CHINESE AND JEWISH CALENDAR SIMILARITIES

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

A similarity exists in the Biblical calendar of the Jews and in the traditional
Chinese calendar; they both are lunar-solar.  This is the only correct calendar
from the requirement of Genesis 1:14.  In a lunar calendar each month begins
at new moon, the narrowest half-circle of moonlight in the sky.  Each month is
actually 291/2 days so the months alternate 30 days, 29 days, 30 days, etc.  The
lunar year has 3543/8 days in twelve months but the solar year has 3651/4 days,
(the time the earth makes one orbit of the sun).  Chinese and Jewish calendars
equalise the lunar and solar year lengths the same way, by a thirteenth month
added whenever needed.  This works out practically in a nineteen-year cycle
wherein twelve years of every nineteen years have 12 months and seven years
have 13 months.  Nineteen years contain 235 lunar months; so in this way the
moon keeps time, and the sun keeps time, and the years keep to the seasons.

I want to wish my Chinese friends the most happiest of the New Year of the Dragon …like us, the Jewish world, the Chinese calendar was created before the common era. For me it is the year 5772. I embrace the Dragon & strive to live in the same fierce way. L’Chaim!!!

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One Comment to “CHINESE AND JEWISH CALENDAR SIMILARITIES”

  1. “Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph … and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.” -2 Corinthians 2:14

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