1) Lunisolar, Rabbinic calendar, which has been a proven through prophetic use in the Bible Codes.
A) "Seat of Moses"-argument; Yeshua met keepers of the Rabbinic calendar literally every day of his life, and never says a word of reproach against it - this is a HUGE logistical issue the Enochians cannot get around.
In fact, Yeshua tells us to practice what the Pharisaic Rabbis say - they said to keep a lunisolar calendar.
B) "Jubilees is untrustworthy"-argument: Enoch's calendar apparently agrees with the Jubilees' calendar I'm told. Jubilees an untrustworthy book, and this is thus a sign of either interpolation, or a separate, false tradition, parallel to the true Rabbinic, Yeshua-endorsed calendar tradition.
C) "Corruption in Enoch (and Jubilees)"-argument: I don't trust the entirety of Enoch, nor do I trust anything in Jubilees.
D) "Omer"-argument: The omer-count implied or endorsed by Enoch/Jubilees is the false, Sadducee method, as opposed to the popular Rabbinical method of Yeshua's time.
One again, Yeshua would have corrected his people if the majority, virtually the entire nation, were all keeping the false calendar and omer-count (even the Sadducees were forced to keep the Pharisaic calendar and count), but he never did.
E) "No support for Enoch/Jubilees calendar exists at all"-argument: No real reason to trust a non-Rabbinic calendar exists. No real reason to keep the Enochian calendar exists.
I've not found any non-canonized, gnostic, anti-semitic, or fragmentary works to even HINT that Yeshua had a problem with the popular calendar of his time.
Anti-semites and anti-nomians among the early Christians would not have let this one slip.
Your investigation suggests to me that you may be making this calendar issue more complicated than it needs to be. My understanding of these matters is fairly simple. And I like to believe that the instruction of Torah is likewise simple and direct.
I probably don't need to remind you of the Hebraic context of Gen 1:14 as it relates to Leviticus 23. Nor do I need to remind you that both the Enoch Calendar and the Rabbinical Calendar have changed; the former due to (supposed) changes in the rotation of the Earth and the latter due to the traditions of man. For instance, the site: "http://www.jewfaq.org/chodesh.htm", includes the following admission concerning the changes to the Jewish Calendar: "At that time, the new months were determined by observation. Each month began when the first sliver of moon became visible after the dark of the moon. Observers would watch the sky at night for any sign of the moon. If they saw the moon, they would report their sightings to the Sanhedrin, which would interrogate them to make sure that they were not mistaken. Where in the sky did the moon appear? Which direction was it pointing? If two independent, reliable eyewitnesses confirmed that the new moon had appeared and described it consistently, the Sanhedrin would declare the new month and send out messengers to tell people when the month began.
The day after the moon appeared was a festival, announced with the sounding of the shofar, commemorated with solemn convocations, family festivities and special sacrifices. The importance of this holiday in ancient times should not be underestimated. The entire calendar was dependent upon these declarations; without the declarations, there would be no way of knowing when holidays were supposed to occur.
In later days, however, the calendar was fixed by mathematical computation. After the destruction of the Temple, sacrifices were no longer available. Accordingly, the significance of this festival has substantially diminished."
The 'mathematical calculation' to which they refer is the calculation of the 'dark' of the astronomical new moon as opposed to the observed new moon, rendering the observation of the Appointed Times of Adonai off by a matter of two or three days and in some cases off by over thirty days.
It is worthy of note that the simple observation of the 'greater and lesser lights' in accordance with the instruction of Torah will allow us to correctly observe the Moedim no matter the changes in the calendars of men. That is my take on things anyway. I tend to agree with the calendrical methods employed by the Karaites.
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Interesting. Is Moshe Eliyahu the same as Moshe K? I don't buy into the whole lunar Sabbath thing... seems to violate Genesis 1-2. But the article itself is interesting.
Iejezquel Ben Efrayim said:
No, Moshe Eliyahu is different from Moshe K. but it seems that this article was written by Moshe Eliyahu´s son Warren Smith.
Why does lunar Shabbat violates Bereshit 1-2?
J. Jury said:Interesting. Is Moshe Eliyahu the same as Moshe K? I don't buy into the whole lunar Sabbath thing... seems to violate Genesis 1-2. But the article itself is interesting.
Iejezquel Ben Efrayim said: