Month of Tishri begins Wednesday at Sundown

Posted: September 5, 2010 in Hebrew Months

Every Hebrew month has a Tribe, Constellation and Hebrew letter associated with it. These hold keys to our promises for that month and help us to pray in line with God’s timing and to get our lives into time with His specific appointed times. 

Tishri (Tishrei) is known as the ‘seventh month’ in the Bible according to the Biblical Calendar and is the ‘first month’on the civil calendar. The name of Tishri is never found in the Bible since it is a Babylonian name. It is called the ‘seventh month’ and one time called ‘Ethanim‘, meaning ‘enduring‘, meaning permanent streams still flowed. (I Kings 8:2) 

This is the most Holy Day (holiday) intensive month on the Jewish Calendar. This month begins the numerical year change from 5770 to 5771, the years since Creation. (Much controversy: Rabbinical teaching states that there are 165 missing years, which would actually put us 5936 if this is the case. Whatever the case, we are nearing the time that the 7th Day of Rest begins if 1 day = 1,000 years, 2 Peter 3:8)

  • Tishri 1 Rosh Chodesh Nissan
  • Tishri 1 the year changes from 5770 to 5771
  • Tishri 1 is the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah) (Yom Teru’ah) at sundown night before (9/8/10) (Judgment is rendered)
  • Tishri 1 begins the Days of Awe (9/8/10-9/18/10)
  • Tishri 2 is the 2nd day of Feast of Trumpets
  • Tishri 3 is the Fast of Gedaliah (Zechariah 8:19)
  • Tishri 18 is the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) at sundown night before (9/17/10) (Judgment is sealed)
  • Tishri 15 begins the 7 Day Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) at sundown the night before (9/22/10 – 9/29/10)
  • Tishri 21 is Hoshana Rabbah (Day 7) The Great Salvation (when Judgment is delivered)
  • Tishri 22 is Shemini Atzeret (in Israel) (Lev 23:34), Rejoicing in the Torah (ends yearly cycle of Torah reading)
  • Tishri 23 is Shemini Atzeret (outside of Israel)  

TRIBE- Ephriam,  Ephraim is the 2nd born of Joseph and his name means ‘double portion’. He was the 2nd born, but always mentioned first because of his leadership qualities. His symbol is a cluster of grapes, in remembrance of the double portion of grapes the 12 spies brought from the Promised Land. The only 2 spies that had a good report were Joshua from the Tribe of Ephraim and Caleb from the Tribe of Judah. Both Tribes of Judah and Ephraim have leadership and kingly qualities which resulted in the splitting of the land with King Jeraboam (north, Ephraim) and King Rehaboam (south, Judah). His weakness was idol worship and strength was his leadership qualities (Joshua & Samuel)

CONSTELLATION / MAZAL- Libra (the Scales) The Hebrew word is Mazanaim, ‘the scales weighing’.  This month’s constellation symbolizes the divine judgments of Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur, when men’s deeds are weighed in judgment. God created everything in perfect balance in the universe, but man was given a free will to choose and because of Adam all men have sinned, therefore all of our righteousness is as ‘filthy rags’. Without Jesus paying the price for our sins, we could never measure up to God’s righteousness. Now we have been made righteous.  

LETTER- Lamed  This letter is the 12th letter of the Hebrew Aleph Bet having a numerical value of 30. The pictograph of Lamed is of a cattle goad or shepherd’s staff and is the tallest letter of all and is considered to be the heart of the Aleph Bet. Lamed symbolizes 1) control 2) to prod or urge forward 3) to go toward or forward 4) a tongue 5) learn 6) teach. Each stanza of Psalm 119:89-96 begin with Lamed and tell us that God’s authority controls and protects us like a shepherd’s staff. This is a month to learn of righteousness, or “God’s ways of doing and being right“.

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