30 Day Month Myth

Some people claim that the months were originally 30 days each and one thing used to establish this is the book of Genesis where it teaches that the flood prevailed upon the earth for 150 days, from the 17th of the second month until the 17th of the seventh month.

First of all this has nothing to do with a calendar but rather a time of how long the water prevailed upon the earth because your counting from the MIDDLE of the second month into the MIDDLE of the seventh month which is actually 151 days not 150 days, but at any rate theyâ€™re not five full months/moons because they began in the MIDDLE of one month to the middle of another month.

What if it has said that the waters prevailed upon the earth for 140 days instead of 150 and the ark rested on the 7th day of the seventh month, instead of the 17th, would that make the months originally 28 days long, just because five times 28 is 140??? NO it would not and neither does the other make the months originally 30 days long. It has nothing to do with the calendar.

Even though this is not even a calendar Issue, I will show how it is possible to arrive at 150 days NOT 151 days by using the ordinances of the moon as they exist today. First of all I hope everyone understands that the moon is 29 Â½ point so many days each month and it is possible to have a 29 day month one month and the 30-day month the next and it is also possible to have two 30-day months back-to-back or even two 29 days most back-to-back but at any rate I will show you how is possible.

If the second month was a 30-day month and the flood began on the 17th day of that 30-day month you would have 14 days left over, before the 2nd 30-day month began and if you had a 29 day month after the second 30-day month and then two more 30-day months back-to-back, your count would look like this,

14 days left of the second month plus 30 days of the third month plus 29 days of the fourth month plus 30 days of the fifth month plus 30 days of the six-month plus the 17 days of the seventh month which equals 150 days. Remember the other count yields 151 days instead of 150 days, when drawn out on a sheet of paper, try it yourself.

Furthermore the Scripture teaches the ordinance of the moon will not change or Israel would cease to be a nation. The moon has not sped up from it taking 30 days to orbit the Earth, to 29 and one half. The above does not prove 30 day months and neither does Daniel or Revelations, which I will deal with later.

Brother Arnold