Category Archives: All in a Month

Moon Phases in Biblical Israel

The calendar months of ancient Israel, referred to in the Old Testament, were based on the moon phases, as well as tied to the seasons and harvests of the year. The continued correspondence with the seasons was achieved by adding … Continue reading

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Lunar Phases and Life Cycles

In a lunar month, the moon orbits the earth approximately every 29.5 days. During that time it passes through a cyclical pattern. At the beginning of the month, the new moon is barely visible as a thin crescent in the … Continue reading

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All in a Month

Not long after the sun had set and the lighter blue sky gave way to darkness, a soft glow appeared among the trees in the east. A few minutes later, the large yellow orb of a full moon came into … Continue reading

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