The Hebraic Biblical New Year

Is January 1st the true New Year?

Yoel ben Yisrael


The New Year?

3…2….1… Happy New Year! Many in the Occident have recently done the aforementioned. They had their eyes glued to the television. Their laptop. Or perhaps their cellular phones, respectively. They watched the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. Many gathered in New York City, to watch the ball drop in Times Square. Many have sent Happy New Year greetings to family, friends, and contemporaries, wishing them a Happy 2022. For the dominant pop culture says that the New Year is here. However, what does the Hebrew Bible say? Let’s see!

The Hebraic Scriptural New Year

Yahweh said to Mosheh and Aharon in the land of Egypt; He said, “You are to begin your calendar with this month; it will be the first month of the year for you. (Exodus 12:1–2, CJB)

Observe the month of Abib and keep Pesach to Yahweh to Yahweh your God; for in the month of Abib, Yahweh your God brought you out of Egypt at night. (Deuteronomy 16:1, CJB)

We see here in Exodus 12:2, what Yahweh says to Mosheh and Aharon. Yah says that their calendar is to begin with this month. It will prove to be the first month of the year for you. Which month specifically, is being spoken of here? Deuteronomy 16:1 helps us all out. In this…