4 AD, A LEAP YEAR?ă

 

Aristeo Canlas Fernando, Peace Crusader

 

 

Was 4 AD a leap year?  I believe it was. 

 

Presented in the table below are the scenarios where 4 AD was a leap year and 4 AD was NOT a leap and their effect on August 17, 1 BC.  Why August 17, 1 BC?  Because the Holy Spirit revealed that this is the date when Jesus Christ was crucified.  Proofs that the revelation is correct may be found at http://www.geocities.com/peacecrusader888/jesuscrucify1.htm.

 

 

If 4 AD was Leap Year

If 4 AD was NOT Leap Year

 

Day in Proleptic Gregorian Calendar

Date in Jewish Calendar

Day in Proleptic Gregorian Calendar

Date in Jewish Calendar

August 17, 1 BC

Thursday

Av 30, 3760

Friday

Elul 1, 3760

August 18, 1 BC

Friday

Elul 1, 3760

Saturday

Elul 2, 3760

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 27, 4 AD

Friday

Adar 19, 3764

Saturday

Adar 20, 3764

Feb 28, 4 AD

Saturday

Adar 20, 3764

Sunday

Adar 21, 3764

Feb 29, 4 AD

Sunday

Adar 21, 3764

 

 

Mar 1, 4 AD

Monday

Adar 22, 3764

Monday

Adar 22, 3764

Mar 2, 4 AD

Tuesday

Adar 23, 3764

Tuesday

Adar 23, 3764

 

If 4 AD was a leap year, then August 17, 1 BC was a Thursday and Av 30, 3760 in the Jewish calendar.  I believe that 4 AD was a leap year.  According to the Holy Spirit, Jesus was crucified on August 17, 1 BC.  That day was Preparation Day for next day’s sabbath which was a high day (John 19:31).  That high day was the New Moon Festival or Rosh Hodesh.  It was the first day of the Jewish month—Elul 1, 3760. 

 

If 4 AD was NOT a leap year, then August 17, 1 BC would be a Friday and Elul 1, 3760 in the Jewish calendar.  Friday is Preparation Day for next day’s Saturday Sabbath.  This would have been fine.  However, John 19:31 says that that Sabbath was a high day.  Elul 2, 3760, even though a Saturday, couldn’t be a high day because it was not a major holy day.  There was no major feast in the month of Elul except the New Moon Festival. 

 

The Jews would not have crucified Jesus on the New Moon Festival.  First, it was a holy day to execute a person.  That would have made the day unholy.  Second, there should be no work or business on this day.  It should be a day of rest. 

 

Therefore, based on the above analysis, I conclude that:

  1. 4 AD was indeed a leap year;
  2. August 17, 1 BC in the proleptic Gregorian calendar was a Thursday;
  3. August 17, 1 BC is equivalent to Av 30, 3760 AM;
  4. The New Moon Festival was a high day (John 19:31); and
  5. Sabbath was observed in New Moon Festivals (John 19:31).

 

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