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True First Month Revealed

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 First month of the year 

 

(I found some huge mistakes in this article, and corrected them but there's probably more if anyone finds them please let me know)  

 

If the first man, Adam, or even Moses were to suddenly appear today, they could easily find the first month of the year without any calendar etc. The reason is because the great lights of Gen-1:14 still works today, the same as they worked in creation!

 

Assuming Adam was a feast keeper, and creation corresponded to our February 19, at which time there is equal light and darkness each year, Adam’s first feast, which would be on the 15th day of the moon, which would correspond to our March 4th, which is the full moon closest to the vernal equinox. The next year the new moon would drift backward 11 days and correspond to our February 8th, which would make February 22nd the 15th day of the lunar month, which is too early for the month of Abib/green ears, therefore you would add a 13th month, and this would put the feast and full moon around March 22, which is near the traditional March 20 equinox. The next year the full moon/15th would come in 11 days before March 22, because of the backward drift, which would be around March 11, and the New moon would be around February 26. The feast of unleavened bread will always be around the full moon closest to the traditional Vernal equinox, and the Feast of Tabernacle’s around a full moon closest to the Fall equinox, which is called the harvest Moon.  

 

The first month of the year, or new moon, will never come after the vernal equinox, and the Feast will always be at the full moon closest to the equinox.

 

The first new moon in creation was one day before the “equal” division of light and darkness”,  around February 19, not the traditional equinox on March 20, which is not equal, and actually has about one more hour of light than darkness! About 30 minutes before sunrise and about 30 minutes after sunset, at which time it is light enough to read your Bible, and this light, which is called twilight, is still light, and should be counted in with the day.

 

The Almighty created heaven and earth “before” he said let there be light and “equally” divided it from the darkness, the New Moon day was the first day of the Month/moon! It was the chief day, when he created heaven and earth, before he worked on his creation for 6 days, beginning with the equal diving of light and darkness, which would have happened on the first day of the week, around February 20, and the New Moon on February 19th. 

 

For those who don’t know, it is a scientific fact that each year it takes the moon approximately 11 days longer, than the sun, to make a complete yearly cycle/revolution, returning to the point in which they started. At creation everything  would have started moving at the same time.

 

In other words, if Adam or Moses saw a new moon was going to occur anywhere within 15 days before the equinox, they would know that they are still in the first month of the year and the spring harvest season, same as in creation, because the moon has not drifted over 15 days from the equinox, or point in which it began. When the adjustment is made, the new moon WILL ALWAYS still be the new moon before the traditional equinox, it WILL NEVER PASS IT!  THE FIRST month of the year will never be a new moon after the equinox, or a new moon over 19 days before the traditional March 20 Equinox. It is scientifically and mathematically impossible, that  a biblical new moon can “ever” come “after” the equinox.


When the children of Israel had come into the land, it was understood from Leviticus 23:10-14 that it would be at a time when the barley would be tender enough to patch, which would not be in April, because the Barley is ripe/Abib around the first week in March, not April!

 

How could they have eaten parched corn in the plains of Jericho around April 5, when the barley would be too hard to parch by then????????? You could possibly eat parched corn further north, around April, but Joshua was not there, he was in Jericho, where the barley ripens 2 or 3 weeks earlier!

 

Harvest is ready around the first week of the solar month of March.      

 

They crossed Jordan on the 10th of the first lunar month.

 

Jericho would have already harvested the barley and brought it inside the walls, but it was obviously not ready!

 

The obvious conclusion is, the 16th of the lunar month fell around March 5 of the solar month, the time the sickle is first, or beginnest to be put to the corn.

 

They were commanded to reap the barley harvest when they come into the land, which they did, on the 16th  of the lunar month.

 

The time to “begin” to first put the sickle to the corn (Deuteronomy 16:9) is when it is first ready to harvest, which is around the solar month of March 5.

 

Again, the harvest was obviously not ready until the 16th of the lunar month, or Jericho would have reaped it and brought it inside the walls to keep the enemy from getting it and to brace for the on coming siege!

 

This shows that the 16th of the lunar month was before the solar March 20 equinox. In other words, they kept the feast before the equinox, around the full moon of harvest time in March.

 

If the 16th of the lunar month fell at the solar March 20 equinox, when Joshua came into the land of Jericho, why come Jericho had not already reaped the barley and brought it inside the walls, being the harvest is ready around the first week of May, and they were preparing for a siege?

 

And you do not begin to put the sickle to the corn in April or on March 21. You begin to put the sickle to the corn when it is ready, around March 5.

 

In order for Joshua to keep a lunar full moon on or after the solar March 20 equinox, they would have crossed the Jorden around March 15 or 16, which would be the 10th of the lunar month, and the harvest would have set unharvested for about two weeks, and if they crossed in April, about 4 weeks!

 

Joshua 5:10-11 - Now the children of Israel camped in Gilgal, and kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight on the plains of Jericho.

11 And they ate of the produce of the land on the day after the Passover, unleavened bread and "parched grain", on the very same day.

Notice that they ate "Parched grain." Grain is parched when the field contains barley in the soft dough stage, not weeks later after it is become hard. 


Both Philo (who lived during the time of our Savior) and Scripture teach to keep the 7 day feasts AT the equinox. 

 

Philo, ON THE CREATION XXXIV (116)

(116) And the sun, the ruler of the day, making “two equinoxes every year, both in spring and autumn”. The spring equinox “in” the constellation of Aries, and the autumnal one in Libra, gives the most evident demonstration possible of the divine dignity of the number seven. “For each of the equinoxes takes place “in” the seventh month” (in other words, the equinoxes takes place within the month, i.e.  in the first month/moon and in the seventh month/moon, which is equal to our March and September!), AT WHICH  TIME  MEN  ARE “EXPRESSLY COMMANDED” “BY LAW” to celebrate the greatest and most popular and comprehensive festivals; since it is owing to both these seasons, that all the fruits of the earth are engendered and brought to perfection;”

[Notice he teaches and understood the “equinoxes” were “in” the 1st and 7th month! In other words, “the first and seventh month began “first”, and “then” the equinox is within the month/moon, same as it was in creation, at which time,  it is commanded by law, to keep the festivals at the equinoxes, or in March and September! 

 

The following demonstration shows where the 7 day feasts will fall in proximity to the equinoxes in 2014, for March and April, whether you take the first or second month. You can judge for yourself which one is closest.

 

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Notice the seven day feasts closest to the equinox in 2014, are the ones that are counted from the new moon in which the equinox occurs, not the new moon that comes after the equinox! The 2014 new moon was on March first, only 20 days from the equinox, and therefore nature has NOT produced a thirteenth new moon, and therefore an adjustment will not need to be made until the following year. The feast will begin March 15 through 21, which is at the equinox, just as Philo describes.

 

Notice also, in the seventh month, that the seven day feast is near the 17th, which is the middle of the 365 day year when counting from March 20, and the Septuagint says to "keep a feast TO ME in the middle of the year", Exodus 34:22. Why would anyone want to keep Tabernacles a month past the middle of the year, when the Almighty tells us to keep a feast to him in the middle of the year??? 

 

The Hebrew text of Ex-34:22 says, "at the year's end". Why keep the feast AFTER the year's end, instead of at it???

 

All feast keepers realize that a thirteenth new moon will rise before the equinox, approximately every third year, and an adjustment must be made, in order to keep the month and year together. The question is, which side of the equinox is the adjustment made???

The first day in creation was the first day of everything, the month, the year, etc. and from there, in comparison with the sun, the moon will drift backwards, losing approximately 11 days each year, because the moon is slower than the sun.

And after three years, a loss of 33 days, which is OVER a month away from the equinox, and therefore an additional lunar month must be added, in order to keep the moon/month in line with the solar equinox, or you will not be able to tell time, because you will not know which month is the first month of the year. Notice, an adjustment will never be made AFTER THE EQUINOX, because the moon drifts BACKWARDS.

When this adjustment is made, or extra month is added, it will ALWAYS bring you back toward the equinox, or the starting point/first day of creation, when light and darkness was equally divided, but it will NEVER cross the beginning point/equinox, from which it started!

In other words, the adjustment is ALWAYS made before the equinox. This is a scientific and mathematical fact that cannot be intelligently argued against, and the same is still true today. Adam and Moses would understand this simple fact.

Nature is the one that produces this thirteenth month and is not an arbitrary month that man may decide when to add it, for whatever reason, before it is produced by nature.

It has been doing this since creation, and we should not try to produce a first month of the year beyond the traditional equinox, in order to make it fit our theology. If we do, it will cause the feast of Tabernacles to be observed in the eighth month instead of the seventh, which is a no-no in Scripture. It will be a month we devised of our own heart, instead of nature.

Tabernacles should be observed as close to the middle of the year as possible, according to the Septuagint, Exodus 34:22.

One half of the 365 and one quarter day year is almost 183 days. When you count 185 days from the vernal equinox, it will bring you to the fall equinox, [September 22] which is within two days of the middle of the year. We should keep the feast in the month that will put our feast as close to the spring equinox as possible, and the fall feast that is as close to the fall equinox as possible, which will be as close to the middle of the year {September 17} as possible.

Tabernacles should be observed as close to the equinox and middle of the year as possible. If there is a month closer to the equinox, than the one that you’re keeping, then you’re scripturally in the wrong month, and the reason for it is because you went against nature and counted the first month after the equinox as the first month of the year, which has never happened in creation or since .

Remember, the moon drifted backwards at creation, 11, 11, 11, which is 33 days, and then the extra month must be added, in order to get the first month of the year back up toward the equinox, BUT IT WILL NEVER PASS IT. Man has to arbitrarily carry it across the equinox, in order to fit his theology.

 

Philo, who lived during the time of the New Testament teaches that the feast are observed [at] the equinoxes, and by correctly taking the new moon before the equinox, the Passover feast in 2014 will actually touch the March 20 equinox by 2 days and Tabernacles will be 20 days closer to the middle of the year, than if you took the new moon after the equinox. Also, taking a new moon after the equinox, will put your spring feast about 26 days away from the equinox. Even though 2014 is an extreme year, it still harmonizes with Scripture and Philo because you’re keeping the feast “at” the spring equinox and “at” the year’s end, not after it.

 

Philo, who certainly knew when the first month was, not only teaches that the feast are kept [at] the equinoxes, but specifically says that the month in which the equinox takes place, is the first month of the year. By taking the month in which the equinox occurs, will ALWAYS put your feast as near as possible to the equinoxes, which he says ripens the grain.

This causes the feast to always be around the full moon nearest the equinox. The full moon nearest the autumnal equinox is called the Harvest Moon, because before farmers had lights, they harvested on into the night by the light of the Harvest Moon, and that’s where it get its name, according to encyclopedias. Look it up.

 

By taking the moon in which the equinox occurs, as the first month of the year, will almost always have your harvest feast at the Harvest Moon. The full moon after the Harvest Moon is called the Hunter’s Moon, and is named that because this is when they begin hunting meat for the winter, which is after the Harvest Moon. The same encyclopedia says that the Harvest Moon will always be the full moon closest to the fall equinox.  

 

Both Philo and Scripture teach to keep the 7 day feasts AT the equinox. The following demonstration shows what the 7 day feasts will look like in proximity to the equinoxes in 2014.

 

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Notice the seven day feasts closest to the equinox in 2014, are the ones that are counted from the new moon in which the equinox occurs, not the new moon that comes after the equinox!

 

Notice also, in the seventh month, that the seven day feast is near the 17th, which is the middle of the 365 day year when counting from March 20, and the Septuagint says to keep a feast TO ME in the middle of the year, Exodus 34:22.  

 

Here are some quotes from Philo, which shows how they understood when the first new moon of the year was, who was actually an eyewitness during the time of the New Testament.

 

ON THE CREATION XXXIV (116)

(116) And the sun, the ruler of the day, making “two equinoxes every year, both in spring and autumn”. The spring equinox “in” the constellation of Aries, [remember, the March 20 equinox don’t begin the constellation Aries, but the equinox occurs “in” the constellation Aries. In other words the constellation begins first, and then the equinox, and that way the equinoxes are “in” the constellation of Aries and Libra, which is equal to our March 20 and September 22.

There is historical and scientific evidence that Aries and Libra began eight days before the equinox, and therefore the equinoxes are [in] these two zodiac signs.] and the autumnal one in Libra, gives the most evident demonstration possible of the divine dignity of the number seven. “For each of the equinoxes takes place “in” the seventh month” (in other words, the equinoxes takes place within the month, i.e.  in the first month/moon and in the seventh month/moon, which is equal to our March and September!), at which time men are expressly commanded “by law” to celebrate the greatest and most popular and comprehensive festivals; since it is owing to both these seasons, that all the fruits of the earth are engendered and brought to perfection;”

[Notice he teaches and understood the “equinoxes” were “in” the 1st and 7th month! In other words, “the first and seventh month began “first”, and “then” the equinox is within the month/moon, same as it was in creation, at which time,  it is commanded by law, to keep the festivals! 

 

If no equinox occurs in the month/moon you are keeping, then it is not the same 1st or 7th month that Philo and other feast keepers of his day kept, including our Saviour!

Philo is saying that the month begins first and then the equinox!] And it is owing to both these seasons, that all the fruits of the earth are engendered and brought to perfection;” [in other words at the equinoxes. The month you keep should be a month that puts your feast as close to the equinox as possible, when the harvest is ripe.

If there is a month that would put your feast closer to the equinox than the one you’re keeping, you are in the wrong month, according to the teachings of Philo, who was an eyewitness.]

Philo is right because it is the sun that ripens the grain for the feast.

Also the equinoxes were around March 20 and September 22 and back then the sun was in the constellation of Aries and Libra and this is when they observed the feasts according to the law and there customs. i.e. this is specifically referring to keeping the feast around the March and September equinoxes, which is impossible with counting from a  new Moon after the March 20 equinox, or after the September 22 Equinox.

 

Side note: Aries and Libra begin eight days before the equinoxes. When Philo says that one equinox is in the constellation Aries, and the other in the constellation Libra, he is not saying that the equinox begins these constellations, but the equinoxes happens “in” them!

 

The Equinoxes happens in the sign of Aries and Libra, i.e. the constellation has already begun before the equinox, in order for the equinox to be in them!

 

Again, it was not unusual for people back then, to use Julius Caesar calendar to show when the Hebrew feasts times of the Almighty fall,  and when they were to be observed according to the law of YHWH. 

 

According to the above, the solar lunar feasts should be and were observed as close as possible to the March and September equinoxes and were referred to as the 1st and 7th months. We may not agree with how they done it but the Savior obviously did!

 

Flaccus XIV. (116) “This was the unexampled misfortune which befell Flaccus in the country of which he was governor, being taken prisoner like an enemy on account of the Jews, as it appears to me, whom he had determined to destroy utterly in his desire for glory. And a manifest proof of this is to be found in the time of his arrest, for it was the general festival of the Jews at the time of the autumnal equinox, during which it is the custom of the Jews to live in tents;”  

 

The above teaches that Tabernacles is around the traditional equinox which happens around the middle of the year, SEPTEMBER 22nd, NOT OCTOBER! 

 

If the equinox is in September/7th month and Philo and our Savior kept the feast at that time, why are people keeping it in October and November/8th month???? 

 

The equinox IS NOT around October and November and neither is the feast. You are not [AT] the equinox in October!

If it was the general festival of the Jews at the time of the autumnal equinox, during which it is the custom of the Jews to live in tents, why is Tabernacles generally held in October/November by those who takes the first new moon after the equinox???

 

This next quote is further proof that Philo never counted from the new moon after the traditional equinox to observe the feasts. Give quote about two equinoxes each year etc.

 

THE DECALOGUE XXX

(161) But to the seventh day of the week he has assigned the greatest festivals, those of the longest duration, at the periods of the equinox both vernal and autumnal in each year; appointing two festivals for these two epochs, each lasting seven days; the one which takes place in the spring being for the perfection of what is being sown, and the one which falls in autumn being a feast of thanksgiving for the bringing home of all the fruits which the trees have produced. And seven days have very appropriately been appointed to the seventh month of each equinox, so that each month might receive an especial honour of one sacred day of festival, for the purpose of refreshing and cheering the mind with its holiday.

 

Another reason you cannot take a new moon after the March 20 equinox is because it will put Tabernacles AFTER the equinox instead of [at] it.

 

The definition of the word “at” never means “after” or passed something. Here is the definition of the word “AT” [with my comments in red and brackets, after each definition.]

 

“when used as a preposition, it is in or indistinguishably near a point in space or time; toward, in the direction of; to a goal or aim; for a particular cause or reason; in an action, occupation, or state of being; by a scale or rate, with a quantity, especially with respect “to” a special point or threshold”

 

Now my comments inserted after each definition.

 

“when used as a preposition, it is in or indistinguishably near a point in space or time; [by taking the new moon in which the equinox occurs, will always put the feast in or indistinguishably nearer to the equinox, than any other new moon, but NEVER after it, into October.] toward, [notice, toward something, such as the “years end” is NEVER passed it. Try applying the definition of “toward”, when you’re keeping the feast “after”, in the other direction.] in the direction of; [again, at” means in the direction of something, but NEVER going away from or passed it, if it were to come after the mark/equinox, it still remains closer to the goal/equinox.] to a goal or aim; [to a goal or aim is at it, and does not pass it.] for a particular cause or reason; [this one speaks for its self] in an action, [same here, the action is toward or on the equinox, NOT a month after it.] occupation, or state of being; [occupation, or state of being, is at the equinox, not past it. The state of being, is just that, not after the state of being.] by a scale or rate, with a quantity, especially with respect “to” a special point or threshold” [the scale or rate, with quantity, is “to” the equinox which is a special point or threshold, and should never pass it, and should remain closer.]

 

When the Scripture teaches to keep the feast “at the year’s end”, it is not referring to after the year has ended! See definition above.

 

We would never tell someone that we’re [at] the season of Christmas again, a month after Christmas is over, or even two days after Christmas. So why would we tell someone that we are at the season of the equinox again, a month after the equinox is gone???

 

We are not [at] the equinox in October, which is the eighth month.

 

When we say that we are “at” that time again, or at that point in time again, we are not referring to after that point in time has gone by, but at it!

 

The same is true when we are commanded to keep the feast [at] the years end/equinox, i.e. at it, NOT AFTER IT!        

 

If we do it right, it will be at the middle of the year, which is in line with the Septuagint, which commands us to keep the feast in the middle of the year, Exodus 34:22.

 

When counting from the spring equinox to the fall equinox around September 22, is at the middle of the year, not a month later.

 

If it is ever possible that [at] a specific point in time, could possibly come after that point, it will still ALWAYS be closer or more [at] that point than any other choice you can make!

 

The bottom line is when Philo and Scripture says to keep the feast “at” the equinox, it means just that. We should always keep the feast that is closest to the equinox, which will always be the full moon closest to the equinoxes and the harvests times. It’s that simple.

 

BOUNDARIES 

 

Exodus 13:4 – 5 and 10 commands everyone to remember the day in which they came out of Egypt and that “THAT DAY” was in the month of abib/young tender ears of grain, and that they were to keep THIS SERVICE in “THIS MONTH”, i.e. the month of Abib. And then in verse 10 they were commanded to keep this ordinance in his seasons from year-to-year, i.e. the feast is to be kept in the month of Abib.

 

Without boundaries it is impossible to tell time, days, months, weeks, or years. You cannot keep the appointed times of the Almighty without boundary lines. You cannot even tell time on the clock without boundary lines. Each scriptural month has boundary lines!

 

Yes, the month of abib, the month in which the feast is to be observed, has boundary lines!

 

Scriptural boundary lines are found in nature, and at the very first year in creation there was a boundary line set for the spring feast, and the next 2 years after that, the feast would drift backwards approximately 11 days each year, and then a thirteenth new moon would rise, and only then would an adjustment have to be made.

 

The first day in creation would have been the very first day of the month and the year. It would have been the very first day of everything, and if the light and darkness was equally divided at creation [equinox], Adam would have Observed the feast, 14 days after the new moon day in creation, which would be on the fifteenth day of the very first month of the year.

 

Assuming this equal light and darkness corresponded with our March 20 spring equinox, Adam would have observed the spring feast around April 4, and THIS FEAST WOULD HAVE BEEN A BOUNDARY LINE, 14 days after the new moon day. No scriptural feast can ever be observed beyond the April 4 boundary.

 

April 4, would be the extreme boundary line on one end and THE OTHER BOUNDARY LINE, would be around March 5 or 6, 14 days before the equinox, on the other end. This is the seasonal boundary lines for the month of abib/young tender green ears of barley!

 

There is a boundary line where the seeds are no longer young and tender, and you are no longer in the month of Abib. There are no young tender ears of grain before March 5, and there are no young tender ears of grain [to dry by the fire, to fulfill Leviticus 2:14] after April 4, THESE ARE SEASONAL BOUNDARY LINES, and it is the season that they left Egypt, which we are to commemorate.

 

It is very important to note that Exodus 13:4 – 5 and 10 teaches to remember the day in which they came out of Egypt and that “THAT DAY” was in the month of abib/young tender ears of grain, and that they were to keep THIS SERVICE in “THIS MONTH”, i.e. the month of Abib. And then in verse 10 they were commanded to keep this ordinance in his seasons from year-to-year, i.e. the feast is to be kept in the month of Abib.

 

Nature herself produces a thirteenth new moon, once the moon has drifted over 29 days from the equinox, and when you take the next new moon, [in order to keep the first month of the year in line with the spring harvest season of green ears and the equinox], IT WILL NEVER EVER BE A NEW MOON PAST THE MARCH 20 EQUINOX, or you will be out of the boundaries of the month of Abib!

 

The great lights, that ripen the grain, are in harmony with the barley harvest, but a new moon after March 20 equinox will always put the spring harvest feast out of the scriptural bounds of Genesis 1, where the feast would have been around April 4.

 

Some children, when playing games, such as basketball or football etc., will try to change the boundary rules, when it fits their wants.

 

With such important matters, as the appointments of the Almighty, we must never change His boundary rules, which he has built into nature, for the purpose of keeping his appointments.

 

The ordinances of the sun and moon will never change, or Israel will cease to be a nation. The moon has drifted backwards since creation, and when it drifts over 29 days from where it started, the thirteenth moon comes into play, and the adjustment brings it back toward the equinox, but never passes it.

 

Since creation, it is scientifically and mathematically impossible for nature to produce a thirteenth new moon, before it drifts over 29 days from the equinox.

 

Once the moon has drifted over 29 days from the equinox, it is then that the intercalary month is added, and the new moon will ALWAYS be “before” the traditional March 20 equinox, this is an absolute.

 

It doesn’t matter what point you choose to begin that very first month of the year in creation, spring or fall equinox, winter or summer solstice, etc, a new moon will never pass that point, for the simple reason that the moon drifts backwards, NOT forward.

 

When nature causes the moon to drift over 29 days backwards from its original beginning point, [approximately every third year], you must take the next new moon back toward the beginning point, which will never pass it, in order to keep everything in line, or within the boundaries of its monthly season that it started with.

 

The language in nature seems to begin from right to left. The Hebrew is written from right to left. The light on the moon begins from right to left, and the extreme boundary of the feast in creation, around April 4, also began from right to left, and after 29 days of the right to left drift of the moon, a thirteenth new moon comes into play. The gradual drift of the stars, which causes the precession of the equinoxes, is also from right to left, and when facing the North Star boundary line, the sun rises from right to left. Perhaps men learned from watching the language of nature, speaking from right to left, and that’s how he learned to communicate, and that is why the Hebrew and Aramaic writing is from right to left.

 

Aries

 

Harmonizing Philo's statement which says that the month in which the equinox occurs in is the first month of the year (when the sacrifice is killed), with Josephus statement that teaches that the lunar month (when the sun is in Aries), is the first month of the year, and is the lunar month in which the sacrifice is killed.

 

Both of the above historical quotes is speaking of the exact same month, and can only be speaking of a lunar month that occurs from February 19 until March 20!

 

At the extreme end of a new lunar moon on February 19 will be the one in which the March 20 equinox actually occurs in, and also the lunar month in which the sun enters Aries on March 20!

 

It is not only the lunar month in which the equinox occurs on March 20, but is the lunar month in which the sun is in Aries on March 20 according to the tropical zodiac, and the month of green ears.

 

At the other extreme end of a lunar month, beginning on March 20, the sun will be in Aires all month long, But each day of the other extreme February 19 New moon will touch Aries. This is the only lunar month that will do this (Cover all the bases).

 

Example, a new lunar Moon on March 28, will not touch Aires completely, because  tropical areas is from March 20 to April 20, and part of it will be out of Aries, and not touch it.  Any new lunar month-after March 20, is not the lunar month in which the equinox, or Aries occurs in.

 

"ALL" of the new lunar months from February 19 to March 20 is the "only" lunar months that the sun actually first enters Aries "begins in" and "all" will touch Aries, and is declared the lunar month when the sun is in Aries. 

 

Technically, it can be said that the new lunar months after March 20, the sun is in Aries, but the sun DOES NOT actually enter Aries on any of them!

 

If we interpret that Josephus believed that the lunar month in which the sun actually enters Aries, is the first month of the year, it will harmonies perfectly with Philo's statement when he said that the month in which the equinox occurs in, is the first month of the year! Both are on March 20.

 

An extreme new lunar  month on February 19 will only have one of its days in Aries on March 20, but this lunar month is still a lunar month when the sun is in Aries, because the sun actually inters Aries in this lunar month.

 

At the extreme (April 19) for someone who always takes the first New moon after the March 20 equinox will have only one day when the sun is in Aries also, the same as a new moon on February 19.

 

The question would then be, was Josephus referring to the lunar month in which Aries "begins in", or somewhere else?

 

The lunar month that Aries "begins" in, (from February 19 to March 20), and is the exact same lunar month in which the equinox occurs in, spoken of by Philo, as being the first month of the year!

 

Therefore the lunar month in which "both", the  equinox "and" Aries occurs in, is the first month of the year!

 

This way Philo and Josephus are not contradicting one another, as to when the first month of the year is, and that is because a new lunar month anywhere from February 19 to March 20 is the exact same month in which the spring equinox occurs "and" the sun enters Tropical Aries!

 

This is the lunar month in which the sacrifice is killed, (on the 14th of it), according to Josephus in "THE antiquity of the Jews chapter 10 page 96 verse 248".

 

Josephus "is not" saying or even suggesting to kill the passover after March 20, when the sun is in Aries, but kill it on the 14th day of the "lunar month", when the sun is in Aries, for in "this month" they were delivered from Egypt. 

 

Josephus is speaking of the "lunar month" that is in Aries, when the Passover is to be killed, NOT the killing of the Passover in Aries, or else it will not harmonize with Philo's first month of the year, and sometimes you will not have Abib barely, etc.

 

In other words you must kill it "on the 14th day of the lunar month in which Aries begins in", because this is the first month of the year, because Aries is in it, and also it is the month in which the equinox occurs.

 

All of the days of a lunar month after March 20, WILL NOT touch in Aries, and none of them will be the lunar month in which the sun actually enters Aries.

 

The fact is that the new moon that we keep, as the first month of the year, a new lunar month from February 19 to March 20, will ALWAYS be the month in which the equinox occurs, "and" the first lunar month in which the sun is in or actually enter the constellation Aries, and also the first month of green ears!!!!

 

Being as any new moon/month from February 19 to March 20 is the new moon in which the sun first actually enters Aries, wouldn't all of these months be the lunar month in which the sun is in Aries according to Josephus???

 

The sun is in Arise in this month, And it is the month or first month of the ancient year during the time of Daniel, according to the historical evidence in Hesod, who lived during the time of Daniel. 

 

Both the March 20 equinox and the March 20 Tropical Aries are set to our solar March 20, and the lunar month in which these events occur, is the lunar month in which they occur, and is the first lunar month after the ancient year/revolution. The sun makes one (the equinox), and the other is set to the sun, (the Tropical), both on March 20.

 

Both these are solar events and happen at the "same time", therefore if the lunar month in which the equinox occurs is the first month of the year, so is the lunar month in which Aries occurs! 

 

And on the 14th day of this first lunar month the lamb is offered. This brings harmony to what Philo and Josephus said.

 

A Lunar month on March 20 is the lunar month in which the sun actually enters Aries, and every lunar month from there all the way back to February 19 is also the lunar month in which the sun actually enters Aries! 

 

Example, a new moon on February 19, 20,21,22, and so forth, all the way until March 20, are lunar months in which the sun actually enters Aries, and the sun is in it less and less until all the way back to February 19, and then on February 18, it is no longer in that lunar month. February 18 is not a lunar month when the sun is in or enters Aries, but all the other new lunar months from February 19 through to March 20, are.

 

Now, going to the other extreme, from March  21 to April 20, the sun stays in Aries less and less each day until April 20, and it is only in it for one day, and on April 21 the sun is no longer in Aries.

 

 

You have 30 solar days (from February 19 to March 20) in which a new moon can fall on, and it will always be the lunar month in which the sun actually enters and is in Aries in that lunar month, as spoken of by Josephus, as being the first month of the year.

 

 

Now Philo teaches us the same thing when he said the month in which the equinox occurs in, is the first month of the year, and that is because the equinox and Aries is on the same day!

 

 

In other words, the month in which the equinox occurs in, and the lunar month in which Aries occurs in, is one  and the same month, and both Josephus and Philo are calling it the first month of the year! 

 

Philo says, "the month in which the equinox occurs in", and Josephus says "the lunar month when the sun is in Aries", and both are speaking of the same first lunar month of the year. One is describing the first month of the year as the month in which the equinox occurs in, (March 20), and the other is describing the first lunar month of the year as the lunar month in which Aries occurs in (March 20). No contradiction to each other.

 

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