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In Judaism, four, five or six new years. Is this scriptual?

Who is right, Judaism or the Hebrew Scriptures? I'm going with the Scriptures!

Let's examine this...

Judaism: no new year here

New year for years, that is, Rosh HaShana . The 1st of Tishrei

The new year for tithing vegetables . Tishrei 1 marked the beginning of the "fiscal year" for figuring the tithe, a 10% tax payable in vegetables, on vegetables. Veggies harvested in one "fiscal year" were not to be used as tithe for those harvested in another. The owners didn't get to eat this tithe. It went to the government on behalf of the Temple; every 3rd year it was to be given to the poor.

New year for Sabbatical years . Every 7th year, according to the Torah (Lev. 25), land in Israel is not to be cultivated. This was apparently observed, even under great duress during the struggle of the Maccabees. Tishri 1 (Rosh Hashanah) is the new year for years (when we increase the year number. Sabbatical and Jubilee years begin at this time).


Lev.25[ 4] But in the seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the land, a sabbath for the LORD: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard.


( where is the name Tishri in the Hebrew Bible? 1Kgs.8 :2 Ethanim, seventh month )

Lev.23[ 24] Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month , in the first day of the month , shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, זִכְרוֹן תְּרוּעָה an holy convocation.

1Kgs.8[ 2] And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto king Solomon at the feast in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month . approx. Sept. - Oct.


Judaism: no new year here

New year for Jubilee years , occurs every 50th year. During a Jubilee year, land was to be returned to its original owner, and all Jewish slaves were to be freed. It was apparently never observed. (There is a tradition that states each year of the Babylonean exile was for an unobserved Jubilee year.)


Lev.25 [ 9] Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubile to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land.[10] And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty

[13] In the year of this jubile ye shall return every man unto his possession.


Judaism: no new year here

New year for planting trees . (Lev. 19:23), the fruit of a tree is not to be used until four years pass after its planting. Tishrei 1 was used in calculating the number of years passed since a tree's planting. This date is not associated with planting trees today; that association is now with Tu Bishvat.

( Tu BiShevat, the 15th day of the month of Shevat, Feb., and is a holiday also known as the New Year for Trees. The word "Tu" is not really a word; it is the number 15 in Hebrew )


Zech.1 [1] In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying, [7] Upon the four and twentieth day of the eleventh month, which is the month Shevat

Lev.19[ 23] And when ye shall come into the land, and shall have planted all manner of trees for food, then ye shall count the fruit thereof as uncircumcised: three years shall it be as uncircumcised unto you: it shall not be eaten of.[24] But in the fourth year all the fruit thereof shall be holy to praise the LORD withal.[ 25] And in the fifth year shall ye eat of the fruit thereof, that it may yield unto you the increase thereof: I am the LORD your God.


Judaism: no new year here

Elul 1 (in August) is the new year for the tithing of animals

Scripture ???

Lev.27[ 32] And concerning the tithe of the herd, or of the flock , even of whatsoever passeth under the rod, the tenth shall be holy unto the LORD.

Deut.12[ 17] Thou mayest not eat within thy gates the tithe of thy corn, or of thy wine, or of thy oil, or the firstlings of thy herds or of thy flock, nor any of thy vows which thou vowest, nor thy freewill offerings, or heave offering of thine hand:

Deut.14[ 23] And thou shalt eat before the LORD thy God, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear the LORD thy God always.


There are over 300 disagreements in the Talmud between the Schools of Hillel and Shammai.

The 1st of Shevat is the new year for trees, that is the new year for calculating the tithe on fruit grown in Israel . Or so says the School of Shammai, but the School of Hillel disagrees , and says the 15th of Shevat. The proper date of the new year of the trees is thus yet another of the famous disputes between the Schools of Hillel and Shammai, and as usual the opinion of Hillel's followers eventually prevailed. Fruit that budded during one "fiscal year" was not to be used as tithe on that which budded during another.''



Scriptures say there is only one new year!!


Deut.11[ 12] A land which the LORD thy God careth for: the eyes of the LORD thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year. מֵרֵשִׁית הַשָּׁנָה, וְעַד אַחֲרִית שָׁנָה


Exod.12[ 2] This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you. ( this Passover )

הַחֹדֶשׁ הַזֶּה לָכֶם, רֹאשׁ חֳדָשִׁים : רִאשׁוֹן הוּא לָכֶם, לְחָדְשֵׁי הַשָּׁנָה

Exod.13 [4] This day came ye out in the month Abib . אָבִיב ( Aviv ) approx. April - May


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