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The Sabbath to Jehovah
and the rest for the Earth
The Year 2023/24 (Autumn)
This Bible study is very technical (see complex), the explanations will be simplified as much as possible to promote good understanding. The more complex additional explanations will be placed in appendices, which will be indicated to you by numbers and titles.
“For since the Law has a shadow of the good things to come, but not the very substance of the things, [men] can never with the same sacrifices from year to year which they offer continually make those who approach perfect” (Hebrews 10:1).
The Mosaic Law has a prophetic value. Jesus Christ and Christianity are the expression of this prophetic reality: "For those things are a shadow of the things to come, but the reality belongs to the Christ" (Colossians 2:17). The fulfillment from the great tribulation, until the end of the millennial reign of Christ, are part of this prophetic dimension of the Law (Revelation 19 and 20). By examining Leviticus chapter 25, we will see what the fulfillment of the Sabbath law for the earth and the jubilee are respectively connected with the date of the great tribulation and the beginning of the resurrection.
The Sabbath Law to Jehovah and the rest for the land
"Six years you should sow your field with seed, and six years you should prune your vineyard, and you must gather the land’s produce. But in the seventh year there should occur a sabbath of complete rest for the land, a sabbath to Jehovah. Your field you must not sow with seed, and your vineyard you must not prune. The growth from spilled kernels of your harvest you must not reap, and the grapes of your unpruned vine you must not gather. There should occur a year of complete rest for the land" (Leviticus 25:3-5). Thus, the Israelites could sow their land for six years, and the seventh year was a Sabbath to Jehovah, a rest for the land.
The Jubilee Law
"And you must count for yourself seven sabbaths of years, seven times seven years, and the days of the seven sabbaths of years must amount to forty-nine years for you. And you must cause the horn of loud tone to sound in the seventh month on the tenth of the month; on the day of atonement you people should cause the horn to sound in all your land. And you must sanctify the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty in the land to all its inhabitants. It will become a Jubilee for you, and you must return each one to his possession and you should return each one to his family. A Jubilee is what that fiftieth year will become for you. you must not sow seed nor reap the land’s growth from spilled kernels nor gather the grapes of its unpruned vines. For it is a Jubilee. It should become something holy to you. From the field you may eat what the land produces" (Leviticus 25:8-12). After seven earthly sabbaths, that is, forty-nine years (7 x (6+1)=49 years), in the fiftieth year was proclaimed a jubilee (7 x (6+1) + 1= 50 years).
The Date of the Great Tribulation and the Beginning of the Sabbath for Jehovah
To have the year corresponding with the seventh sabbath for Jehovah and the additional year of the jubilee, it is necessary to start from the year of the creation of Adam, with a biblical chronological calculation (see the details in the different calculation tables). This date is in the autumn, the first month Ethanim (Tishri) of the year 4026 BCE (ANNEX 1 bis). In making this calculation, there are three main factors:
1 – The numerical designation of the years is ordinal, in the beginning on the first day. For example, the day of the creation of Adam, began the year 1, of the existence of the man, the number 1 (first year) being ordinal.
2 – The number of complete years, is a cardinal number. Thus, at the beginning of year 2 of man's existence (ordinal number), Adam was 1 year old (cardinal number).
3 – There is no year zero (0), in the transition from before common era (B.C.E.), to common era (C.E.). Thus, the year following year 1 BCE, will be the year 1 CE, not counting a year zero (0).
When did the year 6000 of human existence begin? Starting from the autumn of 4026 before common era (BCE), until the autumn of the year 1 common era (CE) (the year zero not existing), there are 4026 complete years. To reach the 6000 complete years, it is necessary to add 1974 years, that is the autumn of 1975, being the end of the complete 6000 years of the existence of the man. However, the numerical designation of the years is ordinal, which means that the year 6000 began with the beginning of its count, in autumn of the year 1974. From autumn of 1974 to autumn of 1975, it was a jubilee year (multiple of 50 (120x50=6000)).
Adding 49 years ((6+1)x7), we arrive at the autumn of 2023, which corresponds to the beginning of the year 6049, the sabbath for Jehovah, the sabbath for the earth, until the fall of 2024 (Leviticus 25:3-5).
Adding 1 year (((6+1)x7) + 1 = 50), we arrive at the jubilee year 6050, from autumn of 2024 to autumn of 2025 (Leviticus 25:8-12). To what events could these two years correspond?
The Year 2023, the Sabbath for Jehovah
The year 2023 meets the three biblical criteria corresponding to the Day of Jehovah, which will be the Great Tribulation or the end of this system of things:
1 - In Revelation 11:19 the great tribulation will take place on a Ethanim (Tishri), 10. Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39 tell the prophetic account of the great tribulation. Obviously, in itself, this information does not give us the year (ANNEX 1).
2- According to Ezekiel 39:12-14, the year which will correspond to the great tribulation, will be lunisolar, that is, there will be the addition of a 13th intercalary month (veadar) (ANNEX 2).
3 – According to Zechariah 14:8b, the Ethanim (Tishri), 10, corresponding to the year of the great tribulation, must be exactly to the passage from the summer to the autumn equinox (September, 21/22) (or winter according to the Bible) (ANNEX 3).
Based on these three biblical information, it can be said that the year 2023, more specifically Ethanim (Tishri), 10, 2023 (Friday/Saturday, September 22/23, 2023), will be the date of the great tribulation.
The year 2024, the year of Jubilee
The jubilee year from Ethanim (Tishri),10, is symbolic of the liberation of mankind from the bondage of sin which results in death: "You must sanctify the 50th year and proclaim liberty in the land to all its inhabitants. It will become a Jubilee for you, and each of you will return to his property and each of you should return to his family" (Leviticus 25:10). This liberation has no better symbol than the resurrection which will deliver billions of humans during the reign of 1000 years: ““Death, where is your victory? Death, where is your sting?” The sting producing death is sin, and the power for sin is the Law. But thanks to God, for he gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!” (1 Corinthians 15:55-57). The sting is the stick with a pointed end that the plowman uses to guide an animal when plowing. For 6,000 years of history, sin and death have held mankind in bondage. Therefore, it is logical to think that Ethanim (Tishri) 10, 2024, will be the first Jubilee of the millennial reign, which will usher in the beginning of the resurrection: "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment" (John 5:28,29).
This jubilee which will be fulfilled will see the return of the dead to life and to their family with cries of joy. In addition, Leviticus 25 specifies that there will be a "return" in his property, which means that the resurrected one will henceforth have a property or an earthly lot which will belong to him for ever: "But as for you, go on to the end. You will rest, but you will stand up for your lot at the end of the days" (Daniel 12:13). This "lot" is double, with the everlasting life and an earthly property that the Owner of the Earth will have granted to him: "Because the land is mine" - Says Jehovah (Leviticus 25:23).
Therefore, the different biblical elements show that the Great Tribulation should take place on Tishri 10, 2023, that is, Friday, September 22 after sunset, until Saturday, September 23, 2023, until sunset (Jerusalem time), being itself, a sabbatical year (7 times seven sabbaths) (this date is a double sabbath). However, Tishri 10, 2024 (October 9/10, 2024 (According to the astronomical new moon)), will be the official beginning of the planetary Jubilee year which will inaugurate (2024/25 (Autumn)), the release of humans from the death, through the resurrection. The apostle Paul showed that the resurrection is "everlasting deliverance": "He entered into the holy place, not with the blood of goats and of young bulls, but with his own blood, once for all time, and obtained an everlasting deliverance for us" (Hebrews 9:12). This everlasting deliverance will be the beginning of the resurrection on Tishri (Ethanim) 10, 2024 (October 9/10, 2024 (According to the astronomical new moon)), the beginning of the planetary jubilee year...
In Revelation 11:19 the great tribulation will take place on a Ethanim (Tishri), 10
1 - “But the nations became wrathful, and your own wrath came, and the appointed time came for the dead to be judged and to reward your slaves the prophets and the holy ones and those fearing your name, the small and the great, and to bring to ruin those ruining the earth.” And the temple sanctuary of God in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant was seen in his temple sanctuary. And there were flashes of lightning and voices and thunders and an earthquake and a great hail” (Revelation 11:18,19): Revelation 11:19 is really the keystone of the Revelation given by God, through Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16). This Revelation of God is the key to the understanding of all, the book of Revelation, but also of the other biblical prophecies (Ezekiel, Daniel, Zechariah, Revelation), in which you can read indirectly the allusion of this famous date : TISHRI, 10.
2 - The prophecy of Daniel of the 2300 days mentions the date of Tishri (Ethanim), 10, in an encrypted way (by the end of this period). The 2300 days represent, 6 years (6 x 360 = 2160 days), 4 months (4 x 30 = 120 days), 20 days: 2160 + 120 + 20 = 2300 days.
CALCULATION: 6 years: Ziv, 20, 2017 to Ziv, 20, 2023 + 4 months: Ziv (Iyyar), 20 - Sivan, 20 (1), Sivan, 20 - Tammuz, 20 (2), Tammuz, 20 - Ab, 20 (3), Ab, 20 - Elul, 20 (4) + 20 days: Elul, 20 to Ethanim (Tishri), 10, 2023 (taking into account that Elul has only 29 days).
However there is another way of calculating this period which is very strange and with the same result: 2300 days = 2520 days (7 prophetic years of 360 days) – 220 days.
220 Days = 7 prophetic months of 30 days + 10 days. The 7 months and ten days missing, seem to indicate that this period of 2300 days will end on Tishri (Ethanim), 10, that is to say the seventh month and the tenth day.
Doing the calculation starting from Tishri (Ethanim), 10, 2023, we get the following result: Tishri, 10, 2023 – 7 prophetic years = Tishri, 10, 2016. To this date add 7 prophetic months of 30 days: 1 - Hesvan,10 ; 2 – Kislev , 10 ; 3 – Tebeth, 10 ; 4 – Sevat, 10 ; 5 - Adar, 10 ; 6 – Nisan, 10 ; 7 - Iyar (Ziv), 10. To Iyar (Ziv), 10, we must add 10 days and we reach at Ziv (Iyar), 20, 2017. From Ziv (Iyar) 20, 2017 to Ethanim (Tishri), 10, 2023, there are 2300 days.
What is the meaning of Ziv (Iyar), 20, in the Bible? This date is directly linked to the prophecy of the 2300 days which mentions the “constant feature” (Daniel 8:13,14).
The biblical meaning of Ziv (Iyyar), 20
Ziv (Iyyar), 20 ("the second month, on the 20th day of the month"), the second month of the biblical year, is a very important anniversary date in connection with the "holy place" (Daniel 8:14): "Now in the second year, in the second month, on the 20th day of the month, the cloud lifted from over the tabernacle of the Testimony. So the Israelites began to pull away from the wilderness of Siʹnai in the order established for their departure, and the cloud settled in the wilderness of Paʹran. This was the first time they departed following the order of Jehovah through Moses" (Numbers 10:11-13). Ziv 20, 1512 BCE, is the date of the first time, that Jehovah has a people of Holy Ones, represented by Israel, spiritually fully structured, with a temple, in the form of a tabernacle and an installed priesthood (with the process of "the continual sacrifice" (constant feature)). The Ziv (Iyyar), 20, 2017, is the first year of the reign of the last king, of the last world power, mentioned in this same book of Daniel chapter 8, which mentions the 2300 days of hostility against true worship and Holy Ones (heavenly and earthly). The end of the 2300 days corresponds to "the restoration of the holy place to its right condition", that is, on Ethanim (Tishri), 10, 2023.
ANNEX 1 bis
Detailed biblical explanations
(simplified as much as possible)
of the calculation of the date 4026 BCE
From 1943 B.C.E. to 1513 B.C.E. : 430 years
At Exodus 12:40, 41, Moses records that “the dwelling of the sons of Israel, who had dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years.” From the above wording, it is apparent that not all this “dwelling” was in Egypt. This time period begins with Abraham’s crossing of the Euphrates on his way to Canaan, at which time Jehovah’s covenant with Abraham went into effect. The first 215 years of this “dwelling” was in Canaan, and then an equal period was spent in Egypt, until Israel became completely independent of all Egyptian control and dependency, in 1513 B.C.E. The New World Translation footnote on Exodus 12:40 shows that the Greek Septuagint, which is based on a Hebrew text older than the Masoretic, adds, after the word “Egypt,” the words “and in the land of Canaan.” The Samaritan Pentateuch does similarly. Galatians 3:17, which also mentions the 430 years, confirms that this period started with the validating of the Abrahamic covenant, at the time that Abraham crossed the Euphrates on his way to Canaan. This was therefore in 1943 B.C.E., when Abraham was 75 years old.—Gen. 12:4.
10 Another line of evidence supports the above reckoning: At Acts 7:6 mention is made of the seed of Abraham as being afflicted 400 years. Since Jehovah removed the affliction by Egypt in 1513 B.C.E., the beginning of affliction must have been in 1913 B.C.E. This was five years after the birth of Isaac and corresponds to Ishmael’s “poking fun” at Isaac on the occasion of his weaning.—Gen. 15:13; 21:8, 9.
From 1513 BCE to the division of the kingdom 997 BCE:
516 years (479 + 37)
From 997 B.C.E. to 607 B.C.E: 390 years
A helpful guide to the overall length of this period of the kings is found at Ezekiel 4:1-7 in the mimic siege of Jerusalem that the prophet Ezekiel carried out at God’s direction. Ezekiel was to lie on his left side for 390 days to “carry the error of the house of Israel,” and on his right side for 40 days to “carry the error of the house of Judah,” and each day was shown to stand for a year. The two periods (of 390 years and of 40 years) thus symbolized evidently stood for the length of Jehovah’s forbearance with the two kingdoms in their idolatrous course.
From the division of the kingdom in 997 B.C.E. to the fall of Jerusalem in 607 B.C.E. was 390 years. While it is true that Samaria, the capital of the northern kingdom, had already fallen to Assyria in 740 B.C.E., in Hezekiah’s sixth year (2Ki 18:9, 10), it is probable that some of the population fled into the southern kingdom before the Assyrians’ advance. (Note also the situation in Judah following the division of the kingdom as described at 2Ch 10:16, 17.) But, more important, the fact that Jehovah God continued to keep the Israelites of the exiled northern kingdom in view, the messages of his prophets continuing to include them long beyond the fall of Samaria, shows that their interests were still represented in the capital city of Jerusalem and that its fall in 607 B.C.E. was an expression of Jehovah’s judgment against not Judah alone but the nation of Israel as a whole. (Jer 3:11-22; 11:10-12, 17; Eze 9:9, 10) When the city fell, the hopes of the nation as a whole (with the exception of the few who maintained true faith) suffered collapse.—Eze 37:11-14, 21, 22.
From 607-537 BCE. to the return from exile: 70 years
The duration of this period was fixed by this decree of God himself concerning Judah: "11And all this land will be reduced to ruins and will become an object of horror, and these nations will have to serve the king of Babylon for 70 years" (Jeremiah 25:8-11).
From 537 BCE - 29 CE to the baptism of Jesus Christ:
565 years (82 + 483)
- 537 to 455 BCE : 82 years.
- 455 BCE to 29 CE: 483 years:
455 BCE, the beginning of the prophecy of Daniel, of the 70 weeks of years (Daniel 9:24-27). It began with the order to rebuild Jerusalem, in the 20th year of Artaxerxes (Long Hand), the year that Nehemiah received permission to go and rebuild Jerusalem (Nehemiah 2:1, 5-8).
455 BCE to 29 C.E.: 483 years: the year of the baptism of Messiah Jesus Christ. According to the prophecy of Daniel 9: 24-27, 7 weeks of years make 49 years. 62 weeks of years are 434 years: 434 years + 49 years = 483 years.
29 CE to 36 CE (conversion of Corneille): 7 years. (483 + 7) end of the 490 years, of 70 weeks of years (7x70) of the prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27.
From the autumn of 29 CE to the autumn of 1975 CE: 1946 years
The autumn of 1975 CE, is the end of 6000 years of mankind existence. The beginning of the year 6000 of humankind, began in autumn of 1974 CE.
THE GREAT TRIBULATION WILL TAKE PLACE
IN A LUNISOLAR YEAR OF 13 BIBLICAL MONTHS
The Western calendars are based on the Gregorian solar calendar of 365 days (Wikipedia Gregorian calendar).
Othes countries use the lunar calendar. The lunar year has between 354 and 355 days. There is therefore a difference of about 11 days between the solar calendar (365 days) and the lunar calendar (354 days). Nevertheless, the Hebrew lunar calendar, also takes into account the solar cycle of 365 days, so it is a "lunisolar" calendar (Wikipedia Hebrew lunar calendar).
The important points to know about the biblical calendar, like the Hebrew calendar, are the following (important to understand the biblical reasoning that will follow):
In the Bible, the days begin in the evening after the sunset. For example in Genesis 1:5, regarding the first day of the symbolic “And there was evening and there was morning, a first day".
In the Bible, the months began at the "new moon" (Psalms 81:3). Lunar months are either 30 or 29 days.
Nevertheless, at this stage of the study, there is a significant difficulty regarding the biblical definition of the new moon (Wikipedia New Moon). Some think that this is the moment when the moon completely disappears (in the current Hebrew calendar). Others think that this is the first crescent of the moon. For this reason, there is a special study of the theme of the New Moon that will indicate the necessary and important choice between these two options to determine exactly a biblical date (that of the memorial to the death of Jesus Christ (Nisan 14th) and Tishri 10th) (After this article (below)).
THE LUNISOLAR YEAR
The lunar year has 12 months of 29 or 30 days. The intercalary month (Veadar) is regularly added to compensate for the difference of 11 days between the lunar year (354 days) and the solar year (365 days). In this case, this year has exceptionally 13 months, it is a “lunisolar”. In the Bible there is no direct mention of this process in order to adjust the lunisolar calendar to the solar year. Nevertheless, indirect information shows that this adjustment was made. For example, some months had to coincide regularly with seasonal crops, either spring (Abib (Nisan): spring) or autumn (Ethanim (Tishri): autumn) (Exodus 23:15). It is obvious that the Israelites of the biblical times realized this adjustment by the addition of the intercalary month (Veadar). The festivals celebrated the month in spring, remained spring, over the years. And all the autumn festivals of the month of Tishri, remained autumnal, over the years (Leviticus 23:37).
Currently the adjustment system, used by the Hebrew calendar, is made with a “metonic cycle”: 7 adjustments with 7 lunisolar years of 13 months, over a period of 19 years.
In the book of Ezekiel we can understand that the year in which the Great Tribulation will occur will be Lunisolar, with 13 months, according to the Jewish calendar. In Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39 we have the prophetic story of events before, during and after the Great Tribulation. After the Great Tribulation the prophecy gives the information of a seven-month period of cleansing the Earth: "The house of Israel will spend seven months burying them in order to cleanse the land" (Ezek. 39:12-14). How would this simple information make us understand that this would be a year of 13 months?
According to Revelation 11:19 the Great Tribulation will take place a Tishri 10th. At the end of the seven months written in Ezekiel 39: 12-14, it is written that the prophet had the vision of the Temple which represents the dominion of the Kingdom of God on earth, a certain in Nisan 10th: " In the 25th year of our exile, at the beginning of the year, on the tenth day of the month, in the 14th year after the city had fallen, on that very day the hand of Jehovah was upon me, and he took me to the city" (Ezekiel 40:1)
The simple cross-checking of information from the 7 months period, with the period from Tishri 10th to Nisan 10th (6 months normally), we understand that there will be the intercalary month of Veadar: The year when the Great Tribulation will take place will be a Lunisolar Year of 13 months. The year 2023/2024 will be lunisolar, that is to say there will be the addition of the month Adar II (or Veadar).
ANNEX 2 BIS
"Blow the horn on the new moon, On the full moon, for the day of our festival"
There are two definitions of the new moon:
1 - "The new moon is the first lunar phase, when the Moon and Sun have the same ecliptic longitude. At this phase, the lunar disk is not visible to the unaided eye, except when silhouetted during a solar eclipse. Daylight outshines the earthlight that dimly illuminates the dark side of the new Moon. The actual phase is usually a very thin crescent because the Moon rarely passes directly in front of the Sun, except in a solar eclipse" (Wikipedia New Moon).
2 - "The original meaning of the term new moon, which is still sometimes used in non-astronomical contexts, was the first visible crescent of the Moon, after conjunction with the Sun. This crescent Moon is briefly visible when low above the western horizon shortly after sunset and before moonset" (Wikipedia New Moon).
The first definition of the new moon, is corroborated by what is written in Psalms 81:3: "Blow the horn on the new moon, On the full moon, for the day of our festival". According to the context of this Psalm, it is the festival of booths which was celebrated from Ethanim 15th (Tishri 15) to Ethanim 22nd. It was an autumn festival, in the time of the last harvests. While the festival of unfermented cakes, was celebrated from Nisan 15 to 22, in the spring, at the beginning of the first harvests.
In Psalms 81:1 it is written: "Shout joyfully to God our strength. Shout in triumph to the God of Jacob". The festival that most symbolized the joy and exuberance, was undoubtedly the fest of booths. Regarding it, Jehovah had told Moses, for his people Israel: "Seven days you will celebrate the festival to Jehovah your God in the place that Jehovah chooses, for Jehovah your God will bless all your produce and all that you do, and you will become nothing but joyful" (Deuteronomy 16:15 (see verse 13)). The expression of Psalms 81, "Shout joyfully to God our strength", describes perfectly the feeling of joy asked by God, in Deuteronomy 16:15. The complete appearance of the "full moon", marking the middle of the lunar month, is in the poetic contrast to the "new moon", which is at this stage, invisible, and represents the start of the month.
By the way, if you look at the astronomical table of the lunar cycle, you will notice that the full moon lasts about three nights, and the new moon, its disappearance, for three nights, in general. It is also interesting to note that David, fleeing from before king Saul, associated the new moon with three days during which he could hide (1 Samuel 20: 5). Is it a simple coincidence? Not necessarily, if one thinks of the three moonless nights, the period of the "new moon", allowing him to hide safely, without being surprised in his sleep.
Regarding Psalms 81:1,3, the astronomical tables of the lunar cycles, if we go back, starting from the full moon (whether it's the Tishri, 15 or the Nisan, 15), we arrive at the beginning of the month, at the new moon, at the moment "when the Moon and Sun have the same ecliptic longitude" and therefore, it is invisible (http://pgj.pagesperso-orange.fr/calendar.htm). In the example presented in the photo (above), of the lunar cycle of May 2019: After the sunset of May, 17 to May 18, is the full moon, biblically speaking, the 15th of the month of "Iyyar" (or Ziv), of the Hebrew month. Going back fifteen days, we reach the date of Iyyar 1st (biblical month), May 3rd, 2019 (gregorian calendar), after sunset.
Nevertheless, in the current Hebrew calendar (Hebrew Calendar - Chiourim (In French)), Iyyar 1st is after the sunset of May 5th to May 6, 2019, there are two days late (See photo to the right). In this case, it is the chosen option of "the first visible crescent of the Moon" (see photo above, comparing it to the Hebrew Calendar (in Jerusalem). What option to choose? The invisible new moon or the first visible crescent?
"It will happen in summer and in winter"
Jehovah clearly announces "His One Day" (14:7), the Great Tribulation, will take place in the day ot the change of season, from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox (representing the beginning of winter, in the Bible), September 22nd (after the sunset) to 23rd (gregorian calendar). In many biblical quotes, it is known that the Great Tribulation will take place in Ethanim 10th (Tishri 10th), in a luni-solar year of 13 Biblical months. Regarding Zachariah 14:7,8 : The "one day" of Jehovah, the date of the great tribulation will take place : Tishri 10th = September 22/23.
Starting from these three extremely important Biblical information, it is sufficient to look first in the current Jewish calendar (Hebrew Calendar - Chiourim (written in french)), in what luni-solar year of 13 months, the Ethanim, (Tishri 10), corresponds to the September 22nd and 23rd, the date of the transition from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox. Based on this official Jewish calendar, we must search until the year 2034, where Tishri 10th exactly corresponds from Friday, September 22 (after sunset) to Saturday, September 23, 2034.
Regarding the other biblical method based on the astronomical new moon, we get the date from Friday, September 22 (after sunset) to Saturday, September 23, 2023 (which is a luni-solar year), corresponding to the biblical Ethanim,10 (Tishri,10). How to obtain the Ethanim 1st (Tishri 1st)? We must take into account the annual alternation of lunar months given its duration of 29 days and a half (this half day must be integrated every other month): a lunar month of 30 days, followed by a month of 29 days, etc. The alternation of the beginning of the biblical year (which begins in Nisan), to the month of Tishri is the following: Nisan: 30 days , Iyyar (or Ziv): 29 days, Sivan: 30 days, Tammuz: 29 days, Ab: 30 days, Elul: 29 days and Ethanim (or Tishri) 30 days.
Nevertheless, the adaptation of the lunar calendar with the astronomical cycle is not so easy, it requires a regular adjustment. It takes place after the month of Tishri (Ethanim), until the month of Adar or Adar II (Veadar): Heshvan (Boul): 29 or 30 days; Kislev 29 or 30 days; Tebeth 29 days; Shebat: 30 days; Adar 29 or 30 days; Ve-adar (Adar II) (this month is added only in the lunisolar years, for to be adjusted to the solar cycle): 29 days. This adjustment seems to conform to the Bible because the prophecy of Ezekiel (39-40: 1) indirectly indicates that the addition of the intercalary month is between the months of Tishri and Nisan (between Adar and Nisan).
To get exactly Ethanim 1st (Tishri 1st) 2023, just start with the new moon of the previous month, Elul 1st, which, given the annual alternation, has only 29 days, which allows to obtain the Tishri 1st. The new moon corresponding to Elul 1st, will be in the day of August 16, 2023 (gregorian calendar). That means, Elul 1st will begin on August 15th, after sunset, to August 16, 2023. Adding, 29 days, in accordance with the annual alternation, the 29th of Elul will be the in September 12th (after sunset), to the 13th of September 2023.
So, Ethanim 1st (Tishri 1st), in September 13th (after sunset) to September 14th. Therefore, the Biblical Ethanim 10th (Tishri 10th), will be: Friday, September 22nd (after sunset), to Saturday, September 23rd, 2023.
Comparing this date with the Hebrew calendar Chiourim, there are two days late in this calendar: September 22/23, 2023 corresponds to Tishri 8th. It is the biblical option of the new moon (without visible crescent) that was chosen for the calculation of the date of September, 22/23 2023 (Psalms 81:3).
THE GREAT TRIBULATION WILL TAKE PLACE
IN A HOLY YEAR
According to the prophetic value of the Mosaic law which will be fulfilled in reality, this year from Autumn of 2023 to Autumn of 2024, will be both sabbatical for Jehovah and holy or set apart for planet Earth (Leviticus 25: 4). This exceptional year (autumn 2023 to autumn 2024), will begin with the One Day, which will be like no other in eternity, the great tribulation, which will belong exclusively to Jehovah, for the sanctification of his Holy Name: “In that day there will be no precious light—things will be congealed. And it will become one day that is known as belonging to Jehovah. It will not be day, nor will it be night; and at evening time there will be light. In that day living waters will flow out from Jerusalem, half of them toward the eastern sea and half of them toward the western sea. It will happen in summer and in winter. And Jehovah will be King over all the earth. In that day Jehovah will be one, and his name one” (Zechariah 14:6-9; Ezekiel 38:23; Hebrews 10:1; Colossians 2:17).
Tishri (Ethanim) 10, 2023, will be the beginning of the year 110, of the reign of Christ which began in 1914 C.E. (Psalms 2). What does the year beginning with Autumn of 2023 correspond to? The reign of Christ will be 1000 years according to the book of Revelation (Apocalypse):
“And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven with the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. He seized the dragon, the original serpent, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for 1,000 years. And he hurled him into the abyss and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he would not mislead the nations anymore until the 1,000 years were ended. After this he must be released for a little while. And I saw thrones, and those who sat on them were given authority to judge. Yes, I saw the souls of those executed for the witness they gave about Jesus and for speaking about God, and those who had not worshipped the wild beast or its image and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand. And they came to life and ruled as kings with the Christ for 1,000 years. (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the 1,000 years were ended.) This is the first resurrection. Happy and holy is anyone having part in the first resurrection; over these the second death has no authority, but they will be priests of God and of the Christ, and they will rule as kings with him for the 1,000 years” (Revelation 20:1-6).
In the autumn 2013, the hundredth year of the heavenly reign of Christ began (one tenth of the number of years in the 1000 years of his reign). In the autumn of 2023, the 110th year of the heavenly reign of Christ, will begin (The tenth (100), plus the "tenth of the tenth" (10) = year 110). Where in the Bible it is written that this year should belong to Jehovah and Jesus Christ? According to biblical rule, the tenth of the tenth belongs to Jehovah and to his Son high priest, Jesus Christ, this year will belong to them, or will be holy:
"You should tell the Levites, ‘You will receive from the Israelites the tenth part that I have given to you from them for your inheritance, and you should contribute from it a tenth part of the tenth part as a contribution to Jehovah. And it will be considered your contribution, as though it were the grain of the threshing floor or the full production of the winepress or oil press. In this way you will also give a contribution to Jehovah from all the tenth parts that you receive from the Israelites, and from them you are to give the contribution for Jehovah to Aaron the priest" (Numbers 18:26-28). The tenth of the tenth belongs to Jehovah, but also to Jesus Christ, the heavenly high priest.
The autumn of 2023 will be the beginning of the year of the tenth plus the tenth of the tenth (of the reign of 1000 years), the year 110 of the reign of Christ, which will belong to Jehovah and Jesus Christ, the High Priest (Revelation 20:1-6).
This is the most insightful explanation of scripture o have ever found! God bless you my brothers …. My eyes are devoid of fog!
Hi Jane, thank you very much for your encouragement. Thanks to Jehovah God and Jesus Christ who revealed to us the meaning of the Word (1 Corinthians 10:31). Blessings of God to you, Sister in Christ.
I do see, however, why do you consider 49 years rather than 50 for the jubilee cycle? 120 × 50 makes more sense to me. Thanks!
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I cannot understand why you used 1974 instead of 1975 to do all the math. Don't skip the 50th year.
Hi, Anto, the answer is above, the part of the article written in red. Greetings.
I do think the two eclipses are showing us that Go
I do think the two eclipses are showing us that God sees everything and it is definitely time to get things right and repent. God is our judge
You are right, God will send His Son King Jesus Christ just before the great tribulation, to judge the humankind (Matthieu 25:31-46). May God bless you...
I don’t think it’s nice what you wrote about Trump, gossip, Photoshop faces, he has a hard job, does not fit the description of the antichrist. I don’t agree w/ NW translation, “Pray for our leaders”
The article doesn't describe him as the antichrist but as the fulfillment of Daniel 8: 23-25. We will see if it's right. I don't use only the NWT, particularly in this biblical article. My Greetings.