Latest Report of New Moon Crescent Sighting

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Rosh Chodesh – Adar | New Moon Sighting Israel

There is a renewed moon (Rosh Chodesh or Rosh Hodesh (Hebrew: ראש חודש) in the Land of Israel, on Wednesday 06/02/2019 – Julian Date 2458521.17 with a luminosity of 2.7% with an angular distance of over 18 degrees with the sun, which is more than ample for a guaranteed sighting according to Yallop criteria.

As Wednesday 06/02/2019 is day 30 of Shebbat, and no more than 30 days can be in any one calendar month, Thursday 07/02/2019 at sunrise will be 1 Adar based on the Creation Cycle, then there was erev (the word ‘erev’ means ‘setting), then there was boker (Gen 1:5).

We are now in:
Year: 6157 A.M.
Sab. Cyc: 5.
Jub. Cyc: 33
Cycle No: 125
The next Jubilee will be 2035 – 2036 . . . (please see The Scroll of Biblical Chronology on Amazon UK)

The New Moon Sighting

Scripture never was a formal technical manual on how to figure the calendar. But Scripture does provide all the necessary starting points necessary when used in combination with other scientific facts that will produce the correct calendar.
In ancient times Israel did not depend on calculation to determine the new moon. At the very best some calculations might be done by priests or learned men in one of the larger cities. But in the average hamlet or village there was no precise calculated information to know the exact day of the moon’s appearing like we have nowadays.

A Brief History of the Calendar

The Jewish Calendar in the first century was based upon the actual observation of the first crescent of the new moon. The Talmud is very clear on this point. The first century calendar also placed the new moon nearest to the spring equinox. Like Israel, the Babylonians, Assyrians, Persians, and Greeks also observed the first visible crescent for their new moons. It is evident, however, that they did not always put the new moon of the first month nearest to the spring equinox. Sometimes, it was simply the new moon after the equinox, as in the case of some of the Babylonian years.

4 thoughts on “Latest Report of New Moon Crescent Sighting

  1. Joe

    Nearest…? How can you start a “New” year before the V/E… The V/E is the break between one year and the next… anything “Before” is in the Year Before…

    1. Yeshayahu7 Post author

      Correct, the year is determined by the vernal equinox.

      The definition of the year
      The year is defined by the cycle around the sun. Since the year is termed “days unto days” (Exodus 13:10) it is clear that the year makes a sum of days in its circuit, either 365 or 366. There is only one method in ancient times that was in common use for determining the start of a new year, and this was to watch when the sun rose in the exact east or set in the exact west. If the sun had not yet risen in the exact east and it had set just north of exact west at the end of the day, then that day was the first day of the year. One would count at least 365 days from that day up to the next new year. If the sun was still setting south of due west at the end of the day, then the year would have to be 366 days.

      The Spring Equinox occurred this year on 20/03/2019 – which was Day 1 of the return of days, which means there in no need at all to add an Adar II. Why? The crescent moon was sighted on the 355th day of the previous solar year, which was Friday, 08/03/2019 which was also 30 Adar of the Ancient Hebrew calendar and JD 2458551 therefore the following day at sunrise would be 1 Aviv/Nisan.

      The first rule is: “Then you shall have kept this statute at its appointed time from days to days” (Exodus 13:10).

      The second rule is: “Your bounty and your pressings you shall not delay to offer” (Exodus 22:29).

      The third rule is, “Three feasts by foot you shall keep for me in the year” (Exodus 23:14).

      Passover therefore would occur, Friday sunset 22/03/2019 / JD 2458565 / or the 3rd day after the tequfah (VE) in the new year fulfilling Rule 3.

    1. Yeshayahu7 Post author

      http://www.hebraic-roots.com/rosh-chodesh-shoshana-new-moon-sighting-israel

      The actual sighting of the crescent moon was witnessed as follows, you are probably going by the conjunction hence your above date:

      There is a renewed, new moon sighting (Rosh Chodesh or Rosh Hodesh (Hebrew: ראש חודש) in the Land of Israel, on Wednesday, 05/06/2019 – Julian Day 2458640.16 with a luminosity of 4.0% and with an angular distance of over 22 degrees with the sun, which is more than ample for a guaranteed sighting according to Yallop criteria.

      Regardless, as Wednesday, 05/06/2019 is day 30 of Sivan (month 3), and no more than 30 days can be in any one calendar month, therefore Thursday, 06/06/2019 at sunrise will be 1 Shoshana, based on the Creation Cycle, then there was erev (the word ‘erev’ means ‘setting), then there was boker (Gen 1:5) and day 65 of the cycle of the earth around the sun.

      We are now in:
      Year: 6158 A.M.
      Sab. Cyc: 5.
      Jub. Cyc: 33
      Cycle No: 125
      The next Jubilee will be 2035 – 2036 . . . (please see The Scroll of Biblical Chronology on Amazon UK)

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