This is a study of the dates mentioned in the Bible and whether they have any prophetic significance for today.



The Covenant With Noah

Pentecost was first observed by Noah. The story is told in:

1.  Genesis 8:20 to 9:17
2.  The Book of Jasher. Chapter 4 to 6
3. The Book of Jubilees chapter 6.

From Jubilees 6.

Jubilees 6

1. And at the new moon of the third month he came out of the ark and built an altar on that hill.

2. And he appeared on the earth, and he took a young goat and atoned by its blood for all the guilt of the earth, because every thing that had been on it was destroyed except those that were in the ark with Noah; and he placed the fat on the altar, and he took an ox and a goat and a sheep and young goats and salt and a turtle dove and the young of a dove and brought a burnt sacrifice upon the altar and scattered over them fruit offerings baked in oil and sprinkled the blood and wine, and placed upon it frankiricense, and a sweet savor arose which was acceptable before the Lord.

3. And the Lord smelt the sweet savor, and he made with him a covenant that there should no more be a flood upon the earth which would destroy the earth: all the days of the earth, seed and harvest shall not cease, frost and heat and summer and winter and day and night shall not change their order and shall not cease forever.

4. "And ye, grow and increase on the earth and increase over it, and be for a blessing in its midst: your fear and your terror I will put upon every thing that is on the earth and in the sea.

5. And, behold, I have given you all the animals and all the beasts and every thing that flies and every thing that moves on the earth and the fish in the waters and all things for food; like the herbs of grass, I have given them all to you to eat.

6. Only flesh which is in its life with blood ye shall not eat: for the blood is the soul of all flesh, so that your blood in your souls be not demanded of you.

7. From the hands of each one I will demand the blood of a man; every one that sheddeth the blood of a man, by the hand of a man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God did he create Adam.

8. But ye, grow and increase upon the earth."

9. And Noah and his sons swore that they would not eat any blood that is in any flesh, and they made a covenant before the Lord God for ever, in all the generations of the world, in this month,

l0. On this account he spoke to thee that thou shouldst make a covenant with the children of Israel in this month upon the mountain, with an oath, and shouldst sprinkle blood over them on account of all the words of the covenant which the Lord has made with them for all days.* (The footnote  here reads, "The covenant at Sinai is regarded as the renewal of the Noahic covenant.)

11. And this testimony is written concerning you, that you observe it in all days, that ye do not in all days eat any blood of animals and birds and beasts in all the days of the earth; and the man who eats the blood of an animal or of beasts or of birds in all the days of the earth, he and his seed shall be rooted out of the land.

12. And thou command the children of Israel that they shall not eat any blood, so that their names and their seed may be before the Lord our God all the days.

13. And for this law there is no limit of days, for it is for eternity; and they shall observe it to generation and generation, so that they may continue supplicating in their behalf with blood before the Lord on the altar on each day and day; mornings and evenings they shall supplicate in their behalf perpetually before the Lord, that they may observe this and not be rooted out.

 14. And he gave to Noah and his sons a sign that there should not again be a deluge over the earth; he placed his bow in the clouds as a sign of the eternal covenant that no water of the deluge should again come over the earth to destroy it all the days of the earth.

15. On this account it is ordained and written on the tablets of heaven that the celebration of the festival of weeks should be in this month, once a year, for a renewed covenant in each year*

* Footnote reads: It will be observed here and throughout the book that the author connects the religious system and worship in Israel not only with the ordinances of the tablets of heaven, but also with important events in the lives of the patriarchs.

16. And during the time this festival was being celebrated in heaven, from the days of creation to the days of Noah, it was twenty-six jubilees and five weeks of years; and Noah and his sons observed it seven jubilees and one week of years until the time when Noah died.

17. But his children violated it until the days of Abraham, and they ate blood. But Abraham alone observed it, and Isaac and Jacob observed it, for these are his children, up to thy day; and in thy day the children of Israel forgot it until I renewed it for them on this mountain.**

** This was the giving of the Ten Commandments at Mt. Sinai according to the first words in the Book of Jubilees.

18. And thou command the children of Israel that they should observe this festival in all their generations as a commandment for them: one day in the year, in this month, they shall celebrate this festival.

19. For it is the festival of weeks and is a festival of first fruits; for this festival is of a double nature and double kind, as is written and engraved concerning its celebration.

20. For I have written it in the book of the first law in which I write to thee that thou shouldst observe it in its time one day a y/ear; and I have explained to thee the offerings on that day, that they should be remembered and that the children of Israel should celebrate it one day in each year.

21. And at the new moon of the first month, and in the new moon of the fourth month, and in the new moon of the seventh month, and in the new moon of the tenth month are the days of remembrance and the days of the festivals in the four divisions of the years: written and ordained they are for a testimony until eternity.

As shown elsewhere the words "at the new moon of the first month" should have been translated "on the first day of the month". 

21. And on the first day of the first month, and on the first day of the fourth month, and on the first day of the seventh month, and on the first day of the tenth month are the days of remembrance and the days of the festivals in the four divisions of the years: written and ordained they are for a testimony until eternity.

22. And Noah ordained them for himself as festivals for future generations, for on them there was to him a remembrance.

23. At the new moon of the first month it was said to him that he should make for himself an ark, and on it the earth became dry, and he opened (the ark) and saw the earth. And at the new moon of the fourth month the mouth of the flood-gates of the earth were opened and the waters began to descend into the depth beneath.

25. And at the new moon of the tenth month the tops of the mountains appeared, and Noah became glad.

26. And on this account he ordained them as festivals of remembrance unto himself unto eternity, and thus they are ordained.

Terms of the Rainbow Covenant

Noah leaves the ark and builds an altar. God takes notice and makes a covenant with Noah. (Jubilees 6:3-10)

1. That there should be no more flood upon the earth to destroy the earth. (Jubilees 3 and Genesis 9:11)

2. That the seasons shall continue forever. (Jubilees 6:3)

3. I will put your terror upon all that dwell on the earth in the sea. (Jubilees 4-5 and Genesis 9:2)

4. Noah and his descendants shall not eat blood. (Jubilees 6:6-9 and Genesis 9:3-4)

5. The agreement is forever. (Jubilees 10-13 and Genesis 6:9:9)

6. Divine protection is promised for obedience. (Jubilees 6:13)

7. Noah and his descendants are given a sign, the rainbow. (Jubilees 14 and Genesis 9:12-17)

8. Pentecost is established. "On this account it is ordained and written; that the celebration of the festival of weeks should be in this month (the third month), once a year. (Jubilees 6:15)  Pentecost is often called the Festival of Weeks.

9. Murderers shall be put to death (Genesis 9:5-6)

10. Noah's descendants to be fruitful and multiply. (Genesis 9:7)

Noah's sons observed Pentecost until Noah died. (Jubilees 6: 16) Pentecost was forgotten until Abraham, Isaac and Jacob observed it. (Jubilees 6:17) Moses commanded the Children of Israel to observe Pentecost (and the other holidays forever.) (Jubilees 6:18)

The covenant with Noah and the covenant with Israel were both made on the Bible Holiday called Pentecost (Feast of Weeks).

We will soon see that every time God appeared and made a covenant it was always on Pentecost.

Suggested next subject:

Abraham Observed Pentecost.

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