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A solar, lunar, and zodiacal calendar employed by the Jewish “sect” called The Way (Heb. HaDerech/Gr. tēn Hodon) documented in the Dead Sea Scrolls as well as the Book of Acts. Also referred to as the Enochian calendar, it was rediscovered in multiple manuscripts in caves surrounding Qumran and is comprised of a perfect year of 364 days (i.e., twelve 30 “yom” months plus four intercalary “yomim” for the equinoxes and solstices to mark the seasons) totaling exactly 52 weeks. It commences on Yom Revi’i — the fourth “yom” of the week — which is not equivalent to Wednesday aka Woden’s/Odin’s day. The true “head of the year” falls on 1 Abib (Abib=Spring); all other months are simply enumerated. Abib is not equivalent to the Babylonian month Nisan assimilated within the Masoretic calendar followed by modern rabbinic Judaism. Likewise, a Biblical “yom” is not equivalent to a modern SI day; the former is approximately five minutes longer. A “yom” commences when the bottom of the sun kisses the western horizon (aka twilight). As a consequence of this perfect calendar, all the appointed times (Heb. mo’edim) fall on the same day of the week year-over-year. It also introduces three additional feasts not directly referenced but alluded to in the canonical Bible: the Feast of New Wine (Heb. Chag Tirosh), the Feast of New [Olive] Oil (Heb. Chag Yitzhar), and the Feast of the Wood Offering (Heb. Korban Etzim). It excludes Heb. Purim, arguably the most popular holiday celebrated in modern Judaism, with no fragments of the Book of Esther discovered in any of the Qumran caves. The lunar calendar is ten “yomim” deficient from the solar and stellar components of this calendar. After three years, the lunar component becomes 30 “yomim” deficient and all three components realign marked by a Heavenly sign (Heb. ‘ot) — that is, a FULL moon on 1 Abib. This calendar and its associated 49-year jubilees are still in effect to this day.

Genesis 1:14 Then God (lit. Elohim) said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years; 15 and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so. 16 God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also. 17 God placed them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, 18 and to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good. 19 There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day. (NASB95)

Deuteronomy 16:1 Observe the month of Abib and celebrate the Passover to the Lord (lit. Yahoah) your God (lit. Elohim), for in the month of Abib the Lord your God brought you out of Egypt by night. (NASB95)


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  • Enoch Calendar: similar calendar, probably related, perhaps even the same