Traditions Beware ~ Rosh Hashanah
I made a video earlier in the year addressing this topic and now I had to do it again. I see over and over again from Hebraic ministries and teachers preparing to celebrate Rosh Hashanah. It’s like a form of illiterate Hebraic dyslexia. BEWARE ANYONE who teaches that ROSH HOSHANAH is during the Feast of Trumpets. They are mistaken and are following the traditions of men rather than the doctrine of the Father.
Here is the short and skinny of the situation:
The Hebrew words Rosh Hashanah ראש השנה only appear together in the same verse TWICE in the entire Bible. Once in the Torah and once in the Prophets
In the Torah when it appears in Exodus 12:2, the verse is CLEARLY in the context in the month of Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
This month shall be unto you the beginning (ראש ) of months: it shall be the first month of the year(השנה ) to you.
Just a few verses later…
And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD’S PASSOVER.
So where is the hangup? Basically the major hangup is that the Talmud and Mishnah written and compiled after Yeshua, states that the seventh month is the new year. This comes from oral TRADITIONS coming from Babylonian captivity more or less. We are warned not to add to or take away from the commandments of the Father but yet that is what we see happening during this time of the year.
Some who follow this tradition like to point to Exodus 40:1 as being a reference to Yom Kippur.
In the five and twentieth year of our captivity, in the beginning of the year(ראש השנה ), in the tenth day of the month, in the fourteenth year after that the city was smitten, in the selfsame day the hand of the LORD was upon me, and brought me thither.
The problem is that many mistakenly think that the words “tenth day of the year” are referring to Yom Kippur. There is no supporting text for that interpretation! NONE! And yet, people confuse the tradition of the beginning of the year being in the seventh month with this verse and just assume that is what the book of Ezekiel is talking about. And in doing so, completely set aside or RE-INTERPRET what is written in the Torah in Exodus 12:2.
Also consider what is written 5 chapters later in Ezekiel in chapter 45:
In the FIRST MONTH, in the fourteenth day of the month, ye shall have the PASSOVER, a feast of seven days; unleavened bread shall be eaten.
So common sense would tell anyone with an IQ over 10 that you start counting with the number 1 being FIRST. And if you have 12 months in a year, the beginning of that year would be the FIRST MONTH. Not brain science exactly…but for some, traditions die hard.
You see, in Christianity there are a lot of traditions and doctrines of men that are not found ANYWHERE in the Bible. The same is true with Rabbinical Judaism. We need to love our brethren in Christianity and Judaism and help them awake from the error of these traditions and show them the ways and truths of our Father.
Don’t be afraid to correct one another and to question those who teach. TEST EVERYTHING with what is written in scripture and only hold fast to that which is good.