Since the beginning of time man has speculated about how many days Adam spent in the Garden of Eden. No definitive answer has ever surfaced, but with the correct rotation of the Ephemeris calendar it’s possible to determine that period of time mathematically. In Genesis, Moses gave us the figures necessary to determine the days of Eden if you can decipher their meaning.
It’s long been known the chronology of Genesis in the King James Bible is erroneous. You need to consult the Septuagint for a correct amount of years. According to Josephus, 1656 years of the patriarchs of the ante-diluvian period plus Noah’s 600 years equaled the 2256 years from Adam to Noah’s Flood. Josephus said all the sacred books agreed on the total number of years in his day equaling 1656 ante-diluvian patriarchal years. Even the modern Septuagint has an incorrect date for the year Noah was born in Lamech’s years (188 years as opposed to the correct 182 years).
How many days did these years have? Psalms 103:19 (Septuagint) “He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knows his going down.” This is the opposite of our modern reality; the sun determines our seasons and the moon’s appearance is hard to predict. You might also have noticed if you’ve ever studied calendars and astronomy the sexagesimal system of chronometry doesn’t match our modern vernal equinoctial (VE) year. The VE year is 365.242424 days long; sexagesimal mathematics is based on the number 60 which equates into the 360 degrees of geodesy leaving 5.242424° or days extra per year that won’t fit into that particular 360° calendric rotation. Eratosthenes is the culprit of this foible, the reason he was known as “beta”; perhaps a little too Hellenistic. Egypt apparently tried to fix this “sothis” problem with the Canopus Decree which would have brought Eratosthenes geodesy error front and center.
One of the indications of the length of the ante-diluvian year is the survival of the sexagesimal system; 5000 years after Noah’s Flood we still can’t let go of the sexagesimal system of time and geodesy. Chronology and chronometry are two separate studies, yet they are far more interrelated than one first suspects; accurate chronometry is dependent on accurate chronology to have legitimacy. Sexagesimal time doesn’t mesh with ephemeris calendars which have different times for noon in each successive year. The other indication of time periods in ante-diluvian years is the word “month” is derived from moon. In our modern world the 354-day lunar year, synodic and sidereal months are not a match to the ante-diluvian 360-day year and 30-day month calendar.
The truth of the matter is there is no mention of an ante-diluvian calendar in the Bible or any other source known to man except the mention by Noah of a calendar that was designated by numerical denominations for months (2/27, 10/1). In Noah’s convoluted story a person could overlay this ancient calendar on to the new solar calendar and say, October 1^{st} matched Noah’s 601^{st} year, 1^{st} month, 1^{st} day and 2/27 matched February 27^{th} (Gen. 8:13). In Noah’s story of the flood he says the waters were abated after 150 days. October 31 days, November 30 days, December 31 days, January 31 days and 27 days in February total 150 days. Unfortunately, Noah said the waters were already abated by October 1^{st} (10^{th} month, 1^{st} day; Genesis 7:24; 8:5).
The only proof that an ancient ante-diluvian calendar with 360 days and 30-day months ever existed is mathematical. By making logical sense of what the Bible says about the sequence of events during Noah’s flood, a time period for the ante-diluvian calendar and stay in the Garden of Eden can be developed. Noah was totally irresponsible as far as an observer during the “Year of flood”. If he had said, before the flood – the sun came up in the west and set in the east and after the flood the sun came up in the east and set in the west, we would have something concrete to work with.
Noah probably wasn’t aware of the subtle changes which occurred over a solar years period of time. The earth went retrograde because the canopy (waters above firmament) were distributed as rainfall predominantly in a southern hemisphere lunation (Great Lakes, p. 96), which immediately turned into polar ice causing the earth to become unstable and roll over to the opposite obliquity. As the earth rolled, water was rained down on the northern (what became northern) hemisphere creating a more stable sustainable rotation with “wobbles”, which turned into the “ice age”.Seasonal melting of the northern ice shield, rich in minerals, created the Fertile Crescent and “land of milk and honey” of Biblical times. The ice shield stretched down to near the Mediterranean and was the source of the Jordan River flooding “all the time of harvest” (Joshua 3:15) every fall for about a month. This was a fact of life as “Your fathers dwelt on the other side of the flood in old time, even Terah the father of Abraham, and the father of Nachor” (Joshua 24:2,3).
The “day” came from the original days of creation. The “week” came from the final seventh day when God declared the Sabbath. The “month” came from the ante-diluvian lunation of exactly thirty days being the period of time from the first created day until the evening Adam and Eve were thrown out of the Garden of Eden. The 360-day year came from the 12, 30-day synodic periods in the ante-diluvian year.
There was a dual nature to the flood according to Noah; the first event lasted 150 days (starting with the epoch) and the second event lasted 61 days (epact – starting the day the ancient calendar was transferred to the new solar calendar). The “year of flood” epoch was January 1, 3200 B.C. during Noah’s 600^{th} year of life, 2256 years removed from the creation of the earth. Noah’s epact from the ancient calendar into the modern calendar was 2/27 matching November 1^{st} in the new solar calendar. This epact happened in Noah’s 601^{st} year during the 2257^{th} year from creation.
The explanation of the above calendar is complex for those not familiar with the ephemeris calendar studies, but with a little help the picture of events can be visualized. During the history of the world, astronomy has been catastrophic and the calendar needs to mimic those changes as closely as possible. The two changes in the above version of the calendar not identical to today’s ephemeris version are a different alignment of months and a different placement of the lengths of months. The explanation for the change of the arraignment of months is based in Joshua’s long day (Joshua 10: 12 -15) where the earth’s momentum was re-directed by an asteroid strike into a reversal of the obliquity and then the momentum returned to the daily rotation of the earth, which resulted in changing the seasons (fall into spring).
The change in the amount of days per month was caused by a reversal in the elliptical path of the earth around the sun. The change in the elliptical path was possibly caused by a large orb passing through our solar system switching the aphelion and perihelion of the earth into a new opposite orbit during Hezekiah’s days, which gave the northern hemisphere the five extra days of summer (II Kings 20: 8-11). After this event, northern hemisphere life became desirable.
When Joshua’s long day reversed the obliquity of the earth the northern ice shields disappeared. Think of the Anasazi Indians for a moment, perhaps they were channeling melted glacial water with their irrigation ditches. When the obliquity flipped, their fall turned to spring and they ate up all their food when winter turned into summer. When spring became fall it was too late to plant crops; out of food and glacial melt they abandoned their cave dwellings with ritualistic fear.
The month names in this calendar are obviously the names we use for the modern calendar and not the original names because we don’t know the original Mosaic names; they can’t be changed yet anyway (Rev. 15:8). The Latin names used came into use before 700 B.C. in the Roman Civil calendar. For the purpose of understanding what changes occurred in the calendar the modern month names are adequate.
The days can be arrived at by simple division of the number of the day by seven which was the total possibility of the first seven days of creation. July 1^{st} was 2255 years times 360 days or 811,800 days from the first created day plus 143 days equaling 811,943 days. Divide that number by seven and it equals 115991.85, so that day was a Friday based on the following chart of decimal equivalents of the Creation Days:
- Sunday (day one) divided by 7 (1/7) = .14
- Monday (day two) divided by 7 (2/7) = .28
- Tuesday (day three) divided by 7 (3/7) = .42
- Wednesday (day four) divided by 7 (4/7) = .57
- Thursday (day five) divided by 7 (5/7) = .71
- Friday (day six) divided by 7 (6/7) = .85
- Saturday (day seven) divided by 7 (7/7) = 1 or a whole number (.0)
The green squares are the end of the months of the new solar ephemeris calendar established in Egypt after Noah’s flood. The “four corners of the earth” (equinoxes and solstices) were the same 21^{st} of their respective months as in the modern Ephemeris calendar declared by Mosaic Law.
THE GREEN SQUARES:
1. July 32^{nd} – 811,974 / 7 = .28 (Monday)
2. August 31^{st} – 812,005 / 7 = .71 (Thursday)
3. September 30^{th} – 812,035 / 7 = .0 (Saturday)
4. October 31^{st} – 812,066 / 7 = .42 (Tuesday)
5. November 30^{th} – 812,096 / 7 = .71 (Thursday)
6. December 31^{st} – 812,127 / 7 = .14 (Sunday)
7. January 31^{st} – 812,158 / 7 = .57 (Wednesday)
8. February 27^{th} – 812,185 / 7 = .42 (Tuesday)
9. March 31^{st} – 812,216 / 7 = .85 (Friday)
10. April 30^{th} – 812,246 / 7 = .14 (Sunday)
11. May 30^{th} – 812,276 / 7 = .42 (Tuesday)
12. June 31^{st} – 812,307 / 7 = .85 (Friday)
The red squares represent the first day of the 30-day lunar months super-imposed upon the solar calendar. The designation of the lunar 30-day months in order are listed in red near the top right of the months.
THE RED SQUARES:
1. July 9^{th} – 811,951 / 7 = .0 (Saturday) 5^{th} lunar month
2. August 7^{th} – 811,981 / 7 = .28 (Monday) 6^{th} lunar month
3. September 6^{th} – 812,011 / 7 = .57 (Wednesday) 7^{th} lunar month
4. October 6^{th} – 812,041 / 7 = .85 (Friday) 8^{th} lunar month
5. November 5^{th} – 812,071 / 7 = .14 (Sunday) 9^{th} lunar month
6. December 5^{th} – 812,101 / 7 = .42 (Tuesday) 10^{th} lunar month
7. January 4^{th} – 812,131 / 7 = .71 (Thursday) 11^{th} lunar month
8. February 3^{rd} – 812,161 / 7 = .0 (Saturday) 12^{th} lunar month
9. March 6^{th} – 812,191 / 7 = .28 (Monday) 1^{st} lunar month
10. April 6^{th} – 812,221 / 7 = .57 (Wednesday) 2^{nd} lunar month
11. May 5^{th} – 812,251 / 7 = .85 (Friday) 3^{rd} lunar month
12. June 5^{th} – 812,281 / 7 = .14 (Sunday) 4^{th} lunar month
December 28th is Noah’s real birthdate (182nd day) as prophesied by his father Lamech (Gen 5:28). In Genesis, Noah’s story said two floods occurred in the “year of flood”. The first (epoch) lasted 150 days; the second (epact) lasted 40 days and nights plus 21 days for the raven and dove experiments, totaling 61 days. In the Septuagint Bible, Noah declared the “fountains of the abyss” (Septuagint translation) flood began on the 27^{th} day of the 2^{nd} month.
The “fountains of the great deep” (KJV translation) flood occurred on our November 1^{st} or Halloween (Hallowed Eve). If 2/27 in the ante-diluvian (30-day month, 360-day year) calendar matches November 1^{st}, it’s called an epact between two calendars; on the above calendar it’s May the 1^{st} (yellow square). This makes March the 6^{th} the first day of the ante-diluvian lunar 30-day calendar year. That day was Noah’s imaginary 601^{st} birthday in the 2257^{th} year from the beginning of the earth’s creation. Working backwards to the beginning of the solar year, July 1^{st} is equal to an ante-diluvian date of 4/23 in the 2256^{th} year from creation.
July 9^{th} was the first day of the fifth month in the ancient lunar calendar making July 1^{st} the lunar 4^{th} month 23^{rd} day. From these basic facts the error in the calendars can be calculated, which tells the story of Adam’s stay in the Garden of Eden. Noah lined the epact up with the 1^{st} day of May (2/27). That fact means the number of days from the beginning of Creation until March 6^{th} are 812,161 days (2256 years * 360 days = 812,160 + 1 day for the beginning of the New Year = 812,161 = March 6^{th}, 3200 B.C. )
The conflict comes in the calculation of the number of days from the first day of Creation. If the first day of 3200 B.C. (July 1^{st}) is 811,943 days (2255 years times 360 days = 811,800 days plus the extra 4 months and 23 days or 143 days it equals 811,943 days) then the end of year 2256 is equal to 812,160 days plus one day to include the beginning day of year 2257 equals 812,161 days. Calculating the 812,161 days makes them equal to February 3^{rd} in the 3200 B.C. Egyptian Ephemeris calendar.
But, Noah said the first day of year 2257 was on March 6^{th} of 3200 B.C. making a difference of 30 days between the calculations. March 6^{th} can’t possibly be the beginning of year 2257 because 2256 * 360 + 1 = 812,161 days / 7 = 116,023.0 or rather a Saturday. Yet you can see the rotation of days is un-interrupted by the location of the epact. March 6^{th} is really day 812,191 (30 days later) and dividing by seven leaves the decimal remainder of .28 which is a Monday which is exactly what day March 6^{th} is in the rotation.
The answer lies in the understanding of what day Adam and Eve were thrown out of the Garden of Eden. Since there is a discrepancy of thirty days and the rotation is unbroken, the answer is the ante-diluvian calendar started on a Tuesday, the 31^{st} day of existence of the earth. The epact of the “fountains of the great deep” matched with Halloween is the determining factor. The following calendars represent the first thirty days in the Garden of Eden and the first ante-diluvian calendar with the accurate rotation of days.
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© Copyright 2006 Alan Bartling
Some wise-guy is going to consult the Bible and say, “but, you’ve got it all wrong”. Both the KJV and the Septuagint have Noah’s statement definitively pronouncing the “fountains of the great deep” beginning in Noah’s 600^{th} year. March 6^{th} of the “year of flood”, had it been Noah’s 600^{th} year the first day, would have been a Wednesday (2255 * 360 + 1 = 811,801 / 7 = .57 Wed) instead of the required Monday; God’s Sabbath would have been corrupted. It’s left for the reader to speculate as to why the Bible, both King James Version and Septuagint would attempt to corrupt the uninterrupted days of Creation. Remember Noah said the waters of the first event were abated by 10/1. Noah was 601 years old when the second event, the “fountains of the great deep” exploded.
The original 30 days Adam and Eve spent in the Garden of Eden comprised the only time period they were familiar with. After being thrown out each 30-day period, season or lunation must have been meticulously recorded. Since there were 12 seasons, the repeat of the first lunation after 12 seasons were complete, constituted the first year. It is interesting that the mathematical unit would have been a trigesimus instead of a sexagesimus; a lunation, season, moon, month!
©2009 Alan Bartling
Update
January 7, 2014
Mathematically, there is a discrepancy between the total days in the antediluvian calendar. The 30-day stay by man in Eden is arrived at by identifying the inconsistent rotation of the seven day week which is easy to check; dividing by 7. This doesn’t necessarily explain whether the seven days of Creation are included in that total. At first it seemed probable.
It isn’t until Daniel’s Messianic Prophecies are deciphered that the Eden Garden calendar can be described definitively. Curiously, Jesus Christ was born on March 26, 1 B.C., not April 3, 1 B.C. (p. 277, ICONOCLASTIC BOOK OF CALENDARS). This amounts to a total of 12060 days for his life span instead of the 12053 days of our solar reality in 33 years. So, dividing 12060 days by 33 years leaves a total tropical year of 365.454545; not even in the ballpark or the neighborhood.
Obviously, the extra seven days (8 days; more later on that subject) do not belong with the total if Jesus Christ’s life is representative of the tropical year. So, in the life of Jesus Christ the representation of the tropical year (12053 days) begins with his circumcision on his 8^{th} day. April 3, 1 B.C. to April 3, A.D. 31 is exactly 12053 days; circumcision to crucifixion – inclusive (12053/33 = 365.242424 tropical year). Of course it depends on which calendar you use.
Jesus Christ was alive and lived the seven days not calculated in the formula for the tropical year. They were 24-hour days; this is exactly the point that is being made. I guess anyone can then see that the seven days of Creation are being declared 24-hour literal days by representation of the life of Jesus Christ. There is no such thing as geological ages according to the Bible.
If you look at the current Gregorian calendar you will notice that March has 31 days and April has 30 days. Therefore, from March 26^{th} to April 3^{rd} equals 8 days. According to Johann Kepler, there must be equal days in spring and fall. Those days total to 91 days in each of those seasons. To make the prophetic scriptures make sense (seven days), March must have 30 days and April must have 31 days by the authority of Jesus Christ. This change can be made without disturbing Kepler’s Laws of planetary motion.
Adam’s 360-day Antediluvian calendar started on the 8^{th} day of existence. So, there are in reality 37 extra days to be added to the total days of the historical Ephemeris calendar.