Rosh Hashanah is often called the feast which no man knows the day or hour – since it officially begins with the sighting of the new moon. Some prophecy instructors teach that the rapture of the Church will take place on Rosh Hashanah since there is a connection to a trumpet blast and the difficulty in determining the day and hour, “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only…Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect,” Matthew 24:36, 44.
Others teach that the fullness of the Gentiles is number-specific and not tied to any Jewish holiday.
Often called the Jewish New Year, this day is believed to be the anniversary for the creation of the first man and woman in the Garden of Eden – Adam and Eve. To this day, those Jews who believe the biblical accounting of time to be literal accept the calculation of the Tannaim (sages) dating Creation to the year 3761 B.C.E. They determined, basing their work upon the Bible’s account of lifetimes and kingdoms, the period of time from Creation to a known date, in this case, the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 C.E.
According to the Hebrew calendar, the year just begun is 5779. If we subtract 2018 – the current year in the secular, or Gregorian, calendar – from that, we arrive at Year One being 3761 B.C.E. (before the Common Era).
Jewish kings began their reign on Rosh Hashanah giving credence to the possibility that Christ will return following the Day of the Lord (or 7 year tribulation period) on the New Year.
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