YAH’S APPOINTED TIMES/FEASTS/FESTIVALS existed in the HEAVENS from the “Beginning of Time”

SHALOM!

When reading the TORAH Portions: “NOACH” and “VAYERA”, we learn some important TRUTHS regarding YAH’S plans for mankind in terms SEASONS, etc.

When YAHUVEH GOD created the world, HE anticipated/perceived that there would be Gentiles and HIS OWN CHOSEN SPECIAL PEOPLE. YAHUVEH GOD specifically told Moses to write down that HIS appointed/set/scheduled Days and Seasons were to be observed as instructed by the Children of Israel for all generations and that they should be careful not to forsake YAH’S ordained Calendar because if they did and/or do, they would find themselves observing the GENTILE FEASTS which are an ABOMINATION and PAGAN before YAH! Observation of YAH’S set Calendar is a sign of  truly belonging to YAH (one of the signs)!

 

According to the Books of Jubilees and Jasher, YAH’S Appointed Festivals (yearly) actually existed right from the beginning of time even before the earth was formed and before mankind ever started observing them on earth. In fact, special events occurred on those very days right from the beginning of time. This is why it is said that there are LAYERS OF HISTORY and MEANINGS on YAH’S Calendar (a.k.a Hebrew/Jewish Calendar).

Examples are as follows:

The FIRST EVER FEAST OF WEEKS/SHAVUOT/PENTECOST was observed and celebrated by Noah after the GREAT FLOOD!

 

The FIRST EVER FEAST OF BOOTHS/TABERNACLES/SUKKOT/SUCCOT was observed and celebrated by Abraham after the 3 Holy Angels’ visit announcing the good news of the Sarah’s Conception of Isaac.

 

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According to the Book of Jubilees, flooding the earth stopped in the month of Cheshvan/Heshvan (2nd month of the year at the time), however Noah did not come out of the Ark until the month of Sivan (was the 9th month of the year at the time). When Noah and his family came out of the Ark, Noah made a SIN SACRIFICE unto YAHUVEH GOD to atone for all the sins of mankind on the earth which had been committed before the Great Flood and also to open a New Chapter of mankind on earth. The AROMA of the SIN SACRIFICE pleased YAHUVEH GOD so very much that HE made a COVENANT with Noah and all his descendants after him. The COVENANT SIGN was the BOW/RAIN BOW appearance in the sky. This COVENANT was made during the FEAST OF WEEKS/SHAVUOT/PENTECOST. YAHUVEH GOD then told Noah and his family to celebrate the FEAST from then on going forward through the generations on earth. Noah did until his death. Then his children stopped observing and celebrating the FEAST. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob/Israel did learn about the FEAST through Abraham and celebrated it throughout their days. Then when the Children of Israel went to Egypt, they forgot and stopped observing and celebrating the FEAST until the time they arrived on the Mountain where Moses received the TORAH.

Through this account, we learn that in HEAVEN, the FEAST OF WEEKS/SHAVUOT/PENTECOST was actually observed and celebrated in the HEAVENS from the BEGINNING OF TIME on a yearly basis at the APPOINTED TIME even before Noah was commanded to observe and celebrate it.

According to YAHUVEH GOD, when HE created the earth and everything in it, HE made every year to have 364 days altogether:

EVENT

YEAR

MONTH

DAY

Day of Remembrance, and

Day of the Seasons in the 4 Divisions of the Year with 13 weeks in between each

Noah was bidden by YAHUVEH GOD to make himself an Ark

Every year for eternity

New Moon of the 1st Month

Day 1 & 2

Day of Remembrance, and

Day of the Seasons in the 4 Divisions of the Year within 13 weeks in between each

The mouths of the depths of the abysses beneath were closed.

Every year for eternity

New Moon of the 4th Month

Day 1 & 2

Day of Remembrance, and

Day of the Seasons in the 4 Divisions of the Year with 13 weeks in between each

All the mouths of the abysses of the earth were opened, and the waters began to descend into them.

Every year for eternity

New Moon of the 7th Month

Day 1 & 2

Day of Remembrance, and

Day of the Seasons in the 4 Divisions of the Year with 13 weeks in between each

The tops of the mountains were seen, and Noah was glad.

Every year for eternity

New Moon of the 10th Month

Day 1 & 2

And all the days of the commandment will be two and fifty weeks of days, and (these will make) the entire year complete. Thus it is engraven and ordained on the heavenly tables. And there is no neglecting (this commandment) for a single -year or from year to year. And command thou the children of Israel that they observe the years according to this reckoning-three hundred and sixty-four days, and (these) will constitute a complete year, and they will not disturb its time from its days and from its feasts; for everything will fall out in them according to their testimony, and they will not leave out any day nor disturb any feasts. ……

 

The account in the Book of Jubilees is as follows:

Noah’s Sacrifice; God’s Covenant with him (cf. Gen. viii. 20-ix. 17). Instructions to Moses about eating of Blood, the Feast of Weeks, etc., and Division of the Year (vi. 1-38).

V1. And on the new moon of the third month he went forth from the ark, and built an altar on that mountain. 8 2. And he made atonement for the earth, 9 and took a kid and made atonement by its blood for

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all the guilt of the earth; for everything that had been on it had been destroyed, save those that were in the ark with Noah. 3. And he placed the fat thereof on the altar, and he took an ox, and a goat, and a sheep and kids, and salt, and a turtle-dove, and the young of a dove, and placed a burnt sacrifice on the altar, and poured thereon an offering mingled with oil, and sprinkled wine and strewed frankincense over everything, and caused a goodly savour to arise, acceptable before the Lord. 1 4. And the Lord smelt the goodly savour, 2 and He made a covenant with him that there should not be any more a flood to destroy the earth; 3 that all the days of the earth seed-time and harvest should never cease; cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night should not change their order, nor cease for ever. 4 5. “And you, increase ye and multiply upon the earth, and become many upon it, and be a blessing upon it. 5 The fear of you and the dread of you I shall inspire in everything that is on earth and in the sea. 6 6. And behold I have given unto you all beasts, and all winged things, and everything that moveth on the earth, and the fish in the waters, and all things for food; as the green herbs, I have given you all things to eat. 77. But flesh, with the life thereof, with the blood, ye shall not eat; for the life of all flesh is in the blood, lest your blood of your lives be required. At the hand of every man, at the hand of every (beast), shall I require the blood of man. 8 8. Whoso sheddeth man’s blood by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God made He man. 9 9. And you, increase ye, and multiply on the earth.” 10. And Noah and his sons swore that they would not eat

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any blood that was in any flesh, and he made a covenant before the Lord God for ever throughout all the generations of the earth in this month. 11. On this account He spake to thee 1 that thou shouldst make a covenant with the children of Israel in this month upon the mountain with an oath, and that thou shouldst sprinkle blood 2 upon them because of all the words of the covenant, which the Lord made with them for ever. 12. And this testimony is written concerning you that you should observe it continually, so that you should not eat on any day any blood of beasts or birds or cattle during all the days of the earth, and the man who eateth the blood of beast or of cattle or of birds during all the days of the earth, he and his seed shall be rooted out of the land. 13. And do thou command the children of Israel to eat no blood, so that their names and their seed may be before the Lord our God continually. 3 14. And for this law there is no limit of days, for it is for ever. They shall observe it throughout their generations, so that they may continue supplicating on your behalf with blood before the altar; 4 every day and at the time of morning and evening they shall seek forgiveness 5 on your behalf perpetually before the Lord that they may keep it and not be rooted out. 15 And He gave to Noah 6 and his sons a sign that there should not again be a flood on the earth. 16. He set His bow in the cloud for a sign of the eternal covenant that there should not again be a flood on the earth to destroy it all the days of the earth. 7 17. For this reason it is ordained and written on the heavenly tables, that they should celebrate the feast

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of weeks 1 in this month once a year, to renew the covenant every year. 18. And this whole festival was celebrated in heaven from the day of creation till the days of Noah-twenty-six jubilees and five weeks of years: and Noah and his sons observed it for seven jubilees and one week of years, till the day of Noah’s death, and from the day of 

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Noah’s death his sons did away with (it) until the days of Abraham, and they ate blood. 2 19. But Abraham observed it, and Isaac and Jacob and his children observed it up to thy days, and in thy days the children of Israel forgot it until ye celebrated it anew on this mountain. 20. And do thou command the children of Israel to observe this festival in all their generations for a commandment unto them: one day 3 in the year in this month they shall celebrate the festival. 21. For it is the feast of weeks and the feast of first-fruits: 4 this feast is twofold and of a double nature: 5 according to what is written and engraven concerning it celebrate it. 22. For I have written in the book of the first law, 6 in that which I have written for thee, that thou shouldst celebrate it in its season, one day 7 in the year, and I explained to thee its sacrifices that the children of Israel should remember and should celebrate it throughout their generations in this month, one day in every year. 23. And on the new moon of the first month, and on the new moon of the fourth

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month, and on the new moon of the seventh month, and on the new moon of the tenth month are the days of remembrance, and the days of the seasons in the four divisions of the year. 1 These are written and ordained as a testimony for ever. 24. And Noah ordained them for himself as feasts for the generations for ever, so that they have become thereby a memorial unto him. 25. And on the new moon of the first month he was bidden to make for himself an ark, and on that (day) the earth became dry and he opened (the ark) and saw the earth. 26. And on the new moon of the fourth month the mouths of the depths of the abysses beneath were closed. And on the new moon of the seventh month all the mouths of the abysses of the earth were opened, and the waters began to descend into them. 2 27. And on the new moon of the tenth month the tops of the mountains were seen, and Noah was glad. 3 28. And on this account he ordained them for himself as feasts for a memorial for ever, and thus are they ordained. 29. And they placed them on the heavenly tables, each had thirteen weeks; from one to another (passed) their memorial, from the first to the second, and from the second to the third, and from the third to the fourth. 30. And all the days of the commandment will be two and fifty weeks of days, and (these will make) the entire year complete. 4 31. Thus it is engraven and ordained on the heavenly tables. And

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there is no neglecting (this commandment) for a single -year or from year to year. 32. And command thou the children of Israel that they observe the years according to this reckoning-three hundred and sixty-four days, and (these) will constitute a complete year, and they will not disturb its time from its days and from its feasts; for everything will fall out in them according to their testimony, and they will not leave out any day nor disturb any feasts. 1 33. But if they do neglect and do not observe them according to His commandment, then they will disturb all their seasons, and the years will be dislodged from this (order), [and they will disturb the seasons and the years will be dislodged] 2 and they will neglect their ordinances. 34. And all the children of Israel will forget, and will not find the path of the years, and will forget the new moons, and seasons, and sabbaths, and they will go wrong as to all the order of the years. 3 35. For I know and from henceforth shall I declare it unto thee, and it is not of my own devising; for the book (lieth) written before me, and on the heavenly tables the division of days is ordained, lest they forget the feasts of the covenant and walk according to the feasts of the Gentiles after their error and after their ignorance. 36. For there will be those who will assuredly make observations of the moon–now (it) disturbeth the seasons and cometh in from year to year ten days too soon. 4 37. For this reason the years will come upon them when they will disturb (the order),

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and make an abominable (day) the day of testimony, and an unclean day a feast day, and they will confound all the days, the holy with the unclean, and the unclean day with the holy; for they will go wrong as to the months and sabbaths and feasts and jubilees. 38. For this reason I command and testify to thee that thou mayest testify to them; for after thy death thy children will disturb (them), so that they will not make the year three hundred and sixty-four days only, and for this reason they will go wrong as to the new moons 1 and seasons and sabbaths and festivals, and they will eat all kinds of blood with all kinds of flesh.


Footnotes

60:8 Cf. Gen. viii. 20. The mountain is Lubar.

60:9 The earth needed expiation and cleansing for the vices and crimes that had polluted it.

61:1 The sacrifice is elaborated here to accord with the developed ritual of a later age; cf. Exod. xxix. 40; Lev. ii. 2-5, 15.

61:2 Gen. viii. 21.

61:3 Cf. Gen. ix. 11.

61:4 Cf. Gen. viii. 22.

61:5 Cf. Gen. ix. 7.

61:6 Cf. Gen. ix. 2.

61:7 Cf. Gen. ix. 2, 3.

61:8 Cf. Gen. ix. 4, 5.

61:9 Cf. Gen. ix. 6.

62:1 i. e. Moses.

62:2 The proper use of blood in the daily sacrifice is here referred to; cf. 14 below.

62:3 For 12-13 cf. Lev. xvii. 10, 12, 14; Deut. xii. 23.

62:4 Cf. Lev. xvii. ii.

62:5 Cf. Num. xxviii. 3-8. -Note that in our text here 11-14 deal with the Mosaic development of the covenant with Noah.

62:6 The text here returns to Noah.

62:7 Cf. Gen. ix. 13-15.

63:1 The “Feast of Weeks” (cf. Exod. xxxiv. 22) is here only connected with Noah’s covenant, the establishment of which it is supposed to commemorate. Later Judaism associated it with the giving of the Law on Sinai. It was celebrated, according to our Book, on the 15th day of the 3rd month.

63:2 Notice that the non-observance of the Feast signalizes the breaking of the covenant-condition about eating blood.

63:3 Or “the first day” (of the week). See 22 below.

63:4 It is called “the day of first-fruits” in Num. xxviii. 26.

63:5 “Of a double nature” in that (?) it commemorates the covenant with Noah, and also has an agricultural character.

63:6 i. e. the Pentateuch.

63:7 Or “the first day” (of the week) = Sunday. Consequently, Pentecost would always fall on the same day of the week, Sunday. This accords with the Sadducean view.

64:1 According to Lev. xxiii. 24 only the 1st day of the 7th month was a “day of memorial.” The “four days” here mentioned correspond to the four intercalary days “which are not reckoned in the reckoning of the year” mentioned in 1 Enoch lxxv. 1. They introduce the four quarters of the year and apparently, according to the scheme of 1 Enoch and our Book, were intended to be added to the 360 days (= 12 x 30), which made up the solar year (360 + 4 days).

64:2 Cf. 1 Enoch lxxxix. 7, 8.

64:3 Cf. Gen. viii. 5.

64:4 If the year consists of 52 weeks (= 4 X 13 weeks), how can it be divided into 12 months of 30 days each, which is the reckoning implied throughout the Book? For the solutions proposed see Charles’s discussion, ad loc.

65:1 The effect of a solar year reckoned at 364 days would be that the festivals would always be celebrated on the same day of the week. Nisan 14 would always fall on a Sabbath, Nisan 22 (when the wave sheaf was to be offered) on a Sunday, and the Feast of Weeks, Sivan 15, on a Sunday. There is some reason to suppose that this conception of a solar year of 364 days has a dogmatic basis. See Introd., p. xvii.

65:2 The bracketed words are a dittograph.

65:3 For 33-34 cf. 1 Enoch lxxxii. 4-6.

65:4 A lunar year consists Of 354 days. Our author wages a polemic against the use of the moon for determining the seasons and feasts. But a lunar year was accepted by the Pharisees.

66:1 Render (for “new moons”) “beginnings of the months.”

(http://www.sacred-texts.com/bib/jub/jub20.htm)

 

 

According to the Book of Jubilees Chapter 16 verse 20, Abraham celebrated YAH’S Feast of Tabernacles / Booths / Sukkot / Succot for seven days. It is referred to as FEAST OF JOY.

This happened soon after YAH’S HOLY Angels came to confirm to Abraham and Sarah that Sarah was pregnant with Isaac (in Hebrew: Yitzchak/Yitzchaq).

Summary of events as per Chapter 16 of the Book of Jubilees

EVENT (Book of Jubilees Chapter 16)

YEAR

MONTH

DAY

Notes

3 HOLY Angels from the HEAVENS of YAH appeared to Abraham at the Oak of Mamre where they announced to him that his wife would conceive Isaac

5th Year

4th Month (Tammuz)

1st Day

YAHWEH executed his judgments on Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Zeboim, and all the region of the Jordan.

The same Angels were sent to pour out YAHWEH’S Judgement upon those areas.

5th Year

4th Month (Av)

Abraham moved from Hebron, and departed and dwelt between Kadesh and Shur in the mountains of Gerar.

5th Year

4th Month (Av)

Abraham moved from there, and dwelt at the “Well of the Oath”.

5th

5th Month (Shevat)

15th Day / Middle

YAHWEH visited Sarah and did unto her as He had spoken and she conceived.

5th Year

6th Month (Elul)

15th Day / Middle

At the time of which YAHWEH had spoken to Abraham, on the festival of the first fruits of the harvest, Yitschaq was born.

5th Year

3rd Month (Sivan)

15th Day / Middle – during the First Fruits

FEAST OF WEEKS / SHAVUOT / PENTECOST

And Abraham circumcised his son on the eighth day: he was the first that was circumcised according to the covenant which is ordained forever.

5th Year

3rd Month (Sivan)

22nd Day

And in the sixth year of the fourth week we came to Abraham, to the “Well of the Oath”, and we appeared unto him [as we had told Sarah that we should return to her, and she would have conceived a son.

6th Year

1st Month (Tishri/Tishrei)

4th Week

And he built there an altar to YAHWEH who had delivered him, and who was making him rejoice in the land of his sojourning, and he celebrated a festival of joy in this month seven days, near the altar which he had built at the “Well of the Oath”.

6th Year

1st Month (Tishri/Tishrei)

4th Week

The 

FEAST OF BOOTHS /TABERNACLES SUKKOT/SUCCOT

 

The following is the Account seen in Genesis 18-19 in the Lost Books of the Bible:

The Book Of Jubilees Chapter 16

The Malakim appear unto Abraham at the oak of Mamre

1 And on the new day of the fourth month we appeared unto Abraham, at the oak of Mamre, and we talked with him, and we announced to him that a son would be given to him by Sarah his wife.

2 And Sarah laughed, for she heard that we had spoken these words with Abraham, and we admonished her, and she became afraid, and denied that she had laughed on account of the words.

3 And we told her the name of her son, as his name is ordained and written in the heavenly tablets (i.e.) Yitschaq,

4 And that when we returned to her at a set time, she would have conceived a son.

5 And in this month YAHWEH executed his judgments on Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Zeboim, and all the region of the Jordan, and He burned them with fire and brimstone, and destroyed them until this day, even as [lo] I have declared unto you all their works, that they are wicked and sinners exceedingly, and that they defile themselves and commit fornication in their flesh, and work uncleanness on the earth.

6 And, in like manner, YAHWEH will execute judgment on the places where they have done according to the uncleanness of the Sodomites, like unto the judgment of Sodom.

7 But Lot we saved; for YAHWEH remembered Abraham, and sent him out from the midst of the overthrow.

8 And he and his daughters committed sin upon the earth, such as had not been on the earth since the days of Adam till his time; for the man lay with his daughters.

9 And, behold, it was commanded and engraved concerning all his seed, on the heavenly tablets, to remove them and root them out, and to execute judgment upon them like the judgment of Sodom, and to leave no seed of the man on earth on the day of condemnation.

10 And in this month Abraham moved from Hebron, and departed and dwelt between Kadesh and Shur in the mountains of Gerar.

11 And in the middle of the fifth month he moved from there, and dwelt at the “Well of the Oath”.

12 And in the middle of the sixth month YAHWEH visited Sarah and did unto her as He had spoken and she conceived.

13 And she bare a son in the third month, and in the middle of the month, at the time of which YAHWEH had spoken to Abraham, on the festival of the first fruits of the harvest, Yitschaq was born.

14 And Abraham circumcised his son on the eighth day: he was the first that was circumcised according to the covenant which is ordained forever.

15 And in the sixth year of the fourth week we came to Abraham, to the “Well of the Oath”, and we appeared unto him [as we had told Sarah that we should return to her, and she would have conceived a son.

16 And we returned in the seventh month, and found Sarah with child before us] and we blessed him, and we announced to him all the things which had been decreed concerning him, that he should not die till he should beget six sons more, and should see them before he died; but that in Yitschaq should his name and seed be called:

17 And that all the seed of his sons should be Gentiles, and be reckoned with the Gentiles; but from the sons of Yitschaq one should become a kodesh seed, and should not be reckoned among the Gentiles.

18 For he should become the portion of the Most High, and all his seed had fallen into the possession of YAHWEH, that it should be unto YAHWEH a people for His possession above all nations and that it should become a kingdom and priests and a kodesh nation.

19 And we went our way, and we announced to Sarah all that we had told him, and they both rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

20 And he built there an altar to YAHWEH who had delivered him, and who was making him rejoice in the land of his sojourning, and he celebrated a festival of joy in this month seven days, near the altar which he had built at the “Well of the Oath”.

21 And he built booths for himself and for his servants on this festival, and he was the first to celebrate the feast of tabernacles on the earth.

22 And during these seven days he brought each day to the altar a burnt offering to YAHWEH, two oxen, two rams, seven sheep, one he-goat, for a sin offering, that he might atone thereby for himself and for his seed.

23 And, as a thank-offering, seven rams, seven kids, seven sheep, and seven he-goats, and their fruit offerings and their drink offerings; and he burnt all the fat thereof on the altar, a chosen offering unto YAHWEH for a sweet smelling savor.

24 And morning and evening he burnt fragrant substances, frankincense and galbanum, and stackte, and nard, and myrrh, and spice, and costum; all these seven he offered, crushed, mixed together in equal parts (and) pure.

25 And he celebrated this feast during seven days, rejoicing with all his heart and with all his soul, he and all those who were in his house, and there was no stranger with him, nor any that was uncircumcised.

26 And he blessed his Creator who had created him in his generation, for He had created him according to His good pleasure; for He knew and perceived that from him would arise the plant of righteousness for the eternal generations, and from him a kodesh seed, so that it should become like Him who had made all things.

27 And he blessed and rejoiced, and he called the name of this festival “The Festival of YAHWEH”, a joy acceptable to the Most High YAHWEH.

28 And we blessed him forever, and all his seed after him throughout all the generations of the earth, because he celebrated this festival in its season, according to the testimony of the heavenly tablets.

29 For this reason it is ordained on the heavenly tablets concerning Yisrael, that they shall celebrate the feast of tabernacles seven days with joy, in the seventh month, acceptable before YAHWEH -a statute forever throughout their generations every year.

30 And to this there is no limit of days; for it is ordained forever regarding Yisrael that they should celebrate it and dwell in booths, and set wreaths upon their heads, and take leafy boughs, and willows from the brook.

31 And Abraham took branches of palm trees, and the fruit of goodly trees, and every day going round the altar with the branches seven times [a day] in the morning, he praised and gave thanks to YAHWEH his Sovereign Ruler for all things in joy.

(https://www.yahwehsword.org/yahwehswordarchives/book_of_jubilees/book_of_jubilees_chapter_16.htm)

 

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