Tammuz and the Lunar Sabbath (Preview)

Lunar Sabbath, Tammuz, Shmitah, new moon, lunar sabbatarians, Jewish encyclopedia, babylon, Bible, lunar shabbat, weekly sabbath, when is the sabbath day, tammuz lunar sabbath, tammuz and the lunar sabbathThis is a special preview of my Support Team Study entitled Tammuz and the Lunar Sabbath, in which I talk about the origin of the Lunar Sabbath theory, its connection with Tammuz, and when Shemitah is. Phillip wrote: “Very informative! Thank you.”

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  • Connie Mason Bennett says:

    Okay, (1)ALL ancient calendars were lunar all over the world, not just in Babylon. (2) Babylon used a crescent moon for the New Moon instead of the Hebrew New Moon. (3) At the time of Messiah Rome had 8 days in it’s week. (4) Draw out a time line of the first 3 months of the Children of Israel coming out of Egypt. The 15th day of the month on a lunar calendar is a Sabbath during every single time. (5)The “Jews” know for a fact they don’t have the time right because they are waiting for Messiah to come to fix it.

  • Alema says:

    Hey can anyone help me with this:

    Nisan 15, the day after Passover, was always a sabbath, regardless of the day of the week on which it fell. (Le 23:5-7) When this special Sabbath coincided with the regular Sabbath (the seventh day of the Jewish week, which runs from sunset Friday to sunset Saturday), it was “a great” Sabbath. In the period from 29 to 35 C.E., the only year in which Nisan 14 fell on, would have been on a Friday in the year 33 C.E.

    Is this correct?

  • YIshis Lassie says:

    This little essay is really helpful, Nehemia. Thank you!

  • Adina says:

    hi nehemia, do you have any teachings on why some people observe pentecost about 100 days after passover. shabbat shalom from australia

  • keith slough says:

    the Lunar Sabbath teaching is NOT that the Sabbath is ON the new moon, but that the true Sabbath is on the 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th days of a lunar month. This is shown to be utterly untrue in the counting of seven Sabbaths to Pentecost consisting of only 49 days. If the Sabbath was counted in seven-day cycles from the new moon then Pentecost would not be 50 days but 51 or more days later. Thus the correct counting of Pentecost (meaning “50th) disproves the silly concept of a “lunar Sabbath” some have concocted out of their imaginations or from paganism — but not the Bible.

    • Keith, There are two major variations of the Lunar Sabbath theory I have encountered. The major difference is whether or not New Moon is a Sabbath, i.e. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 vs. 7, 14, 21, 28. To the best of my understanding, the original Lunar Sabbath theory formulated in the 1990s made New Moon a Sabbath based on the highly inaccurate “Jewish Encyclopedia”.

      • keith slough says:

        Nehemia, thanks… this variation seems strange to me. But people come up with new things all the time. Messianic Jews which may be reading your Wall should know this theory (either variation) is bogus, as Jesus said He was Lord of the day the Jews in the first century called the Sabbath — and that is our Saturday.

  • Isaiah 66:23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD.— If you do not obey the WORD of YHWH ,then I cannot help you ,So I will brush the dust of my feet and move on.

    • Mari Silver says:

      So, let me take that a bit further into the ridiculous. Does this scripture say that the Sabbath is only on the new moon?

    • Valerio Zuccarello says:

      don’t forget that there’s a shabbat wich is on a new moon
      (yom Teruah)