6 Apr: New Moon Report and Spring Festival Dates- Due to cloud and rain the New Moon was sighted by one person so far in Israel, but has been seen by multiple witnesses in areas as far east of Israel as Australia. While awaiting more reports, since calculations made the sighting a certainty and it has been sighted by one trustworthy person in Israel and many others to the east, according to the new moon rules sunset today ending 6 Apr and beginning 7 Apr will begin the first day of the first month of the new biblical year.
Passover will be on Sabbath 20 April to be observed after sunset ending Friday 19 April. The first High Day will be on 21 April and the seventh day on 27 April. Pentecost will be on 9 June.
Because the High Holy Day will follow a Sabbath, do make sure that you are properly prepared on Friday for a two day Holy Time period.
16 Mar: Passover- The new moon should be easily visible at Jerusalem after sunset ending 6 April. Subject to actual observation 7 April should be the first day of the Biblical New Year and Passover will be on Saturday 20 April. The the first High of the Feast of Unleavened would be 21 April with the last High Day on 27 April and Pentecost on June 9.
Since the first High Day falls on a Sunday it will be necessary to properly prepare for a weekly Sabbath followed by a Holy Day. At the Biblical Studies site the book of John is scheduled to begin tomorrow; this will be followed by a study of the Way to Salvation and the Spring Festivals beginning on 31 March.
6 Mar: Breaking Israel warns Hamas of pending broad military operation if demonstrations not ended. See our initial New Year Report and the March World Report article. The second edition of the Matthew Mark book is now available for free download here.
17 Feb: Beginning tomorrow there will be a fascinating series on the post Babylonian Captivity revival, which is really a precursor to the coming of Christ in the flesh and the Gospels. The series will include an historical overview, the prophets Haggai and Zechariah, and the books of Ezra and Nehemiah, with a particular focus on their meaning as it applies to today’s situation and preparations for the second coming of Christ in our time. Following this series we will return to the Gospels with Mark, Luke and John.
11 Feb: 2019 Pre Passover posting schedule: Our theme for 2019 is Spiritual Revival. All of these studies will be fully revised and updated with the latest understanding.
Jan- Daniel and Revelation Feb- Matthew, Inter Testament books Mar- Mark, Luke and John Apr- Spring Festivals subjects. The plan is to continue studies through the New Testament through to the 2019 Fall Festivals. Note: All commercially available books of New Testament commentary studies will have new editions published during 2019. The new editions will be announced as they become available.
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4 Feb: 7 February will be the first day of the twelfth biblical month.
After the Matthew studies, in honor of Purim which begins on 20 Feb; on 18 Feb an article on the Inter Testament period is scheduled, to be followed by an article on Esther and Purim, and then the Ezra and Nehemiah studies. These Inter Testament studies will help in explaining the situation in Judea during the physical life of Christ. After this short series the Mark studies are scheduled.
Please note that the Rabbins insert the intercalary 13th month before the twelfth month [calling the 13th the 12th, and the 12th as the 13th] so as to hold Purim on 20 and 21 March.
Is the timing of this Festival which commemorates deliverance from Haman in the empire of king Artaxerxes Longimanus of any significance in the timing of the Israeli elections and a possible Middle East war?