On Measuring Time: The Use of “Months”

The Hebrew marking of Abib as the first month of the year at the time of the Exodus was not the beginning of counting time by months, for notice the reading of Exodus 12:2, “This month shall be unto you the beginning of months”—they already had months, of which this was to be known as … [Read more…]

On Measuring Time: Determined by the Moon

We are particularly interested in how the Hebrews originally determined the time for beginning this sacred new year and how they counted the days and the months following. Several passages in the Bible show that the time of the months of the Hebrew year was determined by the moon. We read in Numbers 10:10: “Also … [Read more…]

On Measuring Time: Units of Time

Let us think about the units by which we measure time, and the source of those units. Some of these units of measurement are built into the created order. Others that we use every day are purely arbitrary. The first unit of time we want to consider is the year. A year is not an … [Read more…]

On Measuring Time: Introduction

Time is an intangible substance. We cannot label it as we would a book, or count it as we would count apples. Yet if human life is to be seen in perspective, in relation to events; if it is to be chronicled for the benefit of present or future generations, time must be counted and … [Read more…]

Brief History of Har-Megiddo

Hebrew for Hill of Megiddo, this is not the first time Har-Megiddo has been placed on the map for its theological significance (nor will it be the last). Located in the Jezreel Valley in Northern Israel, it is today a modern settlement. In ancient times it was an important city state in a strategic location. … [Read more…]