Numbers 28:11-13 Tree of Life Version (TLV)
Rosh Chodesh: New Moon
11 “On the first of the month you are to present to Adonai a burnt offering of two young bulls, one ram, and seven flawless male lambs a year old, 12 with three tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering with each bull, and two tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering with the ram, 13 and with each lamb a tenth of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering, a burnt offering as a pleasing aroma, an offering by fire to Adonai.
“Av (made up of the Hebrew Letters “Aleph” and “Vahv”) means “FATHER”.
It is customary to add the name “MENACHEM” which means “COMFORTER” or “CONSOLER” – so “MENACHEM AV” implying: “COMFORTING FATHER”
Abraham’s name in Hebrew is “Avraham” meaning “FATHER OF A MULTITUDE” or “FATHER OF MANY NATIONS”
The Hebrew month of “Av” is the ELEVENTH month on the HEBREW CIVIL CALENDAR (Genesis 1:1) and FIFTH MONTH on the HEBREW RE-BIRTH / NEW BIRTH CALENDAR (Exodus 12:1).
Sadly, The Hebrew Month of “Av” is ASSOCIATED with a lot of TRAGEDY in relation to Jewish HISTORY. This is very SIGNIFICANT for all who are BELIEVERS & FOLLOWERS OF YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH!
The FIRST & SECOND TEMPLES that were in Jerusalem were DESTROYED by the Romans. Additionally, many OTHER TRAGEDIES occurred in JEWISH HISTORY! Remember that the TEMPLES were a SYMBOL OF YAH’S DIVINE PRESENCE which is also called SHKINYINYAH GLORY!
It was On the “9th of Av” that the 10 of the SPIES that Moses had sent out to SPY ON THE PROMISED LAND (in order to know what was there in advance and REPORT BACK) SINNED AGAINST YAH by spreading RUMOURS THAT CAUSED FEAR & PANIC among the CHILDREN OF ISRAEL thereby causing YAH anger. YAH decreed that day (“9th of Av” that none of the 10 SPIES who sinned and their descendants would ENTER THE PROMISED LAND! Only the other 2 SPIES (Joshua & Caleb) who had FAITH in YAH that they would CONQUER the Giants would ENTER THE PROMISED LAND!
Check out Numbers 13 (TORAH PORTION “SHELACH” meaning “SEND”) .
The LOST BOOK OF THE BIBLE called BOOK OF JUBILEES (In Hebrew: Sefer Ha-Yobel) has a BREAKDOWN OF DATES OF BIBLICAL HISTORICAL EVENTS! Please do read it.
Once again, HAPPY NEW MONTH!!!
May YAH especially have MERCY upon us for all our SINS in YAHUSHUA’S name!
May our SORROWS BE TURNED INTO YAH’S JOY & DANCING throughout the COURSE of this month of “Av” in YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH’S (JESUS CHRIST’S / YESHUA’S) name!
Psalm 30; Psalm 51