In an upcoming post Brighamite Temples. I show how the lunar cycle changed from 30 days to circa 29.5 days around 700 BC making using the appointed lights (Sun and Moon in the heavens) a must to know when the appointed times are, including the weekly Sabbath, as before it could simply be counted in accordance with the creation prophecy.
4 Then came the word of the Lord to Isaiah, saying, 5 Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the Lord, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years. 6 And I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria: and I will defend this city. 7 And this shall be a sign unto thee from the Lord, that the Lord will do this thing that he hath spoken; 8 Behold, I will bring again the shadow of the degrees, which is gone down in the sun dial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward. So the sun returned ten degrees, by which degrees it was gone down.
2 Kings 20:8-11
8 And Hezekiah said unto Isaiah, What shall be the sign that the Lord will heal me, and that I shall go up into the house of the Lord the third day? 9 And Isaiah said, This sign shalt thou have of the Lord, that the Lord will do the thing that he hath spoken: shall the shadow go forward ten degrees, or go back ten degrees? 10 And Hezekiah answered, It is a light thing for the shadow to go down ten degrees: nay, but let the shadow return backward ten degrees. 11 And Isaiah the prophet cried unto the Lord: and he brought the shadow ten degrees backward, by which it had gone down in the dial of Ahaz.
2 Chronicles 32:31 Howbeit in the business of the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon, who sent unto him to inquire of the wonder that was done in the land, God left him, to try him, that he might know all that was in his heart.
Daniel 2:21 And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:
The video The Long Day of Joshua – Chuck Missler talks about the lunar cycle change and suggest, based upon other peoples works, that it was caused by Mars coming close to the Earth. The article The Long Night of Sennacherib by Dr Chuck Missler says the same thing.
The article Joshua’s Long Day (backup) suggest that the lunar cycle change from 30 days to about 29.5 days that happened around 700 BC was because of a pole shift, which when Mars got close to Earth could have caused.
After 700 BC moonths that the lunar cycle was 30 days were consider normal, where as those that took 29 days were considered short. This is remnant to the fact that the lunar cycle used to be always 30 days.
I tried to learn more about the event that happened around 700 BC regarding the calendar change, I also mentioned the reason for wanting to learn about it is because of my belief in the Lunar Sabbath.
Cross Examined – S2E31: Ask Bill Federer anything about history (55M28S)
Here are some videos to visual the complex 18.6 year or the 235 lunar moonths cycle. My favorite one is embedded below, links to others will follow.