I was challenged today to show the thirteenth month in scripture. Well with the help of another I found it.
Ezekiel used the creators calendar and shows us the thirteenth month.
Today, a calendar based on the moon and the sun requires a 13th month approximately every 3 years. Presently, the lunar year is 11 days shorter than the solar year meaning that after three years, the lunar cycle would be 33 days off, necessitating an additional month. The Hebrews called this month Veadar (meaning “second Adar”).
In Ezekiel 1:1-2 we are told that Ezekiel received a vision from YHVH on the 5th day of the 4th month, in the 5th year of king Jehoiachin’s captivity.
Then in Ezekiel 3:15 we find that Ezekiel dwelt by the river Chebar for 7 days bringing us to the 11th day of the 4th month, in the 5th year of king Jehoiachin’s captivity.
In Ezekiel 4:1-11 he is given instructions by YHVH to lay on his left side 390 days and when he accomplishes this he is to then lay on his right side 40 days; equaling a total of 430 days (A day was to represent a year for Israel and Judah for their inequity).
Then in Ezekiel 8:1 we find that upon the 5th day in the 6th month of the 6th year he is sitting.
“And it came to pass in the 6th year, in the 6th month, on the 5th day of the month, as I sat in my house with the elders of Judah sitting before me, that the hand of the Lord God fell upon me there.”
This count of 430 days is only possible when one uses the creators calendar and has the thirteenth month. The solar calendar does not work.
Furthermore, when you recognise the obvious fact that the scriptural months are lunar, and that the new year is determined by the spring equinox it is a necessity that a 13th month be added approximately every two to three years (7 times in 19 years). If this is not done the festivals will be 11 days shorter every “strictly-solar year” that goes by, placing the festivals out of their seasons in short order