Adar Bet 5771- Leap Year Month

Posted: March 6, 2011 in Hebrew Months

I Chronicles 12:32, “And of the children of Issachar, [which were men] that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do.” The Hebrew calendar is lunar and to keep up with the correct annual solar cycle they add one month 7 times in 19 years.  The year is called “Shana Meuberet” (literally, “a pregnant year“), or a Leap Year.

The Tribe of Issachar was gifted with an understanding of heaven’s cycle patterns and timings. If the Tribe did not keep Israel with the correct timings, they would have missed their “fixed, appointed, times with God”, which are better known as The Feasts of the Lord. All men were to travel to Jerusalem at the Passover, Pentecost and Tabernacles Feast seasons.

The 13 month year follows a pattern of  3, 6, 8, 11, 14, 17 or 19. The current year on the Hebrew calendar is 5771, counting from Adam’s birth. That means that the next Leap Month on the Hebrew calendar will be 5774, which is in 3  years.

When there is a ‘pregnant year’, the month of Adar would become Adar 1 and the second month Adar 2. They are also shown as Adar Aleph or Adar A & Adar Bet or Adar B .

In the case of a leap year the Feast of Purim would fall on Adar B, always being the month before Passover.

Adar is called the Most Joyous Month on the Hebrew  Calendar, which means that this year we have 2 months to be joyful. The theme is ‘When Adar Comes Joy Is Increased’. If we keep our eyes on God and His promises we will have great joy, if we look at the current news you will lose joy.

One of the most joyous celebrations of the year fall on Adar, which is the memorial Feast of Purim. The entirety of the scroll of Esther is read on Purim, Adar 14. The scroll begins with Esther 1:1, “And it came to pass in the days of….“. This phrase is mentioned six times in the Bible and it always markes a time of trouble ending with blessing. The times when Esther was queen marked a time when the enemy of God schemed to wipe all the Jews off the earth. INSTEAD, the enemies of God were defeated and the Jews have another excuse to praise God every year!!! (I will have a full teaching on this blog before Purim)

Six months from now will be the Hebrew month of Av, the most dreaded month on the Hebrew calendar. If anything bad is going to happen with Israel it normally would be around this time. (The Dire Straights set of 2 CDs in available for sale on our website and tells of the entire story around Av and the dreadful happenings associated with the month of Av)

In my research the Tribe of Naphtali was listed for both Adars, but in my research for the Signs in the Heavens Levi has this leap month. If it is true that Pisces is the constellation for  both months of Adar it may be because the constellation of Pisces has 2 fish. (I will have to do further research on this and will correct this article when I complete my study)

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