A criticism that is leveled against the Jewish system (Hebrew system) of setting the Passover date for any year requires that they look to the first of Tishri—Feast of Trumpets. They then figure backward to establish the Passover of that year. This logic appears faulty until one knows that their belief that the first day of Tishri was the first day of creation.
However this belief creates the insurmountable problem of not having the first day of the creation week beginning on a Sunday as explained by the following information. The calendar the Jews have given us shows the year 2018 AD as the third year of cycle 305 of the 19 year time cycles from creation, or 5,779 years from creation. The Jewish Hebrew year one would be 3,761 BC on the Gregorian calendar. In year one of the Jewish methods of calculation the first day of creation would fall on a Monday of the seventh month (Tishri) or day two of the actual creation week.
Taking that same year (3,761) back to the first month, Nisan, their first day of creation would fall on the seventh day of the creation week, a Saturday. This shows that whatever starting month is used by Jewish reckoning, the beginning year for creation is not correct, and does not follow the biblical narrative of Genesis, clearly making their calendar unusable to establish an accurate bible timeline.
It should be noted that the Jewish system is very complex in determining their calendar, but they correctly place the weekly and High Day Sabbaths into the present Gregorian calendar. Their pattern of their Hebrew calendar joins seamlessly to God’s sacred calendar in the year 3,761 BC, and continues to mirror the sacred calendar. Why is this true?
Paul gives the answer by putting his stamp of approval on an important understanding of what God has forced the Jews to correctly maintain despite all of their corrupt beliefs and traditions. Rom. 3:1-4. “What advantage then has the Jew, or what is the profit of circumcision? Much in every way! Chiefly because to them were committed the oracles of God. For what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without affect? Certainly not! Indeed let God be true but every man a liar as it is written; ‘That you may be justified in your words, and may overcome when you are judged.’”
It is important to understand that the oracles are the declarations of God when He is speaking directly to His subjects. This is different from the Word of God, which is the whole bible. Exodus 20:1-17 is the giving of the law by God’s direct proclamation. Lev. 23:1-44 is the giving of the holy days and placing them into a calendar of months as given to Moses by God. The following are examples of the oracles of God that define the days we are to observe as they are placed in the month. Ex. 12:1-20, Ex. 16:4-7, 11-12, and Num. 10:1-10 define when these days are to be observed.
The Jews, through the calendar that they preserved, gave the pattern of God’s sacred calendar. It is left to us to use that pattern to establish an accurate calendar which covers time from the creation to the present day. This has been presented to the world through the Calendar Generator.
The generator can be found at: www.biblicalcalendarproof.com/calendar
With these facts it can now be established that every Sabbath and Holy Day from creation to the present can be understood by the following information. The seventh day Sabbath establishes the Holy Days for the year. There are just four Sabbaths that establish these Holy Days.
In the 13 cycles of 19 years (247 years,) which is the repetitive cycle of God’s Sacred Calendar, there are only four number-days that the first Sabbath of Nisan will ever have.
- When the first Sabbath of Nisan falls on the seventh day of the month, Passover falls on the 14th day of the first month, also a Saturday, just as it did in the creation week. The first day of Unleavened Bread will be Sunday, the 15th. Pentecost will be on the 5th day of the 3rd month, a Sunday, with Trumpets falling on a Tuesday, the first day of the 7th month. Atonement will fall on a Thursday, the 10th day, and the Feast of Tabernacles will be on Tuesday, the 15th day.
- When the first Sabbath of Nisan falls on the third day of the month, Passover, the 14th day will fall on a Wednesday. The first day of Unleavened Bread will be on a Thursday, the 15th of Nisan, placing Pentecost on the 8th day of the 3rd month, a Sunday, and Trumpets on a Saturday, the first day of the seventh month. Atonement will be on a Monday, the 10th day and The Feast of Tabernacles will begin on a Saturday, the 15th day in the seventh month.
- When the first Sabbath of Nisan falls on the fifth day of the month, Passover falls on the 14th day, a Monday. The first day of Unleavened Bread will be Tuesday and Pentecost will be on the 10th day of the third month, a Sunday. Trumpets falls on a Thursday, the first day of the seventh month. Atonement is on a Saturday, the 10th day, and the Feast of Tabernacles is on Thursday, the 15th day of the seventh month.
- When the first Sabbath of Nisan falls on the first day of the month, Passover will fall on the 14th, a Friday. The first day of Unleavened Bread will be a Saturday and places Pentecost on the seventh day of the third month, a Sunday. Trumpets falls on the first day of the seventh month, a Monday, and Atonement falls on the tenth day, a Wednesday. The Feast of Tabernacles is on the 15th day, a Monday; all in the seventh month.
These first four Sabbath days are the only ones which occur during any first month (Nisan,) for any year from creation to our present day and beyond.
The reason for establishing these dates and days is to show that the seventh day Sabbath is the controlling factor throughout God’s calendar. It is unequivocally the only factor established at creation, coming forward in an unbroken line of seven days to the present day, called Saturday.
First Sabbath of the First Month (Nisan) of any Given Year
|Passover||1st Day FUB||Pentecost||Trumpets||Atonement||FOT/LGD|
7th Day of 1st month Nisan 2021 & 2025
|14th of Nisan (Sabbath) (Like Creation Week)||15th of Nisan (Sunday)||5th day of 3rd month Sivan (Sunday)||1st day of 7th month Tishri (Tuesday)||10th day 7th month Tishri (Thursday)||15th day 7th month Tishri (Tuesday)|
3rd Day of 1st month Nisan 2020, 2023, 2026
|14th of Nisan (Wednesday)||15th of Nisan (Thursday)||8th day of 3rd month Sivan (Sunday)||1st day of 7th month Tishri (Sabbath)||10th day 7th month Tishri (Monday)||15th day 7th month Tishri (Sabbath)|
|5th Day of 1st month Nisan 2024||14th of Nisan (Monday)||15th of Nisan (Tuesday)||10th day of 3rd month (Sunday)||1st day of 7th month Tishri (Thursday)||10th day 7th month Tishri (Sabbath)||15th day 7th month Tishri (Thursday)|
|1st Day of 1st month Nisan 2022||14th of Nisan (Friday)||15th of Nisan (Sabbath)||7th day of 3rd month (Sunday)||1st day of 7th month Tishri (Monday)||10th day 7th month Tishri (Wednesday)||15th day 7th month Tishri (Monday)|