Cycles of the
360-days Lunar-Solar Calendar
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360-calendar Compared with Other Calendars
Throughout history, man has sought to make sense of the motions of the sun and the moon in their perceived orbits, (though of course we realize now that the earth rotates around the sun). Man has long sought to create a calendar that would perfectly keep
in tune with the sun and/or the moon. Why, for instance, are there 365.2422 days in a solar year (called a
mean/average tropical year), and why are there 29.53059 days in a lunar
cycle? If God created them both, surely there must be a rhyme and reason for
their exact orbits. After all, the bible declares:
"And God said, Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to divide between the day and the night. And let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years," (Gen. 1:14).
|"The heavens declare the glory of God..." (Ps. 19:1)|
Those scientists that reject the fact that God made the sun and moon do not expect,
nor look for intelligent order in the universe. But what if there is? What if there is a rhyme and reason for the motions of the heavenly bodies? And what if it can be shown that these rhythms are explained fully in that ancient text, the Bible? It would mean that the God of the Bible is the Creator of both heaven and earth. And what if every stroke of God's master clock points in some way or another to His Son "by whom all things were made" (Col. 1:16, John
1:1-3)? Thus, the study of the calendar of the prophets is an important revelation of the glory of
God, and to convince men of their obligation to seek Him, and to encourage those
that have found Him.
We will deal with
the solar calendar in two parts and answer the question: How does
the 360-calendar relate to the rhythm of the sun? Then, in the
third section of our study, we will look
into the lunar calendar of 29.53059 days and answer the question:
How does the 360-calendar relate to the rhythm of the moon? It will be shown that both sun and moon work harmoniously
as two separate witnesses to glorify Christ. They work together as if one calendar.
It should be noted that the lunar-solar calendar employed by Israel today, though given by God, is not the prophetic calendar. The lunar-solar calendar of Jews today is a slight revision of that calendar used by Moses when they fled Egypt.
Today, most of modern society uses what is called the Gregorian calendar (AD 1580), which is an update of the Julian calendar of 46 BC. The
calendar system we use today has 365 days in a year with an extra day (a "leap-day") added every fourth year. This was
the calendar originally commissioned by Julius Caesar in 46 BC. Pope Gregory fine tuned it in AD 1580 so that every century that is divisible by 400 is a leap year with the normal leap day at all other centuries, divisible by 100, omitted. Hence, the calendar that we use today is based upon 4 and 400-year cycles, (with talk of a
4000-year correction as well, in the year AD 4000.)
As we shall see, the prophetic calendar is similar to this in that it too is based upon 40 and
4000-year cycles. It makes sense that time should be thus divided up into multiples of
four, (i.e., 4, 40, 400,
4000), just as there are four seasons in a year (Gen. 8:22).
Points of interest:
|1000-year cycles within larger 4000 year cycles:|
Moreover, the 360 calendar treats every thousand years of time as if it were but one day (and visa versa, as we shall see.) For the Bible teaches that "a day is a thousand years and a thousand years as a day," (2Pet. 3:8; Ps. 90 :4). Hence,
one day is both a very long and very short time
before God. The calendar brings this truth out wonderfully. Furthermore, every
1000-year period is divided into two equal 500-year periods representing "night and day." And each night and day is further divided into four even units of 125-year periods. The ancient Romans in Jesus' day also divided the night into four "watches," as frequently mentioned in the New Testament.
|Consistent use of the square root:|
The calendar is based in square-root
figures at every level.
Moreover, the 360 calendar constantly utilizes multiples of 60, with the number 3,600 of special significance since it is the square root of 60, (i.e.,
60 x 60 = 3,600). As we shall see, there are an
even 30 days in each month: 30 days [6
x 5] x 12 months [6 x 2] = 360
days [6 x 60],
with an extra leap month added every 6 years for 6 cycles!
|Biblical 40-year unit of time is at the calendars core:|
The 6th cycle of 6
years is completed by a 7th cycle 4 years long---a total of 40 years, (a generation in the bible), and
adheres to the creation model of a 6
day-creation, with the 7th day set
apart as special, (Gen. 1-2).1
|This is just the first step!|
The rest gets simpler, and exponentially
more accurate! Moreover, a flood of patterns are produced, all of which are
to the Bible!
1 It happens that every 6 cycles of 40 years accumulates 42 leap months,
(which is 1260 days, Rev. 11:2-3). And from the official inauguration of the
calendar at the exodus (1446 BC, Ex. 12:2), until the birth of Christ are 6 cycles
of 6 cycles of 40 years, or 36 generations! Etc.,
etc..! "Six" is the number of man in the bible;
"seven" is the number of completion and rest, Gen. 1-2.
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