The Book of Daniel and the Calendar.

This article focuses upon timekeeping. In particular, it focuses upon the Book of Daniel and the issue of the calendar.

Calendar overlay    Calendar overlay 3

The luni-solar calendar and the gregorian calendar for AD31 side by side.

Many are seemingly unaware that the calendar spoken about in scripture is not the calendar we use today. The calendar of scripture uses the sun, the moon and the stars which is why when one looks to see when the feasts days are each year, they appear to move upon the gregorian calendar.

This also causes problems for those who are trying to keep the Sabbath of the seventh day, as the scriptural calendar has a period of time known as New Moon day embedded within it which is not a work day nor a weekly Sabbath day.

This article’s focus is not upon the Sabbath day directly however. It focuses upon what scripture tells us about these two calendars and the problems which shall rise from them in the near future.

The correct translation?

The Book of Daniel contains scriptural evidence that the calendar has been changed. The following translations have been taken from the original language and converted to English using the Strongs concordance. Of note are two words (continual and daily) which have been misinterpreted. Here the original meaning of the words is shown in context:

Psalm 72:15 says:
And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: prayer also shall be made for him continually; and daily shall he be praised.

Psalms 72
Above, the words “tamiyd” and “yowm” have been translated correctly as
“continually” and “daily”.

Below, the meaning is shown:

Tamiyd

Continual

Yowm

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When looking in Daniel however, you will find the word “daily” has replaced the word “continual”. This has occurred in the following scriptures:

Daniel 8:11, 12 ,13
Daniel 11:31
Daniel 12:11

Other issues….

When reading Daniel 8:10 you will find the word “hosts” (tsaba) is used. The context however has been ignored. Daniel 8:10 is  speaking of heaven and the stars. e.g.

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Whilst the word “hosts”(tsaba) used here is correct, it misses the correct meaning for those of us who read and speak English only. In English the word hosts means: a person, place, or organization that holds an event to which others are invited.  But this is not what the meaning of the word hosts is here.

To provide its correct meaning in English we need to view the words surrounding it, which are: heaven and stars. Seeing this the phrase “sun, moon and stars” (shown below) is the most appropriate translation. It is not a replacement of the word. It is simply providing the context to us in English.

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In other sections of scripture the context (that is its meaning) of “hosts” is also seen clearly:

Isaiah 34:4 
All the host (sun moon and stars) of heaven will be dissolved,
And the skies will be rolled up like a scroll;
All their hosts [the sun moon and stars] will also wither away
As a leaf withers from the vine,
And as a fig withers from the fig tree.

2 Kings 17:16
They abandoned all the commandments of the Yahuwah thy Elohim and made for themselves cast images of two calves; and they made an Asherah [idol] and worshiped all the [sun, moon and stars] host of heaven and served Baal.

2 Kings 21:3
For he rebuilt the high places [for the worship of pagan gods] which his father Hezekiah had destroyed; and he set up altars for Baal and made an [image of] Asherah, just as Ahab king of Israel had done, and he worshiped all the [sun, moon and stars] host of heaven and served them.

2 Kings 23:4-5
4 Then the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest and the priests of the second rank and the doorkeepers to bring out of the temple of Yahuwah all the articles made for Baal, for [the goddess] Asherah, and for all the [sun, moon and stars] host of heaven; and he burned them outside Jerusalem in the fields of the Kidron, and carried their ashes to Bethel [where Israel’s idolatry began].
5 He got rid of the idolatrous priests whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense [to pagan gods] in the high places in Judah’s cities and all around Jerusalem—also those who burned incense to Baal, to the sun, to the moon, to the constellations [of the zodiac], and to all the [sun, moon and stars] host of heaven.

2 Chronicles 33:3
For he rebuilt the [idolatrous] high places which his father Hezekiah had torn down; and he set up altars for the Baals and made the Asherim, and worshiped all the host of heaven [the sun, the moon, stars and planets] and served them.

Jeremiah 33:22
As the host of [the stars of] heaven cannot be counted and the sand of the sea cannot be measured, so I will multiply the descendants of David My servant and the Levites who minister to Me.’”


Yahuwah also tells us clearly, that we should not use the sun and moon or any of the stars as idols, that is, something in which we worship as this was not what He provided them for.

Deut 17:2-3
“If there is discovered among you, within any of your cities, which the Yahuwah your Elohim is giving you, a man or a woman who does evil in the sight of Yahuwah your Elohim, by transgressing (violating) His covenant, and has gone and served other gods and worshiped them, or the sun or the moon or any of the heavenly host (stars), which I have commanded not to do, and if it is told to you and you hear about it, then you shall investigate thoroughly [all the charges].


He tells us He gave the sun moon and stars for us to tell His appointed times. It’s like using a clock upon a wall. One person uses it for time (here is is used to tell His appointed times), whilst another person decides it is an object which should be worshipped, as if the object rules over them.

It is like Astronomy and Astrology. Like Astronomy, scripture teaches us to look at the stars to see His appointed times – like the hands of a clock. Unlike Astrology, it does not tell us to use them to worship – like the days of the week being named after the gods (Saturns day, Suns day, Moons day etc…)

Genesis 1:14
14 Then Yahuwah said, “Let there be light-bearers (sun, moon, stars) in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be useful for signs,  and for marking appointed times, and for days, and for years;

Yahuwah provides us with the sun, the moon and the stars, for us to be able to read His clock. That clock tells us when His appointed times are. It is also to be used for seeing signs. A sign is something one sees before an event takes place.

Today the Gregorian calendar uses the names of the planets to worship upon and whilst many would say that “we are not worshipping upon the name, but rather the day” the issue is that they are using a calendar which does use the day names to determine His appointed times. When we read scripture we never see Sund_y or Saturd_y or any other name listed except when He tells us of the gods which were being worshiped instead of Him.

Did Yahshua speak of this?

In Matthew and in Mark we see Yahshua refer directly to Daniel telling us of this occurrence:

Matthew 24:15-16
15 “So when you see the abomination of desolation [the appalling sacrilege that astonishes and makes desolate], spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the Holy Place (let the reader understand), 16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains [for refuge].

Mark 13:14-15
14 “But when you see the abomination of desolation standing where it ought not to be (let the reader understand) then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains. 15 Whoever is on the housetop must not go down [to enter the house], or go inside to take anything out of his house;

These scriptures speak of the start of the time of trouble (view Matthew 24:21). I understand this to be the appointed time when Yahuwah’s calendar is restored.  (For more information on the sign we see in scripture which starts this time click here)

So why then is there an abomination? We see in His word what occurred when He had His calendar here in Hosea 2 and Lamentations 2. In these two books we see the people abusing His appointed times. So Yahuwah removed them. Yahuwah calls this practice …. an abomination.

Hosea 9:10
10 I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness [an unexpected and refreshing delight];
I saw your fathers (ancestors) as the first ripe fruit on the fig tree in its first season,
But they came to Baal-peor and consecrated themselves to shamefulness [the worship of Baal],
And [because of their spiritual and physical adultery] they became as an abomination like the thing they loved.

So what does Daniel say about the abomination that causes desolation?

The scriptures which refer to the abomination which causes desolation are found in the following scriptures:

Daniel 8:11-13
Daniel 9:27
Daniel 11:30-31
Daniel 12:11

Each of these scriptures is listed below in bold.  If you have studied the scriptures with respect to the calendar it will be a blessing for you. If you are still using the Gregorian calendar to find His appointed times, this video would be worth while watching. After reading these scriptures, you may wish to see if these things are true (and I would pray you do). To make it easier I have linked each word to the Strongs concordance beneath these three sections of scripture, so you can verify the translation.

1 Timothy 2:15
15 Study to shew thyself approved unto Yahuwah, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

 


 

Daniel 8:9-14

9 And from one of them came forth a little horn which became superior and very great toward the south and toward the sunrise and toward the glorious (land).

10 And it (the little horn) became great (against) the sun, moon and stars in the visible sky and causes them to waste away such that they become inferior , the sun, moon  and the sparkling stars  to the surface of the earth and trampled upon them (thus destroying the knowledge of their function).

11 And making himself of importance against the Ruler of rulers of the sun moon and stars, the continuously without interruption (cycle of weeks) was lifted up, exalted and magnified and fixed in place and the holy place was cast down.

12 And the Sun Moon and the stars were delivered up and given to the continuously without interruption as a transgression against Yahuwah which cast away the truth to the ground which bought about prosperity and success (for the little horn).

13  Then I heard a certain Holy One speaking to another Holy One who said to that certain one which spoke “(Until when) the vision of the continuously (without interruption) transgression which stuns, stupefies and makes desolate will be permitted to be set apart (from Yahuwah) such that the Sun, moon and stars are trodden upon?

14 And he said unto two thousand  and three hundred evenings  and mornings;  then the separation of Yahuwah will be justified and made righteous.

Daniel 9:24-27

24 Seventy periods of seven are to be marked out upon the people and the holy city to restrain the punishment of transgressions, to make an end of sins, and to make atonement for  iniquity and to bring in everlasting  righteousness and to seal the vision of the prophet and to anoint the most holy place of Yahuwah.

25 Be wise with knowledge and have insight and go forth with these words  to turn back and rebuild Yahrushalom for the anointed one who is the ruler. Seven periods of seven and sixty two periods of seven, the open places shall be rebuilt and bought back with moats and there shall be distressing occurrences.

26 After  sixty  two periods of seven the anointed one , the messiah shall be removed by His countrymen and a ruler shall be bought in who shall corrupt the city and those set apart to be holy and until the end of this battle the people will be stunned, stupefied and be desolate as it has been decreed.

27 And the powerful one will confirm His covenant with many for one  period of seven  and half way through the period of seven the sacrifices of the passover shall no longer be observed and the extremity of the detestable things shall cause those to be stunned, stupefied and desolate until complete destruction is decreed and has been poured upon those who have been stunned, stupefied and are desolate.

Daniel 11:28-36

28 Then he shall return to his land with great possessions and his heart and soul shall be against the set apart and holy  agreement between Yahuwah and man and he shall return to his own land.

29 At the appointed time he shall return and come in towards the south but it shall not be as the former or the like the last time.

30 For the ships  of the islanders of the Mediterranean Sea shall come  but be fearful and turn back and shall denounce the holy covenant between Yahuwah and man which is to be observed and shall turn away from Yahuwah and shall teach others to forsake the holy covenant between Yahuwah and man.

31 And political and military forces shall stand to profane the holy place which is a refuge of Yahuwah shall be taken away and the continual (calendar of weeks) shall be set up as a detestable thing as an idol which will stun and stupefy and make desolate.

32 And those who act wickedly against the covenant between Yahuwah and Man and profane, pollute and corrupt, by using flatteries; But throughout the nations  those who do know their Elohim will prevail and observe Him.

33 And those who understand among the nations shall teach others, many in number and they will stumble by the sword and by weapons by captivity and be held as a spoil for a period of time.

34  Now when they stumble they will be helped with little assistance and many shall be joined  to them by slippery promises.

35 But those who act  wisely shall stumble and be tested to be refined to purify to make them ethically white until the time of the end at the appointed time.

36 And the king shall do as he desires and shall rise up and magnify himself to be like Yahuwah and he shall declare  marvellous things against the Yahuwah of gods  and he shall prosper  until the indignation is ended which has been determined to be done.

Daniel 12:1-12

1 At that time Micheal shall stand forth the distinguished ruler who stands for the children of His People and there shall come to pass a time of distress upon the people for a time and at that time the people of Yahuwah shall escape, those who are found written in the book of Yahuwah.

2 Many who are sleeping in the dust of the ground shall awaken to everlasting life or to disgrace and everlasting damnation.

3 And those who have insight shall send out light , shining across the firmament and they shall turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

4 Daniel, shut up and keep closed these words. Seal this written book to the time of the end. Many will run back and forth and wisdom and understanding shall become great.

5 Daniel looked, and there stood one, other two. One here on this shore of the river, one on the other shore of the river.

6 And one spoke to the man clothed in white linen who was above the waters of the river. What is the end of these wonders?

7 And I heard the man clothed in white linen who was above  the waters of the river,  as he raised up his right hand and his left hand to the visible heavens and swear by him that liveth forever that it shall be appointed for a time,  times, and a half. Completion shall shatter the hand of the set apart peoples to accomplish and end.

8 And I heard and did not understand. So I asked, O Yahuwah, what is the end of this prophetic time?

9 And he said.  “Depart Daniel, for these words are closed up and sealed until the time of the end.

10 Many shall be purified white and refined, but the wicked will act wickedly and the wicked shall not understand, but the wise shall understand.

11 And the time that the continual (calendar of weeks) shall come to and end, that detestable thing which stuns, stupefies and makes desolate which is delivered up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days.

12  Blessed are they who wait to reach the one thousandth three hundredth and five and thirty day .


There is only a single calendar He uses in the scriptures and it is not the gregorian calendar we use today. The following image overlays both the scriptural calendar and the gregorian calendar in the year 31AD – The year most see as Yahushua’s sacrifice.

The Sabbath in the image below fell upon the gregorian thursday. If they were using the gregorian calendar at the time of Yahshua’s death, then it poses a serious problem for anyone who uses friday – sunday as their weekly Sabbath as scripture tells us the Sabbath fell upon the 15th day (Which is the gregorian date of the 26th below).

Yahshua, our first fruits was raised upon the day of first fruits, the 16th (which is the greogiran dayte of the 27th below)

Calendar overlay 2
A calendar “fraud” is a big issue for anyone to tackle especially when one has grown up using it. Initially one will want to reject the information as false, but I would ask before you decide this, take a look at this video.

It covers the calendar as presented in the scriptures and is around 45 minutes long. If you do not have that amount of time free, you may like to view the shorter version here which presents fewer witnesses.

Below you will find this translation with each of the original words being translated, linked back to their original meaning in the Strongs concordance. This way you shall be able to verify the translation. Below, Daniel 12 has had the links embedded in to words to make it easier to check.


Daniel 8:9-14

9 And from one H259 of them came forth H3318 a little H4704 horn H7161 which became superior H3499 and very great H1431 toward the south H5045 and toward the sunrise H4217 and toward the glorious H6643 (land).

10 And it (the little horn) became great H1431 (against) the sun, moon and stars H6635 in the visible sky H8064 and causes them to waste away such that they become inferior H5307 , the sun, moon  H6635  and the sparkling stars H3556  to the surface of the earth H776 and trampled upon them (thus destroying the knowledge of their function).

11 And making himself of importance H1431  against the Ruler of rulers H8269 of the sun moon and stars H6635 , the continuously without interruption (cycle of weeks) H8548  was lifted up, exalted and magnified H7311 H7311 and fixed in place H4349  and the holy place H4720 was cast down H7993.

12 And the Sun Moon and the stars H6635 were delivered up and given H5414 to the continuously without interruption H8548 as a transgression against Yahuwah H6588 which cast away H7993 the truth H571 to the ground H776 which bought about H6213 prosperity and success  H6743 (for the little horn).

13  Then I heard H8085 a certain H259 Holy One H6918 speaking  H1696 to another H259 Holy One H6918 who said H559 to that certain one H6422 which spoke H1696 “(Until when) the vision H2377 of the continuously (without interruption) H8548  transgression H6588 which stuns, stupefies and makes desolate H8074 will be permitted H5414 to be set apart (from Yahuwah) H6944 such that the Sun, moon and stars H6635 are trodden upon?  H4823

14 And he said H559 unto two thousand H505 and three H7969 hundred H7969 evenings H6153 and mornings H1242;  then the separation of Yahuwah H6944 will be justified and made righteous.  H6663

Daniel 9:24-27

24 Seventy (H7657) periods of seven (H7620) are to be marked out (H2852) upon the people (H5971) and the holy (H6944) city (H5892) to restrain (H3607) the punishment of transgressions (H6588), to make an end (H8552) of sins (H2403), and to make atonement for (H3722) iniquity (H5771) and to bring in (H935) everlasting (H5769) righteousness (H6664) and to seal (H2656) the vision (H2377) of the prophet (H5030) and to anoint (H4886) the most holy place of Yahuwah (H6944 H6944)

25 Be wise with knowledge (H3045) and have insight (H7919) and go forth (H4161) with these words (H1697) to turn back (H7225) and rebuild (H1129) Yerushalem (H3389) for the anointed one (H4899) who is the ruler (H5057) Seven (H7651) periods of seven (H7620) and sixty (H8346) two (H8147) periods of seven (H7620) the open places (H7339) shall be rebuilt (H1129) and bought back (H7225) with moats (H2742) and there shall be distressing (H6695) occurrences (H6256).

26 After (H310) sixty (H8346) two (H8147) periods of seven (H7620) the anointed one , the messiah (H4899) shall be removed (H3772) by His countrymen (H5971) and a ruler (H5057) shall be bought in (H935) who shall corrupt (H7843) the city (H5892) and those set apart to be holy (H6944) and until the end (H7093) of this battle (H4421) the people will be stunned, stupefied and be desolate (H8074)  it has been decreed (H2782)

27 And the powerful one will confirm (H1396) His covenant (H1285) with many (H7227) for one (H259) period of seven (H7620) and half way through (H2677) the period of seven (H7620) the sacrifices of the passover (H2077) shall no longer be observed (H7673) and the extremity (H3671) of the detestable things (H8251) shall cause those to be stunned, stupefied and desolate (H8074) until complete destruction (H3617) is decreed (H2782) and has been poured upon (H5413) those who have been stunned, stupefied and are desolate (H8074).

Daniel 11:28-36

28 Then he shall return H7725 to his land H776 with great H1419 possessions H7399 and his heart and soul H3824 shall be against the set apart and holy H6944 agreement between Yahuwah and man H1285 and he shall H6213  return H7725 to his own land H776.

29 At the appointed time H4150 he shall return H7725 and come in H935 towards the south H5045 but it shall not be as the former H7223  or the like the last time H314.

30 For the ships H6716 of the islanders of the Mediterranean Sea H3794 shall come H935  but be fearful H3512 and turn back H7725 and shall denounce H2194 the holy H6944 covenant between Yahuwah and man H1285 which is to be observed H6213 and shall turn away from Yahuwah H7725 and shall teach H995 others to forsake H5800  the holy H6944 covenant between Yahuwah and man H1285.

31 And political and military forces H2220 shall stand H5975 to profane H2490 the holy place H4720 which is a refuge of Yahuwah H4581 shall be taken away H5493  and the continual (calendar of weeks) H8548 shall be set up H5414 as a detestable thing as an idol H8251 which will stun and stupefy and make desolate H8074.

32 And those who act wickedly H7561 against the covenant between Yahuwah and Man H1285 and profane, pollute and corrupt, H2160 by using flatteries H2514; But throughout the nations H5971  those who do know H3045 their Elohim H430 will prevail H2388 and observe H6213 Him.

33 And those who understand H7919 among the nations H5971 shall teach others H995 , many in number H7227 and they will stumble H3782 by the sword H2719 and by weapons H3852 by captivity H7628 and be held as a spoil H961 for a period of time H3117

34  Now when they stumble H3782 they will be helped H5826  with little H4592 assistance H5828 and many H7227 shall be joined  to them H3867 by slippery promises.

35 But those who act  wisely H7919 shall stumble H3782 and be tested to be refined H6884 to purify H1305 to make them ethically white H3835 until the time H6256 of the end H7093 at the appointed time H4150.

36 And the king H4428 shall do H6213 as he desires H7522 and shall rise up H7311 and magnify H1431 himself to be like Yahuwah H410 and he shall declare H1696  marvellous things H6381 against the Yahuwah H410 of gods H410 and he shall prosper H6743 until the indignation H2195 is ended H3615 which has been determined H2782 to be done  H6213.

Daniel 12:1-12

1 At that time Micheal shall stand forth the distinguished ruler who stands for the children of His People and there shall come to pass a time of distress upon the people for a time and at that time the people (of Yahuwah) shall escape, those who are found written in the book (of Yahuwah).

2 Many who are sleeping in the dust of the ground shall awaken to everlasting life or to disgrace and everlasting damnation.

3 And those who have insight shall send out light , shining across the firmament and they shall turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

4 Daniel, shut up and keep closed these wordsSeal this written book to the time of the end. Many will run back and forth and wisdom and understanding shall become great.

5 Daniel looked, and there stood oneother two. One here on this shore of the riverone on the other shore of the river.

6 And one spoke to the man clothed in white linen who was above the waters of the river. What is the end of these wonders?

7 And I heard the man clothed in white linen who was above  the waters of the river,  as he raised up his right hand and his left hand to the visible heavens and swear by him that liveth forever that it shall be appointed for a timetimes, and a half. Completion shall shatter the hand of the set apart peoples to accomplish and end.

8 And I heard and did not understand. So I asked, O Yahuwah, what is the end of this prophetic time?

9 And he said.  “Depart Daniel, for these words are closed up and sealed until the time of the end.

10 Many shall be purified white and refined, but the wicked will act wickedly and the wicked shall not understand, but the wise shall understand.

11 And the time that the continual (calendar of weeks) shall come to and end, that detestable thing which stuns, stupefies and makes desolate which is delivered up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days.

12  Blessed are they who wait to reach the one thousandth three hundredth and five and thirty day .

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