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

Oseas

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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
 

Oseas

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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.


SIX PERIODS OF BIBLICAL TIMES ----------------- DURATION

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


VII
- 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.
 
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