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Snowmobile trail temporarily closed
It is sad - much of Detroit is in ruins
You have to see this amazing ice wall to believe it
The amazing wall of ice that makes Cumbria, Britain look more like Narnia.
White-out! Schools shut, roads closed and 3million workers stay at home as blizzards sweep across Britain
South Korea digs out from record snowfall...the worst snowstorm in 70 years brought air and road traffic to a halt.
Arctic freeze and snow wreak havoc across the planet
Charles Bremner and Richard Lloyd Parry, Jan 5, 2010
Arctic air and record snow falls gripped the northern hemisphere yesterday, inflicting hardship and havoc from China, across Russia to Western Europe and over the US plains.
There were few precedents for the global sweep of extreme cold and ice that killed dozens in India, paralysed life in Beijing and threatened the Florida orange crop
States battered with record lows face more frigid weatherJanuary 5, 2010
frigid weather will blanket the eastern two-thirds of the nation Wednesday, battering states already dealing with record-low temperatures that have been blamed for at least five deaths.
The system will bring blistering cold weather and winds across the country, including many states not used to such temperatures.
THE COMING SUNDAY RAPTURE
As on the Home Page at the present time
By Marilyn Agee, Jan. 4, 2010
THE PREVIEW OF THE FIRST-TRUMP RAPTURE WAS ON THE LORD'S DAY, SUNDAY
Rev. 1:9-11 says, "I John, who also am your brother, and companion IN TRIBULATION (i.e., in the 2nd year of the Tribulation that started when the Dow dropped to 777.68 on Elul 29, 5768, three hours before Tishri 1, 5769, Sept. 30, 2008, started), and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos (meaning mortal), for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. I was (lit., became) in the Spirit (i.e., was raptured) on THE LORD'S DAY (SUNDAY), and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first (YHWH the king of Israel) and the last" (YHWH of hosts, the Redeemer). Immediately, John and the churches were in Heaven with Christ.
Isa 44:6 says, "Thus saith the LORD (YHWH) the King of Israel, AND his redeemer the LORD (YHWH) of hosts; I am the first (YHWH the King of Israel), AND I am the last (YHWH of hosts, the Redeemer); and beside me there is no God."
Rev 1:12 says, "I turned to see the voice (i.e., of Jesus) that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks". Rev. 1:20 explains that, "the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches."
Jesus still had the 7 star performers of the churches in his hand. He had just grabbed them up. Rev. 1:20 explains that "The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches."
1Th 4:16-18 says, "the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the TRUMP OF GOD: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up (harpazo, caught up with force, raptured) together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words."
Our destination, the third heaven, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn. In 2Cor 12:2-4, Paul said, "I knew a man (Paul himself, he just didn't want to boast) in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one CAUGHT UP TO THE THIRD HEAVEN. And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) How that he was caught up into PARADISE, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter."
1Peter 5:10,11 says, "the God of all grace, who hath CALLED US unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, AFTER THAT YE HAVE SUFFERED A WHILE, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever."
Gen 5:24 says, "Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him."
Gen. 45:6 says, "For these TWO YEARS (probably 5769 and 5770 of the Tribulation) hath the famine been in the land: and YET THERE ARE FIVE YEARS (5771, 5772, 5773, 5774, and 5775), in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest."
ASCENSION DAY (Omer 40) SEEMS LIKELY FOR THE FIRST-TRUMP RAPTURE
None of the spring feast days fall on Sunday this year, but Ascension Day does. Nisan 16, Resurrection Day, is Omer 1. Omer 40 is Iyar 25, the day Jesus ascended.
Acts 1:9-11 says, "And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven."
I am hoping for the First-Trump Rapture on Ascension Day, Iyar 25, 5770, Sunday, May 9, 2010.
THE SECOND-TRUMP RAPTURE OF THE TRIBULATION SAINTS ON THE DAY OF THE LORD
Acts 2:20,21 says, "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable DAY OF THE LORD come: And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved."
2Peter 3:10 But THE DAY OF THE LORD will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up."
1Cor 15:51-53 says, "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, AT THE LAST TRUMP: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality."
I expect the Last-Trump Rapture on Tishri 1, 5776, Sept. 14, 2015.
2Ki 2:11 says, "And it came to pass, as they (Elisha and Elijah) still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven."
THE SECOND ADVENT
I think the Second Advent of Christ will be 7 months after the Day of the Lord, on the first day of the Jubilee Year, the Regnal Year, and the Sacred Year, Nisan 1, 5776, April 9, 2016.
The previous year, 5775, is a Sabbatic Year, and the Jubilee follows a Sabbatic Year. That comes every 7th year, so the following one would be 5782. One 70-year lifetime from when modern Israel was born in 1948 will be 2018. All the end-time events should take place by then.
Mt 24:37 says, "But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be." In Gen. 6:3, the Lord told Noah, "My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years." Counting by Inclusive redkoning, because it is a block of years, from the first Zionist Congress meeting in 1897 to 2016 is 120 years.
The Six-Day War in June, 1967, plus one generation, 48.33 years (Mt. 1:17) is Tishri 1, 5776, Sept. 14, 2015, the Day of the Lord that is the Day of God's Wrath. Everything is coming together to date the end-times for us.
Eze 39:12,13 says, "And seven months (i.e., from the Day of the Lord to the Second Advent) shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land. Yea, all the people of the land shall bury them; and it shall be to them a renown the day that I shall be glorified (at the Second Advent), saith the Lord GOD."
Rev 19:1 says, "And after these things I heard a great voice of MUCH PEOPLE IN HEAVEN, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and GLORY, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God".
Rev 21:4 says, "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." What a day that will be.
It seems that the First-Trump Rapture will probably take place in 5770, hopefully on Ascension Day, Iyar 25, 5770, Sunday, May 9, 2010, because there doesn't seem to be another harvest until the end of the shortened Tribulation.
Blue Moons tend to occur in some month about every 2.5 years.
My friend Susie in Pensacola, Florida, figured out that not only does Easter fall on the same day (April 4) in the western and eastern churches in 2010, at 6 PM on Easter, Nisan 21, the 7th day of Unleavened Bread will begin. That's interesting since 3 people have had a vision of a 21.
"Traditionally the Easter Season lasted for the forty days from Easter Day until Ascension Day but now officially lasts for the fifty days until Pentecost....Eastern Christianity bases its calculations on the Julian Calendar whose March 21 corresponds, during the twenty-first century, to April 3 in the Gregorian Calendar, in which calendar their celebration of Easter therefore varies between April 4 and May 8".
Nisan 21 is when the walls of Jericho fell, and the Israelites took the city. Rahab and her family were saved that day. Her house was on the northern wall, and that section did not fall.
7-DAY FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD
1. Nisan, 15, 5770, Tue, Mar 30, 2010 (Holy Convocation)
2. Nisan 16, 5770, Wed, Mar 31, 2010, Omer 1
3. Nisan 17, 5770, Thur, Apr 1, 2010, Omer 2
4. Nisan 18, 5770, Fri, Apr 2, 2010, Omer 3
5. Nisan 19, 5770, Sat, Apr 3, 2010 (Holy Fire falls at Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem) Omer 4
6. Nisan 20, 5770, Sun, Apr 4, 2010 (Easter services) Omer 5
7. Nisan 21, 5770, Mon, Apr 5, 2010 (Holy Convocation) Omer 6
NONE OF THE REMAINING FEAST DAYS IN 5770 FALLS ON SUNDAY, BUT ASCENSION DAY WILL BE ON SUNDAY
Passover, 14 Nisan, 5770 = Mon, 29 Mar. 2010
Feast of Unleavened Bread, 15 Nisan, 5770 = Tue, 30 Mar. 2010
Feast of Firstfruits, 16 Nisan, 5770 = Wed, 31 Mar. 2010
ASCENSION DAY, 25 IYYAR, 5770 = SUNDAY, 9 MAY 2010
Pentecost, 6 Sivan, 5770 = Wed, 19 May 2010
I hope this Ascension Day, the 40th day of the counting of the Omer, will be the day of the First-Trumpet Rapture. This is not the same day the eastern and western churches keep Ascension Day. Since they figure that the Easter celebration must always be on Sunday, and count 40 days from Easter, they get a different date for Ascension Day, and it always falls on Thursday. The western churches use the Gregorian Calendar. The eastern churches use the Julian Calendar. Even so, both are scheduled to keep Ascension Day in 2010 on the same day, the Thursday following Sunday, May 9, the 40th day of the Omer.
Thursday in the sixth week following Easter Sunday
2008, May 1 (Western); June 5 (Eastern)
2009, May 21 (Western); May 28 (Eastern)
2010, May 13 (both Western and Eastern)
Russia's Armageddon plan to save Earth from collision with asteroid
David Adam and agencies guardian.co.uk, 30 Dec 09
The head of the Russian space agency said today that it was considering a Hollywood-style mission to send a spacecraft to bump a large asteroid from a possible collision course with Earth.
Anatoly Perminov told the Russian radio station Golos Rossii: "People's lives are at stake. We should pay several hundred million dollars and build a system that would allow us to prevent a collision, rather than sit and wait for it to happen and kill hundreds of thousands of people."
The mission would be aimed at an asteroid called Apophis, he said, which is expected to pass close to the Earth in 2029 and again in 2036....When Apophis was discovered in 2004, astronomers made headlines when they said there was a one in 37 chance that the 350-metre-wide rock would collide with Earth in 2029. Further studies ruled out such an impact, but there remains a one in 250,000 chance it could strike in 2036.
Perminov said he had heard from a scientist that Apophis is getting closer and may hit the planet. "I don't remember exactly, but it seems to me it could hit the Earth by 2032,"....It's 390m wide.
"The Prophecy of Jubilees
by Rabbi Judah Ben Samuel
Reported by Daniel Matson, Jan 1, 2010
In June of 2009 an e-mail was sent to subscribers concerning a little known Rabbinic prophesy according to Israel Today. According to this article, Rabbi Judah Ben Samuel was a top Talmudic scholar in Germany. Just before he died in the year 1217 he prophesied that the Ottoman Turks would rule over the holy city of Jerusalem for eight jubilees. That is 400 years (8 x 50). The Ottoman Turks did take control of Jerusalem 300 years after the Rabbi’s death in 1517 and as according to the prophecy, the Ottoman Turks then lost Jerusalem 400 years later in 1917. It was during WWI that British General Edmund Allenby walked into Jerusalem on Hanukkah without firing a shot in 1917. The timing of this with the holiday and the ease at which it occurred indeed make this moment of history extremely significant.
In the book, Signs of the End, the significance of this date and its events helped launch the book. This was without even knowing of the Rabbi’s prophecy. They key was Allenby’s entrance into Jerusalem during Hanukkah. With the first world war underway with nation rising against nation and kingdom against kingdom there was added importance. In 1917 all nations that were involved in the war had become involved. But the kickoff day for WWI was the 9th of Av 2014, when Russia and Germany entered the war establishing the plurality of nations involved in the war. In doing a study on the day counts found in Daniel, these two days came up on the radar screen at the same spacing and these days were the second day of Hanukkah (Kislev 26) and the 9th of Av. With these days occurring in 1914 and 1917, it was found that 100 years later that the same day counts of Daniel occur. This with 100 years being the limit of a generation found in the Bible (as defined by Abraham’s 4 generations of a total of 400 years-–is it a coincidence that the Rabbi’s prophesy of 400 years also ends in 1917?).
The Rabbi then went on to say that after the eight jubilees, the ninth jubilee would have Jerusalem being a no-man’s-land, which it was from 1917 to 1967 until the Six-Day-War. The Rabbi’s prophecy then stated that in the tenth Jubilee that Jerusalem would be controlled by Israel and then the Messianic end times would begin. That would then bring the time to 2017.
The article concerning the Rabbi is linked below:
Israel: Between Mysticism and Reality
From: Marilyn Agee
Re: Ernie (4 Jan 2010) Shorten time
> > Without doing anything drastic the time could be easily shorten by just correcting the Jewish calendar. If you look in a Jewish book story most of the historians agree the Jewish calendar is off by almost a full 8 days.
Could you give us the source of this information? I have studied their calendar a lot, and I never ran across this. If we look for the new Crescent Moon to start the new year on Tishri 1, as Michael Rood reports, it only seems to be off one or two days. As strange as it may seem, the following New Year Day (NYD), figured by arithmetic, sets the calendar for the preceding year. They fill in the space with whichever year type has the right number of days.
Furthermore, Calendar Converter, at
says, "Years are classified as common (normal) or embolismic (leap) years which occur in a 19 year cycle in years 3, 6, 8, 11, 14, 17, and 19. In an embolismic (leap) year, an extra month of 29 days, “Veadar” or “Adar II”, is added to the end of the year after the month “Adar”, which is designated “Adar I” in such years. Further, years may be deficient, regular, or complete, having respectively 353, 354, or 355 days in a common year and 383, 384, or 385 days in embolismic years. Days are defined as beginning at sunset, and the calendar begins at sunset the night before Monday, October 7, 3761 B.C.E. in the Julian calendar, or Julian day 347995.5."
Julian days and years are continuous since before Adam was created.
Calendar Converter also says, " average length of a month is 29.530594 days, extremely close to the mean synodic month (time from new Moon to next new Moon) of 29.530588 days. SUCH IS THE ACCURACY THAT MORE THAN 13,800 YEARS ELAPSE BEFORE A SINGLE DAY DISCREPANCY BETWEEN THE CALENDAR'S AVERAGE RECKONING OF THE START OF MONTHS AND THE MEAN TIME OF THE NEW MOON. Alignment with the solar year is better than the Julian calendar, but inferior to the Gregorian. The average length of a year is 365.2468 days compared to the actual solar tropical year (time from equinox to equinox) of 365.24219 days, SO THE CALENDAR ACCUMULATES ONE DAY OF ERROR WITH RESPECT TO THE SOLAR YEAR EVERY 216 YEARS."
Do you suppose that one-day error every 216 years is what they are talking about? At any rate, the sighting of the New Crescent Moon of Tishri can straighten that out. Michael Rood's web site is at: www.michaelroodministries.com
My reply to a post on the Five Doves site
Re: "Ken to - Bruce Warner (4 Jan 2010) "QUESTIONS FOR MY FELLOW STUDENTS OF SCRIPTURE......""
Hi: Maybe I can help a little.
> > Sudden destruction comes at the middle of 'that seven'.
The sudden destruction, when the asteroids of Rev. 8:8-11 hit Earth, is on the DAY OF THE LORD, THE DAY OF GOD'S WRATH, at the end of the 70th week of Daniel 9:27.
1Th 5:2,3 says, "For yourselves know perfectly that the DAY OF THE LORD so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then SUDDEN DESTRUCTION cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape."
Job 21:30 says, "the wicked is reserved to THE DAY OF DESTRUCTION? they shall be brought forth to THE DAY OF WRATH."
Isa 13:6 Howl ye; for the DAY OF THE LORD is at hand; it shall come as a DESTRUCTION from the Almighty."
Joel 1:15 Alas for the day! for the DAY OF THE LORD is at hand, and as a DESTRUCTION from the Almighty shall it come."
> > Rev 7:13: And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?
14: And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
> > Rev 8:1: And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.
> > Then we have 4 of the trumpet judgements in the rest of chapt 8. In chapt 9 we have the 5th and 6th trumpet with a lot life lost and so on.
> > This is all pre mid point of the trib.
The Last-Trump Rapture is on the DAY OF GOD'S WRATH. Rev. 6:17 says, "For the great DAY OF HIS WRATH is come; and who shall be able to stand?" Rev. 7:14 says, "These are they which CAME OUT OF GREAT TRIBULATION, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb."
After that, in Rev. 8, there is silence in Heaven and Earth while Christ is seated as judge at the Judgment Seat of Christ. Then the 7 trumpets are given to the 7 angels. All seven trumpet judgments take place on the "GREAT DAY OF HIS WRATH."
Hab 2:20 says, "the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the EARTH KEEP SILENCE before him."
> > So quite a bit of death and distruction before the mid point of the trib but as i said i do believe "Great Tribulation" (Jacobs Trouble) begins here at the mid point of the trib and will be a time this world has never seen before or ever will again.
The Day of Jacob's Trouble is one literal day like no other - ever. "NONE IS LIKE IT".
> > Jer 30:7: Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.
Dan 12:1 says, "And at that time (when the False Prophet is deposed on the DAY OF THE LORD) shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be A TIME OF TROUBLE, SUCH AS NEVER WAS SINCE THERE WAS A NATION even to that same time: and at that time thy people (i.e., the 144,000 Israelites) shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book." Agape
Incoming e-mail, Re: Second Coming, accurate to the exact day
New DVD: "The Feasts of the Lord In Prophecy"
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At last, a DVD which teaches how the seven Jewish Feasts in the Old Testament accurately portray Jesus in both His first and second comings!
The Spring Feasts were Dress Rehearsals for His First Coming and were accurate to the very day!
The Fall Feasts are Dress Rehearsals for His Second Coming, also to the very day!
Your appreciation of the majesty and Omnipotent Glory of Jesus Christ will grow greatly as you can see that He controls world events for the entire 6,000 years of world history, and how He has accurately predicted -- through the seven Feast Days of Israel -- His First and Second Comings, accurate to the exact day!
The author is not listed, but I sure would like to ask a few questions and explain my position. Here are my thoughts on the matter.
He or she said,
> > The Spring Feasts were Dress Rehearsals for His First Coming and were accurate to the very day!
On what spring feast did he come? As I understand it, Tishri 1, the Feast of Trumpets in the fall, marked the birth of Jesus, and the spring feasts had to do with the Crucifixion and Resurrection.
The author also said,
> > The Fall Feasts are Dress Rehearsals for His Second Coming, also to the very day!
Which day will he come? Tishri 1, the Feast of Trumpets, also marks the Day of the Lord, the Day of God's Wrath. On Tishri 10, the Day of Atonement, the coming Jubilee Year will be announced. It will come 7 months later, on Nisan 1 in a Leap Year. On Tishri 15, the Israelites will be dwelling in booths because every wall will fall (Eze. 38:20) when the asteroids hit Earth at noon.
De 28:28,29 says, "The LORD shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart: And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness".
Psa 37:6 says, "he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday."
Psa 91:6 mentions "the destruction that wasteth at noonday."
Lev. 25:9 says, "Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land".
The Jubilee will begin the following Nisan 1. I expect Jesus to return on the first day of the Jubilee Year. The Israelites will be returned to their possession in the Jubilee Year. According to Dan. 12:13, Daniel will receive his lot on the 1335th day.
Dan 12:10-13 says, "the wise shall understand. And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up (Mid-Trib), there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days (because it is a Leap Year with a 13th month like 5776). Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days."
According to Eze. 39:12,13, there will be 7 months between the Day of God's Wrath (Eze. 38:18-20) on the Feast of Trumpets (Joel 1:15; 2:1-3) and the Lord's Second Coming in glory. In a Leap Year like 5776, there will be 7 months between Tishri 1 and Nisan 1. If he was to return on Tishri 1, 10, or 15, Israel wouldn't have time to bury the dead. That takes 7 months.
Nisan 1 is known as the New Year for Kings. Wouldn't Jesus come as King of kings on Nisan 1?
"The coming of the messiah during the end of days, at which time he will save Israel and Judah from their captivity and return them to their homeland, was, by extension, understood as occurring in one of these future Jubilee years."
"New Year for Kings — 1 Nisan....The Mishnah indicates that the year of the reign of Jewish kings was counted from Nisan in Biblical times."
"Nissan 1 is the new year for the purpose of counting the reign of kings and months ... Sabbatical and Jubilee years begin at this time."
If the Second Coming is on one of the fall feasts, why does the Hebrew Regnal Year start on Nisan 1? Won't Jesus begin his reign on Earth on the first day of the Hebrew Regnal Year?
Hebrew king's reigns were counted from Nisan 1, even if they actually started their reign a bit earlier. For those that actually took office a bit earlier, there was an Accession year and a Regnal Year. The Regnal Year that ran Nisan 1 to Nisan 1 was counted as the first year of their reign.
It looks to me like Jesus will be given his kingdom while he is in Heaven on Tishri 1, the Feast of Trumpets. That would be his Accession Year. The Last-Trump Rapture would take place, then he would fight for Israel that day, the Day of the Lord, the Day of God's Wrath, the Day of Jacob's Trouble. The two asteroids of Rev. 8:8-11 will impact Earth.
Then Jesus would return to Earth on the following Nisan 1, his Regnal Year.
HOW AGES AND REIGNS ARE COUNTED
"So it is not immediately apparent whether ages and reigns should be calculated in years starting in Nisan or Tishri. Here are the scriptures which provide the answer:
"1 And it came about in the four hundred and eightieth year after the sons of Israel came out from the land of Egypt, in the fourth year, in the month of Ziv, that is, the SECOND MONTH, AFTER SOLOMON BECAME KING over Israel, that he proceeded to build the house to Jehovah (1 Kings 6).
"Ziv, was Iyyar (April/May), the month after Nisan.
"2 Accordingly he started to build in the second month on the second [day], in the fourth year of his reign (2 Chronicles 3).
"This scripture also refers to Solomon's temple. So the second month of the fourth year of Solomon's reign was Iyyar. So the first month was Nisan, the preceding month...so reigns are measured from Nisan." When Hezekiah became king, he cleansed the temple from Nisan1 to Nisan16, and so was unable to hold the passover on Nisan14, since the temple was not clean at that time. So he held it on Iyyar14, 30 days later. We read:
"1 Hezekiah himself became king at the age of 25 years, and for 29 years he reigned in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Abijah the daughter of Zechariah.
"2 And he kept doing what was right in Jehovah's eyes, according to all that David his forefather had done.
"3 He himself, in the first year of his reigning, in the first month, opened the doors of the house of Jehovah and began to repair them (2 Chronicles 29).
"17 Thus they got started on the first [day] of the first month at sanctifying, and on the 8th day of the month they came to the porch of Jehovah; so that they sanctified the house of Jehovah in 8 days, and on the 16th day of the first month they finished (2 Chronicles 29).
"However, the king and his princes and all the congregation in Jerusalem resolved to hold the passover in the second month; for they had not been able to hold it at that time, because not enough priests, on the one hand, had sanctified themselves and the people, on the other hand, had not gathered themselves to Jerusalem (2 Chronicles 30:2,3).
To me, the first month of Hezekiah's reign, i.e. the first month of his first regnal year, was Nisan. Agape
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