The Song Of Joshua’s Sickle Part 1

Joshua enters Canaan.

The First Passover in Canaan (Joshua 3-5) and Observation of First Fruits.

Note: There are many details in this study that are necessary to fully understand today’s study.

The first Joshua study proves:

  1. Abib 14 Passover occurred on H7676 weekly Shabbat.
  2. Wave Sheaf Festival celebrated first on the morning of Abib 15.
  3. Unleavened Bread Festival celebrated second on Abib 15.

A Simple Sickle’s Eternal Authority

The Wave Sheaf Sickle Exposes the Enoch Forgery

Clarification of Terms for this Study

  1. Corn: another term for grain of any kind; (not to be confused with our traditional ‘corn on the cob’.)
  2. Old Grain: grain from the year before, stored in a vessel.
  3. Roasted Grain/Parched Grain: dried or cooked grain.
  4. New Grain/Fresh Grain: grain harvested after Passover in the new year – from a winter crop seeding.
  5. Dough: a mixture of ground grain, oil and salt for Altar of Sacrifice ‘grain offerings’ and also for consumption of unleavened bread during the Unleavened Bread Festivals.
  6. Fine Grain: Wheat (Barley can only be ground into a coarse flour.)

Will Joshua accurately fulfill YaHuWaH’s STATUTES upon entering Canaan?

Will the Qumran Dead Sea Scroll PRIESTLY COURSE based calendars accurately reflect YaHuWaH’s STATUTES for entering Canaan?

The Qumran, Enoch, Zadokite and Essene Calendars are ALL based on the Qumran Dead Sea Scrolls.

Each incorporates the 364 cycles/year format. THESE CALENDARS ARE BASED ON THE 24 (X 2) PRIESTLY COURSES found in Torah.

Note carefully: this three-part study was derived from a careful examination of Rachel Elior’s research into the Qumran Scroll base, and other various sources as well. Rachel Elior is considered worldwide as a very knowledgeable source when considering the Qumran Scrolls. The PRIMARY INQUEST OF THESE STUDIES is to ascertain if the 364 cycles/year, with the FIXED FEAST DATES as outlined in the 1. Enoch 2. Zadokite and 3. Essene calendars will find any linear alignment with the tremendously accurate documentation found in the Divinely Inspired Scriptures.

THESE STUDIES ARE NOT HERE TO DELINEATE EACH AND EVERY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THESE 3 NAMED CALENDARS!

The strict focus is – the 364 cycle/year AND the FIXED DATES of their PRIESTLY COURSE BASED festal calendar in comparison to the Scriptures.

Other Qumran Documentation to Consider

Source for quotes: The Dead Sea Scrolls at Qumran and the Concept of a Library (edited by Sidnie White Crawford & Cecilia Wassen)

Part 3 Collection of Articles p 168-216 by Stephen Pfann [Titled] The Ancient ‘Library’ or ‘Libraries’ of Qumran: The Specter of Cave 1Q [Dating of the documents in Qumran Caves]

  1. As to calendar, the 364-day solar calendar embedded in the Book of Jubilees, found in caves 2Q and 11Q (and again, at Masada), and in the Temple Scroll set the standard. This calendar disregards the moon and has a Pentecostal festal cycle that observes a number of non-biblical feasts, more than doubling the total number [page 211].
  2. Paleographically, the manuscripts fate from the second century BCE until the first half of the first century CE. The scripts are quite varied in style and in execution [page 212].

Does it appear these documents belong to the Enoch that was the 7th generation from Adam?

Note Carefully – In your reading of either, and/or Enoch, Zadokite or Essene, remember they use the:

  1. Same priestly course basis,
  2. Same 364 cycles per year,
  3. Same FIXED feast calendar!

The next slide provides information from a you-tube promoting the Zadok Calendar. This is one of the calendars derived from the Dead Sea Scrolls of the Qumran caves.

However, this study will use ‘ENOCH’ as the ‘general term’ to include ALL three ‘364 cycles/year’ calendars.

Joshua’s event of entering Canaan will be compared to the declarations of the Calendars based upon the Qumran Dead Sea Scrolls.

The question is:  Will the Zadokite Calendar find Scriptural alignment within the – event for Joshua entering Canaan? Or will there be glaring discrepancies?

Hint: Joshua’s Passover will be on a weekly H7676 Shabbat as already proven in former research!

The following points will be under close examination:

  • Joshua’s first Passover,
  • Wave Sheaf and –
  • Unleavened Bread Festival in Canaan.

The main purpose of this study is to ascertain –

  1. Which cycle of the week did Joshua observe the Passover in the land of Canaan?
  2. What cycle of the week was New Year’s day in that same year?
  3. Did Joshua abide by the Enoch, Zadokite, Essene or a lunar-based calendar? Or neither of them?

Why is it so important to know which cycle of the week the Passover fell upon in the event of Joshua entering Canaan?

Because the rabbis say that certain Festivals cannot land on the weekly H7676 Sabbath. Passover is one of these festivals.

What do the Enochian calendars claim about this?

The priestly course based calendars claim the Festivals are ALWAYS on the exact same cycle (day) of the week EVERY YEAR!

Will Enoch try to claim Joshua’s Passover must be in the 2nd month of the year?

The Investigation Begins Here

Primarily: A review of YaHuWaH’s commands that directly address the entrance into Canaan by the Hebrew nation.

Secondly: YaHuWaH’s statute instructions will be placed like a translucent paper over these Priestly Calendar acclamations.

Final conclusive evidence will be gathered from this question:

Will these Priestly Calendar stipulations fulfill the commands of YaHuWaH without deviating from Mosheh’s writings? Or – from YaHuWaH’s statutes?

Section #1

Understanding YaHuWaH’s Instructions to Enter Canaan

#1.1: Passover in ‘which’ month?

First, we are going to look at YaHuWaH’s provision for men who were defiled and could not observe the Passover in the first month of Abib.

Second, we will have a close look at the statute commands that were ‘commanded’ by YaHuWaH, through Mosheh, for Joshua to execute with extreme precision.

In Numbers 9: Certain men were inquiring of Mosheh why they could not observe the Passover and requested a solution to this problem. Why? They were defiled by handling the dead body of a person.

Num 9:8  And Mosheh said to them, “Wait, let me hear what יהוה commands concerning you.”

Num 9:9  And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying,

Num 9:10  “Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, saying, ‘When any male of you or your generations is unclean [#1] for a being [a dead body], or [#2] is far away on a journey, he shall still perform the Passover of יהוה. (Also see Numbers 19:11-1).

What were YaHuWaH’s two points that would give permission to observe an alternate Passover in the second month?

  1. When any male of you or your generations is unclean for a being [a dead body]
  2. or is far away on a journey, he shall still perform the Passover of YaHuWaH.

Num 9:11  ‘On the fourteenth day of the second month, between the evenings, they perform it – with unleavened bread and bitter herbs they eat it.

Was Joshua and all Yisra’El defiled by a dead body? NO!

Were they far away on a journey? NO!

They were at the place of their new home.

The Tabernacle and family were near; their home was mobile.

They did not have any legal reason to observe the Passover in the second month – not according to the commands of YaHuWaH.

Remember: When a second month Passover was acceptable, the instructions are very clear! (See 2 Chron 30:2, 13, 15.)

Note: The Scriptures say NOTHING about Joshua observing Passover in the second month!

It has been suggested that there is a one-month time frame for Joshua staying in Gilgal prior to the Passover! This, in turn, would have moved the Passover to the alternate 2nd month.

Yet it is not written in the Scriptures!

Shall we add in a SUGGESTED 1 MONTH TIME FRAME or shall we accept – what is WRITTEN?

Jos 5:10  And the children of Yisra’ĕl camped in Gilgal and performed the Passover on the fourteenth day of the month at evening on the desert plains of Yeriḥo.

YaHuWaH said, “I have ‘rolled’ away the reproach of Mitsrayim from you!” The word for ‘rolled’ is H1556 גלל Galal.

Is the 1st Month Really the 1st Month?

Jos 4:19  And the people came up from the Yardĕn on the tenth day of the FIRST MONTH, and they camped in Gilgal on the east border of Yeriḥo.

In Exodus 12:2 the Yisraelites were commanded to choose their lamb on the 10th cycle of the first month. Here YaHuWaH Himself followed His own set pattern and chose His people on the 10th of the FIRST month!

Yes, Joshua’s Passover was in the 1st Month!

What month/cycle did YaHuWaH allow for the harvest of the fresh grain to begin? Was this connected to circumcision?

Interestingly, YaHuWaH times the circumcision of the men to immediately follow entering the land on the 10th with abundant grain ready to harvest!

The men needing rest time to heal would not be in any condition to harvest the wheat!

  • YaHuWaH knew that after eating manna for 40 years the temptation for consuming the wheat would be unbearable.
  • Was the circumcision a dual accomplishment that starved off their great desire to harvest and eat the grain prematurely?

YaHuWaH knew the harvest would begin immediately following the healing of the men! YaHuWaH, in compassion, had no intention to tempt them by withholding wheat from them through the week of Unleavened Bread!

Section #1 Understanding YaHuWaH’s Instructions

#1.2: Passover on ‘which’ cycle?

What unfaltering factor determines which cycle of the month the Passover must be observed on?

Lev 23:4  ‘These are the appointed times of יהוה, set-apart gatherings which you are to proclaim at their appointed times.

Lev 23:5  ‘In the first month, on the FOURTEENTH day of the month, between the evenings, is the Passover to יהוה.

Lev 23:6  ‘And on the FIFTEENTH day of this month is the Festival of Unleavened Bread to יהוה – seven days you eat unleavened bread.

Passover Explained

  • Leviticus 23 stipulates Passover on the 14th cycle of the 1st
  • Numbers 9 allows for Passover on the 14th cycle of the 2nd month if necessary!

Leviticus 23:5 is just one of numerous examples showing that YaHuWaH commands the Passover to be observed on the 14th {of the first month – Abib}.

NOT ONCE in the Scriptures does YaHuWaH declare, or command, a specific cycle of the week in which the Passover must be observed!

Yet – the question: Should we deviate from these commands?

Passover the 14th is declared by Enoch/Zadok Calendar stipulations to be permanently fixed to the 3rd cycle of the week! (Tuesday)

Should we unquestionably accept such an IMPOSITION to the Scriptures?

To understand according to statute, upon which cycle of the week the Passover occurred in Joshua’s account upon entering Canaan, YaHuWaH’s statute commands involving the Wave Sheaf observance will take pre-eminence and give clarity for Abib 14.

Joshua Enters Canaan

Why then does Enoch/Zadok demand a specific cycle of the week for Passover?

Jos 4:19  And the people came up from the Yardĕn on the tenth day of the first month, and they camped in Gilgal on the east border of Yeriḥo. (No cycle documentation, but a date!)

As we study please consider: “Why did YaHuWaH NOT require specific cycles of the week documentation for Passover, but instead makes certain of the recording of the DATES within the Shaneh years!?”

Again – Joshua refrained from documenting a specific cycle of the week, but confidently recorded the DATE!

Jos 5:10  And the children of Yisra’ĕl camped in Gilgal, and performed the Passover on the fourteenth day of the month at evening [Ereb! The mixture of light and darkness!] on the desert plains of Yeriḥo.

#1.3: Day After Passover & Septuagint/Interlinear Support

Jos 5:11  And they ate of the stored grain [old grain] of the land on the morrow after the Passover, unleavened bread and roasted grain on this same day.

Ultra Specific Note: Yes the Yisraelites were EATING the grain of the land on the cycle immediately following the Passover!

Joshua 5:10 has just mentioned the time context of the Passover on the 14th of the month. (The cycle of the week can now be easily determined.)

Many emphatically declare the Septuagint DOES NOT SAY in Joshua 5:11 JOSHUA ATE GRAIN ON THE DAY AFTER THE PASSOVER!

Let’s view an Interlinear edition of the Septuagint.

Does it seem strange this Septuagint agrees with the many other translations in that Joshua indeed ate grain on the day after the Passover? Even this Interlinear of the Greek agrees!

#1.4: Yahusha’s Anti-type Aligns with Torah Types for Wave Sheaf

  1. What command concerning the eating of the grain of the land applies to this situation?
  2. Does this same command from YaHuWaH involve the cycle after the Passover (Abib 15)?
  3. What pertinent detail makes YaHuWaH’s grain consumption command so vastly important to calendar timing?

#1.5: YaHuWaH’s Eating Prohibition COMMAND!

No grain of the land whatsoever was to be consumed until they had performed certain obligations for YaHuWaH.

Let’s look at it closely.

Can this offering contain anything else other than the very first of the harvest and very first bread dough (of FINE flour) for Abib 15?

If the bread dough offering was made from the second or third cutting, would it properly qualify (or – fulfill) the statute requirement made by YaHuWaH?

Succinctly – ‘Enoch’ and ‘Zadok’ require the Wave Sheaf to be performed on the 26th of Abib. Would bread dough 11 days old – [Abib 15-26] – be acceptable to YaHuWaH?

Why do we keep seeing this picture?

Patience! The answer is coming!

#1.6: Hebrew Definitions for <rashit> (first)

Review: – Is this correct?

Lev 23:10  “Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, and you shall say to them, ‘When you come into the land which I give you, and shall reap its harvest, then you shall bring a sheaf of the first-fruits of your harvest to the priest.

First Fruitsrashith qtzir – km = FIRST CUTTING of you.

Now let’s look at the Hebrew word translated as – ‘cutting’!

#1.7: Hebrew Definitions for <iqtzr> (cutting)

#1.8: Summary of Hebrew Definitions for <rashith> & <iqtsz>

#1.9: The Wave Sheaf Grain Offering

Will the FIRST CUTTING OF GRAIN INCLUDE THE DOUGH (which is required prior to creating bread)?

This very specific offering was TIMED!

Num 15:19  then it shall be, WHEN YOU EAT of the BREAD of the land, that YOU PRESENT A CONTRIBUTION to יהוה.

{A Grain OFFERING}

Why is this point of the FIRST of the harvest including the freshly CUT Wave Sheaf and the FIRST of the bread dough – being directly emphasized?

Because the Enoch/Zadok calendars declare the Wave Sheaf was performed LONG AFTER Joshua’s Wave Sheaf Festival presentation – they claim – on Abib 26!

This is in spite of the Scriptures documenting that the Yisraelites ATE THE GRAIN of the land on the cycle immediately after the Passover of Abib 14!

Enoch/Zadok calendars are allowed only one statute error to be counted as counterfeit!

Section #2

This section examines the Scriptural reasons why the EATING of the grain of the land, and the action of CUTTING the Wave Sheaf cannot be separated onto different dates of the month.

What type of activity was prohibited until the Wave Sheaf, bread dough, sacrifices, and oblations had been performed FIRST?

Nowhere in the Scriptures was Joshua commanded to refrain from eating the grain of the land {Jos 5:11} for 11 extra cycles to align with Enoch’s Wave Sheaf on Abib 26! {Remember: Abib 26 is the Enoch/Zadok Wave Sheaf claim!}

The Abib 26 idea simply does not exist in the Scriptures.

If one desires to observe the Wave Sheaf and Abib 26, one must go to a separate calendar source other than the Scriptures for uninspired authority.

(Would that be Zadok and Book[s] of Enoch?)

Again: the three important categories of this grain consumption restriction –

The Yisraelites were NOT TO EAT

  1. Bread (prepared from dough)
  2. Roasted grain (cooked new or old grain)
  3. Or fresh grain (new from standing grain)

prior to the Wave Sheaf ceremony. Also, the offering and oblation presentation (Lev 23:12, 13) must necessarily be accomplished first – PRIOR TO EATING THE GRAIN!

With these three descriptions of grain, YaHuWaH had placed a blanket coverage on the different types of grain not to be eaten.

Only after the Wave Sheaf, with the sacrificial offerings and oblation presentations, ONLY THEN could the Yisraelites eat ANY grain of the land.

This factor is poised to pounce, in Part #2! Look for it!

Is there any possibility of another type of contribution presented to YaHuWaH that would NOT include bread dough and a Wave Sheaf? (See SICKLE!)

YaHuWaH outlined the Set-Apart peripheries ultra clearly in Lev 23:9-15.

“When you come into the land … you do not eat bread, roasted grain or fresh grain until the same day that you have brought an offering to your Elohim …”

The specific outline of the offerings is written within these verses! There are no other instructions for this FIRST CONTRIBUTION UPON ENTERING THE LAND which could sidestep the eating of grain and presenting a CUT Wave Sheaf at the outset.

Why is the cutting and eating of grain being stressed? Remember that Joshua records the Yisraelites ATE of the stored and roasted grain on the cycle immediately after the Sabbath Passover! (Joshua 5L10, 11).

Pertinent inquiry at this point!

Have you seen thus far, any CONTINUITY AND/OR ALIGNMENT with the documentation of the Scriptures, justifying the following Zadok and Enoch calendar claim:

That the Yisraelites performed the Wave Sheaf FOLLOWING the Feast of Unleavened Bread – on the 26th of Abib?

The Inquest

The next slide is a witness for the promotion of the Zadok calendar [The Enoch calendar timing format is virtually identical] under consideration.

Please be certain you understand the date of their claim for when the Wave Sheaf MUST BE performed to accomplish their inclusive calendar specifications!

Why? Because this Enoch/Zadok calendar date has been compared to the Scriptures with Joshua’s documentation!

Pertinent Inquiry! #2

In context of the Zadok calendar – IF the Wave Sheaf presentation did indeed follow the Sabbath AFTER their completed week of Unleavened Bread … What specific condition then must have been met according to YaHuWaH’s statute requirements?

Judging by YaHuWaH’s Inspired Word; can it be said that – Yisra’El needed to refrain from eating any and all grain before Abib 26, as claimed by the Zadok date of the Wave Sheaf presentation?

Will this dilemma be solved in the Anti-type of our Messiah?

Part #1 exposed several errors/counterfeits of Enoch’s calendar.

Part #2 will address the issues of:

  • Torah’s ‘type’
  • Yahusha’s ‘anti-type’
  • Enoch’s Hunger Dilemma over the placement of Wave Sheaf

How many more errors will be discovered?

May you be blessed as you ponder these thoughts!

Continue to Part 2

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