Should Christians Practice Yoga? This bounces out of our TNMWD:Which One? page above. Believe it or not Yoga groups observe the new moon! Some believe that yoga activities should be avoided on the new moon. And the majority believe the new moon should be celebrated with special yoga poses and sequences. So whichever path yoga devotees take, they are actually partaking in some form of new moon observance. I stumbled across this constructing the Which One? page above. But here amended with a lot of interesting information added as it's own stand-alone page. And a real fun read! Enjoy.
the new moon, the day of the new moon, the calends of a lunar month which was a festival of the ancient Hebrews.
(2) a lunar month, beginning at the new moon.
moon, month. 1.new moon = day, time, of new moon, as religious festival. 2.month
(as beginning with new moon, lunar month; …
chodesh,kho'-desh; from 2318; the new moon; by impl. a month:--month(-ly), new moon.
The length of the synodic month changes through the year and the Jewish calendar does not allow for this and can actually get a little out of step. In fact, it got completely out of step in 2013.*
Anyway, the Jews are aware of these length discrepancies and readily admit them:
The NT Bible Model does not have this problem. The NT Bible model approach uses a numerical value to follow the astronomical new moon date.
As the synodic month length changes through the year the position for the new moon worship day adjusts accordingly.
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