The Chronicles of NCCI

Psalms 19:7  The law of Yahweh is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of Yahweh is sure, making wise the simple.


New Moon & New Year!

Praise Yah! The New Year is almost here – March 19, 2015, at even begins the Hebrew New Year.

Biblical history shows that the Most High YHWH designated the first month and beginning of the year to take place in the spring, in the month of Abib, not in the dead of winter in January.

According to the Holy Bible, the first month of the year, is named Abib.

Exodus 12:2  “This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.”

Deuteronomy 16:1 “Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover unto the LORD thy God: for in the month of Abib the LORD thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night.”

This month falls between the months presently known as March and April.  The fact that the beginning of the year started in the spring was well known throughout the ancient world. The later adopted “April Fool’s Day” is a testament to that!

It was during the time of ancient Roman Empire that the times were changed.   Emperor Julius Caesar declared that a total change in the calendar system was to be made.  This calendar system went from a lunar based system that used the moon’s phases to determine time, to a solar or sun based system.  Previously, the occurrence of the new moon began the new month,  the word moon comes from the word moon.  On the new moon, the beginning of the month, there is nothing to see, the new moon is the darkest time of the month.

moon phases

Psalms 104:19 “He [Yah] appointed the moon for seasons…”

Three months (three new moons) equates to a single season,

for a total of 4 seasons in a year.

This new calendar, called the Julian calendar, later updated again to the Gregorian calendar, moved the date of the beginning of the year from the spring to the winter.

 Daniel 7:25  “And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High,and think to change times and laws…”

Month Latin Origin
January Januarius Named after the god Janus.
February Februarius Named after Februa, the purification festival.
March Martius Named after the god Mars.
April Aprilis Named either after the goddess Aphrodite or the Latin word aperire, to open.
May Maius Probably named after the goddess Maia.
June Junius Probably named after the goddess Juno.
July Julius Named after Julius Caesar in 44 B.C.E. Prior to that time its name was Quintilis from the word quintus, fifth, because it was the 5th month in the old Roman calendar.
August Augustus Named after emperor Augustus in 8 B.C.E. Prior to that time the name was Sextilis from the word sextus, sixth, because it was the 6th month in the old Roman calendar.
September September From the word septem, seven, because it was the 7th month in the old Roman calendar.
October October From the word octo, eight, because it was the 8th month in the old Roman calendar.
November November From the word novem, nine, because it was the 9th month in the old Roman calendar.
December December From the word decem, ten, because it was the 10th month in the old Roman calendar.


st patricks dayThe month is known for the pagan holiday of St. Patrick.  On St. Patrick’s Day everyone, is promoted to wear green and “be Irish”, but what is the underlying meaning? The  wearing the color green was believed to please the Irish earth goddess enough for her to “bless” them with plentiful crops.   As far as the use of the shamrock, this too is a relic from earlier religions.  Long before the Irish accepted Christianity, they held the shamrock as sacred.  The Women’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, by B. Walker stated this in reference to the shamrock, “Due to its green color and overall shape, many viewed it as representing rebirth and eternal life. Three was a sacred number in the pagan religion and there were a number of “Triple Goddesses” in ancient Ireland…”  Later when Christianity was brought to that part of Europe, the same shamrock symbol continued to be honored and held as sacred, only at that time, it was said that the shamrock represented not the old pagan religion, but the pagan Trinity doctrine instead.  So wearing green on “Saint” Patrick’s Day equates to honoring pagan rituals and deities.