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117: The Zadok Scale and Setting the New Year

The Zadok Scale and the New Year for 2018

Many of you have heard the Zadok Scale and wondered what that was.  There is nothing mysterious about the Zadok scale, which is a simple way of measuring the growth and maturing of grain for farmers to know the best time to service and reap their crops.

Small Grains Production University of Minnesota

In the Zadok development scale;

o to 1-  Is the dry seed in  the ground as it begins to absorb water and germinate until teh first leaf appears

2-3-  Is the time from the appearance of the first leaf to the fifth leaf being 50%  opened

3-4-  Is the shooting up of the stem and the first signs of the top leaf

4-5-  A boot develops with a head forming inside it 

5-6-  Is the emergence of the grain head

6-7-  Is fertilization of the newly emerged head;

7-8-  Is the milk stage when the kernels are full of water developing into a milky starch,

8-9-  Is the dough stage when the starch fully develops and the seed ripens and hardens, and the plant loses its green color turning brown.

Note that not all plants in a field [and not all fields in the same area] will necessarily be at the same stage of development

The new year is determined by an assessment of the readiness of enough spring barley to be harvestable for the Wave Offering on Sunday during the Feast of Unleavened Bread.  Remember that a whole field does not need to be ripe by the Offering date, only enough for the offering.


2018 Inspection Report  

Brian Convery reports for his team that:  “we have inspected the barley as to the head/bud being found perfect/complete, so it can reproduce itself and thus be ground into fine flower for a first of the first fruits offering of the early harvest of grain, the barley harvest, which bows deep before God/Elohim prior to its use as the Wavesheaf Offering.  There is enough barley which meets the Leviticus 2:14 minimum qualifying requirement to satisfy all the different factions [this includes the barley at Jerusalem which I teach] that I am aware of. However that is my opinion
and understanding.”  See Brian’s Summation Report here.


Jerusalem barley 16 March.  Notice that the plants at the bottom of the picture are already losing their green and browning off as they ripen, while the heads of much of the main field are also beginning to brown.  From Abib Report: Friday March 16, 2018.  There are many other patches of barley in Jerusalem as well, and there will be sufficient ripened barley in Jerusalem in 20 days for a Wave Offering on 8 April.


2018 New Year New Moon Report 

The new moon was seen from Ma’ale Adumin 4.5 miles from Jerusalem city center by Brian Hoeck of the Brian Convery team and by Roy Hoffman of the Israel New Moon Society.  In additional corroboration it was also seen from Nitzana on the coast by Yotam Marcus.  The sighting makes Monday the first day of the first month of the biblical new year and a New Moon day. 

God’s Word tells us to observe the first visible light of the new moon as seen from Jerusalem with Bible Studies and the Shofar.  For more information please see the Calendar articles at this category.   

When Christ comes and the Ezekiel Temple is built, special new moon sacrifices will be offered and in addition to the Shofar’s being sounded in every town, the two silver trumpets will be sounded over the sacrifices in the Temple at Jerusalem.  See Ezekiel 40-48 and the Leviticus studies [which are coming after Exodus is completed].

For HWA and the New Moons see these articles

Remember that when Christ comes he will require ll humanity to observe the New Moons.  Isaiah 66:23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord.

Passover will be on April first [observed after sunset the previous evening],   The Feast of Unleavened Bread is 2 April to 8 April,the first and seventh days being High Holy Days on which no work of any kind may be done.

The Wave Offering is on the Sunday during the Feast of Unleavened Bread 8 April, and the Feast of Pentecost is on 27 May.

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