Some Thoughts on the Issue of Calendars

Within Messianic and Hebrew Roots circles, the issue of the correct calendar comes up often. Many separate over days and times, and perhaps for some legitimate reasons. We know calendar issues were debated in the first century as well. The Qumran sect may have had a solar calendar at one period in the community’s existence. But the Temple seemed to have a calendar most agreed upon. In this article, Tim Hegg looks at the first century and what we can learn from their practice. Hegg looks at various aspects of this issue, and investigates what calendar Yeshua used. If we can determine what calendar Yeshua used, we as disciples of Yeshua should, therefore, keep the same calendar. In conclusion, Hegg suggests we as believers accept Yeshua as our model for the calendar. 

Thoughts on Rosh Chodesh: What the Bible teaches us about Rosh Chodesh?

In practical terms, how can our celebration of Rosh Chodesh reinforce the expectations of God’s appointed times? Moreover, does the Bible direct us to do something during this time? Tim Hegg investigates Biblical passages relating to underlying assumptions about the celebration of Rosh Chodesh. In conclusion, he shows that the primary commandments of the Torah relating to Rosh Chodesh were given to the priests in their role of announcing the new moon…