There is a small group of people who have been convinced that the lunar calendar is correct but I can prove that Yeshua never followed it.
What is the lunar calendar? On the Hebrew calendar, the new moon day, the day that the sliver of the moon reappears and is seen, is a Sabbath. A day to rest and celebrate. The lunar people believe that that day also begins a new week. So if the new moon is seen on a Wednesday evening (by the Gregorian calendar, which also follow along with the 7 day week set forth by YHVH) they declare that Wednesday evening is really the 7th day of the week. In essence, they skip Thursday and Friday (or more Kingdom accurate: the 5th and 6th day of the week) and go right into the 7th.
It is lunacy if you ask me.
To avoid spending much time on this hypothesis, I will get right to the point. Debunking this idea requires a knowledge of Passover. YHVH makes it clear that the Passover shall be on the evening of the 14th, going into the 15th. (This would always be at the full moon.)
Exo 12:6 - ‘Now you shall keep it (the sacrificial lamb) until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight.
11) ‘And thus you shall eat it: with a belt on your waist, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. So you shall eat it in haste. It is the Passover הוא to YHVH.
There are many other Passover verses but these set the basis for our subject at hand.
The reason that it is clear that Yeshua did not keep the lunar calendar is because He was hung on the cross on a Wednesday. By the lunar calendar, He would have been crucified on a Friday*, but Yeshua declares that He will be in the ground 3 days and 3 nights, as Jonah was in the belly of the whale.
Friday evening to Saturday evening, nor Sunday evening count up to 3 days and 3 nights.
Let’s break down the crucifixion.
The above proves that Yeshua did not follow the lunar calendar. By their reckoning, Yeshua was crucified on the 12 of the month at evening, which, if He had, would have disqualified Him as Messiah. No, He follows the same 7 day cycle that has been passed down since creation. Granted, the day names have been paganized, but it is still the same cycle.
Interestingly, did you know that in Israel they call the first day of the week (what we call Sun day), First Day (or “Yom reshon”, in Hebrew). The same goes for all the days of the week.
- Yom reshon (1st)
- Yom she’ni (2nd)
- Yom shli’shi (3rd)
- Yom revi’i (4th)
- Yom cha’mishee (5th)
- Yom shi’shi (6th)
- Yom Shabbat (7th!)
* Why would their crucifixion day have to be a Friday? Because “Saturdays” are always day 1 on their calendar so “Saturday” two weeks later would be the 15th, making “Friday” the 14th. Passover evening always falls on the 14th evening.
Note: It is a popular notion to believe that Yeshua was raised on “Sunday” morning, but that doesn’t fit Yeshua’s timeline either. He specifically says 3 days and 3 nights. Why would He tarry in the ground longer than He needed? Would you stay in hell longer than you needed to? John tells us that Mary supposed that He was the gardener (Jn 20:15) when He first appeared to her. That is because the first day after the Passover Shabbat is first fruits (Lev 23:9-12). She thought He was a gardener because He had been gathering the barley first fruits to offer to YHVH, as instructed. This was not optional. See, “Yeshua, the First fruits offering” here for more detailed information on this subject.
Thank you for stopping by. May YHVH bless you as you bless YHVH!