Biblical Solar Calendar
Hello, Thank you for such a great resource! Is there any way of know historical calendar dates (what dates feast days landed on certain years)> I’ve very interested on how many times and the years that the 9th of Av landed on the Feast of New Wine. For instance, did the Feast of New Wine land on the 9th of Av on the proposed years Jesus was crucified? Can anyone tell me? Or tell me how to determine it? Thanks so much!
That is a very interesting question and the answer would be dependent on your calendar reference. With this solar calendar the answer is no, as the Feast of New Wine always falls on the 3rd day of the fifth month so it can’t be the 9th day. I don’t know how often the 9th of the fifth lunar month might coincide with the 3rd day of the fifth solar month.
Interestingly, Jeremiah says it was the 10th:
Now on the tenth day of the fifth month, which was the nineteenth year of King Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, Nebuzaradan the captain of the bodyguard, who was in the service of the king of Babylon, came to Jerusalem. He burned the house of the LORD, the king’s house and all the houses of Jerusalem; even every large house he burned with fire.
(Jeremiah 52:12-13 NASB)
Since this was the start of the Babylonian captivity and way before Hellenization, the question to be considered is whether or not the writer of this text was still following the Solar calendar?
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