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This Year's Biblical Hebrew Yisra'elite Jewish Calendar

"This calendar is not just for the Jews, Hebrews, or Israelites, but for all mankind, for the whole world. Our Creator intended that we know His times. He is calling us back to the Truth. Will you heed that calling?"

We can't be 100% certain when the New Moon days will be in the future until they actually begin because we rely upon eye-witnesses to sight the New Moon. However, by using the UK Nautical Almanac Office Websurf 2.0 Visibility Indicator (see below instructions on use), we've been fairly successful so far guessing at when we believe the New Moon days will occur. Using that tool, locations considered included El Paso, TX, Phoenix, AZ, and Washington, D.C. because we usually receive reports from or near these locations.

The Biblical Calendar we publish is supposed to mention all of the events found in the Scriptures for each month. If you find any Scriptural events we have not mentioned at all from the below calendars, please let us know. We currently have five options for you to select from for this year's Biblical Calendar:

  1. Tiny Customized Icon Representing Link To Detailed Calendar This Year's Detailed Calendar - This version has the most details on every single day, but the smallest font. If you like details, this is the one for you!
  2. Tiny Customized Icon Representing Link To Summary Colorful Calendar This Year's Summary Evening-Morning Colorful Calendar - This version has only major events/observances on days in the calendar, and puts a summary of all the other details at the bottom of each month. This version has larger font making it much easier to read. This also features a colorful display showing when it is evening, night, morning, and day. This also clearly denotes where the Roman dates start and end to help people remember that the Roman dates do not line up exactly with the Biblical dates since Biblical dates end in the evening and not at midnight.
  3. Tiny Customized Icon Representing Link To Summary Plain Calendar This Year's Summary Plain Calendar - This version is just like the Summary Evening-Morning Colorful Calendar except that it does not have the colors for the time of the day. This is preferable if you don't have a color printer or can't read the Roman dates well enough on the colored version and that is important to you.
  4. Tiny Customized Icon Representing Link To Summary Low-Ink Calendar This Year's Summary Low-Ink Calendar - This version is just like the Summary Evening-Morning Colorful Calendar except that it does not have the colors for the time of the day and it has been modified to use only gray font instead of black or colored font. The use of the gray font makes it easier for people who don't have a lot of black ink to print out this calendar without using a lot of ink. This is preferable if you don't have a color printer and only have a little bit of black ink left and want to preserve it.
  5. Tiny Customized Icon Representing Link To Summary Plain and Detailed Combined Calendar This Year's Summary Plain & Detailed Combined Calendar - This version combines the Summary Plain Calendar with the Detailed Calendar so you can enjoy both! This is designed for double-sided printing so that on one side you see the larger print summary calendar which is easier on the eyes, and on the other side of the paper you will see the smaller print detailed calendar for when you want to dig more into Biblical events on each individual day!

Below are the dates of major days to observe found in the above linked Calendar files for this year. We hope you fellow disciples of Yahushua are blessed by these calendar selections. We also hope you join us for EliYah's New Moon Broadcasts! To all of you fellow talmidim - Shalom and blessings to you and your home!

Biblical
Observance
ESTIMATED
(not definite)
Roman Date
1st Biblical Month
(HaAviv/The Green Grain)
New Moon Day!
Sunset Evening 3/28/2017
through Dark Evening 3/29/2017
14th Day of the 1st Biblical Month
Passover/Pesach
GET ALL THE LEAVEN OUT BEFORE EVENING COMES!
What Is Leaven?
Sunset Evening 4/10/2017
through Dark Evening 4/11/2017
15th Day of the 1st Biblical Month
1st Day of Feast of Unleavened Bread/Matsah
Rest, No Work, & Miqra Qodesh
Sunset Evening 4/11/2017
through Dark Evening 4/12/2017
21st Day of the 1st Biblical Month
7th Day of Feast of Unleavened Bread/Matsah
Rest, No Work, & Miqra Qodesh
Sunset Evening 4/17/2017
through Dark Evening 4/18/2017
DON'T FORGET TO COUNT THE OMER DAYS AND WEEKS STARTING IN THE 1ST MONTH!
2nd Biblical Month
(Ziw/Brightness)
New Moon Day!
Sunset Evening 4/27/2017
through Dark Evening 4/28/2017
3rd Biblical Month
(Siywan/Their Covering [Brown-Driver-Briggs]/Bricks [Online Sources])
New Moon Day!
Sunset Evening 5/26/2017
through Dark Evening 5/27/2017
9th Day of the 3rd Biblical Month
Feast of Weeks/Pentecost/Shavu'ot
Rest, No Work, & Miqra Qodesh
Sunset Evening 6/3/2017
through Dark Evening 6/4/2017
4th Biblical Month
New Moon Day!
USA Sighting Uncertain - Possibly Seen 6/24/2017 In Some Locations With Perfect Conditions - Sunset Evening 6/24/2017 or 6/25/2017
through Dark Evening 6/25/2017 or 6/26/2017
5th Biblical Month
New Moon Day!
Sunset Evening 7/24/2017
through Dark Evening 7/25/2017
9th Day of the 5th Biblical Month
Fast of Tisha B'Av
This is not a fast specifically commanded by יהוה that we are absolutely required to observe. However, the 9th day of the 5th Biblical Month is the day we can take to remember and/or mourn the 1st and 2nd Temple destructions and the Holocaust as well. Let us all remember.
Sunset Evening 8/1/2017
through Dark Evening 8/2/2017
6th Biblical Month
(Eluwl/Nothingness [Brown-Driver-Briggs]/Harvest or Search [Online Sources])
New Moon Day!
Sunset Evening 8/22/2017
through Dark Evening 8/23/2017
7th Biblical Month
(HaEitaniym/The Continual Flowings)
New Moon Day & Remembrance/Day of Blowing of Trumpets/Shouting!
Rest, No Work, & Miqra Qodesh
Sunset Evening 9/21/2017
through Dark Evening 9/22/2017
10th Day of the 7th Biblical Month
Day of The Atonements/Yom HaKippuriym
FAST, Rest, No Work, & Miqra Qodesh
Sunset Evening 9/30/2017
through Dark Evening 10/1/2017
15th Day of the 7th Biblical Month
1st Day of Feast of Tabernacles/Booths/Sukkot
Rest, No Work, & Miqra Qodesh
Sunset Evening 10/5/2017
through Dark Evening 10/6/2017
22nd Day of the 7th Biblical Month
8th Last Great Day
Rest, No Work, & Miqra Qodesh
Sunset Evening 10/12/2017
through Dark Evening 10/13/2017
8th Biblical Month
(Buwl/Produce)
New Moon Day!
Sunset Evening 10/20/2017
through Dark Evening 10/21/2017
9th Biblical Month
(Khisleiw/His Confidence)
New Moon Day!
Sunset Evening 11/19/2017
through Dark Evening 11/20/2017
25th Day of the 9th Biblical Month For 8 Days
The Dedication of The Altar
View the Calendars for the 9th and 10th Biblical Months For Dates
This is not a time specifically commanded by יהוה that we are absolutely required to observe. However, starting on the 25th day of the 9th Biblical Month and going for 8 days is the time we can take to remember The Dedication of The Altar and celebrate the victory over our enemies. This time of The Dedication of The Altar is briefly mentioned in John 10:22, but the actual historical events are documented in great detail in 1 Maccabees. Let us all remember that this is a time that the cleansing of the Set-Apart place occurred after it had been defiled by the pig abominations. Let us, as they did at that time, give offerings of praise once again in a clean place. This is a time to remember the struggle to get away from the abominations and uncleannesses and back to clean pure worship of יהוה. Pure worship of יהוה means that we will also not put up trees and decorate them or take part with the Santa Claus figure which children are lied about. Putting up trees and decorating them is re-enacting vain customs of people steeped in idolatry (Jeremiah 10:2-4). The Santa Claus lie is an abomination. We know who the Father of lies is!
10th Biblical Month
(Theiveit/Goodness)
New Moon Day!
Sunset Evening 12/19/2017
through Dark Evening 12/20/2017
11th Biblical Month
(Shevath/A Rod)
New Moon Day!
Sunset Evening 1/18/2018
through Dark Evening 1/19/2018
12th Biblical Month
(Adar/Magnificent)
New Moon Day!
Sunset Evening 2/16/2018
through Dark Evening 2/17/2018
14th & 15th Day of the 12th Biblical Month
Purim!
Sunset Evening 3/1/2018
through Dark Evening 3/3/2018
This is not a time specifically commanded by יהוה that we are absolutely required to observe. However, the 14th and 15th days of the 12th Biblical Month is the day we can take to remember and celebrate the victory over our enemies as shown in the book of Esther. Let us all celebrate!
13th Biblical Month
New Moon Day!
Sunset Evening 3/18/2018
through Dark Evening 3/19/2018

Guesses At Biblical Calendars In The Near Future

We can't be 100% certain when the New Moon days will be in the future until they actually begin because we rely upon 2 witnesses to sight the New Moon. However, by using the UK Nautical Almanac Office Websurf 2.0 Visibility Indicator (see below instructions on use), we've been fairly successful so far guessing at when we believe the New Moon days will occur. Using that tool, locations considered included El Paso, TX, Phoenix, AZ, and Washington, D.C. because we usually receive reports from or near these locations.

For years in which it is not clear when the first month will fall yet, we've included a regular version of the calendar (with the earlier possibility) and a later version of the calendar. We won't know for certain until that time arrives because we rely upon a barley search that is conducted by believers who travel to Yisra'el each year in the 12th Biblical month to estimate if the barley will be in the aviv stage of development by the middle of the next month for the wave sheaf offering (Leviticus 23:10-11). If for some reason that search in Yisra'el cannot be conducted in the future, we will estimate the barley would have been ready for the wave sheaf if the New Moon is expected to be sighted on or after the 6th day of the 3rd roman month. We do not believe the equinox has to fall before the New Moon of HaAviv (the first Biblical month). We believe as long as the equinox falls within the first two weeks of the month, it could still be declared the first month of HaAviv and that all the feasts would still be considered to be kept in their correct seasons. In the event we lacked a barley search, this method would also result in the first day of the year always being as close to the date of the equinox as possible. Please see the Biblical Calendar Study for more details and further explanation on our views of the Biblical Calendar.

Year Detailed Calendar Summary Evening-Morning Colorful Calendar Summary Plain Calendar Summary Low-Ink Calendar Summary Plain & Detailed Combined Calendar
2018-2019 Tiny Customized Icon Representing Link To Detailed Calendar Tiny Customized Icon Representing Link To Summary Colorful Calendar Tiny Customized Icon Representing Link To Summary Plain Calendar Tiny Customized Icon Representing Link To Summary Low-Ink Calendar Tiny Customized Icon Representing Link To Summary Plain and Detailed Combined Calendar
2019-2020 Tiny Customized Icon Representing Link To Detailed Calendar Tiny Customized Icon Representing Link To Summary Colorful Calendar Tiny Customized Icon Representing Link To Summary Plain Calendar Tiny Customized Icon Representing Link To Summary Low-Ink Calendar Tiny Customized Icon Representing Link To Summary Plain and Detailed Combined Calendar
2019-2020 (Later) Tiny Customized Icon Representing Link To Detailed Calendar Tiny Customized Icon Representing Link To Summary Colorful Calendar Tiny Customized Icon Representing Link To Summary Plain Calendar Tiny Customized Icon Representing Link To Summary Low-Ink Calendar Tiny Customized Icon Representing Link To Summary Plain and Detailed Combined Calendar

Past Calendars

Starting with the 2017-2018 calendars, we plan to leave up links to old calendars here after the years are ended.

Year Detailed Calendar Summary Evening-Morning Colorful Calendar Summary Plain Calendar Summary Low-Ink Calendar Summary Plain & Detailed Combined Calendar
2017-2018 Tiny Customized Icon Representing Link To Detailed Calendar Tiny Customized Icon Representing Link To Summary Colorful Calendar Tiny Customized Icon Representing Link To Summary Plain Calendar Tiny Customized Icon Representing Link To Summary Low-Ink Calendar Tiny Customized Icon Representing Link To Summary Plain and Detailed Combined Calendar

Other Resources

Just for your own educational and exploration purposes, we provide links to the following online resources and calculation tools regarding new moon visibility percentages, sunset, and moonset times, etc..:

Please REMEMBER - Some of these websites use the phrase "New Moon" but what they really mean is "Conjunction". Please don't get confused and think that the "New Moon" days they list are the real New Moon days, these are just dates of the conjunction which are a factor in predicting when the New Moon will actually be sighted.

  • UK Nautical Almanac Office Websurf 2.0 Visibility Indicator - At this link, you first accept their terms. At the next screen, click the Arrow next to "Crescent Moon Visibility" then click "Run this option". Then, click on the "Latitude, longitude, and time zone" Tab second from the right and enter a name for the location, longitude, latitude, and time zone and click "Enter". On the next screen, you will need to check the box to use dates and then put in a Start and End Date and click "Calculate". This will give you a data output that shows for that location the visibility conditions of the new moons between the start and the end date you entered.
  • UK Nautical Almanac Office Websurf Visibility Indicator - At this link, you first accept their terms. On the next page you click "Moon_Viz" on the left. Then you scroll down to the bottom and enter your longitude, latitude, time zone and click "Enter". On the screen after that, you enter the Roman year you want data for and click "OK". This will give you calculation results for the location at the longitude and latitude you picked estimating if the New Moon will be visible or not and under what conditions (e.g. easily visible or only visible under perfect conditions). This is the same data as is used to make moon visibility charts except in a data format.
  • Astronomical Applications Department of the U.S. Naval Observatory: Complete Sun and Moon Data for One Day - To find times of conjunction, sunset, moonset, and moon illumination percentage.
  • NASA's Sky Events Calendar for one Roman Month or Roman Year - This can be used to see the conjunctions and other data for a Roman month or year all in one place.
  • EliYah.com New Moon Visibility Charts - EliYah's charts clearly show regions of expected visibility.