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Jewish calendar

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Debby in Philly, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. Debby in Philly

    Debby in Philly Active Member

    Oct 31, 2003
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    When Jews say it is the year 5700 and something, exactly when are they counting from? What event?
  2. Deacon

    Deacon Well-Known Member
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    Aug 23, 2002
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    As I remember, it's from the creation of man.

    Ah, here it is...

    The 1st day of creation, on which G-d created existence, time, matter, darkness and light, was the 25th of Elul. (Rosh Hashanah, on which we mark "the beginning of Your works", is actually the 6th day of creation, on which the world attained attained the potential for the realization of its purpose, with the creation of the first man and woman, Adam and Eve. Rosh Hashanah is therefore the day from which the Jewish calendar begins to count the years of history; the 1st day of creation thus occurred on the 25th of Elul of what is termed -1 from creation.
    Parshah Bereishit (Genesis 1:1-6:8)


    [ October 21, 2005, 03:24 PM: Message edited by: Deacon ]
  3. Ed Edwards

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    Aug 20, 2002
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    From 1290-1656 Jews were banned from England.
    Bishop Uusher of Scotland in the 16th century (1501-1600)
    published a history of the world. In it he
    said that Adam was created in 4004 BC.
    4004BC is 2005+4004-1 = 6008 years ago.
    Had England been more tolerant of Jews, there would
    have been a Jew nearby to ask the question of.

    The Jewish year 5765AM began about 3 Oct 2005.

    The Jewish year sure blows the 7,000 years of the
    World theory to end soon. The 7,000 years
    of the World says that the last 1,000 years will be
    the promised Millennial Kingdom of Messiah Jesus.
    Well according to Uusher of Scotland we are
    8 years past the time when King Jesus should have
    come back to rule over us.