The calendar has come into conversation a lot, just in researching the history of the Easter holiday so it’s been on my mind. During my research and over the last couple of years I’ve been told by many friends and associates, including some that are leaders in the church, that the calendar is different today than it was in the day that the Ten Commandments were given, so wanting details, I did a little research and learned some truly shocking facts about the calendar.
What I found is that the writings of historians, astronomers and the records of chronographers all state that the weekly cycle on our calendars today is the same as in earlier centuries—going all the way back to the time of Christ, to Moses, the garden of Eden and beyond. It’s the same weekly seven-day cycle that God put in place. I didn’t see evidence in my research, of recorded documentation stating that the calendar has changed in regards to the weekly cycle in any way.
Everything documented states that Sunday is the first day of the week and Saturday is the seventh day, which is the true biblical Sabbath, the same Sabbath that Jesus kept, and the same Sabbath that was in the time of Moses when the Ten Commandments were written down. This has been researched by Historians and scientists alike and has been found to be fact. I’ll share later, in another post, why some celebrate the Sabbath on Sunday and why.
I was surprised, just like when I was researching the Easter Holiday, at how much information is available to us on the calendar and its history, and it too is right under our noses. I will include my resources at the end if you’re interested in doing your own research.
Also, I just have to say that there are several places in the bible that mention days and months, there is even a day month timeline in Genesis 6 (Bereshith in Hebrew) teaching us about Noah, the Ark and God flooding the earth. I can only think of one reason to pass such specific timing information to future generations of readers and that is because we need to know it. Why put such an exacting timeline into this ancient account if we didn’t?
So here’s the bulk of facts that I’ve learned:
Originally the hours of daylight were measured using a sundial, which had a surface with hourlines and a stick or gnomon which casts a shadow as the sun advances in its daily course, marking off 12 hours until it set. The marked hours on the dial passed more quickly in the winter months, and slower in the summer months. There was no daylight savings time to deal with and there were always 12 hours in every “daytime” and Noon (meaning Latin nones or nine) was the ninth hour after sunrise, or 3pm in the ancient world.
The sun dial is mentioned in the Bible as far back as the time of King Ahaz. Herodotus mentions that the sun dial was in use before his time in Babylonia (2 Kings 20:8-11 or Melakim Bet in Hebrew).
The Julian calendar (originating in 46 B.C) was in use when Jesus Christ was upon the earth. Its originator, Julius Caesar, died 44 years before Christ was born. The calendar continued being used for fifteen centuries but was not accurate in the length of its year, it was actually 11 minutes, and 14 seconds too long. What was needed was our method of “leap years” because by 1582 the vernal equinox of March 21 (when the Northern Hemisphere starts its tilt toward the sun, meaning longer, sunnier days or the beginning of spring) had receded to March 11, making the calendar ten days off schedule.
At that time, the calendar also only had ten months and the seasons were appearing later and later so astronomers, at the time that Gregory XIII was the pope who reigned over the Catholic Church in the 1500’s, recommended a change to include leap year and two additional months (January and February) and the changes were implemented. The revised calendar was then called the Gregorian calendar, named after the pope and only the length of the year was changed to include the two months added and leap year. Leap year took ten days from the number of the days in the month which resulted in October of 1582 having only 21 days and 46 B.C became known as “the year of confusion”.
To explain further, on the Julian Calendar, October began to function on Friday, the 5th of October, 1582. The Gregorian Calendar changed Friday the 5th to Friday the 15th. So that particular month was ten days shorter, but the length of its weeks were not affected. Since the number of days in the month or in the year has nothing to do with the number of days in the week the weekly cycle wasn’t affected and remained the same seven days in length since the beginning of time.
In addition to leap year being added and two additional months, there have been some other changes implemented, like the name of the days and holidays. Originally the days of the week were referred to as a number with exception of the seventh day which was referred to as the “Shabbat”, meaning rest.
These changes go all the way back and are tied to Nimrod (and his son Tammuz), the first king, the very same Nimrod from the book of Genesis (Bereshith in Hebrew), that I referenced in my article Easter – the Twisted Truth. He was the great-grandson of Noah and essentially king of the world in his time but he was also the sworn enemy of God, a pagan, with a phenomenal ability to deceive, leading the Sumerians of Babylon to worship the skies (sun, moon, stars & planets). They’ve used names such as Baal, Ishtar, Mithra, Remphan, Adonis, and Aphrodite to worship their sun gods. The pattern of worship permeated the Babylonians, Persians, Chaldeans, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Celts, Mayans, Aztecs, and the Indians. All engaging in ritual sex acts with the governments as the religion, the people being promised that if they were good pagans, at death they would be transported to the skies (Heaven AKA Elysian Fields) to live with their Deities. Scripture tells us that God turned them all over to worship the host of their heavens (Acts 7:42 or Mà asei in Hebrew).
During the Babylonian exile, of 6th century BC, Roman Emperor Constantine of the the Roman Empire prayed to a sun-god named Mithra. He claimed he received “divine” instructions for a renewed and improved religion to unify his Empire so he consecrated himself as a “Pontifex Maximus”, which according to my research is a title reserved for a high priest of paganism. Constantine then united his people under the sign of “the cross of Mithra” or Mithraism. The cross was the their most cherished religious symbol, as it represented many different pagan cults from around the world, it was a pagan sign of “overcoming”. I’ll talk more on this in a later post. (For those of you that know me personally, this is why I never wear or buy anything that has a cross on it).
It was at this time that Babylonian names for the months and days were adopted and added to the calendar, along with the festivals of pagan deities. These are what we know as Christmas, Easter, Valentines Day, etc.
There is, in fact, no “Christ” in Christmas. December 25th, the winter solstice, is the date that the pagans say Tammuz was born, the reincarnated Nimrod. So in celebrating Christmas, the world is celebrating the birth of a pagan god which scripture tells us God is totally against (Deuteronomy 12:29-32 or Debarim in Hebrew).
Easter, I’ve learned and told you about, is the celebration of the reincarnation of Nimrod’s wife, the queen of heaven, goddess of sexual desire. Constantine, a pagan, himself placed both of Easter and Christmas on his religious calendar among several others and they remain on the calendar we use and live by today. He also invented or attempted to invent another Jesus in his time (2 Corinthians 11:4 or Qorintiyim Bêt in Hewbrew ) to replace and further idolize Tammuz and he adorned him with all the accoutrements of Mithra worship.
The holidays were not the only changes that was added to the calendar, the name of the days and months were changed as well, as I mentioned earlier in this article, as was the time that each day started and ended.
In the beginning before there were clocks, the setting of the sun marked the end of one day and the beginning of another. The bible tells us that a day starts at night (Genesis 1:5 or Bereshith in Hebrew).
A Biblical day begins at sunset, and the night portion of the day comes first, then the daylight part of each day. Sunset begins a new day as shown in the chart comparing Roman days with the older Biblical day:
Every seventh day, nightfall (evening, dusk) brings a day of rest from work (John 9:4 or Yohanan in Hebrew). This honors the 4th Commandment.
Now, originally each day of the week was referred to by number:
- Day 1. Known today as Sunday and in Latin means ‘dies Solis, the Day of the Sun. The Roman Emperor Constantine gave us this term Sun-Day, which referred to Sol Invictus Mithras (the unconquerable sun, Mithras). In the year 321 CE he decreed under the penalty of death that all artisans, merchants and people of his Empire would cease work on the Venerable Day of the Sun, to honor Mithras. It was a weekly ritual for sun-worshippers to assemble at dawn on this day to greet the sun as it rose.
A great pillar was built for their primitive high place of worship, it’s known as the obelisk. Scripture even talks of this obelisk, calling it a “pillar of jealousy” (Psalm 78:58 or Tehillim in Hebrew). This is actually where the steeples on come from. Pagodas, turrets, ziggurats, minarets, spires, and pyramids are all also symbols and have served pagans well for worship. Anyone that worshipped the Sabbath or any of the feast of Jews would be put to death.
- Day 2. Known today as Monday. Means Day-of-the-Moon or “lunae dies” to the Romans. The moon was identified with Ancient Greek deity Artemis (Diana). In some cults the sun and moon were the pagan “eyes of heaven”. Artemis is depicted with the crescent moon beneath her feet, exactly as you see Miryam (Mary) in the Roman Catholic illustrations. The Astral King, the sun and his sister the moon, were dominant figures that shaped the astro-biological mind.
- Day 3. Known today as Tuesday. Means Tyr’s Day or “day of Tiu” to the Romans. Tyr, or Tiu was the Norse deity of war and believed to be the son of Odin. The French call this day Mardi (Mar’s Day), after Mars, the Roman’s deity of war. Mardi Gras is the French name of the Roman Deity. This festival falls the day before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of lent.
- Day 4. Known today as Wednesday but as you can guess it’s named after another pagan sun idol. By saying “Wednesday” we are declaring it to be Woden’s Day. Considered highly skilled in magic, this Celtic deity was, to the Teutonic Pagan, the husband of Freya or Frigga. The Romans honored Mercury on this day calling it Mercurii dies – “Day of Mercury.” Wednesday evening was highly regarded as the night of magic. The Druids met to hold hands in a circle, chant, cast spells, and do it all while burning a cross, the symbol of Woden (Odin). Do churches have a service on Wednesday because at one time it was a tradition to?
An elder in Iceland couldn’t stand the thought of living day to day calling the days by the names of Pagan gods so he changed the days back to numbers, for that island, several hundred years ago.
- Day 5. Known today as Thursday. The Romans honored Jupiter on this day. The English word “Thursday” comes from the Middle English Thorsday, refering to “Thor” (the Nordic counterpart to Jupiter) and it’s associated with Thunder; the Dutch donder, or Germanic donner (one of Santa Clauses Reindeer according to Babylonian legend) . Originally Jupiter was Iu-Pitar. meaning Jovis-father. “Jove” corresponds with to Zeus. The altar of Zeuz is used at every olympic game and it’s lit by a torch. The altar is shaped like a “T”. Thor’s emblem was the hammer, secretly interpreted as the letter T, in honor of Tammuz, the son of Nimrod and Semiramis.
- Day 6. Known today as Friday. The fertility concept associated with this day is very ancient. The Greeks honored Aphrodite, the goddess of love and fertility on this day and the Romans honored Venus (Astarte). It as also the Egyptians day of Isis who is depicted with a symbol of a fish on her head. The fish predates the Egyptians, coming from the Phoenicians/Philistine cult of Dagon (Judges 16:23 or Shophetim in Hebrew and 1 Samuel 5:2 or Shemu’el Aleph in Hebrew).
The fish was chosen by the pagans because female fish lay hundreds of eggs, sometimes thousands so it’s a symbol of fertility. If you remember from reading my research on Easter, the Romans believed that Astarte (Ishtar) came from the sky in a huge egg and landed in the Euphrates River. Catholics avoid red meat on this day and replace it with fish.
- Day 7. Known today as Saturday. This was the Greco-Roman day of Saturn. Saturday was the Roman deity of agriculture, corresponding with the Greek deity Cronus, the god of the harvest (renamed “Saturn” by the Romans) who ruled until dethroned by his son Zeus. Satur Day was also called Sater Day and is unmistakably linked to Satyr, a goat legged half man with horns and pointed ears, who was believed to be a drunken, lecherous demon with an abnormal sexual appetite.
What I am most shocked by is the fact that in 108 of the 160 languages of mankind, the seventh day is called “the Sabbath”. English is one of the few major languages in which the seventh day is not called “the Sabbath.” Very disappointing!
Long before the time of Roman Emperor Constantine, the Babylonian priest of Nimrod divided the year into four quarters of the solar cycle: the winter and summer solstices and the vernal and autumnal equinoxes. The Romans then parceled 28 to 31 day months around the solar year and named the months to honor their fictitious pagan gods. The year begins with January and the name along with the names of other months (moons) have pagan-Roman connections.
- The month of “January,” for instance, is named on behalf of Janus, the two-faced Roman “god of doorways” who had one face looking forward and one backward. This is where the term “Janus faced” comes from.
- February through June is populated with the personalities of various fallen angels.
- March (first month to Romans) is named after Mars, the god of war.
- April for the fertility goddess Aphrodite.
The Torah (old Testament) dictates the name of April, also known as Nisan, as Aviv (Abib), or “Spring” stating it be the first month of the year (biblical new year known as Rosh Chodashim) when we are to begin counting moons (Exodus 12:2 or Shemoth in Hebrew). Originally, the Hebrew calendar was lunar and observational. When the new moon was sighted, a new month begun.
- May is named after the Italic fertility deity Maia.
- June was dedicated to Juno a Roman Female deity, .
- July is named on behalf of Julius Caesar. He was honored as son of the sun.
- August for Augustus Caesar.
- September is actually the Latin word for 7.
- October is the Latin word for 8.
- November is the Latin word for 9.
- December is the Latin word for 10.
The months September, October, November and December are shifted in two by number. Even though we are saying “December” the Latin word for ten, the Romans numbered it 12 for the 12th moon based on the rebirth of their sun god.
There are so many more things that I’ve learned and could say about the history of the names of days but I want to keep this as short as possible and quite honestly its all rather disturbing. I will share more in later in a series of other posts.
The real moons and years, given to us by God, are based on signs and seasons. The pagans interpreted the sun, moon, stars and changing seasons based on sex. Do your own research, don’t take my word for it. I’ve researched only two topics for facts, Easter and the Calendar and at this point, the facts show that sex is the root of all paganism. The pagan priest were astrologers who closely monitored the positions of the sun, moon, five of the planets, and constellations of the stars. All of these were the physical deities they worshipped, and modeled time over their years based on sex. They were in a position of power and abused this priviledge, decreeing under the penalty of death that others worship with them.
Planet and animalistic, barbaric sex is a created thing in the world, but the fallen state of man has caused him to worship it and establish the pagan religions around it, the same religions that the world is celebrating today. Do your own research and learn the facts for yourself. This is not just my opinion, these are facts about the calendar, the world we live in and what is being celebrated and traditions used to worship God. What a kick in the face the world is giving Him.
All of this, in the world, representing false gods but scriptures instructs us not even to0 speak their names out of our mouths, swear by them, serve them or bow down to them. We are to cling and remain faithful to God (Exodus 23:13 or Shamoth in Hebrew and Joshua 23:7-8 or Yehoshua in Hebrew).
Daniel, in scripture tell of his dream about the Four Beasts (Daniel 7:25 or Dani’el in Hebrew): The fourth beast is a fourth kingdom that will appear on earth (Rome maybe?). It will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth, trampling it down and crushing it. The ten horns are ten kings who will come from this kingdom. After them another king will arise, different from the earlier ones; he will subdue three kings. He will speak against the Most High and oppress his holy people and try to change the set times and the laws. The holy people will be delivered into his hands for a time, times and half a time.
Truly, scripture is a pattern for our living in peace, guiding us with it’s Law. The changing of the set times (or seasonal appointments decreed at Deuteronomy 16 (Debarim in Hebrew) and Leviticus 23 (Wayyiqra in Hebrew) were wiped out and replaced with pagan observances, imposed by a pagan Roman Emperor. Now instead of peace, the world has inherited war.
Sources to Calendar research:
The Encyclopedia Brittanica
The Bible (all scripture included)
Too Long in the Sun by Richard Rives, the Sabbath Sign Pg 180
Cathy Burns, Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated, Sharing, 1998, pg 340,341 Fossilized Customs, the Pagan Origins of Popular Customs, Ninth Edition by Lew White pg 7-11
Fossilized Customs, the Pagan Origins of Popular Customs, Ninth Edition by Lew White pg 7-11
Fallen Angels, Fallen Man, and the Creator’s Calendar by Michael Rood
“By calculating the eclipses, it can be proven that no time has been lost and the creation days were seven, divided into 24 hours each.”—Dr. Hinkley, The Watchman, July 1926 [Hinkley was a well-known astronomer].
“The human race never lost the septenary [seven day] sequence of week days and that the Sabbath of these latter times comes down to us from Adam, though the ages, without a single lapse.”—Dr. Totten, professor of astronomy at Yale University.
“Seven has been the ancient and honored number among the nations of the earth. They have measured their time by weeks from the beginning. The origin of this was the Sabbath of God, as Moses has given the reasons for it in his writings.”—Dr. Lyman Coleman.
“There has been no change in our calendar in past centuries that has affected in any way the cycle of the week.”—James Robertson, Director American Ephemeris, Navy Department, U.S. Naval Observatory, Washington, D.C., March 12, 1932.
“It can be said with assurance that not a day has been lost since Creation, and all the calendar changes notwithstanding, there has been no break in the weekly cycle.”—Dr. Frank Jeffries, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and Research Director of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, England.
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