The Hebrew Calendar
The 6000 Years of Biblical Man
The Jewish Calendar
- October 7, 3761 B.C. The date God created Adam and Eve (according
to the Jews of the Middle Ages). This date is still used in calculating
the year of the Jewish calendar. According to the Hebrew calaendar the
seventh "day" (if we consider a day to God to be a thousand years
to man as the Bible says) will begin in September or October 6001 A.D.
The following table beginning from the year 2000 lists the corresponding
Jewish year that coincides with the Christian era date and also the years
remaining until that "7th Day" arrives and "everything that
belongs to God has to be returned to Him irrevocably". Jesus said
the last days would be so violent and wicked, God has shortened the time
for the sake of the elect.
- Jewish Year 5761 Tishri 1 (begins in Autumn During Christian
Year 2000) - Years Remaining Until 6001 - 240
- Jewish Year 5762 Tishri 1 (begins in Autumn During Christian
Year 2001) - Years Remaining Until 6001 - 239
- Jewish Year 5763 Tishri 1 (begins in Autumn During Christian
Year 2002) - Years Remaining Until 6001 - 238
- Jewish Year 5764 Tishri 1 (begins in Autumn During Christian
Year 2003) - Years Remaining Until 6001 - 237
- Jewish Year 5765 Tishri 1 (begins in Autumn During Christian
Year 2004) - Years Remaining Until 6001 - 236
- Jewish Year 5766 Tishri 1 (begins in Autumn During Christian
Year 2005) - Years Remaining Until 6001 - 235
- Jewish Year 5767 Tishri 1 (begins in Autumn During Christian
Year 2006) - Years Remaining Until 6001 - 234
- Jewish Year 5768 Tishri 1 (begins in Autumn During Christian
Year 2007) - Years Remaining Until 6001 - 233
- Jewish Year 5769 Tishri 1 (begins in Autumn During Christian
Year 2008) - Years Remaining Until 6001 - 232
- Jewish Year 5770 Tishri 1 (begins in Autumn During Christian
Year 2009) - Years Remaining Until 6001 - 231
- Jewish Year 5771 Tishri 1 (begins in Autumn During Christian
Year 2010) - Years Remaining Until 6001 - 230
- Jewish Year 5772 Tishri 1 (begins in Autumn During Christian
Year 2011) - Years Remaining Until 6001 - 229
- Jewish Year 5773 Tishri 1 (begins in Autumn During Christian
Year 2012) - Years Remaining Until 6001 - 228
- Jewish Year 5774 Tishri 1 (begins in Autumn During Christian
Year 2013) - Years Remaining Until 6001 - 227
- Jewish Year 5775 Tishri 1 (begins in Autumn During Christian
Year 2014) - Years Remaining Until 6001 - 226
- Jewish Year 5776 Tishri 1 (begins in Autumn During Christian
Year 2015) - Years Remaining Until 6001 - 225
- Jewish Year 5777 Tishri 1 (begins in Autumn During Christian
Year 2016) - Years Remaining Until 6001 - 224
- Jewish Year 5778 Tishri 1 (begins in Autumn During Christian
Year 2017) - Years Remaining Until 6001 - 223
- Jewish Year 5779 Tishri 1 (begins in Autumn During Christian
Year 2018) - Years Remaining Until 6001 - 222
- Jewish Year 5780 Tishri 1 (begins in Autumn During Christian
Year 2019) - Years Remaining Until 6001 - 221
- Jewish Year 5781 Tishri 1 (begins in Autumn During Christian
Year 2020) - Years Remaining Until 6001 - 220
- Jewish Year 5782 Tishri 1 (begins in Autumn During Christian
Year 2021) - Years Remaining Until 6001 - 219
- Jewish Year 5783 Tishri 1 (begins in Autumn During Christian
Year 2022) - Years Remaining Until 6001 - 218
- Jewish Year 5784 Tishri 1 (begins in Autumn During Christian
Year 2023) - Years Remaining Until 6001 - 217
- Jewish Year 5785 Tishri 1 (begins in Autumn During Christian
Year 2024) - Years Remaining Until 6001 - 216
- Jewish Year 5786 Tishri 1 (begins in Autumn During Christian
Year 2025) - Years Remaining Until 6001 - 215
- There are three major feast days in the ancient Hebrew calendar
- Passover - Early Spring (7-day celebration beginning on 14th day of
- Feast of Weeks - ('First Fruits' or first harvest) 50 days after Passover
- Yom Kippur (the Day of God) celebrated on Tishri 10, 9 days after the
Jewish New Year
- Christian Holy Days and their Jewish counterparts
- Easter replaces Passover
- Pentecost replaces Feast of Weeks ('First Fruits') (50 days after Easter
- The light of Christ shining on earth replaces the Day of Atonement.
- Saint's Day (All Souls, All Saints) - November 1 (No Jewish counterpart)
- Christmas superscedes Hanukkah (Feast of Dedication - Jewish Feast
- New Years Day (January 1) replaces Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Years
- Advent (The 12th day of Christmas - January 6) "Appearance"
- No Jewish counterpart
- Ash Wednesday (beginning 40 days of Lent) - No Jewish counterpart
- The Jewish calendar is a lunar calendar, based on moon cycles. The
Christian calendar is a sun calendar, based on annual cycles.
- Passover is a Jewish celebration honoring the flight from Egyptian
captivity. It is combined with the Feast of the Unleavened Bread which
also pertains to that escape. It is celebrated on the 14th day of Nissan
(the first month in the Hebrew calendar). See Exodus 12:1-20 and Exodus
23:15. Because the Jewish calendar is based on the moon, this festival
falls on different days in the Christian calendar each year. The Christian
counterpart to Passover is the seven-day Holy Week starting with Palm Sunday
a week that includes Good Friday (the day of crucifixion) and ending
with Easter Sunday.
- The Feast of Weeks (Harvest) was a festival where the "first fruits"
of the harvest were offered to God. It was celebrated 50 days after the
beginning of the Passover. See Exodus 23:16 and Leviticus 23:15-21. In
Christianity, the Holy Spirit descended from the Father and the Son on
that day in 30 A.D., 52 days after Jesus had been handed over to the forces
of the prince of this world in Gethsemane.
- The Jewish new year, Rosh Hashanah, falls on the first day of the 7th
Hebrew month, Tishri the new moon of the 7th month. The New Year is
also called the 'Feast of Trumpets', because it involves the blowing of
trumpets (a "shofar", or ram's horn). No trumpet is sounded if
Tishri 1 falls on saturday, the Jewish sabbath. Rosh Hashanah begins
a ten-day period of spirituality culminating with Yom Kippur, the day of
God, the highest holy day in the Hebrew Calendar, a day of fasting, worship
- Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement is celebrated 9 days after Rosh Hashanah
on the 10th day of Tishri . It is the highest holy day in the Jewish calendar
and is called 'Yom Kippur', or "Day of Atonement". The
Jews call this day, "the Day of the Great Pardon". Christian
symbolism imparts enormous prophetic symbolism to this day with respect
to the 'ingathering', viewing the "Day of Atonement" in relation
to the declaration in Psalms that a "day" to God was like a "thousand
years" to man (Ps.90:4). Joshua's declaration that God "stopped
the sun in the sky to make one day into almost two" (Joshua 10:12-14)
stretched that "day" into almost 2000 years, bringing it into
our own times, with an end time not far distant. It is a day that will
culminate in the breathtaking vision seen by the prophet Daniel (Dan.7:9),
when God, Himself, will appear seated on His throne before all mankind.
- The Feast of Ingathering (also known as the Feast of Tabernacles) is
the 3rd major holiday in the month of Tishri. Seven days long, this feast
commemorated the end of the fruit harvest. The Feast of Tabernacles
begins on the 15th day of Tishri (the seventh month in the Hebrew calendar).
See Exodus 23:16 and Leviticus 23:33-43. The Feast of Tabernacles
celebrates the sovereignty of the Lord. It is called Tabernacles
to celebrate the temporary shelters the Israelites had to dwell in during
their 40-year journey out of Egypt. Christian prophecy equates the
Feast of Tabernacles with communion offered in the churches during the
"Day of the Great Pardon" brought by baptism into the sacrifice
of Jesus Christ, who went to the cross to atone for the's sins of all who
would accept His free gift of forgiveness from God. The prophet Zechariah
predicted severe punishment for all nations that failed to celebrate this
feast (Zech. 14:16-21). In relation to this prediction, and the feast
it heralds, scripture declares that a "beast" will come and put
a stop to sacrifice and oblation, and tied this action to the end of the
world, as did the prophet Isaiah (Dan.9:26-27; Is. 24:1-6).
- All Jewish feast days, celebrations and festivals are connected in
some way with the number 7.
- Sabbatical Year. Every 7th year a year was declared for the land to
lie fallow. During that year, freed from labor, the people were to spend
their time in instruction in the ways and laws of God.
- Jubilee Year. Every 50th year all property had to be returned to its
original owner. All Hebrew slaves were freed. The Jubilee year was designed
to stop the wealthy from taking the land into the hands of just a few.
It also remined the people that the "original owner" is God and
is to Him that all belongs, and to whom it all must one day revert.
- The Jewish calendar is based on the birth of Adam in the Garden at
Eden. That date was determined by Hebrew scholars around 1000 A.D. to have
occurred on October 7, 3761 B.C. This date corresponds to the year 1 in
the Hebrew calendar, and has ever since formed the basis for that calendar.
The Hebrew calendar, therefore shows us a 6000 year period involved in
the history of mankind, with today's date less than 240 years shy of the
year 6000 and the advent of the 7000th year. In prophecy terms each "thousand"
equates to a "day" to God. That means the 7th day begins just
a couple of hundred years from now. Since scripture dictates that
everything that belongs to God must be returned to Him without equivocation
on the 7th day, the advent of that day is seen by prophecy to herald the
end of the world. Jesus said that the last days would be cut short, so
if that expectation is correct, the end will come before the Hebrew year
- The Christian calendar is based on the appearance of Jesus Christ,
the Messiah promised by Moses. The Christian calendar entered it's
third day on January 1st, 2001. Prophecy predicts that the Christian
era on earth (in terms of the "light" of Christ brought by the
Holy Spirit at Pentecost in 30 or 33 A.D.) will last "almost"
2000 years. As with the end of the Mosaic calendar, Christianity's
calendar has also almost reached the end predicted for it in scripture.
This, in light of the fact that Moses predicted that the people would see
God, the Father, face to face early on the "third day". He ordered
the Israelites in the desert of Sinai to "wash and clean for two days"
and then meet God face to face on the third day. This washing and cleaning
is seen by prophecy as relating to the term of baptism on earth, structuring
a two-day "Day of Atonement" (Gen.3:18; Ex.19:10-11; Joshua 10:12-14).
The Christian Calendar
- The "Edict of Milan" The Roman emperor, Constantine,
legalized Christianity in the year 313 A.D.
- .The Roman emperor Theodosus, a fierce Christian, together with Galerius
in the east issued decrees making Christianity the state religion of the
Roman Empire in 392 A.D., completely forbidding pagan worship in the world.
- Until 1582, New Years Day in the Christian calendar was celebrated
on March 25th, a date which coincided closely with the beginning of the
first Jewish month (Nisan), i.e., the beginning of Passover and Easter.
- In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII moved New Years Day to January 1st when
he initiated the Gregorian calendar. Britain did not accept this change
until 1752. Russia adopted it in 1918, and Turkey in 1927.
- If Jesus began preaching in 27 A.D. as some think, exactly 365 years
passed between the time He began preaching and the time world paganism
officially ended, i.e., a year of years.
- If Jesus was conceived in Mary's womb by the Holy Spirit on Christmas
day, he would have been born nine months later, i.e., around the 7th of
October. That is the day Jewish tradition gives for the start of creation.
It is the day that began the Hebrew 6000-year calendar.
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