After ~33 years spent as a Jehovah's Witness, I asked to be withdrawn as a member of the WatchTower Bible and Tract Society, due to a scandal over an association with the United Nations. Even today there is *STILL* no apology, to the public or members, therefore Mathew 24:15-16 came into affect. Leading to this document. July 10 - Dec 10th 2005, 5 Months of torment... Apocalypse Dec 10th...

Monday, July 25, 2005


The month of July and the Roman and Jewish calendar

  • JULY is the SEVENTH (7th) Month in the ROMAN Calendar staring 1 AD.
  • TAMMUZ starts end of June begining JULY.
  • TAMMUZ is the TENTH (10th) Month in the JEWISH calendar.
  • Tammuz corresponds to the ROMAN calendar as July.

WatchTower Bible and Tract Society Insight on the scriptures Vol 2 states;


(Tam´muz).The postexilic name given to the fourth Jewish lunar month of the sacred calendar, but the tenth of the secular calendar. Thus, in the Targum of Jonathan the expression "the tenth month" at Genesis 8:5 is rendered "the month Tammuz." Tammuz was the name of a Babylonian deity. (Eze 8:14) The Bible record does not apply this name to the fourth month but merely refers to the month by its numerical order. (Eze 1:1) The name does appear, however, in the Jewish Mishnah (Ta`anit 4:6) and other postexilic works. The use of the pagan name Tammuz as applying to the fourth month, as well as the use of the other postexilic names, may have been only a matter of convenience among the Jews. It should be remembered that they were then a subjugated people, obliged to deal with and report to the foreign powers dominating them, and in view of this it is no strange thing if they utilized the names of the months employed by these foreign powers. The Gregorian calendar used today has months named after the gods Janus and Mars, and the goddess Juno, as well as for Julius and Augustus Caesar, yet it continues to be used by Christians who are subject to "the superior authorities."—Ro 13:1.

This month, Tammuz, corresponded to part of June and part of July and, therefore, came in the growing heat of summer. By now the grapevines were beginning to yield their first ripe fruit.—Nu 13:20.

It was on the ninth day of this fourth month (Tammuz) that Nebuchadnezzar breached the walls of Jerusalem in 607 B.C.E. after an 18-month siege. (2Ki 25:3, 4; Jer 39:2; 52:6, 7) During the 70 years of exile that followed, the Jews customarily fasted on the ninth day of the fourth month in memory of this blow against Jerusalem. (Zec 8:19) However, following the second destruction of Jerusalem, in the year 70 C.E., the fast was observed on the 17th day of the fourth month, the day the walls of the temple were breached by Roman General Titus. There were no festivals appointed by Jehovah for this month.

Study note to self (July 23rd):

  1. The TENTH month is July translationion to the Roman calender.
  2. The Jews are still awaiting the arrival of the Son of God, the Christ (Messiah prophesiedied one).
  3. The Jewicalendarder dates from the start or Genesis.
  4. To the Jewish culture areligiousous tradition, Jesus was a prophet and not the son of God.
  5. The Jews Adhere to the old Testament and not the new testament.
  6. The core of Jewish religious leaders Jews in Jesus time where the Scribes and the Pharasees.