NUMBERS 33.38. Aaron died on the 1st day of the fifth month (Abia).
LUKE 1:5. There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, a certain priest named Zacharias,of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth.
V.8. And it came to pass, that, while he (Zacharias) executed the priest’s office before God in the order of his course, (read 1 chron.24:1-19).
V.9. According to the custom of the priest’s office, his lot was to burn incense when he sent in to the temple of the Lord.
V.23.. And it came to pass, that, as soon as the days of his administration were accomplished, he departed to his own house.
V.24. And after those days (of his course)his wife Elizabeth conceived, and hid herself five months,…..
V.26. And in the sixth month (of Elizabeth’s pregnancy)the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,( read Vs. 27-30)
V.31. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. (read Vs.32-35)
V.36. And, behold, thy cousin Elizabeth, she has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.
1 Chronicles 24:4. (2 Chron.8:14) And there were more chief men found of the sons of Eleazer than of the sons of Ithamar; and thus were they divided. Among the sons of Eleazer there were sixteen chief men of the house of their fathers, and eight among the sons of Ithamar according to the house of their fathers.
V.5. Thus were they divided by lot, one sort with another; for the governors of the sanctuary, and governors of the house of God, were of the sons of Eleazer, and of the sons of Ithamar.
V.18….,the four and twentieth to Maaziah. (each services was two weeks)
V.19. These were the orderings of them in their services to come into the house of the lord, according to their manner, under Aaron their father, as the Lord God of Israel had commanded him.
The Jewish calendar is based on the new moon as the First day of the month.
NISAN or ABIB (Exodus 13:4) First Month -passover March/April
IVAR or ZIF (1kings 6:1) Second Month- April/May
SIVAN (Esther 8:9) Third Month-feast of
weeks, pentecost, harvest of first fruits. May/June
TAMMUZ (Jeremiah 39:2) Fourth Month June/July
AB or ABIA (NUMBERS 33:38) Fifth Month July/August
ELUL (Nehemiah 6:15) Sixth Month August/September
TISHRI (1kings 8:2) Seventh Month-feast of
tabernacles, atonement Ingathering. September/Oct
HESHVAN or BUL (1kings 6:38) Eighth Month October/November
KISLEV (Ezra 10:9) Ninth Month November/December
TEBETH (Esther 2:16) Tenth Month December/January
SHEBAT (Zechariah 1:7) Eleventh Month January/February
ADAR (Esther 3:7) Twelth Month February/March
CHRISTMAS is not the birthday of Jesus. It is an ugly misnomer for a pagan celebration known as SATURNALIA, observed as a time of understrained. Merrymaking and drunkenness; a time of wild revelry or tumult. It is absolute idolatry and an abomination before God. Do not partake in any of it.
LUKE 1:4. For lo,as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe (John the Baptist) leaped in my womb for joy.
Zacharias course was in the 5th month (ABIA) which was in the second half of July to the fristo few days of Augst. Mary became pregnant in the time of Elizabeth’sixth month-i.e. early January the following year.Jesus is born aobut ine months later in the beginning of October. His term could have been a bit less than nine months also-look at the time of Exodus 1:15-19.
Also Read LEVITICUS 23:24-32. (Jesus was born to be out atonement –v.27)
V.27. Also on the 10th day of the seventh month (approx.1st October.) there shall be a day of atonement: It shall be a holy convocation unto you;and you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord.
ISAIAH 4:2-4. (Jesus comes with a spirit of judgement and a spirit of burning-afflict your souls…. the refiners fire-Mal.3:1-3.
LUKE 2:25:32. (Jesus circumcised under the law-then to the priest 33days on.)
V.25. And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.
V.26. And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.
V.27. And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law (Lev.12:1-8),
V.28. Then took he him up in his arms, land blessed God, and said,
V.29. Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy Word:
V.30. For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
V.31. Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;
V.32. A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.
Jesus was born to be the saviour, the redeemer, the atoner of the sins of many.
ISAIAH 53:10-12 Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him (Jesus) ; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his(Jesus) soul an offering for sin, he shall seehis seed (Those of the seed of promise-Gal.3:13-16),he shall prolong his days (eternal life), and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.
V.11. He shall see of the travail of his (Jesus) soul, and shall be satisfied: by his (Jesus) knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many (not all); for he (Jesus) shall bear their iniquities.
V.12. Therefore will I divide him (Jesus) a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong (those who are saved); because he (Jesus) hath poured out his soul unto death; and he (Jesus) was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sins of many (not all), and made intercession for the transgressors.