6 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.

  1. Thank you Brother John… I really like your last 2 sentences: “In any event, pagan names are pagan names regardless of who it is that uses them. Two wrongs don’t make a right.” But let me clarify still for my understanding. Are both the names of each month, whether it is Nissan or Aviv, BOTH are pagan names? It is correct to ONLY call them by their number? I am making a resolve to no longer have pagan names in my speech or in my writing.
    The first month (Nissan): Aviv1
    The second month (Iyar): Ziv2
    The seventh month (Tishrei): Eitanim3
    The eighth month (Cheshvan): Bul4

    • I agree with you. I hate even saying the pagan names.
      I am trying to train myself to refer to them as you mention by number. It’s difficult when you’ve been conditioned to use them all of your life.
      All with you all the way.
      Please take care of yourself!

    • I agree with you Aimee. It makes me sick to mention them. But it’s hard not to when you’ve been conditioned to do so all of your life.
      But I’ve committed myself to resisting the tendency. I also agree that referring to the days and the months by their appropriate number in the week or year is the best thing to do. I’m with you all the way on this subject.

      Please take care of yourself!

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