Sabbath The Jewish Encyclopedia 590
Probable Lunar Origin.
-Critical View: The Sabbath depending, in Israel's nomadic period, upon the observation of the phases of the moon, it could not, according to this view, be a fixed day. When the Israelites settled in the land and became farmers, their new life would have made it desirable that the Sabbath should come at regular intervals
Assyrian Analogues. Dissociated from the moon the Sabbath developed into a day of rest for the workers and animals on the farm The Assyrian calendar seems to disclose an effort to get rid of the movable Sabbath in favor of the fixed.
From The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia
 Holiday Prayers
... 1. Sabbath and New Moon (Rosh Hodesh), both periodically recurring in the course of a year. The New Moon is still, and the Sabbath originally was, dependent upon the lunar cycle. Both date back to the nomadic period of Israel.
Daniel 7:25 in most versions but 5:25 in The Holy Name Version
And he shall speak great words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and think to change the festivals* and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
* Heb. Zeman--appointed times-calendar.
Todays Gregorian Calendar
With the assistance of the Italian astronomer Luigi Lilio Ghiraldi and the German Jesuit mathematician Christopher Clavius, Pope Gregory introduced his namesake calendar in 1582.
Ezekiel 46:1 Thus saith Yahweh; The gate of the inner
court that looketh toward the east shall be shut the six working days; but on the sabbath
it shall be opened, and in the day of the new moon it shall be opened.
Isaiah 66:23 And it shall come to pass, [that] from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith Yahweh.
|Looking down from above the solar plane, the earth and moon orbit the sun. Tracking orbital motion, the point tip is the moon, almost still in relative space. Moon is at transitional point as the earth travels past, the moon is pulled from the suns gravity, which had accelerated its speed, as it had traveled toward the sun. Breaking away from the sun's pull, the moon begins to travel from the sun, accelerating on to orbit the earth again. As it begins moving in relative space, in a new direction, away from the sun, the new moon shows a sliver of light.|
New Moon Emerging from sleep
July 06 Wed 8:30pm
|July 07 Thu|
|1st day||2nd day||3rd day||4th day||5th day||6th day||7th day Sabbath|
July 07 Thu 8:30pm
July 08 Fri 8:30pm
July 09 Sat 8:30pm
July 10 Sun 8:30pm
July 11 Mon 8:30pm
July 12 Tue 8:30pm
July 13 Wed 8:30pm
|July 08 Fri||July 09 Sat||July 10 Sun||July 11 Mon||July 12 Tue||July 13 Wed||July 14Thu|
July 14 Thu 8:30pm
July 15 Fri 8:30pm
July 16 Sat 8:30pm
July 17 Sun 8:30pm
July 18 Mon 8:30pm
July 19 Tue 8:30pm
July 20 Wed 8:30pm
|July 15 Fri||July 16 Sat||July 17 Sun||July 18 Mon||July 19 Tue||July 20 Wed||July 21 Thu|
July 21Thu 8:30pm
July 22 Fri 8:30pm
July 23 Sat 8:30pm
July 24 Sun 8:30pm
July 25 Mon 8:30pm
July 26 Tue 8:30pm
July 27 Wed 8:30pm
|July 22 Fri||July 23 Sat||July 24 Sun||July 25 Mon||July 26 Tue||July 27 Wed||July 28 Thu|
July 28 Thu 8:30pm
July 29 Fri 8:30pm
July 30 Sat 8:30pm
July 31 Sun 8:30pm
Aug 01 Mon 8:30pm
Aug 02 Tue 8:30pm
Aug 03 Wed 8:30pm
|July 29 Fri||July 30 Sat||July 31 Sun||Aug 01 Mon||Aug 02 Tue||Aug 03 Wed||Aug 04 Thu|
|Moon at transition point||Not a 7th day Sabbath||300%
Aug 04 Thu 8:30pm
|Aug 05 Fri|
|The 29th 30th and 1st (new moon)
make a 3 day event with Yah our Creator.
On 29 day moons, the 29th day, 7th day Sabbath, is followed by the New Moon.
It was presented before me in the following manner: A large
company of heathen idolaters bore a black banner, upon which were figures of the
sun, moon, and stars. This company seemed to be very fierce and angry. I was then
shown another company bearing a pure white banner, upon which was written,
"Purity and holiness unto (YHWH)
Early Writings page 211 & 212
As the storm approaches, a LARGE class who have professed
faith in the Third Message, but have not been sanctified through it,
abandon their position, AND TAKE REFUGE UNDER THE BANNER OF THE POWERS OF DARKNESS. BY
UNITING WITH THE WORLD AND PARTAKING OF ITS SPIRIT, THEY COME TO VIEW MATTERS IN NEARLY
THE SAME LIGHT; AND WHEN THE TEST IS BROUGHT, THEY ARE PREPARED TO CHOOSE THE EASY,
Spirit of Prophecy v. 4, p. 426
The resistance of truth leaves men captive to the will of Satan.
Those who today hold fast to erroneous ideas, and feel satisfied with popular errors,
rejecting a plain "Thus saith Yahweh," reveal that had they lived in the days of
the Messiah, they would have helped to swell the cry of the murderous mob, "Crucify
Him! Crucify Him!"
The Paulson Collection of Ellen G. White Letters-page 3, pg. 4
|8||Cheshvan||29 - 30||Oct.-Nov.|
|9||Kislev||30 - 29||Nov.-Dec.|
|12||Adar||29 - 30||Feb.-March|
|13||Adar II||29 days||March-April|
2 This month [shall be] unto you the beginning of months: it [shall be] the first month of the year to you.
4 This day came ye out in the month Abib.