17, 19, 21) carded to begin (after 30 days) on Sunday 22nd February 2004 from Saturday(Sabbath) sunset 21st. A proper tract keeping of visible new moons which marks the beginning of each Bible calendar month assures the accurate time season and weather climate in which to begin the year and to observe the Bible commanded annual observances at the right time throughout the year beginning from the first month in Spring. “In the fourteenth day of the first month at evening [following sunset of the 13th] is [Yahweh’s] Passover. And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread to [Yahweh]: seven days you must eat unleavened bread. In the first day you shall have a holy convocation(worship service gathering): you shall do no servile work therein. But you shall offer an offering made by fire to [Yahweh] seven days: in the seventh day is a holy convocation: you shall do no servile work therein”(Leviticus 23:5-8). “…even the first day you shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eats leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel. …Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses…in all your habitations shall you eat unleavened bread”(Exodus 12:15,19-20). “…For even [the Messiah] our Passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast [of unleavened bread], 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). As are the Sabbaths, so is also the new moon a feast in praise and worship to our Creator(Numbers 28:11-15; Deuteronomy 1:1-5; 2 Kings 4:22-23; Isaiah 66:23) followed by a fellowship meal(1 Samuel 20:18, 24) in the same evening the new moon makes its appearing. Additional information on this presentation is obtainable upon a careful study of both the Old and New Testament writings in the Bible with the assistance of the various Research Bible study literature distributed locally FREE OF CHARGE by:

 

Yahweh’s New Covenant Assembly

(opposite Operation Youth Quake; near the

Dominica Community High School)

Savanne Park, (close to Louisville) Roseau

Commonwealth of DOMINICA, West Indies

(767) 448-8143

ElderJosephFrancis@hotmail.com

www.YNCA.com

 

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