Adventures of the Mind
or does God use his own calendar?
The date – Gregorian Calendar 22 September 1827
The venue – Hill Cumorah, New York State
The appointment – with a messenger who had walked that hill 1400 years earlier
The consignment – the record of a fallen race
It’s significance – the keystone to God’s last dispensation, the dawn of a new era.
The opposition – whoever the devil could muster!
But was not Joseph supposed to be at the appointed place on the 21st? What happened? Was he late?
Well, in fact he was late, but unknowingly he arrived on an appropriate date for the magnitude of the event!
The world has seen many calendars, devised by man for the purpose of organising his life: when to plant, when to harvest, when to meet, when to expect an arrival,
WHAT ONE DOES GOD USE?
Rosh Hashanah is one of the holiest days of the year on the Jewish Calendar.
The "first month" of the Jewish calendar is the month of Nissan, in the spring, when Passover occurs. However, the Jewish New Year is in Tishri, the seventh month, and that is when the year number is increased.
Some years back, I was curious to know what day 22 September 1827 was in the Jewish Calendar. Working that out is challenging because the Jewish calendar is determined by the cycles of the moon and the Earth’s orbit of the sun. For more info. Go to - http://www.jewfaq.org/calendar.htm#Links
Now discover for yourself, click on the link below, enter 22 September 1827 and see what date you get!
You will see that the messenger, Moroni, gave to Joseph Smith the records of a branch of the Hebrew people living in America that had left Jerusalem in 600BC on:
1st Tishri 5588
The year ahead is 5782, still 218 years to the year 6000!