News Letter 5854-040
The 2nd Year of the 4th Sabbatical Cycle
The 23rd year of the 120th Jubilee Cycle
The 21st day of the 10th month 5854 years after the creation of Adam
The 10th Month in the Second year of the Fourth Sabbatical Cycle
The 4th Sabbatical Cycle after the 119th Jubilee Cycle
The Sabbatical Cycle of Sword, Famines, and Pestilence
December 29, 2018
Shabbat Shalom to the Royal Family of Yehovah,
Truth or Consequences
The year 2019 is about to begin. Our book The 2300 Days of Hell warns you that in the middle of the 70th week Israel, all 12 tribes would be cut off and be as if they never were. That 70th week is the 70th Jubilee since Moses was commanded by Yehovah to go and get the People of Israel from Egypt at the Great Exodus. We updated you about this very thing with an extra News Letter that was only prepared after the events of this past month. World events continue to march toward those prophecies we have been sharing with you from the Bible.
These 70 Jubilee cycles began with Moses and then the Exodus. It was spectacular and Yehovah’s name was known around the world because of this event that took place at Passover. These 70 Weeks, these 70 Jubilee cycle will conclude with an even greater Exodus and King David will stand at this time. Read it all in Isaiah 11.
Isaiah 11:10 In that day the root of Jesse, who shall stand as a signal for the peoples—of him shall the nations inquire, and his resting place shall be glorious.
In that day the Lord will extend his hand yet a second time to recover the remnant that remains of his people, from Assyria, from Egypt, from Pathros, from Cush, from Elam, from Shinar, from Hamath, and from the coastlands of the sea. He will raise a signal for the nations and will assemble the banished of Israel, and gather the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. The jealousy of Ephraim shall depart,
and those who harass Judah shall be cut off; Ephraim shall not be jealous of Judah, and Judah shall not harass Ephraim. But they shall swoop down on the shoulder of the Philistines in the west, and together they shall plunder the people of the east. They shall put out their hand against Edom and Moab, and the Ammonites shall obey them. And the Lord will utterly destroy the tongue of the Sea of Egypt, and will wave his hand over the River with his scorching breath, and strike it into seven channels, and he will lead people across in sandals. And there will be a highway from Assyria for the remnant that remains of his people,
as there was for Israel when they came up from the land of Egypt.
We have just under 1 1/2 years until we know if Yehovah has revealed these truths or if they came of my own volition. If they prove to be true and you have not read the book, what are you going to do? Do you know the truth about the Sabbatical and Jubilee years? Do you even care? Where are you to flee to and when are you supposed to go?
Then a couple of weeks ago I was sent an email about a dream a certain lady had saying that we would be in famine in 6 months time. She said it was from God. Everyone started to get very excited and there were sharing that message. No one can verify what she said. No one can open their bible to double check if what she said is, in fact, true because it was just her dream. And yet they were running with it and warning others.
We have been telling you about 2020 now since 2005. We have shown you from your own bible where to look so that you yourself can double check those things we are saying. We have provided the charts, we have done al the math and shown it to you so that you can also double check our math. We have laid the whole thing out on the line for you to check and to prove yourself. We are warning you of war and famine and rape and death and destruction and few there who share it. But if someone has a dream then it is shared without question. It just blows my mind.
Does anyone really want the facts and the truth or are they all hiding from the chemtrails and chasing the Illuminati?
You can get The 2300 Days of Hell at Xlibris or Amazon or Barnes and Noble. And if you have read the book then please do write a comment and let others know what you thought of it at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. It should be a number one seller, but few there are who are talking about it and telling others why they should read it. No, it is not a simple read. It is deep and detailed.
Many of those who have read it are stunned at the truths now before them.
Unable to explain away these simple yet powerful truths. They are left with the knowledge that the Torah is real and that they must act. They can now plainly see that Yehovah has been moving and acting all this time, but they just did not understand before reading our books.
Knowing where we are in these last days is shocking to know we are so close to the end. To then be able to see and recognize the events on the nightly news is also very sobering and causes us to wonder why everyone has not yet gotten their own copy to read. For example, you hear about Extreme weather catastrophes all the time all around the world and have been told that this is Climate Change or Global Warming. You see again on the nightly news the UN making Global Governance and Sustainability soft laws and then hard laws as they just did again this past month with the new rules for the Paris Accord that they just past in Poland in December 2018. They will be hard laws come 2020.
Do you have any clue where these things are told to you in your own Bible and how they are the precursors to the end of this 6th Millennial day of man? Do you know where we are in that 6th Millennial Day? Do you care? Daniel 9:24-27 is the answer.
Can you explain the meaning of this chart and just how close we are in 2019 to the start of the 7th Millennium in 2045?
Those who have read The 2300 Day of Hell can explain this chart now. They get it.
When some people hear this message they are moved to action and some have written bills to make the Lev 23 Holy Days laws of their own nation.
You don’t have to be famous or a great person. You just have to be moved enough to act and do something for the Kingdom and these people did.
We have traveled around the world to the Philippines to explain about the Sabbatical and Jubilee years and the end time role they have in these last days.
We have gone to Switzerland to teach these truths.
Our message was extremely well received in the Philippines where even the leaders of that nation want to know more about this understanding.
We were even featured on The 700 Club Asia not once but twice in the Philippines and our message was loved.
In Africa, our message was heard by the Vice President and the President of Burundi, who both are also reading our books.
We explain to the leadership of these nations what is about to happen and why and how it is going to affect their own nation, and where their nation is spoken of in the bible. Yes these nations are mentioned in Isaiah which I just quoted to you above, but did any of you notice that?
These leaders know about Yehovah and they fear and study His words. So our teachings are new to them but they are not foreign. They seek to learn more.
We have worked hard to inform those who can reach still more and help them to see the imminent danger that is coming to those who do not repent and begin to obey. We fully expect those who know these truths to also be reaching out to their own leadership with this understanding. We all have a job to do. Ezekiel 33 warns us not to be found with blood on our hands because of our silence. It is also warning you.
Some of these leaders then come on Tour with us to learn more about those things we are teaching.
The profits we make from the sales of our books and DVDs are then used to give books away and to support this work in Burundi Africa where Bishop Telesphore gives more copies away to those who are eager to learn.
Brother Aike in the Philippines also takes those books and gives them to leaders and teachers who will read and teach these things to their groups.
This is only possible when you purchase our books or DVDs or when you make donations on a regular monthly basis.
New groups are interested in learning these truths and they, in turn, teach it to their own groups and then to others as well. Again this is only possible when we have the finances to be able to share these things. To do so cost money for publishing and shipping and to travel and for lodging and food. We need your support to make all of this happen. We are repeatedly being asked in Kenya to come and teach.
Yes, I hear many asking for your support on the radio and TV and for the various charities out there. I firmly believe that a change of the heart from not obeying Yehovah to a heart that now wants to keep the Sabbath and Holy Days and Sabbatical years is the best way to rid the world of Poverty and hunger and homelessness. By teaching them the truth they will be blessed by Yehovah and no longer need the charity of others. This does not mean we ignore those other needs, but it does mean we strive to correct the heart matter first. To change it towards Yehovah and obeying before anything else is done.
We are reaching the heads of the nations we are working in.
But more needs to be done. More needs to be prepared and explained in order for what is about to happen around the world to be understood as it was written in the bible millennium ago.
There is an end time work being done right now through sightedmoon.com. We show people where we are exactly in these last days which can only be done when you understand the Sabbatical and Jubilee cycles.
It is time to get the books and add your picture to those who now understand the urgency of the times we are in. It is time for you to order your book now and know why these men are so keen on telling others about what Yehovah is doing now. It is also time for you to get extra copies to give to those you know need to learn these truths, that might not be able to fully explain.
Once we arrive at December 2020, sightedmoon.com will no longer publish or post teachings or be available to talk to. If those things we have been teaching do not come to pass at either Shavuot or Sukkot, 2020, then we will shut down the website. If you want any of the teachings then I suggest you begin to print them off now.
If, on the other hand, those things Yehovah has shown us do come to pass then sightedmoon.com may still be off the air due to the destruction that is to come. We will then try to keep the site going through those troublesome times ahead of us if we can. If you want any of the teachings then you will have to have them printed off and saved before 2020 comes. By the end of 2020, we will be either finished or underground hiding.
It is our position that the middle of this 70th Jubilee cycle is Shavuot, Pentecost 2020. We expect things to begin at this time. But there is this one prophecy that is also weighing on us.
Mat 24:40 “And pray that your flight does not take place in winter or on the Sabbath.
The word for flight is
G5437 phuge? foog-ay’
From G5343; a fleeing, that is, escape: – flight.
G5343 pheugo? fyoo’-go
Apparently a primary verb; to run away (literally or figuratively); by implication to shun; by analogy to vanish: – escape, flee (away).
The word for Winter is
G5494 cheimo?n khi-mone’
From a derivation of ???? cheo? (to pour; akin to the base of G5490 through the idea of a channel), meaning a storm (as pouring rain); by implication the rainy season, that is, winter: – tempest, foul weather, winter.
The Rainy Season begins in the 7th Month. There are only two seasons in the Bible, not four as we presume today. There was the rainy season, winter and the planting Season Summer. And as many of you understand there are 4 Holy Days are in the 7th Month. The Feast of Trumpets, The Day of Atonement, The Day of Sukkot and The Eighth Day Feast.
Now read the meaning of the word for Sabbath.
G4521 sabbaton sab’-bat-on
Of Hebrew origin [H7676]; the Sabbath (that is, Shabbath), or day of weekly repose from secular avocations (also the observance or institution itself); by extension a se’nnight, that is, the interval between two Sabbaths; likewise the plural in all the above applications: – sabbath (day), week.
But strongs has made a plunder here. The word Sabbaton does not mean Sabbath. Yes they have said the word is Sabbaton and then sited H7676 which is about the Sabbath, the weekly Seventh Day Sabbath. The word Sabbaton is explained in strongs H7677.
????????? shabbâthôwn, shab-baw-thone’; from H7676; a sabbatism or special holiday:—rest, sabbath.
Now notice everywhere this word is used. It is not speaking about the weekly Sabbath but about the High Holy Days.
The KJV translates Strong’s H7677 in the following manner: rest (8x), sabbath (3x).
Exo 16:23 then he said to them, “This is what the LORD [fn] meant: Tomorrow is a sabbath H7677 observance, H7677 a holy sabbath to the LORD. Bake what you will bake and boil what you will boil, and all that is left over [fn] put aside to be kept until morning.”
Exo 31:15 ‘For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a sabbath of complete H7677 rest, H7677 holy to the LORD; whoever does any work on the sabbath day shall surely be put to death.
Exo 35:2 “For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day you shall have a holy day, a sabbath of complete H7677rest H7677 to the LORD; whoever does any work on it shall be put to death.
Lev 16:31 “It is to be a sabbath of solemn H7677 rest H7677 for you, that you may humble your souls; it is a permanent statute.
Lev 23:3 ‘For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a sabbath of complete H7677 rest, H7677 a holy convocation. You shall not do any work; it is a sabbath to the LORD in all your dwellings.
Lev 23:24 “Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘In the seventh month on the first of the month you shall have a [fn] rest, H7677 a reminder by blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation.
Lev 23:32 “It is to be a sabbath of complete H7677 rest H7677 to you, and you shall humble your souls; on the ninth of the month at evening, from evening until evening you shall keep your sabbath.”
Lev 23:39 ‘On exactly the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the crops of the land, you shall celebrate the feast of the LORD for seven days, with a [fn] rest H7677 on the first day and a [fn] rest H7677 on the eighth day.
Lev 25:4 but during the seventh year the land shall have a sabbath rest, H7677 a sabbath to the LORD; you shall not sow your field nor prune your vineyard.
Lev 25:5 ‘Your harvest’s [fn] aftergrowth you shall not reap, and your grapes of untrimmed vines you shall not gather; the land shall have a sabbatical H7677 year.
Now, look at the word H7676 which is speaking about the weekly Sabbath and not the High Holy Days. You can look more at this link. I am only going to give you the verse up to the end of Lev 23.
Strong’s Number H7676 matches the Hebrew ??????? (shabbath), which occurs 109 times in 88 verses in the Hebrew concordance of the NASB
Exo 16:23 then he said to them, “This is what the LORD [fn]meant: Tomorrow is a sabbath observance, a holy sabbath H7676 to the LORD. Bake what you will bake and boil what you will boil, and all that is left over [fn]put aside to be kept until morning.”
Exo 16:25 Moses said, “Eat it today, for today is a sabbath H7676 to the LORD; today you will not find it in the field.
Exo 16:26 “Six days you shall gather it, but on the seventh day, the sabbath, H7676 there will be [fn]none.”
Exo 16:29 “See, [fn] the LORD has given you the sabbath; H7676therefore He gives you bread for two days on the sixth day. Remain every man in his place; let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.”
Exo 20:8 “Remember the sabbath H7676 day, to keep it holy.
Exo 20:10 but the seventh day is a sabbath H7676 of the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who [fn]stays with you.
Exo 20:11 “For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath H7676 day and made it holy.
Exo 31:13 “But as for you, speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘You shall surely observe My sabbaths; H7676 for this is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you.
Exo 31:14 ‘Therefore you are to observe the sabbath, H7676 for it is holy to you. Everyone who profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whoever does any work on it, that person shall be cut off from among his people.
Exo 31:15 ‘For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a sabbath H7676 of complete rest, holy to the LORD; whoever does any work on the sabbath H7676 day shall surely be put to death.
Exo 31:16 ‘So the sons of Israel shall observe the sabbath, H7676 to [fn]celebrate the sabbath H7676 throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant.’
Exo 35:2 “For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day you shall have a holy day, a sabbath H7676 of complete rest to the LORD; whoever does any work on it shall be put to death.
Exo 35:3 “You shall not kindle a fire in any of your dwellings on the sabbath H7676 day.”
Lev 16:31 “It is to be a sabbath H7676 of solemn rest for you, that you may humble your souls; it is a permanent statute.
Lev 19:3 ‘Every one of you shall reverence his mother and his father, and you shall keep My sabbaths; H7676 I am the LORD your God.
Lev 19:30 ‘You shall keep My sabbaths H7676 and revere My sanctuary; I am the LORD.
Lev 23:3 ‘For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a sabbath H7676 of complete rest, a holy convocation. You shall not do any work; it is a sabbath H7676 to the LORD in all your dwellings.
Lev 23:11 ‘He shall wave the sheaf before the LORD for you to be accepted; on the day after the sabbath H7676 the priest shall wave it.
Lev 23:15 ‘You shall also count for yourselves from the day after the sabbath, H7676 from the day when you brought in the sheaf of the wave offering; there shall be seven complete sabbaths. H7676
Lev 23:16 ‘You shall count fifty days to the day after the seventh sabbath; H7676 then you shall present a new grain offering to the LORD.
Lev 23:32 “It is to be a sabbath H7676 of complete rest to you, and you shall humble your souls; on the ninth of the month at evening, from evening until evening you shall keep your sabbath.” H7676
Although H7677 Sabbathon is sometimes interchanged with the H7676 Shabbat, H7677 Sabbathon is used to speak about the Holy Days of the 7th Month. Trumpets, Atonement and Sukkot. I have highlighted them above.
So although I believe Shavuot is the middle of this 70th and final Jubilee Cycle, in this 6th Millenial day of man, and the time that the destruction of Israel, all 12 tribes is to begin, we are also warned to pray that our flight is not on a Sabbathon, the Holy Days of Trumpets, Atonement, and Sukkot.
For this reason, I am saying that if nothing happens by the end of Sukkot, we will begin the process of pulling the plug on sightedmoon.com.
But what about you? Are you preparing now as to how you are to flee and where? Are you making preparations or will you be forced to flee on one of the Sabbathowns with little or no preparation? Will you be in a safe place or subject to those that are coming to do the destroying? As always you get to choose how you and your family will spend the 2300 Days of Hell to a certain degree.
If you say you are going to wait and see if those things we have been saying here are correct before you act, then you have made a choice.
I know this is extremely hard. I do know. Am I right or am I not right? Have you proven these things or just followed along for the ride?
You are witnessing the destruction of the homes across the USA right now through hurricanes and tornadoes and wildfires. Homes are being destroyed. Yehovah warns us that He is going to take us out of our homes in Ezekiel 20.
Ezek 20:33 “As I live, declares the Lord God, surely with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm and with wrath poured out I will be king over you. I will bring you out from the peoples and gather you out of the countries where you are scattered, with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, and with wrath poured out. And I will bring you into the wilderness of the peoples, and there I will enter into judgment with you face to face. As I entered into judgment with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so I will enter into judgment with you, declares the Lord God. I will make you pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant. I will purge out the rebels from among you, and those who transgress against me. I will bring them out of the land where they sojourn, but they shall not enter the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the Lord.
Once again I must remind you of what that Rod is that we all will pass under. Assyria is that rod and today they are known as Germany.
Isaiah 10:5 Woe to, Assyria, the rod of my anger; the staff in their hands is my fury! Against a godless nation I send him, and against the people of my wrath I command him, to take spoil and seize plunder,
and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.
The motto on our home page is
For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet, till her righteousness shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch. – Isaiah 62:1
:6 On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have set watchmen; all the day and all the night they shall never be silent. You who put the Lord in remembrance, take no rest, and give him no rest until he establishes Jerusalem
and makes it a praise in the earth.
When I first began this work in 2005, I had no clue what to do or how to do it. But I read Isaiah 6 which asks who shall we send. I prayed about this and said I would do it so long as Yehovah was with me and I taught the truth. Then and only then would I stick my neck out and be His fool if need be. Only if Yehovah was with me was I going to put up with all those who want to condemn and attack from both the brethren and those we are trying to educate.
We have now come to that time when we will learn the truth as to whether this is from Yehovah of from me. Isaiah 6 goes on to read some more very scary things as to how long this work was to go on for.
And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.” And he said, “Go, and say to this people: “‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand;
keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’ Make the heart of this people dull, and their ears heavy, and blind their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their hearts,
and turn and be healed.” Then I said, “How long, O Lord?” And he said: “Until cities lie waste without inhabitant, and houses without people, and the land is a desolate waste, and the Lord removes people far away, and the forsaken places are many in the midst of the land. And though a tenth remain in it, it will be burned again, like a terebinth or an oak, whose stump remains when it is felled.” The holy seed is its stump.
We pray that we have reached that 10 % and even that 10%, that stump that is left will be burned again and they will know what to do and when to do it. This second trial comes as we have explained many times when the remnant is brought back to the land by the demands of the two witnesses. Then once they are brought back at Passover then the woman flees into the wilderness of Moab where she is hidden for times time and half a time. But the Beast goes and makes war on those who keep the commandments but never fled with the woman. The reason they never fled with the woman is because they are on the wrong calendar. So which one are you to follow? The Crescent Moon or the Hebrew calculated Calendar. It will be decided once and for all at that time.
Will You Obey Yehovah or Do what the World Does?
You now have a few days before the world rings in the new year on December 31, this coming Monday night. Just like Chanukah and Christmas, New Years Celebrations are steeped in ancient mythology and rituals. We are duty bound to once again annually bring you our admonition and warn you about these things.
Deu 12:1 These are the statutes and judgments which you shall be careful to do in the land which Jehovah, the God of your fathers gives you to possess it, all the days that you live upon the earth. You shall completely destroy all the places in which the nations which you shall possess served their gods, on the high mountains and on the hills and under every green tree.
Under Every Green Tree sounds a lot like Christmas to me.
Deu 12:3 And you shall overthrow their altars and break their pillars, and burn their pillars with fire. And you shall cut down the carved images of their gods, and destroy their names out of that place. You shall not do so to Jehovah your God. But you shall seek to the place which Jehovah your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put His name there, even to His dwelling place you shall seek, and there you shall come.
And yet in spite of our warning that I know many of you read, some are still steeped in the Christmas worship. We have been very clear about this. Our telling you to go and spend time with your family was not to celebrate the season but to be with your family and to be a witness should Yehovah open that door to you.
Is this not the reason we are studying the Temple of Yehovah and learning its rich history. So that you can go there and worship Yehovah at the proper place as you are commanded to do at the proper time as shown to you in Lev 23 and only in Lev 23?
Deu 12:6 And there you shall bring your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, and your tithes, and heave offering of your hand, and your vows, and your free-will offerings, and the first-born of your herds and of your flocks. And there you shall eat before Jehovah your God, and you shall rejoice in all that you put your hand to, you and your households in which Jehovah your God has blessed you. You shall not do according to all that we do here today, each doing whatever is right in his own eyes.
We are also warned in Jeremiah about following the ways of the heathen.
Jer 10:1 Hear the Word which Jehovah speaks to you, O house of Israel. So says Jehovah, Do not learn the way of the nations, and do not be terrified at the signs of the heavens; for the nations are terrified at them. For the customs of the people are vain; for one cuts a tree out of the forest with the axe, the work of the hands of the workman. They adorn it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and hammers, so that it will not wobble. They are like a rounded post, and they cannot speak. They must surely be lifted, because they cannot walk. Do not be afraid of them; for they cannot do evil nor good, for it is not in them. There is none like You, O Jehovah; You are great, and Your name is great in might.
But Israel did not heed Yehovah and they went a whoring after these other false gods and their false traditions. This began with the Kingdom being divided between Jeroboam and Rehoboam, the son of Solomon.
1Ki 14:15 For Jehovah shall strike Israel as the reed waves in the water, and He shall root up Israel out of this good land which He gave to their fathers, and shall scatter them beyond the River, because they have made their Asherahs, provoking Jehovah to anger. And he shall give Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam, who sinned, and that he made Israel to sin.
We as a nation are no different today and we as a nation will pay that price once again by being defeated and going into captivity. We were warned not to do as they have done.
Deu 20:16 But of the cities of these people, which Jehovah your God gives you for an inheritance, you shall save alive nothing that breathes. But you shall utterly destroy them: the Hittites, and the Amorites, the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, the Hivites and the Jebusites; as Jehovah your God has commanded you, so that they may not teach you to do according to all their abominations which they have done to their gods. So you would sin against Jehovah your God.
Leviticus 18:3 You shall not follow the practices of the land of Egypt, where you used to live, or the practices of the land of Canaan, where I am bringing you. You must not walk in their customs.
Leviticus 20:23 You must not follow the statutes of the nations I am driving out before you, for they did all these things, and I abhorred them.
Judges 6:10 And I said to you: ‘I am the LORD your God. You must not worship the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell.’ But you did not obey Me.”
Yehovah has told us that our year was to begin when the barley was Aviv.
Exo 12:1 And Jehovah spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, This month shall be to you the beginning of months. It shall be the first month of the year to you.
The Biblical year begins with the first New Moon after the barley in Israel reaches the stage in its ripeness called Aviv. The period between one year and the next is either 12 or 13 lunar months. Because of this, it is important to check the state of the Barley crops at the end of the 12th month. If the barley is Aviv at this time, then the following New Moon is Hodesh Ha-Aviv (“New Moon of the Aviv”). If the barley is still immature, we must wait another month and then check the barley again at the end of the 13th month.
The reason we need Barley is to make the Wave Sheaf offering on the 1st day of the week after the Sabbath.
Lev 23:9 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying, Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, When you have come into the land which I give to you, and shall reap the harvest of it, then you shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest. And he shall wave the sheaf before Jehovah to be received for you. On the next day after the sabbath the priest shall wave it. And you shall offer that day when you wave the sheaf, a male lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering to Jehovah. And its food offering shall be two-tenths part of fine flour mixed with oil, a fire offering to Jehovah for a sweet savor. And the drink offering of it shall be of wine, the fourth part of a hin. And you shall eat neither bread, nor parched grain, nor green ears, until the same day, until you have brought an offering to your God. It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
So we must watch the growth of the Barley to know if the year is going to be 12 month or 13 months. It must ripe enough to make the wave sheaf offering.
The story of the Exodus relates “This day you are going out in the the month of the Aviv.” (Ex 13:4).
To commemorate that we left Egypt in the month of the Aviv, we are instructed to bring the Passover sacrifice and celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Chag HaMatzot) at this time of year. In Dt 16:1 we are commanded:
“Keep the month of the Aviv and make the Passover (sacrifice) to Yehovah your God at night, because in the month of the Aviv, Yehovah your God took you out of Egypt”.
Similarly, we are commanded in Ex 23:15,
“You will keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread; seven days you will eat unleavened bread, as I have commanded you, at the time of the month of the Aviv, because in it you went out of Egypt.”
The same is commanded in Ex 34:18,
“You will keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread; seven days you will eat unleavened bread, as have I commanded you, at the time of the month of the Aviv, because in the month of the Aviv you went out of Egypt.”
What is Aviv?
Aviv indicates a stage in the development of the barley crops. This is clear from Ex 9:31-32 which describes the devastation caused by the plague of hail:
“And the flax and the barley were smitten, because the barley was Aviv and the flax was Giv’ol. And the wheat and the spelt were not smitten because they were dark (Afilot).”
The above passage relates that the barley crops were destroyed by the hail while the wheat and spelt were not damaged. To understand the reason for this we must look at how grain develops. When grains are early in their development they are flexible and have a dark green color. As they become ripe they take on a light yellowish hue and become more brittle. The reason that the barley was destroyed and the wheat was not is that the barley had reached the stage in its development called Aviv and as a result had become brittle enough to be damaged by the hail. In contrast, the wheat and spelt were still early enough in their development, at a stage when they were flexible and not susceptible to being damaged by hail. The description of the wheat and spelt as “dark” (Afilot) indicates that they were still in the stage when they were deep green and had not yet begun to lighten into the light yellowish hue which characterizes ripe grains. In contrast, the barley had reached the stage of Aviv at which time it was no longer “dark” and at this point it probably had begun to develop golden streaks.
We know from several passages that barley which is in the state of Aviv has not completely ripened, but has ripened enough so that its seeds can be eaten parched in fire. Parched barley was a commonly eaten food in ancient Israel and is mentioned in numerous passages in the Hebrew Bible as either “Aviv parched (Kalui) in fire” (Lev 2,14) or in the abbreviated form “parched (Kalui/ Kali)” (Lev 23:14; Jos 5:11; 1Sam 17:17; 1 Samuel 25:18; 2 Samuel 17:28; Ruth 2:14).
While still early in its development, barley has not yet produced large enough and firm enough seeds to produce food through parching. This early in its development, when the “head” has just come out of the shaft, the seeds are not substantial enough to produce any food. At a later stage, the seeds have grown in size and have filled with liquid. At this point the seeds will shrivel up when parched and will only produce empty skins. Over time the liquid is replaced with dry material and when enough dry material has amassed the seeds will be able to yield “barley parched in fire”.
Aviv and the Harvest
The month of the Aviv is the month which commences after the barley has reached the stage of Aviv. 2-3 weeks after the beginning of the month the barley has moved beyond the stage of Aviv and is ready to be brought as the “wave-sheaf offering” (Hanafat HaOmer). The “wave-sheaf offering” is a sacrifice brought from the first stalks cut in the harvest and is brought on the Sunday which falls out during Passover (Chag HaMatzot). This is described in Lev 23:10-11,
“When you come to the land which I give you, and harvest its harvest, you will bring the sheaf of the beginning of your harvest to the priest. And he will wave the sheaf before Yehovah so you will be accepted; on the morrow after the Sabbath the priest will wave it.”
From this it is clear that the barley, which was Aviv at the beginning of the month, has become harvest-ready 15-21 days later (i.e by the Sunday during Passover). Therefore, the month of the Aviv can not begin unless the barley has reached a stage where it will be harvest-ready 2-3 weeks later.
That the barley must be harvest-ready 2-3 weeks into the month of the Aviv is also clear from Dt 16:9 which states:
“From when the sickle commences on the standing grain you will begin to count seven weeks.”
From Lev 23:15 we know that the seven weeks between Passover (Chag Hamatzot) and Pentecost (Shavuot) begin on the day when the wave-sheaf offering is brought (i.e. the Sunday which falls out during Passover):
“And you shall count from the morrow after the Sabbath, from the day you bring the sheaf of waving; they will be seven complete Sabbaths.”
Therefore, the “sickle commences on the standing grain” on the Sunday during Passover, i.e. 2-3 weeks after the beginning of the month of the Aviv. If the barley is not developed enough so that it will be ready for the sickle 2-3 weeks later, then the month of the Aviv can not begin and we must wait till the following month.
It should be noted that not all the barley ripens in the Land of Israel at the same time. The wave-sheaf offering is a national sacrifice brought from the first fields to become harvest-ready. However, the first-fruit offerings brought by individual farmers can vary in ripeness anywhere from “Aviv parched in fire” to fully ripe grain which may be brought “crushed” or “coarsely ground”. This is what is meant in Lev 2:14,
“And when you bring a first-fruit offering to Yehovah; you shall bring your first-fruit offering as Aviv parched in fire or crushed Carmel” (Carmel is grain which has hardened beyond Aviv to the point where it can be “crushed” or “coarsely ground”).
All of the above passages have been translated directly from the Hebrew and it is worth noting that the King James translators seem to have only understood the various Hebrew agricultural terms very poorly. In Lev 2:14 they translated Carmel as “full ears” and “Aviv” as “green ears” whereas in Lev 23:14 they translated Carmel as “green ears”!
In summation, barley which is in the state of Aviv has 3 characteristics:
It is brittle enough to be destroyed by hail and has begun to lighten in color (it is not “dark”).
The seeds have produced enough dry material so it can be eaten parched.
It has developed enough so that it will be harvest-ready 2-3 weeks later.
The Dark Side of New Years Celebrations
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