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Dark Moon/New Moon 🌒

Updated: Apr 1, 2022

🛡️Genesis 1:16King James Version16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

Now, we know the two great lights are the sun and moon. Now because it states their function, does it explicitly say which part of the moon's cycle it was created in?

No, so we don't speculate. Plus even if, for example it said that it was a full moon when it was created, does it say which season or time of the month it was? No it doesn't, so we don't speculate.

If we were fetching water and I had a bucket of water that was full at a particular instance and I asked you to get me a new bucket, it would be an empty bucket. It’s the same logic behind the new moon being at the dark part of the cycle.

A new day, biblically, does not start at the brightest point of the day does it? It begins in darkness and gradually increases in its light until mid-day where it soon after begins to decrease its light.

In the same instance, a full moon is not the first stage of that particular cycle since there was a gradual increase of light before it got there and thereafter will decrease until it's completely gone so that the cycle can start again. Just like the brightest point of the sun light is around mid-day, the same is for the moon; its brightest point is midway through its cycle.

That verse describes the general function of both lights being to divide the day from the night; and for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years. We know it's general because we know for example the sun determines the days while the moon does not and more so determines the months etc. We also know that the moon, depending on the lighting will determine the time of the month whereas the sun cannot do that.

Sirach 43:8 points out that the moon/month increases in its changing when it concerns the month. For it to increase, it has to start off new at the dark, new/fresh slate of the cycle.

🛡️Sirach 43:8 The month is called after her name, increasing wonderfully in her changing, being an instrument of the armies above, shining in the firmament of heaven;

Before that, it also states the moon is a sign of feasts, the first catalyst of feast days being on a fully lit moon which then decreases throughout the rest of the month and to which the rest of the feasts follow.

Think about it like this. How can it be a sign of feasts if your Passover has a dark moon?

🛡️Sirach 43:6-7[6]He made the moon also to serve in her season for a declaration of times, and a sign of the world.[7]From the moon is the sign of feasts, a light that decreaseth in her perfection.

So even though some people either can't see it, or chose not to, you can clearly see that verses 6-7 describe the moon's function concerning feasts and how it was created to show a sign of light regarding feasts, that decreases in its perfection. And on the other hand when the moon concerns the begining of months, it increases in light as described in verse 8.

Let's look at a specific mention of the Full Moon being in the middle of the month, specifically, the 15th day...

🛡️Psalms 81:3[3]Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.

Concerning the stated key words being time appointed and new moon, the original words in the scriptures are as followed. In Hebrew, the words new moon and month have the same word. Contextually, this verse would have to be new month, since it wasn’t until the middle of the month when we left Egypt.

New moon:

H2320 Hebrew: חדשׁTransliteration: chôdesh Pronunciation: kho'-desh Definition: From H2318; the new moon; by implication a month: - month ({-ly}) new moon.KJV Usage: 👉🏿month (254x)👈🏿 new moon (20x), monthly (1x), another (1x).Occurs: 276In verses: 224

Root Definition from:

H2318 Hebrew: חדשׁTransliteration: châdashPronunciation: khaw-dash'Definition: A primitive root; to be new; causatively to rebuild: - {renew} repair.KJV Usage: renew (7x), repair (3x).Occurs: 10In verses: 10

Time Appointed:

H3677 Hebrew: כּסה כּסאTransliteration: kese' keseh Pronunciation:

{keh'-seh} keh'-sehDefinition: Apparently from H3680; 👉🏿properly fulness or the full {moon} that {is} its festival: 👈🏿- (time) appointed.KJV Usage: appointed (2x).Occurs: 2In verses: 2

Concerning Psalms 81:3, It should then be interpreted and read...

So on this particular day in the new month, during the new moon, on our solemn feast as a statute when we went out of Egypt, we were to blow a trumpet signifying its time. Now we can easily find what time of the month this was, since rather than having to rely on speculation, there are actually verses that specifies what time of the month this occurred.

What day of the month was this, that they went out of the land of Egypt and was told to blow a trumpet in the new month, during the full moon?

🛡️Leviticus 23:5-6 KJV In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the Lord's passover. [6] And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the Lord : seven days ye must eat unleavened bread.

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