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Essene Solar Calendar
as used by Noah, superior to the Lunar Calendar

© 2011 by Dylan Stephens

Genesis Chapter 8 Noah and the Flood
Date GivenDay of YearElapsed daysQ: is Qumran: DDS 4Q252, fr. I
7:4 For in seven days I will send rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living thing that I have made I will blot out from the face of the ground."
7:6 Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters came upon the earth....."
II-17 Sun 4717:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the windows of the heavens were opened.
Q:III-2686407:12 And rain fell upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
Q:VII-14196150 includes 40
days & nights
7:24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth a hundred and fifty days.
8:3 and the waters receded from the earth continually. At the end of a hundred and fifty days the waters had abated;
VII-17 Fri199153(199-46)8:4 and in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark came to rest upon the mountains of Ar'arat.
X-1
Wed
274228(274-46)8:5 And the waters continued to abate until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains were seen.
XI-11
Mon
313267(227+40)8:6 At the end of forty days Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made,
8:8 He sent forth a dove from him to see if the waters had abated.
320274(267+7)8:10 He waited another seven days, and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark;
8:11 and the dove came back to him in the evening, and lo, in her mouth a freshly plucked olive leaf; so Noah knew that the waters had subsided from the earth.
Q:Dove returned empty
Q:XI-24327281(274+7)8:12 Then he waited another seven days, and sent forth the dove; and she did not return to him any more.
Q:Dove brought olive branch.
Q:XII-1334288(281+7)Q:Dove did not return.
I-1
Wed
1319(364+1-46)8:13 In the six hundred and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried from off the earth; and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and behold, the face of the ground was dry.
Q:II-17 Sun47365(364+47-46)
364 days in ark
Noah went forth from the ark at the end of a full year of 364 days on II-17 first day of the week.
II-27 Wed573758:14-16 In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day [or 17th day in Qumran texts] of the month, the earth was dry.
And God spoke to Noah: Go forth from the ark ...


Noah's 600th year (One Essene Calendar Year: 364 days starting on the 17th day of the second month)

I (Spring) II III
Sun
5 12 19 26
3 10 17 (47th day of year)
[Day 1]
all the fountains of the great deep burst forth
24 1 8 15 22 29
Mon
6 13 20 27
4 11 18 25 2 9 16 23 30
Tue
7 14 21 28
5 12 19 26 3 10 17 24 31
Wed 1 8 15 22 29
6 13 20 27 4 11 18 25
Thu 2 9 16 23 30
7 14 21 28 5 12 19 26 (86th day of year)
[Day 40]
end of 40 days & nights
Fri 3 10 17 24
1 8 15 22 29 6 13 20 27
Sat 4 11 18 25
2 9 16 23 30 7 14 21 28

IV (Summer) V VI
Sun
5 12 19 26
3 10 17 24 1 8 15 22 29
Mon
6 13 20 27
4 11 18 25 2 9 16 23 30
Tue
7 14 21 28
5 12 19 26 3 10 17 24 31
Wed 1 8 15 22 29
6 13 20 27 4 11 18 25
Thu 2 9 16 23 30
7 14 21 28 5 12 19 26
Fri 3 10 17 24
1 8 15 22 29 6 13 20 27
Sat 4 11 18 25
2 9 16 23 30 7 14 21 28

VII (Autumn) VIII IX
Sun
5 12 19 26
3 10 17 24 1 8 15 22 29
Mon
6 13 20 27
4 11 18 25 2 9 16 23 30
Tue
7 14 (196th day of year)
[Day 150]
the waters were mighty and receded
21 28
5 12 19 26 3 10 17 24 31
Wed 1 8 15 22 29
6 13 20 27 4 11 18 25
Thu 2 9 16 23 30
7 14 21 28 5 12 19 26
Fri 3 10 17 (199th day of year)
[Day 153]
ark rested upon Mt Ararat
24
1 8 15 22 29 6 13 20 27
Sat 4 11 18 25
2 9 16 23 30 7 14 21 28

X (Winter) XI XII
Sun
5 12 19 26
3 10 (313th day of year)
[Day 267]
Noah opened the window of the Ark; sent out a dove that returned
17 (320th day of year)
[Day 274]
waited 7 days, sent dove, returned olive branch
Q:Dove returned empty
24 (327th day of year)
[Day 281]
waited another 7 days, sent dove, did not return
Q:Dove with olive branch

1
Q:Dove did not return



8 15 22 29
Mon
6 13 20 27
4 11 18 25 2 9 16 23 30
Tue
7 14 21 28
5 12 19 26 3 10 17 24 31
Wed 1 (274th day of year)
[Day 228]
tops of the mountains were seen
8 15 22 29
6 13 20 27 4 11 18 25
Thu 2 9 16 23 30
7 14 21 28 5 12 19 26
Fri 3 10 17 24
1 8 15 22 29 6 13 20 27
Sat 4 11 18 25
2 9 16 23 30 7 14 21 28
Noah's 601th year (Q: is Qumran version; J: is Jubilees version)

I (Spring) II III
Sun
5 12 19 26
3 10 17 (47th day of year)
[Day 365]
Q:leaves the ark (364 days in ark)
24 1
[Day 379]
J:leaves the ark
8 15 22 29
Mon
6 13 20 27
4 11 18 25 2 9 16 23 30
Tue
7 14 21 28
5 12 19 26 3 10 17 24 31
Wed 1 (1st day of year 1)
[Day 318]
removed the covering of the ark
8 15 22 29
6 13 20 27
[Day 375] leaves the ark
J:Lets animals out
4 11 18 25
Thu 2 9 16 23 30
7 14 21 28 5 12 19 26
Fri 3 10 17 24
1 8 15 22 29 6 13 20 27
Sat 4 11 18 25
2 9 16 23 30 7 14 21 28

In building the calendar I used the paper by a person no longer online:
http://www.angelfire.com/ga4/israelites/enochian_calendar_information.htm. Would love to credit that person here. The paper was excellent. I am also including the section on the mistake of translators to use the Hebrew CHODESH for "new moon". I am including it here so that it does not get lost, until such time as this person wants to reclaim the work online or, even better, is willing to allow me to show it with permission.
Well Many will SAY and Argue until they turn blue that, " THE SCRIPTURES TELL US TO USE THE MOON TO DETERMINE OUR MONTH!!!" Lets see about that!!!

In the Hebrew Text three are three words that are translated in to ENGLISH, as Moon. These Yarah or Yareah, Labana and Chodesh, each one has a translation in English as either/and, Moon, Month or NEW.

We will take a non-Western/English analysis of each of the three words as they are used in the context of the Hebrew Text:,(Caution, when using the Strongs Concordance it must be remembered that, although it can be used as a reference and guide, in many instances there is the use of deceptive Western religious bias and confusion of Hebrew words and meanings. Therefore unless you know basic Hebrew letters so that you can see when one word is given different "peculiar" definitions, you are vulnerable to the mis-definitions of the words alone, this is especially the case in using lexicons to further study as Strongs isn't very intelligent when it come to distinguishing between certain Hebrew letters, like HAY(H) and CHET(CH), so be very cautious as you study-Selah).

LABANA-Hebrew word that is used to refer to the Light or whiteness of the Moon( root word means white)- (see Strongs #3842

See Isaiah 24:23; 30:26,

24:23, "For the stars of the heavens and their constellations do not give off their light. The sun shall be dark at its rising, and the moon not send out its light."

Yarah or Yareah: : The Hebrew Word translated as "Moon" in Genesis 37:9, the first mention of the moon by name in the English Text, is "Yarah or Yareah"(see strongs 3391 and 3394.).

Genesis 37:9, And he dreamed still another dream and related it to his brothers, and said, “See, I have dreamed another dream, and see, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars bowed down to me.”

Deut 4:19, "and lest you lift up your eyes to the heavens, and shall see the sun, and the moon, and the stars – all the host of the heavens – and you be drawn away into bowing down to them and serving them, which יהוה your Elohim has allotted to all the peoples under all the heavens. ( see also 17:3; 33:14)

Psalms 8:3, "For I see Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have established."(see also 72:5-7)

89:36-37, "“His seed shall be forever, And his throne as the sun before Me; Like the moon, it is established forever, And the witness in the heaven is steadfast.” Selah( see also 121:6; 136:9; 148:3):

Psalms 104:19, "He made the moon for appointed times; The sun knows its going down.**** Compare this contradiction to Jubilees 2:8-9 and Genesis 1:14.... (remember this is a poem or song showing forth someone who believed and followed the Moon for appointed times and NOT A LAW of Yahwah-Selah..we shall see why this is mentioned for appointed times below).

Isaiah 13:10, "For the stars of the heavens and their constellations do not give off their light. The sun shall be dark at its rising, and the moon not send out its light." (see also Isaiah 60:19; Jeremiah 8:2; 31:35; Ezekiel 32:7; Joel 2:10; 2:31; 3:15)

All of these Passages above use the Word Yarah or Yareah to translate the word Moon, and in each instant the Word is direct reference to the actual/literal Moon in the Sky. A passage in Psalms is the only passage that uses Yareah for appointed times...We shall see why below

The Next Word is Chodesh or Chadash( not to be confused with Qadash or Qodesh which means holiness). This Word in Hebrew Means, "New, recent, renewal, restore, repair, reaffirm)." Yet it is translated many times into English as NEW MOON, Yet the word NEW MOON would be YAREAH-CHODESH (Moon-renewal).... Lets see a few passages out of many of how Chodesh is used as NEW or RENEWAL,

Exodus 1:8, "Then a new sovereign arose over Mitsrayim, who did not know Yosĕph," (See also Numbers 16:30)

Deuteronomy 20: 5, "And the officers shall speak to the people, saying, ‘Who is the man who has built a new house and has not dedicated it? Let him go and return to his house, lest he die in the battle and another man dedicate it." (see also 22:8; 24:5; 32:17)

see also Judges 5:8; 15:13; 15:15; 16:11-12......

All of these references uses the Hebrew Word Chodesh/Chadash (CH-D-SH) in reference to something NEW... But then suddenly when you get to Samuel, the Modern Western Translators began to use the Word Chodesh for BOTH SOMETHING NEW and THE NEW MOON without a Hebrew Reference to the Actual Moon(Yarah/Yareah).. For Example:

In the Book of 1 Samuel in the actual Hebrew text of chapter 6:7 it says, "And now, take and make a new wagon, and two milk cows which have never been yoked, and hitch the cows to the wagon. And take their calves home, away from them".

Yet the same Hebrew Word for New suddenly is translated as NEW MOON in 1 Samuel 20:5,18, 24, "And Dawid said to Yehonathan, “See, tomorrow is the New Moon, and I ought to sit with the sovereign to eat. But let me go, and I shall hide in the field until the third day at evening."

Yet the Word for Moon(Yarah or Yareah) does not appear in the Text with Chodesh(New). Dawid Literally said, "See tomorrow is the "Renewal......". (What renewal? the Moon or MONTH? We shall see below.. be patient.)

This is not the 1st time this happens with the Translation of the Hebrew Text.. below are other areas where this occurs.. pay close attention as these verses are used today to justify following a NEW MOON where the text does not make reference to the moon at all!!

2 Kings 4:23, "And he said, “Why are you going to him today? It is neither the New Moon nor the Sabbath.” And she said, “It is well!”

See Also 1Chronicles 23:31; 2 Chronicles 2:4; 8:13; 31:3;

Ezra 3:5, "and afterward the continual burnt offering, and those for New Moons and for all the appointed times of יהוה that were set-apart, also for everyone who volunteered a voluntary offering to יהוה.

Nehemiah: 10:33, "for the showbread, and for the continual grain offering, and for the continual burnt offering of the Sabbaths, of the New Moons, for the appointed times, and for the set-apart offerings, and for the sin offerings to make atonement for Yisra’ĕl, and all the work of the House of our Elohim.

Isaiah 1:13-14, "“Stop bringing futile offerings, incense, it is an abomination to Me. New Moons, Sabbaths, the calling of meetings – I am unable to bear unrighteousness and assembly." (HERE THE RENEWALS BEING PRACTICED WAS NOT ACCEPTED BY YAHWAH!!!)

3rd Isaiah 66:23, "And it shall be that from New Moon to New Moon, and from Sabbath to Sabbath, all flesh shall come to worship before Me,” declares יהוה. "

SEE ALSO Ezekial 45:17; 46:1-3; Hoshea 2:11: 4:11; Amos 8:5

NOT ONE TIME IN THE HEBREW TEXT IS THE WORD YARAH/YAREAH used!! Only the Word NEW or RENEWAL IS USED IN THE HEBREW TEXT!!!

In the Hebrew Text itself, apart from Western mis-translations, the Word Chodesh being referenced to is the "Month" not the Moon, which does not contradict the Book of Jubilees... lets see further proof,

****In Genesis 7:11, "In the six hundredth year of Noaḥ’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of the heavens were opened...... See Also 8:4, 5, 13-14; 29:14;

****Exodus 12:2, 3, 6, 18) "This month is the beginning of months for you, it is the first month of the year for you. Speak to all the congregation of Yisra’ĕl, saying, ‘On the tenth day of this month each one of them is to take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household......... ( see also 23:15; 34:18; Leviticus 16:29; 23:5; 23:6; Numbers 1:1; 3:28, 34 )

Numbers 3:28-34, " In number, all the males, from a month old and above, were eight thousand six hundred, guarding the duty of the set-apart place."

There are TONS oF References that I cannot place them all here... All through out the Five Books and the Rest of the Tenakh, as above in the references, the Word Chodesh (Renewal) is speaking of a Month... CHODESH DOESN'T MEAN NEW MOON(Yarah doesn't appear anywhere along with it), as the 1st Day of CHODESH, or the 10 day of CHODESH, or the 14th Day of CHODESH or a Child who is ONE CHODESH OLD, has nothing to do with a MOON!!! It has everything to do with the Month, which after so many days, Renews or begins again!!!!

Translating Chodesh into New Moon today is dishonest and is tied to a Religous philosophy Called Pharisaical Judaism who is reputed in history to sacking the Solar Calendar and instituting the Babylonian Calendar... This same dishonesty is used in other instance such as Translating the Word Yehudim to the Modern Word Jew, where the Words, Linguistics, Nation or People are not even historically connected!!!

Yet Months can RENEW themselves on a Lunar or Solar Calendar, but only one of them have complete Weeks in the Whole Year and therefore doesn't drift....

As you may have noticed that I placed ***** By some of the Text above. Why? because i would like to show that at different time periods, according to the Torah Testimony about the Apostatizing of the Israelites from Yahwahs Way and following the Ways of the Nations, Three Different Calendars were followed in their History:

During the Time of of the Settling in Cana'an up to the Time of the Kings, The Non-Enochic/ Non-Levitical Israelites followed a Cana'anite Lunar Calendar

From the Time of the Exodus to the Time of the Kings up until the Destruction of the Temple, the Zadokite(Non-Levitical and non-Enochic ) history of the Israelites have them following the Cana'anite and Lunar Calendar... (example: the god Abib, Bul and Ziw [strongs 2099: in syriac, arabic and chaldean the same month is called Iyar] and Ethanim) of the Cana'anite Calendar is mentioned as the month of the Hebrew Calendar...1Kings 6:1, 37, 38; 8:2 )...

Read Exodus 13:4; 23:15; 34:18; Duet 16:1,

13:4, “Today you are going out, in the month Aḇiḇ

23:15, "Guard the Festival of Unleavened Bread. Seven days you eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the time appointed in the month of Aḇiḇ – for in it you came out of Mitsrayim – and do not appear before Me empty-handed;

1 Kings 6:38, "And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul, the eighth month, the house was completed in all its matters and according to all its plans. Thus he built it for seven years."

1Kings 6:1, 37, "And it came to be, in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Yisra’ĕl had come out of the land of Mitsrayim, in the fourth year of the reign of Shelomoh over Yisra’ĕl, in the month of Ziw, which is the second month, that he began to build the House of יהוה.

1 Kings 8:2, "And all the men of Yisra’ĕl assembled to Sovereign Shelomoh at the festival in the month of Ěythanim, which is the seventh month.".

After the Return of Ezra and Nehemiah from Babylonian and Persian captivity, and the Establishment of a Zadokite Pharisaical System, The Babylonian Lunar Solar-Calender was used. example:

Nehemiah 2:1, "And it came to be in the month of Nisan, in the twentieth year of Artaḥshashta the sovereign, when wine was before him, that I took the wine and gave it to the sovereign. And I had never been sad in his presence. (See also Ester 3:7)


See Article on Babylonian Calendar (scienceworld.wolfram.com/astronomy/BabylonianCalendar.html)

Even until this Day, this Calendar is the Calendar used to determine the Israelite and Jewish Holydays... it is unbalanced, it doesn't have any perfected weeks to produced a REAL YEAR, and it wanders from year to year and has to be adjusted every three years with a 13th Month!!!

What is wrong with this picture and understanding of Israelite History? A Testament against Israelites who have strayed away from Yahwah

If Yahwah Commanded the Children of Yisrael not to be nor worship like the Nations around them, then why would he give the Israelites a Gentile Calendar of the Cana'anite and Babylonians? The Answer is he didn't. This is the Work of a faction of the Israelites themselves, as evidence in the Historical difference between Enochic Israelites(Led by the Levitical-Priesthood) and the Zadokite Israelites(Led by Cana'anite Priesthood starting with Zadok during the Reign of King Solomon and King David). This is What the book of Jubilees has to Say about following Such a Calendar...

Jubilees 1:13-14, And I will hide My face from them, and I will deliver them into the hand of the Gentiles for captivity, and for a prey, and for devouring, and I will remove them from the midst of the land, and I will scatter them amongst the Gentiles. And they will forget all My law and all My commandments and all My judgments, and will go astray as to new moons, and sabbaths, and festivals, and jubilees, and ordinances.



Jubilees 6:32-38, "And command thou the children of Israel that they observe the years according to this reckoning- three hundred and sixty-four days, and (these) will constitute a complete year, and they will not disturb its time from its days and from its feasts; for everything will fall out in them according to 33 their testimony, and they will not leave out any day nor disturb any feasts. But if they do neglect and do not observe them according to His commandment, then they will disturb all their seasons and the years will be dislodged from this (order), [and they will disturb the seasons and the years 34 will be dislodged] and they will neglect their ordinances. And all the children of Israel will forget and will not find the path of the years, and will forget the RENEWALS, and seasons, and sabbaths 35 and they will go wrong as to all the order of the years. For I know and from henceforth will I declare it unto thee, and it is not of my own devising; for the book (lies) written before me, and on the heavenly tablets the division of days is ordained, lest they forget the feasts of the covenant 36 and walk according to the feasts of the Gentiles after their error and after their ignorance. For there will be those who will assuredly make observations of the moon -how (it) disturbs the 37 seasons and comes in from year to year ten days too soon. For this reason the years will come upon them when they will disturb (the order), and make an abominable (day) the day of testimony, and an unclean day a feast day, and they will confound all the days, the holy with the unclean, and the unclean day with the holy; for they will go wrong as to the months and sabbaths and feasts and 38 jubilees. For this reason I command and testify to thee that thou mayst testify to them; for after thy death thy children will disturb (them), so that they will not make the year three hundred and sixty-four days only, and for this reason they will go wrong as to the RENEWALS and seasons and sabbaths and festivals, and they will eat all kinds of blood with all kinds of flesh."

According to the Book of Jubilees, the Children of Yisrael Changed the Calendar to that of the Cana'anite(Gentile) Calendar after Moses Died and subsequently recorded and attributed the Gentile Custom to the Great Leader Moshe!!!!

So we see CHODESH doesn't mean New Moon? IT Literally means NEW or RENEWAL. However as evidence show this concept is used by both Enochic Literature(Jubilees) and the Tenakh and depending on the Time period concerning the Calendar, depends on what it is referencing as in the Type of Month or Calendar being used.... As we saw, A faction of the Israelites are said to have followed the Cana'anite Calender after Moses died up until the Times of the Kings...Right?

But what calendar was followed before the Slavery? (During Slavery the Egyptians solar and lunar Calendars were obviously followed)....

A Solar Calendar was Followed!!!! The Enochian Scriptures (Book of Enoch and Jubilees and DEAD SEA SCROLLS etc...) prove that Israelites originally followed a Solar Calendar until Moshe Died. The Enochian Documents have been proven to be the Oldest Scriptures written of Hebrew History( Enochian Bible older than Mesoretic text by over a thousand years)... However Is there evidence of this Solar Calendar in the Tenakh? and if So, WHO FOLLOWED THAT CALENDAR?

Who observed the Solar Calendar in Times Past.. ?

All of our Hebrew and Israelite Ancestors seemed to observe the solar calendar. Not only does the Creation Narratives show forth a Solar Calendar, but the time references in the Story of Noah and the Flood uses a Solar calendar also.
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