Wednesday, April 26, 2017

How long is Torah year?

According to my correct Hebrew calendar, Torah year is either 354 days in normal years and 383-384 days in intercalated years. Here is why...

The original Torah year was 360 days with 12 month even and 60 Shabbats. Due to the Floor and subsequent continent split described in Genesis 10:25 the cycles of the Earth and the Moon have changed so now Torah year is 354 days in normal years and 383-384 days in intercalated years.

In normal years we have 354 days, with exactly 12 months of 5 Shabbats each = 60 Shabbats total.
In Intercalated years, we have 383-384 days, with 13 months of 5 Shabbats each = 65 Shabbats total. 

The reason why the year varies in intercalated year is due to the intercalated month length. So if intercalated month is 29 days, then we have 354+29=383, and if intercalated month is 30 days, then we have 354+30=384 days.

I hope now it is clear how long the Torah year is.

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