The Biblical New Year is the Creator’s designated New Year!
The evidence is straight from witnesses in Scripture.
There is no substantial reason for anyone to continue the millennium’s old tradition
of celebrating on January 1st or any other date determined by man.
When Is the Biblical New Year?
- The first month of the Biblical year is March/April on the Gregorian calendar and is called the month of the Abib (or Aviv). Abib means fresh, young barley ears.
- The first month of the year is when Passover and the Early Feasts occur.
- Exodus 12:2 means that the month Abib is the first month, or head of the year, or Rosh HaShana.
- After the destruction of the Temple and the carrying of the people of Israel into Babylon, the term Nisan entered into the language and Abib was no longer used. Abib is the condition of a crop; Nisan is the name of a month.
- In America, the New Year is celebrated on January 1st. Secular Jews, Jews of Judaism, and Messianic Believers who incorporate Jewish traditions, celebrate the Jewish New Year on Tishri 1st. According to Scripture, Tishri 1st is the first day of the seventh month which is the Feast of Trumpets or Yom Teruah.
Is the Jewish Rosh HaShana and the Biblical New Year the Same?
- The Jewish Community Celebrates the New Year in the fall season at sundown on Rosh Hashanah or Yom Teruah, The Feast of Trumpets. However, the Jewish Community calls it the New Year although Yom Teruah is the 7th Month on the Biblical and Jewish Calendars. Those who follow Rosh Hashanah in the seventh month are following what was established by Judaism and the Rabbis.
- The first month of the Biblical year is March/April on the Gregorian calendar and is called the month of the Abib (or Aviv). We have to follow YeHoVaH’s reckoning of time in order to be at the right place for His appointed times.
Why Do We Celebrate the Biblical New Year?
- Although we are not commanded to celebrate the New Year, in order to keep the Commandment of Deuteronomy 16:1, we observe the beginning of the month and celebrate it!
- Those who celebrate January 1st as the New Year are following what was established by Caesar, not established by YeHoVaH!
Why Is it Important to Observe the Biblical New Year?
- The New Year was instituted by YeHoVaH. We are commanded to observe the first month of the year and given instructions on how to determine the first month. The first month is determined when the renewed moon is sighted and the barleyis Abib/Aviv. By Following YeHoVaH’s reckoning of time, we do not fall prey to Judaism’s or Christianity’s reckoning of time and will be better prepared for the return of Messiah.
- It is critically important to accurately determine the beginning of the 1st month of the year with the barley being Abib and the sighting of the renewed moon. That date determines the dates of Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits, and Pentecost.
- By Following YeHoVaH’s reckoning of time, we do not fall prey to Judaism’s or Christianity’s reckoning of time and will be better prepared for the return of Messiah.
How Are We to Celebrate the New Year?
- Because the Biblical New Year is also the beginning of the month, we blow the trumpet as described in Scripture.
- There are no other specific Biblical Instructions for the celebration of the Biblical New Year.