|This is a study of the dates
mentioned in the Bible and whether they have any prophetic significance for
The 91st Days
The Book of Enoch: The calendar in the time of Enoch was different than today. At that time the year was 364 days whereas today the year is 356 1/4 days. Enoch lived before the flood of Noah. Therefore, this book, if genuine, must have been on the Arc.
The fact that the year was 364 days is mentioned many times in the Book of Enoch. Their is one special chapter about the sun, the seasons and the 91st days.
This is Solar Calendar reckoning rather that Gregorian Calendar. It is 93 days from the Summer Solstice to the Fall Equinox.
The Book of Enoch continued
Why not just skip to the end and read about 'observing' he month Abib?
On that day the day becomes longer than the night, and the day becomes double the night, and the day becomes twelve parts, and the night is shortened and becomes six parts. And the sun mounts up to make the day shorter and the night longer, and the sun returns to the east and enters into the sixth portal, and rises from it and sets thirty mornings.
And when thirty mornings are accomplished, the day decreases by exactly one part, and becomes eleven parts, and the night seven.
And the sun goes forth from that sixth portal in the west, and goes to the east and rises in the fifth portal for thirty mornings, and sets in the west again in the fifth western portal. On that day the day decreases by two parts, and amounts to ten parts and the night to eight parts.
And the sun goes forth from that fifth portal and sets in the fifth portal of the west, and rises in the fourth portal for one-and-thirty mornings on account of its sign, and sets in the west.
On that day the day is equalized with the night, [and becomes of equal length], and the night amounts to nine parts and the day to nine parts.
And the sun rises from that portal and sets in the west, and returns to the east and rises thirty mornings in the third portal and sets in the west in the third portal.
And on that day the night becomes longer than the day, and night becomes longer than night, and day shorter than day till the thirtieth morning, and the night amounts exactly to ten parts and the day to eight parts.
And the sun rises from that third portal and sets in the third portal in the west and returns to the east, and for thirty mornings rises in the second portal in the east, and in like manner sets in the second portal in the west of the heaven. And on that day the night amounts to eleven parts and the day to seven parts.
And the sun rises on that day from that second portal and sets in the west in the second portal, and returns to the east into the first portal for one-and-thirty mornings, and sets in the first portal in the west of the heaven.
And on that day the night becomes longer and amounts to the double of the day: and the night amounts exactly to twelve parts and the day to six.
And the sun has (therewith) traversed the divisions of his orbit and turns again on those divisions of his orbit, and enters that portal thirty mornings and sets also in the west opposite to it.
And on that night has the night decreased in length by a ninth part, and the night has become eleven parts and the day seven parts.
And the sun has returned and entered into the second portal in the east, and returns on those his divisions of his orbit for thirty mornings, rising and setting.
And on that day the night decreases in length, and the night amounts to ten parts and the day to eight.
And on that day the sun rises from that portal, and sets in the west, and returns to the east, and rises in the third portal for one-and-thirty mornings, and sets in the west of the heaven.
On that day the night decreases and amounts to nine parts, and the day to nine parts, and the night is equal to the day and the year is exactly as to its days three hundred and sixty-four.
And the length of the day and of the night, and the shortness of the day and of the night arise-through the course of the sun these distinctions are made (lit. ' they are separated ').
So it comes that its course becomes daily longer, and its course nightly shorter. And this is the law and the course of the sun, and his return as often as he returns sixty times and rises, i.e. the great luminary which is named the sun, for ever and ever.
And that which (thus) rises is the great luminary, and is so named according to its appearance, according as the Lord commanded.
As he rises, so he sets and decreases not, and rests not, but runs day and night, and his light is sevenfold brighter than that of the moon; but as regards size they are both equal.
Bible Holidays are statutes under the law Thou shalt keep holy the Sabbath day
Books by Immanuel Velikovsky
Worlds in Collision
Ages in Chaos
Earth in Upheaval
The 12th Planet
These books should be available at the public library.
Observe the Month Abib
1 Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover unto the LORD thy God: for in the month of Abib the LORD thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night.
It may be that Bible holidays are more accurately, not days of the year, but rather points on the Earth's orbit as it travels around the sun. Therefore, we must 'observe' the month Abib.
That is what Enoch was doing when he observed the rising and setting of the sun.
In the springtime, when the day and night became exactly equal, that was the first day of the first month. The first of Abib.
In Enoch day, from that point you might just count forward 91 days to locate the first day of Summer and another 91 days to the first day of Fall which is a Bible Holiday. You could even count forward 364 days to locate the next equinox.
But we can not do that today since the Earth's orbit has changed and is no longer 91 days per season. So we must 'observe' these days rather than just count them.
The study of the Bible and old history books such as Enoch and Jubilees, and Josephus tell us that the first day of the month was an important day as were the first days of the seasons. The first days of the seasons are the 91st days even though they are not exactly 91 days apart.
1. And at the new moon of the third month he (Noah) 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*
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.**
18. And thou (Moses) 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 year; 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.
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.
27. And they were raised into the tablets of heaven: thirteen sabbaths to each, from one to another their remembrance, from the first to the second, from the second to the third, from the third to the fourth.
28. And all the days of this commandment are fifty-two sabbaths of days, and the whole year is completed.
29. Thus it is engraved and ordained in the tablets of heaven, and there is no transgression from one year to another.
30. And thou command the children of Israel that they should
observe the years in this number, three hundred and sixty-four days,
and the year shall be complete and the fixed date of their days and
their festivals shall not be corrupted, for everything transpires in
them according to their testimony, and they (Israel) shall not miss a
day or corrupt a festival.*
31. But if they do transgress and do not observe them according to
his commandment, then will be corrupted all their fixed dates, and the
years will waver in consequence, and also their times and their years,
and they will transgress their ordinances.
32. And all the children of Israel will forget and will not find the paths of the years, and will forget the new moon and the sabbaths and the festivals, and in all the order of the years they will err.
33. For I know, and from now on I shall make it known to thee, and not from my heart, but thus is written in a book before me and is ordained in the tablets of heaven, the division of days, that they forget not the festivals of my covenant and walk according to the festivals of the Gentiles, after their errors and after their ignorance.
The Lunar Calendar
34. And there will be those who will make observations of the moon, for this one (the moon) corrupts the stated times and comes out earlier each year by ten days.
35. And in this way they will corrupt the years and will observe a wrong day as the day of testimony and a corrupted festival day, and every one will mix holy days with unclean ones and unclean with holy; for they will err as to months and sabbaths and festivals and jubilees.
36. And on
this account I command thee and testify to thee that thou shouldst
testify to them, for after thy death thy children will corrupt, so
that they make a year only three hundred and sixty-four days,* and on
this account they will err as to new moons
(first days of the month) and sabbaths and fixed times and
festivals and will ever eat blood with all kinds of flesh.
Suggested next subject: