T𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 W𝐞𝐫𝐞 A𝐭 L𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐭 T𝐰𝐨【𝟐】C𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐬 I𝐧 U𝐬𝐞 A𝐭 T𝐡𝐞 T𝐢𝐦𝐞 O𝐟 O𝐮𝐫 𝐌𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐚𝐡.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐰𝐨 【𝟐】𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐌𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐚𝐡.
By Rod Raines
This information comes direct from the 𝐉𝐞𝐰𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐥𝐢𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐫𝐲. This Validates those who wrote the commentaries and testimonies within the Dead Sea Scrolls at Bethabara (Qumran) who called themselves “𝐙𝐚𝐝𝐨𝐤 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐬”, “Those who live in the land of Damascus” (Acts 9:1,10), Sons of light, (John 12:36) “𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗮𝘆”. As we see in ᴀᴄᴛꜱ 24:14 That Paul confirms that he was a member of “The Way” that lived in the Land of Damascus.
𝘽𝙪𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙄 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙛𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙮𝙤𝙪, ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴀᴄᴄᴏʀᴅɪɴɢ ᴛᴏ “𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗮𝘆”, ᴡʜɪᴄʜ ᴛʜᴇʏ (ᴘʜᴀʀɪꜱᴇᴇꜱ ᴀɴᴅ ꜱᴀᴅᴅᴜᴄᴇᴇ’ꜱ) ᴄᴀʟʟ ᴀ ꜱᴇᴄᴛ,(ᴄᴜʟᴛ) ɪ ᴡᴏʀꜱʜɪᴘ ᴛʜᴇ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 ᴏꜰ ᴏᴜʀ ꜰᴀᴛʜᴇʀꜱ, ʙᴇʟɪᴇᴠɪɴɢ ᴇᴠᴇʀʏᴛʜɪɴɢ ʟᴀɪᴅ ᴅᴏᴡɴ ʙʏ ᴛʜᴇ ᴛᴏʀᴀʜ ᴀɴᴅ ᴡʀɪᴛᴛᴇɴ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴘʀᴏᴘʜᴇᴛꜱ,
𝙊𝙪𝙧 𝙈𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙖𝙝 endorsed “𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙒𝙖𝙮” a group of believers who didn’t follow the traditional Jewish ways of keeping the Feasts of YHWH.
It is the testimony that the Zadok Priestly calendar was observed unbroken from the time of Adam to Moses and down to the time of David. David wrote songs for each of the 52 Sabbaths of the year. Some of those were found in the Dead Sea Scrolls. It remained the only calendar in use by YHWH’s set-apart people until the Zadok Priests were forced out of their YHWH ordained positions by the usurpers. Then the Greeks moved in and had them use their Seleucid Greek moon calendar for tax and religious purposes.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐙𝐚𝐝𝐨𝐤 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐩 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐃𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐜𝐮𝐬 𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐫 𝐞𝐱𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐲, and provided a 3 year tutorial for future believers on how to use the calendar. Manuscript 4Q320 is a three consecutive year reconciled calendar provided to us by the Zadok Priests.
This scroll provides not only the solar calendar date but also the lunar calendar date and the day of the week upon which the FULL moon is recorded. That’s three points of reference or a triangulation. It was provided specifically to show that this calendar is accurate to the seasons, months and years. Once this calendar was discovered at YHWH’s choosing after more that 2000 years of being buried the calendar was ready to be fully utilized by His faithful followers.
𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐤 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐌𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐚𝐡, 𝐇𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐉𝐞𝐰𝐬 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐫, as Gospel of John is the only Apostle that uses the phrase “Feast of the Jews”. For example John 5:1 states in the NKJV
“After this there was a feast of the Jews and Yahusha went up to Jerusalem”
The only explanation that fits is that John the Apostle is differentiating between two different calendars. The first is the lunar (Samaritan and Babylon based) calendar of the Pharisees.
The second calendar is The Zadok Priestly Calendar based on The Mazzaroth created by YHWH on the 4th day of Creation. Psalm 19:1-6
The Gospels Mathew, Mark and Luke describe the solar calendar while John’s Gospel is referencing the lunar calendar, This is not evidence that John wanted to validate the lunar calendar. He makes reference to it because the events of Yahusha’s death on the tree were determined by the events corresponding to the feasts and rituals of the Pharisees. The lunar calendar was popular within the pharisaical authority of the time. Therefore it makes sense that John would reference the lunar calendar to help explain what the Pharisees were doing and when such as the “Feast of the Jews” or the “Passover the Jews” in John 2:13; 11:55.
Some might disagree with this, that’s ok
I love how truth will find a way of coming to light. We as believers are to look at the truth and our beliefs and choose if they are the same. Shalom