The Basic 364-Day Calendar and DFC Dating
In order to understand the details and uniqueness of the 364-Day calendar, it will be helpful to view this unique calendar online at on the Home Page of this website: www.thesacredcalendar.com where it can be seen and downloaded at no cost. The name of the file is “Basic 364DayCalender” and it is available along with many other Bible Timeline files as a PDF file. If one looks at the first page of the “Basic 364DayCalendar” it is obvious that the calendar is divided down the middle and is actually two different versions of the same calendar. On the left hand side of the page, the calendar consistent with the Book of Genesis is described in detail. The right hand side of the calendar page shows the dates of the Old Testament from the start of the Exodus out of Egypt. This is helpful information to the reader when Scripture often gives only the number of the month, instead of the Hebrew name of the month, and the day of the month of a particular event. Because of the 364-Day side-by-side presentation of the Genesis and Exodus calendars, the reader can now possibly know any specific date given in Scripture depending of what portion of the Old Testament is being read.
Genesis 8:13 clearly states that Noah takes the covering off the Ark on Tishri 1. This same day is also Friday September 13 on the 364-Day calendar. Every January 1 falls on a Tuesday and is also Tevet 12 on the 364-Day calendar. The Hebrew nomenclature portion of the calendar is made up the 356 days of the Hebrew calendar. The other eight Hebrew calendar days are the Sunday to Sunday days of Creation Week which have no corresponding days on the currently used secular Hebrew calendar.
Each Hebrew date is always paired with a corresponding Julian nomenclature date. Since the Hebrew calendar day starts at 6:00 p.m. on the day before a solar calendar date, a portion of another solar day is needed to get seven consecutive 24-hour solar days. The eight solar Sunday to Sunday days, which make the seven consecutive Hebrew days of Creation Week, are placed between the end of the first month of Tishri and the start of the second month of Heshvan on the Genesis version of the 364-Day calendar.
On the Exodus version of the 364-Day calendar, the Sunday to Sunday Hebrew days of Creation Week are placed between the end of the seventh month of Tishri and the start of the eighth month of Heshvan. The Sunday to Sunday days of Creation Week do not have corresponding days on the currently used secular Hebrew calendar. On the Julian nomenclature portion of the 364-Day calendar, the Sunday to Sunday solar days of Creation Week correspond to October 13 through October 20.
Each day on the basic calendar has a CD# and DFC date on the left hand side of the Genesis and Exodus versions of the 364-Day calendar. CD# is an abbreviation for “Calendar Day Number.” DFC is an abbreviation for “Date from Creation.” The CD# and DFC days are numbered from 1 through 364. The CD#’s never change and is always paired with the same Hebrew date on both versions of the 364-Day calendar.
On the Gregorian-Hebrew (GH) solar calendar, the CD# is always paired with the same Hebrew nomenclature date and CD# from the 364-Day calendar. As we shall see, these CD#’s and DFC dates are critical to establishing the dates of events in Scripture when only the number of years is given between two events. The DFC dates for the births and deaths of the Patriarchs function like the marks on are ruler and can be used to accurately measure the passage of time in Scripture.
As previously stated, the days of the week are the same every year on this 364-Day calendar. This 364-Day calendar is not a solar, lunar or seasonal calendar. This is primarily due to the fact that the 364-Day year is 1.25 days shorter per year when compared to the Julian calendar which averages 365.25 days per year with a leap year day every four years.
The left-hand half of the 364-Day calendar shows the Biblical Hebrew months as they are listed in the Old Testament Book of Genesis. As previously stated, at the time of the events in the Book of Genesis, the “first month” is the month of Tishri and this is the month that Noah takes the covering off the Ark according to Genesis 8:13. During many of the events of Noah’s Flood, only the number of the month is given along with the day number of the month. During the events found in Genesis, Heshvan is the second month and Tishri is the seventh month.
The right-hand half of the 364-Day calendar shows the numbered months and days of the Old Testament from the Book of Exodus until the end of the Old Testament found in the Book of Malachi. This side on the 364-Day calendar will help the reader comprehend the many dated events found in Exodus, Joshua, Daniel, Ezekiel, 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Haggai and Zechariah. In this part of Scripture the first month is the month of Nisan, the second month is Iyar, and the seventh month is Tishri.
The Hebrew months of Heshvan, Kislev, Shevat, Adar, Nisan, Sivan, and Av on the 364-Day calendar always have 30 days. On the 364-Day calendar, the month of Tishri has 31 days. The months of Iyar, Tammuz, Elul, and Tevet always have 29 days on any Hebrew calendar. Since the days of Creation Week have no corresponding day on the secular Hebrew calendar, these eight days have to be given a name just like any other day in the year on any calendar.
Since four months of the year on any Hebrew calendar have 29 days in the month, this fact alone rules out the possibility of the calendar of Scripture being a 360-Day calendar with 12 months of 30 day months. The 360-Day calendar theory, as the calendar of Scripture, has no support in the text of Scripture and has only added to the confusion of finding an accurate Bible Chronology. The month of Tishri normally has 30 days on the secular Hebrew calendar. As previously mentioned, on the 364-Day calendar, Tishri is the only Hebrew nomenclature month that has 31 days.
Tishri 30, a Saturday, becomes a day on the calendar at the end of the first year and is the day connecting ‘eternity’ with the start of ‘Time’. At 6:00 p.m. on this solar time day, the first day of Creation begins on the 364-Day Hebrew calendar consistent with Scripture and it is a Sunday. The first day of Creation is given the calendar name “Creation Day 1” and corresponds to Sunday October 13 – Creation Day 1. “Creation Day 7” falls on Saturday October 19 with the other Days of Creation Week falling between the 13th and 19th of October on the Julian nomenclature part of the 364-Day calendar. 4,110 years later from the first Tishri 31 date in 4115 BC, on Sunday October 20 – Tishri 31 in 5 BC, is the calculated date of the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem.
The day after Creation Day 7 is Sunday October 19 – Tishri 31 and is the eighth day of Creation week and falls the day before Monday October 21 – Heshvan 1 (the second month) on the Hebrew Calendar in the Book of Genesis. This extra Sunday is needed to align the 364-Day calendar with all of earth’s current solar calendars which all start on a Monday. The seven days of Creation Week and Tishri 31 have no corresponding days on the Hebrew Calendar of the Old Testament or the Secular Hebrew calendar found at websites like www.rosettacalendar.com. The 356 Days that make up the ‘nomenclature’ of the Hebrew Calendar plus the Sunday-to-Sunday 8 days of Creation Week make up the 364-Day calendar that is consistent with the dates in the Masoretic text of Scripture. It is important to note this change of Creation Day 7 from a Sunday to a Saturday on the 364-Day calendar was made to this website on Thursday February 9, 2023. I am in the process of changing this to my previously printed material in a Third Version of my book.
There is another interesting observation that can be seen when the “Basic364DayCalender” file is examined and the Genesis and Exodus versions of the 364-Day calendar are seen in the side-by-side presentation. The reader should note that the Sunday to Sunday days of Creation Week on the Genesis version of the 364-Day calendar run parallel to the Sunday to Sunday days of Easter Week on the Exodus version of the calendar. In like manner, the Sunday to Sunday events of Passover Week, Nisan 12 through Nisan 19 on the Genesis calendar, run parallel to the events of Creation Week on the Exodus version of the 364-Day calendar.
DFC dates: DFC dates are the most numerous exact dates found during the lives of the Patriarchs. Understanding the calculation of DFC dates is the foundation for dating a large portion of the events in Scripture and connecting the dates to currently used calendars. When the CD# on the 364-Day calendar for a dated event is one-fifth the number of years from Creation Week, the resulting date is called a DFC date. In this scenario, the CD# and the DFC date are one and the same.
The most basic simple principle of DFC dating is this: The CD# for a DFC date is one-fifth the number of completed 364-Day years from Creation Day 3 stated in the Biblical Text. For example, when Noah takes the covering off the Ark, it is 1657 years from Creation Week according to the Biblical text. 1657 divided by 5 is 331.4. The resulting calculation is that the DFC date of this event is 1657 years plus 331 days from Day 3 of Creation Week in 4115 BC. The DFC date of this event happens on CD#331 in the year 2457 BC on the 364-day calendar.
The resulting DFC date of this event is Friday September 13 – Tishri 1, 2457 BC. Genesis 8:13 is very clear that this event happens “in the six hundred and first year (of Noah’s life), in the first month, the first day of the month” which is Tishri 1 for events in the Book of Genesis according to the 364-Day calendar. 5-year rule & DFC dates: The CD#’s on the 364-Day calendar and the stated years in Scripture are used like a measuring stick to mark the DFC, DIS and Anchor dates like the day Noah takes the covering off the Ark as previously described. The way the DFC dates are measured uses the CD#’s and a simple strategy called the
“5-year rule.” All DFC dates and Anchor dates are computed using the 5-year rule and Creation Day 4 of Creation Week in 4115 BC as the starting point. For every 5 years of time that passes, the date is moved over one day on the 364-Day calendar from the starting event of the time span.
A few examples from the Patriarchs will hopefully help to clarify this concept. As previously stated, the DFC date is simply the number of completed 364-Day years from Creation Day 4 of Creation Week plus one-fifth of the number of years from Creation Week in days. For the birth of Seth, the previous event is Creation Day 4 of Creation Week since it is from this day of Creation Week that all DFC dated events are measured on the 364-Day calendar.
The DFC date for the birth of Seth is the first example of DFC dating. According to Genesis 4:25, 5:3 and Luke 3:38, Seth is born when his father Adam is 130 years old. Therefore the DFC date for the birth of Seth is 130 years from Day Four of Creation Week plus 26 days (130/5=26). This puts Seth’s DFC date of birth on Monday November 11 – Heshvan 22, 3985 BC. If the reader looks at the 364-Day calendar, it will be noted that Monday November 11 – Heshvan 22 is CD#26 on the calendar. This Bible Timeline research will show that this same date will be the DFC date for the birth of Abraham in 2166 BC.
This same Monday, November 11 – Heshvan 22 date will also be the calculated date for the birth of King David in 1040 BC using the DIS start date for Solomon’s Temple as the Anchor date. King David’s date of birth is calculated exactly 74.5 years plus six days prior to the DIS start date of Solomon’s Temple on Sunday, May 18 –Sivan 2 in 965 BC according to 1 Kings 6:1 and 2 Chronicles 3:2. The extra six days is due to the fact that King David is crowned King of Israel for the third time when he is thirty years old on Sunday November 17 – Heshvan 28 in 1010 BC.
Using the 5-year rule places David’s date of birth exactly 74.5 years plus six days prior to the start of the Temple on Monday November 11 – Heshvan 22 in 1040 BC. The rest of the Patriarch’s DFC dates for birth, death, and other events can be calculated using the DFC method of calculating events from Creation Week with the proper application of the 5-year rule. Finding the DFC date in Scripture can also be accomplished by using the 5-year rule and another DFC date as a starting point of calculation. Dating specific events in the Patriarchs and the reigns of Israel’s Kings can be determined by simply moving the 364-Day calendar date over one day for every five years of time.
For example, Genesis 17:17 clearly states that Sarah, the wife of Abraham, is 10 years younger than her husband. The DFC date for the birth of Abraham is DFC calculated on Monday November 11 – Heshvan 22 in 2166 BC. When the 5-year rule is applied, by moving the CD# on the 364-Day calendar over one day for every five years of passed time, the DFC date for the birth of Sarah is Wednesday November 13 – Heshvan 24 in 2156 BC. If the birth of Sarah were calculated from the number of completed 364-Day years from Day Three of Creation Week in 4115 BC, the calculated CD# and DFC date would be the same.
This example clearly shows that all DFC dates can be calculated from Creation Week or another DFC or DIS date with the proper application of the 5-year rule and the Genesis or Exodus version of the 364-Day calendar. As previously stated, Seth is born on CD#26 and 130 years from Creation Week. Noah takes the covering off the Ark on CD#331 after 1657 years and 331 days had passed since Day Three of Creation Week. The same day that Noah takes the Covering off the Ark was 601 years and 120 days from the DFC date of Noah’s birth. The DFC date of Noah’s birth is 1056 years and 211 days from Day Three of Creation Week in 4115 BC. These are all examples of DFC dating and the application of the 5-year rule. Due to the fact that this 5-year rule principle is so important in calculating the dated events in Scripture, this same information is repeated in the Chapter titled, “Type of Dated Event in Scripture Explained.”
These seven days make up the seven days of the week found in the days of the month on any solar or secular Hebrew calendar used by most of the world today. It is also clear that one day a week is to be set aside as the Sabbath. It is Jewish tradition that the Seventh Day of Creation Week is a Saturday and it is on this day that the Sabbath is celebrated. What the reader needs to realize is that is that “Creation Day 7” is the name of the day, in the Genesis text and on the 364-Day calendar, in a similar way that July 4 is the name of a day on a Julian or Gregorian calendar.
The date name, such as September 13 – Tishri 1, on the 364-Day calendar will always fall on a Friday. On a solar Julian or Hebrew calendar, the same date of September 13 or Tishri 1, will fall on a different day of the week depending on the day of week that starts that particular year. Since there is no corresponding Hebrew nomenclature day name for Creation Day 7 of Creation Week, or any other day of Creation Week, Creation Day 7, like July 4, will be a different day of the week every year in a mathematically generated solar year schedule.
Since the 364-Day calendar digitally generates corresponding days on the Gregorian-Hebrew solar calendar, Creation Day 7 will be a different day of the week depending on the start and end day of the week that year and the type of solar year. December 30 – Tevet 11 always falls on a Monday and does so in 4115 BC which is the year of Creation Week on the 364-Day calendar. That same year on the Gregorian-Hebrew calendar, which is 4101 BC and a special year, December 31 falls on a Monday.
Connecting Earth’s Calendars: The year of 4101 BC, the year of Creation Week on the Gregorian-Hebrew solar calendar, ends on Monday, December 31 – Tevet 11. This same day is Monday, December 23 –Tevet 4 in 4115 BC on the 364-Day calendar. These dates clearly demonstrate that the two calendars digitally appear to start 14 years and 8 days apart. The calendars are actually seven days apart since there are only 30 days in December on the 364-Day calendar. The year of Creation in 4101 BC on the Gregorian calendar is a special year. It is not a leap year but is treated like a normal year. A special year is a leap year that only has 365 days. This occasional removal of a day is necessary to keep the Gregorian calendar accurate since the amount of time it takes the Earth to go around the Sun is actually eleven minutes and 15 seconds less than the 365.25 days per year used on a Julian calendar that does not have special years.
Mathematically speaking, the actual length of a solar year is 365.2421875 days per year. This exact calculation can only be determined by accurately using the dated years found in Scripture. In order to get an exact digital measurement of a solar year, over a 4,000 year span of time, it is necessary to have an exact start date. As the reader can plainly see, Creation Day 7, like Nisan 14 or July 4 on a solar calendar, falls on a different day of the week depending on the type of year on the Gregorian-Hebrew calendar resulting from this unique research.
On the 364-Day calendar, Creation Day 7 always falls on a Saturday, the same day of the week every year, like every other date on that calendar. Creation day 7 always falls on a Saturday on the 364-Day calendar in the same way that Nisan 14 Passover always falls on a Tuesday on the calendar consistent with the Old Testament. This 364-Day calendar is obviously not a solar calendar but clearly generates the currently used Gregorian, Julian, and secular Hebrew solar calendars in a very unique and precise manner.
All of these calendars can be computer generated and synchronized using the Julian day number assigned to each day on the Julian calendar. This Bible Timeline research will show, clearly and scientifically, that computing the Julian day number is a very easy computation once the Julian day number for any day of Creation Week is established by simply using the numbered years and dates in the Masoretic text of the Old Testament.
The connection between the 364-Day calendar of the Old Testament and the currently used Julian, Gregorian, and Hebrew secular calendars is one of the most monumental results of the unique Bible Timeline research. Beginning with the change from BC to AD on the Gregorian-Hebrew calendar in 1 AD, the Passover date of Nisan 14 always falls on April 5 in a non-leap year and on April 3 in a leap or special year. If the reader looks at a computer generated calendar, it will be noticed that April 5 in the year 30 AD is a Friday.
According to this research and the dated years in Scripture, Friday, April 5 – Nisan 14, on the Gregorian-Hebrew (GH) solar calendar, in 30 AD is the date of the Nisan 14-Passover and the day of the crucifixion of Jesus. In that year, Friday, Nisan 14 is both the day of preparation for the Sabbath and the day of preparation for the Feast of Unleavened Bread that starts on the solar date Saturday, Nisan 15 of 30 AD. In Scripture, Friday is always the day of preparation for the Sabbath.
Every Friday food is prepared for the Sabbath day. Any necessary work that needs to be done is done on Friday before the Sabbath so that it will not be necessary to do any work on a Saturday. This Friday, Nisan 14 date in 30 AD, is clearly connected to the day of the Crucifixion in Matthew 27:62, Luke 23:54, Mark 15:42, John 19:31 and John 19:42. This same day is also connected to the day of preparation for the Feast of Unleavened Bread in John 19:14.
At this point, in the discussion of the events of Easter Week, it may be helpful to elaborate on the connection of the day of preparation to the Feast of Unleavened Bread mentioned in John 19:14. The footnotes in the MacArthur Study Bible related to Matthew 26:17 and Mark 14:12 are very helpful in sorting this out. There seems to be some confusion about the day of the week of the Last Supper and in some cases the day of the week of the crucifixion. I have heard more than one person say that the Last Supper and the time when Jesus is in the Garden of Gethsamane are events that occur on Thursday.
Assuming the Last Supper events happened before midnight, a reasonable assumption, the day of the week would be Thursday only on a solar calendar that measures the days from midnight to midnight. On a Hebrew calendar, these events are clearly on a Friday assuming the events happened after 6:00 p.m. which is also a reasonable assumption. The Passover Lamb is killed and prepared between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. before the start of the eight days of Passover starting on Nisan 14. In Mark 14:12, the disciples ask Jesus, “Where do you want us to go and prepare, that you may eat the Passover?”
When the disciples ask this question, it is still the daytime portion of Thursday and Nisan 13. Even though Nisan 14 will officially not start until 6:00 p.m. that evening, Nisan 14 is given as the date because the date in Scripture is given on the start of the Hebrew day at evening even though most of the day will actually occur the next day on a solar calendar. Some historians have suggested that the Galileans celebrated Nisan 14 most heavily at the beginning of the Hebrew day at the evening start of Passover. This would be the time of the events associated with the Last Supper.
Others may have had their main Passover Feast at the end of the day ending around 3:00 p.m. at the time Jesus died on the Cross. After 3:00 p.m. on Nisan 14 is the time when Jews would begin preparation for the events of the week of the Passover event called the Feast of Unleavened Bread. This latter part of the day, on Nisan 14-Passover, is the time when all the food from the Passover meal is cleared out and no yeast or leavened products are allowed to remain in the home. The Feast of Unleavened Bread is also called “Passover week” and goes for seven days from Nisan 15 through Nisan 21. From this clearly stated Friday Nisan 14-Passover date of the Crucifixion of Jesus, all of Earth’s history can be accurately measured and dated on any calendar that is computer connected using the Julian Day Number of 1,732,111.75.
In order to understand more clearly the precise nature of the dated years in Scripture and the significance of the 364-Day calendar, it is important to explain one main reason that no Bible chronology to date, going from Creation to Easter Week, has been able to come up with dated events that match the numbers in the Biblical text. Until fairly recently in human history, a student of Bible chronology did not have easy access to the use of enormous Excel spreadsheets, a fast dual screened computer to easily transfer data from one database to another, and a complete Bible Software program like Bibleworks or Logos Scholar’s Gold Library.
These and other high tech tools were used extensively along with the New King James Version of the MacArthur Study Bible and the vast but often confusing Biblical database found on the Internet. With these tools, it has taken this author almost eight years to get this far in the research working on a part-time basis. Without the easy access to this technology and Biblical resources, I do not think this work could have been done in one person’s lifetime. Without these resources, even the most persistent Bible chronologist would have become discouraged and would have concluded, like many previous researchers have, that it was impossible to accurately date the life span of earth using only the text of Scripture as the standard by which other dates in history can be measured.
In order to clearly see how the 364-Day calendar of Scripture connects with the calendars in use today, we will use the date of the crucifixion as the starting computer calendar date to date the events of Scripture and calculate the real age of the earth. To start with, the date of the crucifixion on the 364-Day calendar is Friday, May 2 – Iyar 15 in 30 AD. As previously stated, the Gregorian-Hebrew (GH) calendar date for the crucifixion is Friday April 5 – Nisan 14 in 30 AD. This same date on the Julian calendar is Friday April 7, 30 AD. The Hebrew secular calendar date is Friday Nisan 16 in 30 AD. Note that the currently used Hebrew secular calendar, which was not created until after the events of the New Testament, is two days later than the Hebrew date of this New Testament event on the Nisan 14 Passover date in the year 30 AD.
The Julian calendar is also two days later than the Gregorian calendar in 30 AD. It is not surprising that the Hebrew secular solar calendar would be in agreement with the Julian calendar since they were created about one hundred to four hundred years apart. The currently used Hebrew secular calendar was likely developed and finalized a few centuries after the creation of the Julian calendar in 46 BC and after the recorded events of the Old Testament. Pope Gregory XIII did not order the production of the Gregorian solar calendar until October of 1582. It took more than 1,600 years for a modern calendar to get close to
the accuracy of the calendar consistent with the numbered years in the text of Old Testament. The text of Scripture is very clear that the currently used Hebrew secular calendar is not the 364-Day Hebrew calendar consistent with the Old Testament. Both calendars follow certain basis rules of a Hebrew calendar. For example, the Hebrew months of Tevet, Iyar, Tammuz and Elul always have 29 days in a month. While both calendars follow certain rules governing a Hebrew calendar, the secular Hebrew calendar is based on lunar-solar cycles and the 364-Day calendar is neither lunar nor solar.
On the 364-Day calendar, Tishri 1 always falls on September 13 and is always a Friday according to the dictates of Leviticus 23:32. This section of Leviticus has Tishri 9 always falling on a Sabbath Saturday and Tishri 10, the following day and the Day of Atonement, is always a Sunday. Tishri 1 never falls on a Wednesday or Friday on the currently used Hebrew secular calendar and is disqualified as a contender for being the Hebrew calendar consistent with the Old Testament. The currently used secular Hebrew calendar is also missing about 340 years that are clearly stated in the Masoretic text. It should also be noted that the first day on the secular Hebrew calendar is Monday, Tishri 1 and September 7 on the Julian calendar in 3761 BC. This lunar-solar Hebrew secular calendar would also place Day 7 of Creation on Sunday September 13 – Tishri 7 in 3761 BC.
The accuracy of the 364-Day calendar can be easily illustrated using the Julian day number. Every day on the Julian calendar is given a Julian day number. Julian day numbers began in January of 4713 BC. These day numbers can be easily calculated and converted to different types of calendars using a computer program if it has been accurately programmed. This was not possible until fairly recently because the exact length of a solar year was not always agreed upon. If we look as the Excel Exact Years chart, we can see that the number of stated years from Creation to the birth of Jesus is 4,096 solar years. If we measure from Sunday, October 20 – Tishri 31 in 4115 BC until the same date in 5 BC, the calculated date of the birth of Jesus, it can be calculated that exactly 1,496,040 days have passed on the 364-Day calendar.
This exact number of days, measuring the number of 364-Day years from 4115 BC until the same date in 5 BC, is the resulting calculation of 4110 years times 364 days. The Julian day number for Tishri 31 is 223,866 and is Sunday, October 28 – Heshvan 7 on the Gregorian-Hebrew calendar in the year 4101 BC. The Julian day number for the birth of Jesus is 1,719,906 and is Sunday, November 3 – Heshvan 13 in 5 BC on the Gregorian-Hebrew calendar. If the Julian day number for Creation Day 7, 223,866, is subtracted from the Julian day number for the birth of Jesus, which is 1,719,906, the result is 1,496,040 days. All Julian day numbers end digitally with a .00 which represents 12:00 midnight and the start of a Hebrew day that starts six hours earlier at 6:00 p.m. on a solar day that ends at midnight.
It is no coincidence that these two Julian day numbers, from Tishri 31 of Creation Week to the birth of Jesus on the same date in 5 BC, are separated by exactly 1,496,040 days. This number of days is exactly the same as 4,096 solar years plus eight days. As previously stated, the exact length of a solar year, the amount of time it takes the earth to go around the sun and return to the same spot in relation to the sun, is 365.2421875 days per year. If this number is multiplied by 4,096 solar years, the result is exactly 1,496,032 days, just 8 days short of the number of days based on the Julian day number. An exact number of days occur every 128 years before and after this number of years. It is mathematically correct to start this 128 year count of a special year from 101 BC on the solar version of the 364-Day calendar.
It is interesting to note that 101 BC is a special year, on the Gregorian calendar, and ends on a Monday just like the year of Creation in 4101 BC on the Gregorian and 364-Day calendars. If the eight Sunday to Sunday days of Creation Week are added to 1,496,032 days, the total is 1,496,040 days from Day 7 of Creation Week until the birth of Jesus on the Gregorian-Hebrew calendar. If the number of days is calculated from Tishri 31 in 4115 BC to the same date in 5 BC on the 364-Day calendar, the reader can see that the total number of days is 1,496,040 since this is the result of 4110 multiplied by 364. These numbered days and years exactly match the numbered years stated in the Biblical text. It is God who placed His Words and numbers in the text.
It is mathematically impossible that the numbered dates and years in the Biblical text are explainable as only coming from human sources. It is not only the writers of Scripture who were inspired to write God’s Word. The Words of Scripture themselves, including the numbered and dated years, are directly inspired by God. The Bible contains the precise and accurate dating of real history in real time. There are no overlapping or missing gaps in years. There are no clearly stated years that can be legitimately be called a Scribal error because they do not match someone’s erroneous chronology. The only errors in Scripture are those imposed on the text by those who do not believe in God’s ultimate Sovereignty or His Word.
If the reader goes backwards from the Julian day number of the birth of Jesus, having put the 364-Day calendar alongside the Julian date with the same Julian day number, the reader will arrive at every Hebrew date found in Scripture on the 364-Day calendar with the number of years given in the text. This appears to be mathematical evidence, as previously stated, that the numbered years in the Biblical text cannot possibly be of only human origin. Forty or so different authors of Scripture could not have added up these numbered years so precisely.
Over 3,800 times, in some manner, the writers of the Biblical text claim that the words, dates, text, theology, and history are all created by God. None of the writers are giving their personal opinion or interpretation. Apparently the Holy Spirit’s math is perfect. The Words and numbered dates in the Biblical text are from God and God alone. Either the reader believes it is God’s Word or they do not believe it is His Word. The reader cannot say the text is confusing or in error when it is more precise than ever imagined.
The Seven Days of Creation Week in the Book of Genesis are ordinary 24-hour days. The years between events can be measured on a 364-Day calendar. The events of Scripture can now also be dated on today’s solar calendars generated from the 364-Day calendar consistent with the Biblical text. In the age of massive amounts of information, this is surprisingly “New Information” about the text of the Bible. The information has always been there. It took modern computer technology to reveal what was not hidden.