The Creation Calendar shows Hebrew
Isaiah 53 from the Aleppo Codex
Using the Creation Calendar
The duration of the Creation Calendar is 7000 years beginning with the creation of the universe. This website can display Hebrew Months for any year within the range 3986 B.C.E. to 3015 C.E. Use the navigation box located at the top of this page to view Hebrew Months on the Creation Calendar. There are two ways to access months. Enter a Gregorian/Julian calendar date (Day, Month, Year) to go to the Hebrew Month in which that date is found, or directly select a Hebrew Month and a Gregorian/Julian year. The abbreviation C.E. means Common Era and B.C.E. means Before Common Era. Click on B.C.E to access years before 1 C.E.
Spiritual Years begin in the spring around March or April on the Gregorian/Julian calendar, and Hebrew Months are numbered from the beginning of the Spiritual Year. The navigation box utililizes Gregorian/Julian years and Hebrew Months. The convention chosen to identify Spiritual Years on this website is to use the corresponding Gregorian/Julian year in which the Spiritual Year begins.
Gregorian or Julian Date
If you know a Gregorian/Julian
Select by Hebrew Month
If you know which Hebrew Month
C.E. and B.C.E. Buttons
Select C.E. for Gregorian/Julian years
View Calendar Button
Once you have selected either a
The Calendar Page
After pressing the View Calendar button, a calendar page appears displaying the selected Hebrew Month. The sample calendar page below shows Hebrew Month 1 in Spiritual Year 5975 which began in Gregorian year 1989 C.E. This example will be used to demonstrate helpful features of the Creation Calendar.
(See detail below)
Week Day Header
Shows the Hebrew names
New Moon Day
Months begin at sundown
A yellow rectangle at the
Colors other than tan
All the Sabbaths of
Names in red, blue, and
Hebrew Months usually
The Month Header
Seal of Israel (Home Button)
7000 Year Timeline
Jubilee Cycle Timeline
Day Number Format
Print PDF Button
A Hebrew Year can have either 12 or 13 months. Hebrew Months are designated by numbers. The month number is located in the upper left corner of the Month Header.
Seal of Israel
This stylized seal of Israel in the Month Header also serves as a clickable button for going back to the TorahCalendar.com home page.
This bar graphic represents the Spiritual Year. Numbers on the bar graphic correspond to Hebrew Months within that year. On the Spiritual Year bar, a red square enclosing a month number indicates which Hebrew Month is being displayed. By clicking on these numbers, you can quickly navigate to other months within the year. The Spiritual Year begins in the spring on Day 1 of Month 1 which is in March or April on the Gregorian calendar. The annual festival cycle begins in Month 1 of the Spiritual Year. Israelite kings historically reckoned their reigns from Month 1.
Red square showing Hebrew Month 1 selected
12 Month Spiritual Regular Year bar
13 Month Spiritual Leap Year bar
This bar graphic represents the Civil Year. Numbers on this bar graphic correspond to month numbers of the overlapping Spiritual year. The Civil Year begins in the fall in Month 7 in September or October on the Gregorian calendar. The Civil Year is the offset and the complement to the Spiritual Year. The Jubilee Cycle is determined from the Civil Year which begins in Month 7 of the Spiritual Year. The fall festivals occur in Month 7 which is the first month of the Civil Year. Judean kings historically reckoned their reigns from Month 7.
Color coding helps
Regular Civil Years
The Spiritual Year
The corresponding Civil Year
Civil Years always begin in
This bar graphic represents two sequential Julian years before October 14, 1582 C.E. and two sequential Gregorian years after this date. It is labeled with letters that correspond to the Gregorian month names (J for January, F for February, etc.). All of the year bar graphics shown are precisely positioned in relation to each other and to their alignment with the seasons. The seasons are color coded, labeled and are shown in the background as part of the Month Header.
Next Calendar Year
The Creation Calendar displays 7000 years based on the 50 Year Jubilee Cycle of Scripture. This 7000 year timeline has been restored through diligent analysis of the Jubilee Cycle as found in Ezekiel 40:1. The Jubilee Cycle consists of 50 Civil Years - seven Shemittah Cycles and a Jubilee Year. A Shemittah Cycle consists of seven Civil Years where the seventh year is a Sabbatical Year. The Jubilee Cycle Timeline on the Month Header is subdivided into three rows. The top row is divided into 50 small tiles, where each tile represents a Civil Year in the Jubilee Cycle. The second row shows the seven Shemittah Cycles plus the Jubilee Year shown as the last tile on the far right. The bottom row shows the entire duration of the Jubilee Cycle. A red border enclosing one of the Civil Year tiles, indicates which Civil Year is being displayed. The seven Sabbatical years are color coded light blue, and the Jubilee Year at the right end of the bar is color coded purple. By clicking any of the 50 Civil Year tiles on this bar, you can quickly navigate to other years within the Jubilee Cycle.
Jubilee Cycle 120
Numbered Civil Years
Line connecting the
Red border indicates which
Small tiles represent
7 year blocks known
Bar representing the
In this example, the red square is
In this example, Jubilee Year 120,
The complete Creation Calendar spans 7000 years. This 7000 Year Timeline is divided into 140 Jubilee Cycles. Each position on the scale represents one 50 year Jubilee Cycle. The years from creation are shown in 1000 year increments above the timeline. The Jubilee Cycles from creation are shown in 20 cycle increments below the timeline. By clicking on this bar, you can quickly navigate to other Jubilee Cycles within the 7000 Year Plan of Elohim.
Hebrew Years since creation
Line connecting the 7000 Year Timeline
Jubilee Cycles since creation
Red rectangle shows which
The colored bars aligned underneath the 7000 Year Timeline represent the various ages in the 7000 Year Plan of Elohim. The Present Age is color coded turquoise. The Age of Desolation is color coded purple. The Age of Instruction is color coded orange. The world is currently in the Age of the Messiah which is color coded green. The Age of Life or the Millennial Kingdom is color coded blue.
There are 140 Jubilee Cycles in 7000 years. Navigate to any Jubilee Cycle by clicking on the 7000 Year Timeline. The solid, red rectangle appearing on this timeline, indicates which Jubilee Cycle is being displayed. A line drawn upwards from this red rectangle connects it to the Jubilee Cycle Timeline where individual Civil Years can be selected. Navigate to any Hebrew Month in the 7000 Year Plan of Elohim by first clicking on 7000 Year Timeline, then on the Jubilee Cycle Timeline and finally on the appropriate Hebrew Month on the Spiritual Year bar.
A unique day number is displayed at the bottom of each Hebrew Day rectangle on the Creation Calendar. Day numbers are sequential and are useful for counting the number of days between different dates. On the Creation Calendar, every Hebrew Day is numbered in the 7000 Year Plan of Elohim. The Julian Day number is a system of long-term consecutive numbering, used by astronomers and historians, in which Julian Day 0 is equivalent to Greenwich noon on Monday, January 1, 4713 B.C.E. on the proleptic (retro-calculated) Julian Calendar. The Julian Day numbering system was invented in 1583 C.E. by Joseph Justus Scaliger (1540-1609). This was shortly after the Gregorian calendar reform on October 4, 1582 C.E. Numbers displayed in green show the Julian Day number. Numbers displayed in purple show the Creation Day number which reckons days from Day One (Yom Echad) of the creation of the physical universe on Yom Rishon, Day 1, Month 7, Year 1 on the Creation Calendar. The moment this day began is equivalent to 16:05 [±30 minutes] Universal Time on Saturday, October 7, 3986 B.C.E. on the proleptic Julian Calendar. Either day number format can be chosen by clicking on the appropriate button in the Display Using box.
Creation Day number selected
Julian Day number selected
Click this button to go back to the previous web page from which you came.
Click this button to download a PDF of the displayed calendar page. A popup menu will appear with an option to open using a PDF reader, or to save the PDF as a file on your computer. The PDF is automatically scaled for printing.
The Creation Calendar identifies special days such as festival days, fast days, the modern state of Israel's civil holidays and other important days using specially colored backgrounds. Below is a color key which identifies the background colors used for designating these special days.
Light tan is the default color used for common ordinary calendar days.
Sabbaths & High Sabbaths
Dark blue represents weekly Sabbaths and the seven High Sabbaths or appointed times of יהוה . According to Leviticus 23, everyone is commanded to observe and to rest on these days.
Intermediate Festival Days
Light blue represents festival days on which work is permitted.
Minor Festival Days
Purple designates minor festival days. These are festivals which are recorded in Scripture or in other historical sources. Observance of these is optional and not commanded in Scripture.
Minor Fast Days
Orange indicates minor fasts which are found in Scripture and other sources. They are shown for their historical relevance and are not commanded in Scripture.
Minor Festival Sabbath Days
This combination of blue and purple is used whenever a minor festival day occurs on a weekly Sabbath.
Israel's Civil Holidays.
Green designates the modern state of Israel's civil holidays as they appear on the Creation Calendar. Israel currently observes its civil holidays on the Rabbinic Calendar.
Jubilee New Year
This blue-green color is used to indicate the beginning of a Jubilee Year. The Jubilee Year occurs every 50 years and begins on Day 10 of Month 7, also known as Yom Kippur.
Minor Fast Before Passover
Light blue and orange is for the special case when the Fast of the Firstborn falls on the preparation day for the Passover Seder. The Passover occurs at sundown commencing Day 14 of Month 1.
New Moon Days (can be any color)
A superimposed crescent moon over any background color denotes a Rosh Chodesh in Jerusalem at sundown that day. It marks the end of the current month and the start of the next one.
Equinoxes and Solstices
An equinox is defined as the time when the apparent geocentric longitude of the sun (that is, calculated by including the effects of aberration and nutation) is either 0 degrees (the spring equinox) or 180 degrees (the fall equinox). On the day of an equinox, daytime and nighttime are approximately the same anywhere on the earth. In the northern hemisphere, the spring equinox denotes the transition from winter to spring, whereas the fall equinox marks the transition from summer to fall. The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year, and the summer solstice is the longest for observers in the northern hemisphere. The spring equinox is used to determine when the Spiritual Year begins which is the process of intercalation.
Intercalation is the method of determining when to insert an extra month (a leap Month 13) in order to keep the Spiritual Year synchronized with the seasons. In an intercalated Hebrew Year, Month 12 has also been called Adar א Aleph (Adar I) and the following intercalary Month 13 has been called Adar ב Bet (Adar II). The seasons are ruled by the sun, and the spring equinox is the demarcation point for the solar year in the Creation Calendar. The Creation Calendar always places Day 15 of Month 1 on or after the Hebrew Day of the spring equinox. The following colors and shapes are used on the Creation Calendar for displaying the equinoxes and solstices.
Equinox or Solstice
A yellow rectangle at the bottom of a day indicates an equinox or solstice event occurs during that day. The precise time of the event is displayed inside this yellow rectangle area.
Equinox or Solstice After Sunset
If an equinox or solstice event occurs after sunset in Jerusalem on the Gregorian/Julian date listed in almanacs, then a yellow triangle appears for that day. A yellow rectangle indicates the equinox or solstice event on the correct Hebrew Day.
Calendar Day Detail
Each day rectangle displayed in the Creation Calendar displays the Hebrew Day of the Hebrew Month, and the corresponding dates on the Gregorian/Julian calendar. Some days provide additional information. The following diagram explains possible types of information that can be shown on calendar days.
The Day Number
This is the day number
This is where the names
The upper righthand
The three middle rows can
Julian Day Numbers
Julian Day Numbers are used by
Hebrew days occur between
The 24 Priestly Courses
When the sacrificial system was in operation, the Levitical priests were divided into shifts which operated on a rotation basis. These shift rotations are referred to as the priestly divisions or the sacerdotal courses. It is certain that the 24 Priestly Courses operated on a continuous 168 day cycle with 24 shifts of 7 days.
According to 1 Chronicles 24:3-19, the 24 Priestly Courses were actually devised by David along with Zadok II and Ahimelech II in 966 B.C.E. as can be gleaned from 2 Chronicles 8:12-14.
The 24 Priestly Courses began with Course 1 - Jehoiarib on
Yom Teruah on New Moon 7 in 951 B.C.E.
which was also on the first
day of Shemittah Cycle 426. Course 1 -
Jehoiarib would have been on duty when the First Temple burned on the Fast of Month 5
Day 9 / Month 5 in 599 B.C.E.
The Talmud in Arachin 11B indicates and the Creation Calendar confirms that
Course 1 - Jehoiarib was in fact on duty that week.
Identifying the 24 Priestly Courses
During the time when the 24 Priestly Courses were operating, the Creation Calendar displays a large number on each weekly Sabbath. This number corresponds to the number of a particular Priestly Course which assumed responsibility for the temple until the next weekly Sabbath. One Course concluded its service as another assumed control in the midst of a weekly Sabbath.
Numbering of the 24 Priestly Courses:
The Calibration of the 24 Priestly Courses on the Creation Calendar
Figure 1: Priestly Course 1 (951 B.C.E.)
Solomon initiated the 24 Priestly Courses starting with Course 1 - Jehoiarib on New Moon 7 in 951 B.C.E. at the dedication of the First Temple as David commanded in 2 Chronicles 8:12-14.
Figure 2: Priestly Course 1 (599 B.C.E.)
The First Temple burned between Day 7-10 of Month 5 in 599 B.C.E. according to the account in 2 Kings 25:8-9 and Jeremiah 52:12-13. Course 1 - Jehoiarib was on duty at this time according to Arachin 11B.
Figure 3: Priestly Course 8 (4 B.C.E.)
Zachariah drew the lot to burn incense in 4 B.C.E. when Gabriel appeared and told him he would have a son named John. Zachariah was from Course 8 - Abijah according to Luke 1:5.
Figure 4: Priestly Course 5 (70 C.E.)
The daily sacrifice was suspended on Day 17 / Month 4 in 70 C.E. according to Josephus in Wars 6 / 93-94 and Arachin 11B. This was the last day of Course 4 - Seorim and the first day of Course 5 - Malchijah.
However, Luke 1:5-23 indicates that this continuous 168 day cycle of the 24 Priestly Courses was observed faithfully for over 1000 years until the end of the Second Temple Period in 70 C.E. For the Creation Calendar confirms that the Course 8 - Abijah was from Day 21 / Month 3 to Day 28 / Month 3 in 4 B.C.E. John was conceived on New Moon 4 and he was born on New Moon 1 in 3 B.C.E. exactly 6 months before יהושע the Messiah was born on New Moon 7 in 3 B.C.E.
This evidence proves that the 24 Priestly Courses ran in a constant cycle of 168 days (24 X 7) from the time Solomon instituted them on New Moon 7 in 951 B.C.E. until the daily sacrifice failed on the Fast of Month 4 in 70 C.E. Course 4 - Seorim was finishing and Course 5 - Malchijah was scheduled to begin the day the daily sacrifice failed.
The 24 Priestly Courses ran for 2217 complete cycles ending in the 2218th cycle. They were observed faithfully for 1019 years, 10 months and 21 days. For more information on the 24 Priestly Courses, consult Question 213 in the Discipleship Study Questions.
Viewing the Rosh Chodesh
When viewing any month on the Creation Calendar, it is possible to view how the new moon appears in the evening sky in Jerusalem for either the beginning or end of the month shown. Click on the number 1 on the first day of the month to see a graphic of the new moon which begins this month. Click on the number 29 or 30 on the last day of the month to see a graphic of the new moon which ends this month.
Click on this Number to
Click on this Number to
All data pertaining specifically to any new moon graphic, such as sunset time, moonset time, lag time and best crescent sighting time, are displayed below the graphic and can be viewed by scrolling down.
Viewing Solar and Lunar Eclipses
There are 16,645 solar eclipses and 16,874 lunar eclipses in the 7000 Year Plan of Elohim. Eclipses occur
every few months and are important signs provided by Elohim. Ultimately, eclipses
allow man to calibrate the Scriptural Jubilee Cycle. All eclipses can be viewed in the Hebrew Months
where they occur. Separate icons for solar and lunar eclipses
may be seen on the particular Hebrew Days in which they occur. The same eclipse icon is also
shown on the left side of the Month Header at the top of the Calendar page. Clicking on an eclipse icon opens the Eclipse Viewer
pop-up window where the eclipse can be studied.
Lunar Eclipse Viewer
The Eclipse Viewer pop-up window appears immediately after clicking on the Lunar Eclipse Icon. This window can be dragged around by clicking and holding down on the border to permit repositioning the Viewer window anywhere on the screen. Click the red X button in the upper right corner to close the Eclipse Viewer window.
Map View Tab
Maximum Eclipse Icon
Shaded zones shown on the Lunar Eclipse Map display which phase of the eclipse will be potentially visible at various geographic locations during the course of the eclipse. Lunar eclipse phases can consist of the Penumbral, Partial and Total phases. In general, the darker shaded areas see fewer phases while the lighter shaded areas see the most. The diagram in the example below is for a Total Lunar Eclipse which includes all phases. Other types of lunar eclipses may show fewer shaded areas. For example, in the case of a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, there are only three zones displayed.
The eclipse cannot be seen at any time anywhere in this area.
Viewers here only see the first contact of the Penumbral phase.
Viewers here also see the first contact of the Partial phase.
Viewers here also see the first contact of the Total phase.
Viewers here also see the last contact of the Total Phase.
Viewers here also see the last contact of the Partial phase.
Viewers here also see the last contact of the Penumbral phase and so would see all phases of the eclipse.
Solar Eclipse Viewer
The Eclipse Viewer pop-up window appears immediately after clicking on the Solar Eclipse Icon. This window can be dragged around by clicking and holding down on the border to permit repositioning the Viewer window anywhere on the screen. Click the red X button in the upper right corner to close the Eclipse Viewer window.
Map View Tab
Maximum Eclipse Icon
Solar Eclipse Path
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