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The Ancient Calendar


We are able to obtain the correct times of the New Moon and Sabbath through this link: http://www.sunrisesunset.com/calendar.asp Using this link you can work out your new moons and Sabbath start/finish times for your area:

HOW TO WORK OUT THE NEW MOONS AND FEAST DATES:  (using this source)
1. On the website above enter your nearest location (city) and enter month and year. Then click on 'submit'.
2. The first New Moon AFTER THE VERNAL EQUINOX is Yahweh's New Year, the first of Aviv.
3. The Vernal Equinox is the day containing 12 hours daylight and 12 hours night.
4. Look at Sunrise/Sunset times and find the evening to evening day containing 12 hours daylight and 12 hours night. (don't cheat!) Be precise as this is the Vernal Equinox for your area. (Ours is Manchester, Friday 19th. March 2010. We use Manchester U.K. for our location, yours will be different according to where you live. )
5. For 2010 (in our location) for March the New Moon comes before the Vernal Equinox (therefore it is still winter) so we go to the next New Moon which, of course, will be in April. This is April 14th.
6. So, the evening to evening day containing the New Moon is Tuesday evening to Wednesday evening 14th. April after the Vernal Equinox. This is Yahweh's New Year for us (Manchester U.K.)
7. Now this shall be the beginning of months for us in Manchester. Click your mouse on May 2010 at the bottom of the page and click.This will take you to the 2nd. New Moon which is May 14th Thursday to Friday evening.
8. From here on you can use Leviticus 23 to work out all of Yahweh's Feast days up to the 7th. New Moon on October 7th. 2010. (Tishri) The 1st. day of the 7th. Month. Chag Sameach (happy feasting!)
Note: (These times can also be found in any good Diary which includes the Phases of the moon, as these times are worked out from the Astronomical and therefore from the correct New Moon times.)
We hope that these pages have helped you both to understand and work out the times of the Feasts of Yahweh and the weekly sabbaths. May you enter in to the blessing to be found in observing these special times and seasons.

After the destruction of the Second Temple in the year 70 A.D. the Sadducees, who were responsible for the calendar and related times of Yahweh's Festivals/Feast days during most of the Second Temple period, disappeared from the scene and their position was taken over by the Pharisees, who promoted a calendar that was totally different from the authentic one in use in the Temple.
Yahshua agreed with the Samaritan calendar used in His day and never spoke against it. In fact His life and major experiences were timed exactly with it. For example His death (Passover) and resurrection (day of the wave offering) were perfectly in time with it. This is the main reason we know it to be correctly in line with Yahweh's own time scale. John 4:1-42. The Samaritans on Mount Gerizim also kept this same Calendar at the same time. Yahshua spent two days with them after meeting the Samaritan woman at the well. (v.20 "...Our fathers worshipped in this mountain...") Yahshua never spoke against this either. "In the mouth of two witnesses let every truth be established. The Samaritans are still there to this day.