OBSERVATIONAL HEBREW YEAR OF MOSES by O.P. Armstrong July - 2016
Another way is to make an extra long 12th
month. No where in bible is mention of a
13th month, hence Adar2. But a leap
month is required in a lunisolar calendar. A
new year should start in 1st lunar month
where the 14th lunar day falls on or after
the spring equinox. This makes "days per
year cycles" of 353/355 and 383/385 days.
About every 3rd year will be a leap year of
about 384 days. Counting of these days fall
into 3 methods. Strictly observational says
watch for the time of equinox, then look
for the new moon. The lunar cycle length
(29/30 days comes from Ur of Chaldeans.
Solar year count of 365d was known in
Egypt. By these facts an end of year
estimate is had for the 1st new moon of a
new year. Lastly is the 4th century
rabbinical calendar, molad method of
Gregorian calendar of 365.2425 d/Y.
Bible Basis of 12 Months:
1Kgs4:7 “... twelve officers over all
Israel... each man his month in a year...”
1Ch27, 12months1year, “all the months of
the year...The twelfth captain for the
twelfth month.” The sacred duties were
divided into 24 groups, this suggests
rotation of a group every 2 weeks.
Twelfth month: had at least 27 days as seen by 2Kg25:27, it
was given the name of Adar, see Est3:7&13,8:12,9:1. Here an
eleventh month of 29 days is found by inclusive count,
Neh6:15, 52 less 25 days equal 27 plus the start stop days of 2
gives 29 days. Also in story of Noah are found 5 months of 30
days each, Gen7:11,24 & 8:3-4. This indicates bible months
are lunar months. For the lunar month must alternate 29 and
30 days to match the 29.5 days of average lunar period.
Alignment at Giza
Looking due West