2 comments on “Pagan Origin Of The Names of the Days and Months and the Planets

    • In the pre-Babylonian era, we find in the Scriptures only four months on the calendar that are identified by name:
      The first month (Nissan): Aviv1
      The second month (Iyar): Ziv2
      The seventh month (Tishrei): Eitanim3
      The eighth month (Cheshvan): Bul4
      The other months were just known by their place in the calendar—e.g., third month, fourth month—starting from the first month: first by virtue of the fact that it is the month when our nation left Egypt.
      After the Hebrews were delivered from Babylonian captivity, however, they started using the names that they became used to using in Babylon.
      Some have reckoned that the original system counted months in numeric order, starting from Nissan…the month of the Exodus. Thus, the numeric naming served as a constant reminder of our deliverance from Egypt.
      Some Jewish scholars have suggested that this change is consistent with Jeremiah’s prophecy: “Therefore, behold days are coming, says God, and it shall no longer be said [by one who wishes to pronounce an oath], ‘As God lives, who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt,’ but rather, ‘As God lives, who brought up the children of Israel from the north land [Babylon] . . .’” Jeremiah 1614-15
      In any event, pagan names are pagan names regardless of who it is that uses them.
      Two wrongs don’t make right.

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