The following is adapted from Worlds Last Chance Challenge
New Moon Day Separate from the 6 Work Days and the Seventh-Day Sabbath:
New Moon day is not counted as one of the 6 working days neither is it the seventh-day Sabbath; The day of the new moon day starts the month as day 1 making the weekly Sabbaths to fall on 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th of the lunar month.
1 ‘Thus says Yahuwah Elohim: “The gateway of the inner court that faces toward the east shall be shut the six working days; but on the Sabbath it shall be opened, and on the day of the New Moon it shall be opened.
2 The prince shall enter by way of the vestibule of the gateway from the outside, and stand by the gatepost. The priests shall prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings. He shall worship at the threshold of the gate. Then he shall go out, but the gate shall not be shut until evening.
3 Likewise the people of the land shall worship at the entrance to this gateway before Yahuwah on the Sabbaths and the New Moons.
5 “When will the New Moon be past,
That we may sell grain?
And the Sabbath,
That we may trade wheat?
Making the ephah small and the shekel large,
Falsifying the scales by deceit.
2 Kings 4:23
So he said, “Why are you going to him today? It is neither the New Moon nor the Sabbath.” And she said, “It is well.”
And it shall come to pass
That from one New Moon to another,
And from one Sabbath to another,
All flesh shall come to worship before Me,” says Yahuwah.
The Sabbath days:
Passover was on the 14th of the first month. The first day of the feast of unleavened bread was on the 15th which was a Sabbath (See Leviticus 23: 4-16). This makes the Sabbaths for the first month (Abib) to have fallen on the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and the 29th. (Exodus 12.)
Manna fell for the six week days, but did not fall on the Sabbath which fell on the 22nd, making the other Sabbaths for that month fall on the 8th, 15th and 29th. (Exodus 16.)
Israel left Egypt the night of Abib 15. Three months later, on the very same day, the 15th, they rested before the mount. (See Deuteronomy 16:1; Numbers 33:3; Exodus 19:1-2.), thus making the Sabbaths for the third month (as recorded in Exodus 19:1) fall on the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th. The weekly Sabbaths for the first month (Exodus 12) and the second month (Exodus 16) fell on the same dates also; this is not possible on today’s Gregorian Roman calendar which people use to identify their worship days.
Annual Feasts and High Sabbaths:
Every year, the feast of unleavened bread begins on the 15th, a Sabbath. The first day of feast of Tabernacles also falls on the 15th which is called a “holy convocation” and is followed, eight days later by another “holy convocation” on the 22nd, every single year. Two Sabbathsalways falling on the 15th cannot occur on a solar calendar. (See Numbers 29:12-39; Leviticus 23:5, 6, 34, 35, 39).
The manna never fell on the seventh-day Sabbath. After entering Canaan, Israel kept Passover. The manna ceased on the 16th of Abib, the day after the Sabbath: Exodus 16; Joshua 5:10-12. This places the Sabbath for this month on 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th.
Dedication of Priesthood:
Aaron and his sons were sanctified for seven days beginning on New Moon Day (See Exodus 40: 2, 17). On the eighth day (which was also the 8th of the month), there was an assembly of the congregation. During the preceding seven days, they were not to leave the tabernacle. (See Leviticus 8:1- 13; 33-35; 9:1-5). From Exodus 40: 17 we learn that it was the first month (Abib) of the second year after their departure from Egypt, in which Passover was to be kept; this is a double confirmation that the Sabbaths for this month fell on 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th.
Solomon kept the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days. On the 8th day (22nd of the month) they made a solemn assembly. Solomon sent the people away on the 23rd, being careful not to send them away on the 22nd, the Sabbath. (See 2 Chronicles 7:8-10). This places the Sabbath for the seventh month on 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th.
The 15th of the 12th month was a rest day, making the 8th, 22nd and 29th rest days as well. (Esther 9.)
The people began to sanctify on New Moon day of the first month and on the 8th of the month they went to the temple. On the 16th of the month, they “made an end” which was the first day of the work week. (2 Chronicles 29:17.)
Passover was always on the 14th of Abib. (Leviticus 23:5.)
Yahshua’s crucifixion occurred on Passover, on the sixth day of the week. Passover always occurred on the sixth day of the week, followed by the seventh-day Sabbath on the 15th. (See Mark 15:42; John 19:31; Lev. 23:6, 7, 11 and 15; John 19:42.)
Yahshua was resurrected early in the morning on the first day of the week. (Matthew 28:1; Mark 16:1 and 2; Luke 24:1; John 20:1.)
Yahshua was resurrected on the 16th of Abib, the first day of the week, corresponding to the wave sheaf offering, or first fruits. (Leviticus 23:11.)
Paul called Yahshua the “first fruits of them that sleep” and stated that He was buried and rose the third day. (1 Corinthians 15:3, 4 and 20-23.)
On the walk to Emmaus, the two disciples told Yahshua that it was the third day since the crucifixion. (Luke 24:17-21.)
The crucifixion week establishes the weekly seventh-day Sabbath on Abib 15, thus making the 8th, 22nd and 29th days Sabbaths as well.
Healing of the Blind Man:
The last day of the Feast of Tabernacles always falls on the 21st day of the seventh month: (See Leviticus 23:34, 36, 39-41; Numbers 29:12; Deuteronomy 16:13-15; Nehemiah 8:13-18; Ezekiel 45:21-25.)
Yahshua attended the Feast of Tabernacles. (John7:10.)
On the last day of the Feast, the 21st of the seventh month, Yahshua stood and spoke. (John 7:37.)
Yahshua spent that night on the Mount of Olives. (John 8:1.)
The next morning, the 22nd of the seventh month,Yahshua returned to the temple. (John 8:2.)
At the temple,Yahshua healed a blind man. (John 9:6.)
The healing of the blind man caused great anger for it was the seventh-day Sabbath. (John 9:14.)
This places the weekly seventh-day Sabbaths on the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th of the month yet again.
The first day of the work week always fell on the 2nd of the month, the day after New Moon. In Luke’s account of their journey, Paul’s company sailed from Philippi after the feast of unleavened bread ended on the 21st of Abib, sailed for five days and arrived at Troas where they stayed seven days. (See Acts 20:5-7.)
The seventh day of their stay at Troas was the second day of the month which Paul refers to as the first day of the week. This again places the Sabbaths on the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th days of the month. (For more on Paul’s journey and how it corroborates the luni-solar calendar, click here.)
These scriptural references are proof that lunar months, set in a luni-solar calendar, are the true format of Biblical chronology.