Jewish Calendar - How to explain the difference of exactly 240 years in the Jewish calendar?


The Jewish calendar is the type of calendar that the Jewish people use for counting time and commemorating birthdays, festivities, weddings, deaths, religious celebrations and other solemnities. According to the Hebrews, the years are counted from what they believe to be the creation of Adam.

Created over 3,000 years ago, the Jewish calendar is based on the movements of the Moon and the Sun, and is therefore a lunisolar calendar. In this way, months are counted from the lunar cycles, and years from the solar cycles. Therefore, years can range from 12 to 13 months, with 29 or 30 days.

In September 2021 of the Gregorian calendar, the year 5782 of the Jewish calendar began, exactly on September 6th, and the end will occur on September 26th, 2022 .

How to explain the difference of exactly 240 years in the Jewish calendar ?

Trying to answer the question by / through / according to biblical events, I found three interesting and suggestive happenings of Jewish History within the Bible, which certainly Jews dismiss without an explanation, perhaps because of shame at facts that are a stain on the nation's history of Israel.

Trying to answer the question by / through / according to biblical events, I found three interesting and suggestive happenings of Israel's chatisements in Jewish History, within the Bible, as described below, each with its long period of time that certainly Jews discard without an explanation, perhaps because of shame of facts which are a stain on the history of the nation of Israel. (like their original fall; captivity; golden calf/idolatry/ rebellion against GOD)

1- The Jewish Calendar begins in Seth, not in Adam, so we have less 130 years here;

2- Jews do not consider their 40 years of wandering in the desert, from Egypt to the promised land;

3- They do not consider also their shameful 70 years of captivity in Babylon.

This explanation shows the why of the Jews calendar has an exact difference of 240 years as was above exposed. What other explanation could there be that would justify this difference of exactly 240 years?

I would like to know


Hi Steven Avery

Thank you very much for the extensive material you sent me. I took a quick look, I saw there's plenty of interesting stuff to look up.

But I would like to say that since the origin of the Jews is biblical (by the way, salvation comes from the Jews-John 4:v.22), thus, it is incomprehensible this difference of 240 years of the Jewish calendar in relation to the Biblical Chronology.

Speaking of GOD'S things according His Word, I would challenge a Jew to demonstrate some plausible justification for the existence of such a nonsense -240 years of difference- compared to the Holy Scriptures, as well as Biblical History records, contained in specific biblical dictionaries.

In my studies based in the Word of God, the source of the Truth, on God's six Days of creation and one Day of rest (a total of seven days) plus the Scriptures that teach that one Day is with the Lord as a thousand years (Psalm 90:4; 2Pet.3:8; Heb. 4:4) so MANKIND, yeah, MANKIND, would go through six GOD Days of 1,000 years each (a total of 6,000 years) plus a Millennium of 1,000 years rest (now a total of 7,000 years). Actually, Genesis is a Plan of GOD to restitution or restoration of all things-Acts 3:v.17 to 26-, according they were in the garden of Eden.

That said, in accord biblical Chronology, we can number our days beginning in Genesis chapter 5, as follow:

Adam lived …..................................................................130 yrs and begat Seth
Seth lived ………………………………………………….........105 yrs and begat Enosh;
Enosh lived ........................................................................90 yrs and begat Kenan;
Kenan lived.........................................................................70 yrs and begat Mahalalel;
Mahalalel lived .................................................................65 yrs and begat Jared;
Jared lived .......................................................................162 yrs and begat Enoch;
Enoch lived ........................................................................65 yrs and begat Methuselah
Methuselah lived...........................................................187 yrs and begat Lamech;
Lamech lived ..................................................................182 yrs and begat Noah;
From Noah´s birth until the Flood..........................600 yrs.
Total of years from Adam to the Flood =.........1,656 years.


I - From Adam to the Flood-------------------.------1,656 years
II - From the Flood to Abraham-----------------------427 years
III - From Abraham to Exodus-------------------------430 years-Gal.3:17
IV - From Exodus to king Saul ------------------------396 years
V - From Saul to the fall of Jerusalem ---------------.508 years
VI - From the fall of Jerusalem to Jesus --------------.587 years

Thus, from Adam to the 1st coming of Jesus ------.4,004 years
From Jesus to our days (Christian Calendar)--------.2,021 years

Total from Adam to our days ------------------------6,025 years

- The seventh and last period begins now, in this current millennium, the seventh and last millennium, or seventh and last Day, the Lord's Day. The kingdoms OF THIS WORLD are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. Revelation 11:v.15 combined with Luke 20:v.35-36, and Revelation 5:v.10, among others.


Regarding the period VII above posted, we can say according 2Peter 3:v.8 that
we are living right at the beginning of the first century of the seventh and last millennium, or seventh and LAST Day, the Day of the Lord.

The kingdoms OF THIS WORLD are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever. Revelation 11:v.15 combined with Luke 20:v.35-36, and Revelation 5:v.10, among others.


Speaking of the seventh and last Day, it is very wonderful the re-union of the younger brother of Jesus with his Father-Luke 15:18-20. Have you ever meditate in this wonderful event that will occur now in the end of the times, exactly in the seventh and last Day, the LORD's Day, or seventh and last millennium, the millennium of the righteous Judgments of GOD, actually the Judgment Seat of Christ?

Analyzing deeply , in fact there was not yet an ALLIANCE of the younger son with His Father when he left his father's house and went to a faraway land. So after a long time when he came back to his house from his journey into a far country exceedingly devilish, satanic, and while he was still far away from his home, the Father saw him and had compassion, and ran, and fell /bowed on the neck of His younger son, and kissed him.

And the Father said the to His servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and puts A RING like a wedding ring on his hand (an ALLIANCE), and shoes on his feet, and they began to joy with musick and dancing. And the Father said: We should make merry, and be glad.
Also the Father said to His older Son: This thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found. Wonderful. What a glory!!!

By ANALOGY, the mysterious event above described is very similar the wonderful event described in Zechariah 3:1 to 10, of the person of Joshua the high priest. Take a look.


JESUS said: Matthew 25:6 - Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet Him
The question is: Who is going to meet JESUS?

See, IT'S NOT ENOUGH to just have lamp-the Word of GOD-a lamp for the feet-Psalm 119:105; It's necessary also to have oil, otherwise the lamp will go out, if it hasn't already your lamp gone out for good, but at midnight? In full darkness and terrors by night? Terrible, very terrible.

Understand, MIDNIGHT as the Lord said, it indicates the end of a Day (of a millennium) and the beginning of a new Day (of a new millennium) simultaneously. It is necessary to understand that God's clock does not stop, yeah, never stop, every thousand years there is a turn of Day, understand? As happened in Eden-Genesis 3:8-10- and GOD found Adam and Eve completely naked, the clothe they made from the FigTree, one among other trees in the Garden, it was not enough to cover them from their nakedness. GOD needed to make an appropriate garment for that purpose. By the way, JESUS said through the book of Revelation, chap. 16: v.15: Behold, I come like a thief, Blessed is he that watches, and keeps his garments, lest he WALK NAKED, and they see his shame.

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On the other hand, wanting to buy oil out of time, it's a total waste of time. Both those who will buy and those who are selling oil (Pastors, Bishops, Evangelists, among others) will lose their souls forever, for all Eternity. It's like the CURSE of the FigTree: JESUS cursed it never to bear fruit again, and the sentence was LITERALLY fulfilled. The Word is GOD, self-executing.

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About the period of six days or six millenniums from Adam until the current days, my brother in Christ, Butch, wrote as follows:

I would submit that the passage in Gen 6:3 is not 120 years. The word that's translated "years" literally means cycles. Many translators believe it's talking about a yearly cycle. I don't believe it is. I believe it's talking about the Jubliee cycle. God told the Israelites that they were to farm the land for 6 years and let it rest on the seventh. They were to do this for seven cycles of seven years. That was total of 49 years. The fiftieth year was to be a year of Jubilee. They were to let the land rest. All debts were forgiven. If you had bought land from another Israelite that land returned to the original owner, etc. This was God's Jubilee cycle. The Israelites didn't keep it which is why they went into exile. God exiled them to let the land rest.

God said His breath would not always strive with man but his days would be 120 cycles. If these are Jubilee cycles as I suggest, it means man's days are 6000 years. 120x50=6000. Remember what David said.
Psalm 90:4 (KJV 1900): For a thousand years in thy sight
Are but as yesterday when it is past,
And as a watch in the night.
Peter alludes to this also.
2 Peter 3:8 (KJV 1900): But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

To God a day is as a thousand years. Remember what God said to Adam? He told him that the day he ate from the tree of knowledge he would die. Adam ate and he died at 930 years, just short of a day. This is the prophetic day, a thousand years. Remember in Genesis, God worked for 6 days and rested on the seventh. How long are 6 prophetic days? 6000 years or 120 cycles. God worked for 6 days. His breath will strive with man for 6000 years or 6 days. God rested on the seventh day. After 6000 years we have Christ's reign for 1000 years, the seventh day.

Paul said,
1 Corinthians 15:51–52 (KJV 1900): 51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
Paul said that believers would be changed in the twinkling of an eye, at the last Trump. So, when the last trumpet sounds the dead in Christ will rise and those who are alive will be changed. The question is, when is the last Trump? Every year at the festivals trumpets were used. However, on Yom Kippor, the day of atonement, there was no trumpet. This went on for 49 years. Then, in the year of Jubille, on Yom Kippor, the day of Atonement, the trumpet sounded. It's the only time in those 50 years that a trumpet sounded on Yom Kippor and it was the last trump of the 50 years cycle.



By analogy I, Oseas, would compare these current days with Genesis 3:8-9 and Matthew 25:6-7.

Genesis 3:8-9:
8 And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the Day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.
9 And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?

Matthew 25:6-7 :
6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet Him.
7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

GOD went in the Garden of Eden at the turn of a Day, it was in the end of a millennium, and the beginning of another millennium. JESUS in His parable speaks that at midnight a cry made is heard, well, midnight refers to the turn of a Day, that is from the sixth to the seventh Day, His Day, the LORD's Day. (In my understand we MUST crie "the bridegroom cometh; He is arriving, go ye out to meet Him".)
In my vision, we are alreading living in the turn from the sixth to the seventh Day, still in the beginning of the first century of the seventh and last millennium (or seventh Day-the LORD's Day), so I'm sure the bridegroom is arriving. Six complete Days or six complete millenniums have already passed since Adam.

Philippians 3:20-21
20 Our conversation is in heaven (HEAVEN? Ephesians 1:3. Take a look); from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:
21 Who shall CHANGE our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body, according to the working whereby He is able even to subdue all things unto Himself. (Matthew 28:18 - JESUS said: All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.)

And 1 Thesslonians 4:15-16 says:
15 For this we say unto you by the Word of the Lord (the Word is GOD, father of my Lord JESUS Christ) , that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel(Daniel 12:1-3 combined with 1 Thessalonians-4:15-16), and with the Trump of GOD(Revelation 11:15-18): and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

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