The month of September is a crucial and significant month for various reasons, for many people in many cultures. The word “September” is derived from the Latin word ‘Septem’ meaning seven (7). However it is the ninth (9th) month of the Gregorian calendar. It is the seventh (7TH) month following the Biblical sacred calendar.
This is the first (1st) month of the Biblical civil calendar year called Tishri (Ethanim). The year 5774 is special in that it is a leap year of 13 months i.e. 385 days commencing September 5th 2013 to September 24th 2014.
During this month there are a number of events that take place; The autumnal equinox will occur on 22 September 2013 when the sun will be directly over the equator crossing southward and creating the phenomena of “equal nights”. It also marks an exit from the summer season and entry into the gate of new seasons – the fall/autumn in the northern hemisphere and the entry from winter to spring in the southern hemisphere.
This is a month of several Godly and traditional festivals. It kicks of with special fall festivals or feasts of YHVH There are 7 feasts in the Old Testament calendar (Lev 23). The last 3 feasts occur in the fall (autumn) during the month of Tishri. These are: Feast of Trumpets, The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) and the feast of Tabernacles (Booths, ingathering) (Neh 8:14; Exo 34:22). The Jewish New Year (called Rosh Ha’Shana in Hebrew) also falls on the new moon of Tishri.
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