Bible and calendars
Bible and calendars
PREFACE BIBLE AND CALENDAR
I. PRELIMINARY NOTIONS
1. METHODOLOGY BIBLE AND CALENDAR
2. A QUITE ANCIENT NEW CALENDAR
3. ABOUT CALENDARS
4. A LUSTRUM
5. SWIFT AS THE WIND
II. REDATING JESUS' DEATH
1. DID JESUS' CRUCIFIXION ACTUALLY HAPPEN ON APRIL, 7th, 30 ?
2. RECONSTRUCTING OLD LUNAR OBSERVATIONS
3. EASTER FELL ON A SATURDAY
4. NEW YEAR WAS A SATURDAY TOO
5. THE ONLY LUNAR EXPLANATION
6. THE LONG MINISTRY OF JOHN THE BAPTIST
7. A NEW READING OF DANIEL'S PROPHECY
8. "THEY HAD BEEN REBUILDING THE TEMPLE FOR 46 YEARS..."
9. THE ROMAN POINT OF VIEW
10. EXIT PILATE - ARMY MANOEUVRES IN THE EAST
11. PAUL'S TRAVELS
12. "AND JESUS HIMSELF BEGAN TO BE ABOUT 30 YEARS OF AGE"
13. CONCLUSION
III. THE SECOND TEMPLE CALENDAR
1. WHAT CALENDAR WAS IN USE AT THE TIME
2. ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF JUBILEE YEARS
3. RECONSTRUCTING THE ANTIQUE CALENDAR
4. THE CORRECT WAY TO USE FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS
5. THE CREATION OF THE WORLD ERA
IV. CONCLUSION
V. ANNEXE
FINAL REMARKS

IV. CONCLUSION



A REMEMBRANCE DUTY

We begun this study at the turn of the millenium, and with a quite narrow investigations field, though it had been but very little examined : "Bible and Calendars". Now that we have carried this study through, there appears a very peculiar collective memory loss :

-  The memory of a calendar cycle which was largely used before Meton and that, thanks to a biblical text, we brought out of the oblivion into which it had sunk because of more performing calendars both in Europe and Asia.

-  The memory of the date of Jesus' death, which at the time appeared as just another episode of history.

The more peculiar aspect of it is that the Christians themselves seem to have lost its exact memory as soon as the 3rd century of our era.

-  The memory of the precise meaning of the term "shavouim", that absolutely everybody forgot and which whimsical translations led to savoury acrobatics from commentators.

-  The memory of the meaning of Daniel's "70 weeks prophecy" (Daniel, 9, 24-27), which is moreover linked to the term "shavouim" and to the number "62".

The Christian exegesis made a Messiah announcement out of it.
It is not entirely false, but only as an indirect result, since the text evidently announces John the Baptist, the "Precursor", before alluding to Jesus then to the Temple destruction.

We have unveiled the sublying context which had been burried along the centuries. We have been greatly helped in doing so by the astronomical phenomena which play a key role in setting sound chronological landmarks, and by the knowledge of Mediterranean navigation.

Yet another aspect of what we brought to light in this study is the perfect coherence of literary sources from the 1st century, i.e. the Evangelists, Paul the Apostle's letters, and the Greek historian Flavius Josephus. When they give a chronological landmark they all concord, which is quite rare but sufficient to leave no ambiguity at all.

As a result, we now know that Jesus was crucified on friday, March, 30th, 36 AD and was born in 5 BC.

Finally, we think we demonstrated that during the second Temple period in Jerusalem there existed a formalized official calendar which presided over the religious life and events of the Jewish people.

We are not speaking, by any means, of a retroactive extrapolation of the current Hebraic calendar but of the Chaldean one - which had been in use throughout the eastern countries for about a millenium and that the Hebrew brought back from exile around -537.

Which is actually quite logical.

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