new moon?

in this study we will be looking at the phrase new moon. does the phrase new moon exist in the scripture? what will the scriptures reveal?

ket'vim - Wisdom Literature







blow the ram’s horn at the time of the 'new moon 'חֹדֶשׁ, in the time appointed, on our festival day.

the hebrew word חֹדֶשׁ - chodesh (comes from the word chadash), and is translated here to be, new moon?



then a new חָדָשׁ sovereign מֶלֶךְ arose over mitsrayim, who did not know Yosĕph,

here the word chadash is translated to be new, followed by the word melek (sovereign/king) - chadash melek



Until the morrow after the seventh Sabbath you count fifty days, then you shall bring a new מֶלֶךְ grain offering מִנְחָה to יהוה.

here the word chadash is also translated to new, followed by the word minchâh (grain offering)

the word chadash/chodesh - "new" appears 150 times in the tanakh", acronym for: torah (teachings), nevi'im (prophets) and khetuvim (writings). it appears 9 times outside the torah and in those 9 appearances is translated as "new moon"? In it's other 141 appearances it is NOT once translated as "new moon"

Exo 1:8 Lev 23:16 Lev 26:10 Num 16:30 Num 28:26 Deu 20:5 Deu 22:8 Deu 24:5 Deu 32:17 Jos 9:13 Jdg 5:8 Jdg 15:13 Jdg 15:15 Jdg 16:11 Jdg 16:12 1Sa 6:7 1Sa 20:59 (1 new moon?) 1Sa 20:18 (2 new moon?) 1Sa 20:24 (3 new moon?) 2Sa 6:3 2Sa 21:16 1Ki 11:29 1Ki 11:30 2Ki 2:20 2Ki 4:23 (4 new moon?) 1Ch 13:7 1Ch 23:31 2Ch 2:4 2Ch 8:13 2Ch 20:5 2Ch 31:3 Ezr 3:5 Ezr 6:4 Neh 10:33 Neh 10:39 Neh 13:5 Neh 13:12 Job 32:19 Psa 33:3 Psa 40:3 Psa 81:3 (5 new moon?) Psa 96:1 Psa 98:1 Psa 144:9 Psa 149:1 Pro 3:10 Ecc 1:9 Ecc 1:10 Sng 7:13 Isa 1:13 Isa 1:14 Isa 24:7 Isa 41:15 Isa 42:9 Isa 42:10 Isa 43:19 Isa 48:6 Isa 62:2 Isa 65:8 Isa 65:17 Isa 66:2 Isa 66:23 (6 new moon?) Jer 26:10 Jer 31:22 Jer 31:31 Jer 36:10 Lam 3:23 Eze 11:19 Eze 18:31 Eze 36:26 Eze 45:17 Eze 46:1 (7 new moon?) Eze 46:3 Eze 46:6 (8 new moon?) Eze 47:12 Hos 2:11 Hos 4:11 Hos 9:2 Joe 1:5 Joe 1:10 Joe 3:18 Amo 8:5 (9 new moon?) Hag 1:11 Zec 9:17

you will also note that these 9 appearances occurs all outside the torah



and he dreamed still another dream and related it to his brothers, and said, see, i have dreamed another dream, and see, the sun and the moon (yareach) and the eleven stars bowed down to me

  1. the hebrew word for moon is yareach
  2. the hebrew word for new is qodesh and comes from the word qadash

these two words, chodesh yareach, does not once appear in all of the hebrew scriptures together


2 Samuel

2 Kings








and the officers shall speak to the people, saying, ‘who is the man who has built a new house and has not dedicated it? ...

and they placed the ark of elohim on a new wagon, and brought it from the house of aḇinaḏaḇ...

and the bronze altar which was before יהוה he brought from the front of the house, from between the new altar and the house of יהוה...

three rows of heavy stones and one row of new timber...

see, the days are coming,” declares יהוה, “when I shall make a new covenant with the house of yisra’ĕl and with the house of yehuḏah

cast away from you all the transgressions, by which you have transgressed, and make for yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. for why should you die, O house of yisra’ĕl?

chadash bayith - a new house

chadash agalah - a new wagon

chadash mizbêach - the new altar

chadash aw - new timber

chadash berı̂yth - new covenant

chadash lêb - a new heart... a chadash rûach - new spirit

in these examples, the word new, describe that which is new


1 Samuel

2 Kings



















besides the burnt offering with its grain offering for the new moon...

and dawiḏ said to yehonathan, “see, tomorrow is the new moon...

so yehonathan said to him, “tomorrow is the new moon...

and dawiḏ hid in the field. and when the new moon came...

and he said, “why are you going to him today? it is neither the new moon nor the sabbath...

blow the ram’s horn at the time of the new moon, at the full moon, on our festival day...

he took a bag of silver with him; he comes home on the day of the new moon...

and it shall be that from new moon to new moon...

thus said the master יהוה, “the gate of the inner courtyard facing east is shut the six days of work, but on the sabbath it is opened, and on the day of the new moon it is opened

and on the day of the new moon: a young bull

They have acted treacherously against יהוה, for they have brought forth strange children. Now a new moon

saying, “when does the new moon pass so that we sell grain

in each of the following scriptures, we see the following:

that the hebrew word chodesh, in all of these scriptures, was translated to be a new moon; although the word for moon (yareach) does not even appear once in these texts

and based on the assumption that chodesh should be rendered as "new moon"; we have a large group of people that follow a so-called scriptural "moon" calendar