Every year at the Feast of Trumpets I hear well meaning people insist (based on Ex. 12:1-2) that the Feast of Trumpets should not be called Rosh HaShanna (The New Year).
The truth is that there are two primary "new years" on the Hebrew calendar.
Nissan is the Religious new year (as seen in Ex. 12:1-2)
But there is another civil "New Year" Six months later at the month of Tishre.
This is evidenced in the Torah as the Sabbath years are counted from Sukkot to Sukkot:
10 And Moshe commanded them saying, At the end of every seven years, in the set time
of the year of release, in the feast of Sukkot,
11 When all Yisra’el is come to appear before YHWH your Elohim, in the place which
He shall choose, you shall read this Torah before all Yisra’el in their hearing.
12 Assemble the people--the men and the women and the little ones, and your stranger
that is within your gates--that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear YHWH
your Elohim, and observe to do all the words of this Torah.
13 And that their children who have not known, may hear: and learn to fear YHWH your
Elohim, as long as you live in the land, where you go over the Yarden to possess it.
(Deuteronomy 31:10-13 HRV)
The Hebrews saw the Year as a cycle as do we, but where as we see the circle as having a single beginning an end, the Hebrews saw the year as bisected with each end of the circle being an end/beginning at the former ran and at the the latter rain.
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