New Moon Disclaimer: anything regarding new moons should be read as NEW MONTHS because that is what they are. "New moons" implies that we go by the lunar calendar, which I did for 10 years; however, after the Creator intervened I now understand the 364 day solar calendar to be of Yah as prescribed in the book of Enoch. Using the Lunar Calendar is forbidden in the book of Jubiless, it is implied in Enoch, and the Essene scrolls found in the Qumran caves at the dead sea confirm the use of the solar calendar not a lunar calendar. The going out and coming in of the moon is 10 days off per solar year, Jubilees prophesied that they would go astray in the last days using the moon and throwing off the order of the Appointed Times of Yah. Jubilees 6:36-38 “For there will be those who will assuredly make observations of the moon- now it disturbeth the seasons and cometh 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 jubilees. For this reason I command and testify to thee that thou mayest testify to them; for after thy death thy children will disturb them, so that they will not make the year 364 days only, and for this reason they will go wrong as to the new months and seasons and sabbaths and festivals…”
In Hebrew the word for moon is 3394 yareach. In Hebrew the word for month is 2320 chodesh. No where in Scripture does it ever say "New Moon", it only says "New Month"! So the witness that scripture gives is that we have new months, there is no such thing as a new moon in Scripture. Colossians 2:16 uses new moon, but if you research it you will see it’s 3561 a combination of 3501(new) and 3376(month). I Samuel 20:5,18,24; II Kings 4:23; Psalm 81:3; Isaiah 66:23; Ezekiel 46:1,6; Amos 8:5. All these verses use new moon; however if you look up the word it’s not yareach (moon); it’s actually chodesh (month).
I hope you find these links helpful. These are just a few of my favorite and highly recommended websites!
I have a lot of respect for the man behind this ministry 'The Seed of Abraham'. His name is Avram Yehoshua, and he is full of the wisdom of Yahuah. He has always responded to my questions promptly, and even corrected me on some of my actions. I highly recommed his website. I am particulary fond of the pdf's he has on Hebrews and the change of the law, and gentile circumcision. He has a book called lifting the veil, which is very good and useful to give to christians to show them the law is not done away with. I think you will find his teachings very insightful.
Avi has the best commentary on the book of Galatians that I have ever come across. It is a must read for everyone who struggles to understand what Paul is talking about in the book of Galatians. Avi also has a DVD on the book of Galatians. I actually haven't read the book, but saw the dvd. It is extremely insightful. I would encourage christians to watch this as well, it will shed much light on the misinterpretations of Pauls writings.
Michael Rood has a book called the 'Chronological Gospels. It is also referred to as the 70 week ministry of Messiah, which debunks the catholic doctrine of a 3 year ministry of Messiah. It is also called CKJV - Corrected King James Version. This collection of work embodied in this book is well worth it! I also recommend using a Michael Rood Calendar which is based off the actual sighting of the new moon, rather than the rabbinical calendar which very rarely lines up with the actual New Moon sighting in the land of Israel.
Hebrew for Christians is a christianized website but helpful in searching out the Hebrew language.
Lew White has some amazing material! If you are interested in learning about Pagan Origins, or the Name of the Father and His Son, or Hebrew words such as Natzarim and Besorah. Enjoy!
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