Day Counts in the Qumran Calendar

Qumran Jubilee Year Calendar Matrix. Screenprint courtesy M.A. Hook.

Qumran Jubilee Year Calendar Matrix. Screen print courtesy M.A. Hook.

The number of days in each year varies according to a variety of factors. Here is the matrix that the astronomers under King Hezekiah’s directions devised to account for those differences that changed after the shadow on the sun dial went back ten degrees. The chart is a bit hard to read without instructions, as the first seven years always occur in order, but the Jubilee year is only inserted after every 49th year, so that they stand in columns by themselves in the position most persons are familiar with being a summation of the prior data rather than an extension of them.

The Book of Jubilees reads this chart as each block of 50 years – 49 numbered years plus one named year not numbered, but counted among the counting – is called by the name “Jubilee,” as in “in the first Jubilee, in the fifth week, and the third year…” would be figured as:

  • 1 Jubilee = 50 years
  • 5 weeks of years (5 x 7 = 35) = +35 years
  • 3 years = +3 for a total of 88 years (50 + 35 + 3 = 88th year from the beginning of counting)

There is another point that Bishop Usser failed to take into account. The count of years is NOT started at the creation of the earth. It is started when kingship was transferred from the giants to mankind, specifically to Noah after the Great Flood, giving him the title of “King of the earth and friend of the gods,” which Shem inherited and then named Abraham to inherit after his death. The human lifespan was decreasing so rapidly, and Abraham was born into the tenth generation, that Abraham died of old age 35 years before Shem was murdered by Isis. The giants have been here for well over 400,000 years, and the earth was old when they arrived. As mentioned in a previous post, the year 2000 Gregorian is the same as the year 6000 Qumran, which is not reflected in this matrix, but since the pattern is consistent back to Hezekiah, it’s safe to match any section of it to any section of the Gregorian calendar as long as the line marked “*Jubilee” is matched to a year that is evenly divisible by 50.

Another peculiarity of the matrix to notice is that every 350th and 700th year, only 7 days are added to the calendar. This is equivalent to the year 2000 when no leap-day was added to the Gregorian calendar.

Total # of Days  364 Total # of Days 364 Total # of Days 364 Total # of Days 364 Total # of Days 364 Total # of Days 364 Total # of Days 371 Year Count Total # of Days 378 Total Days Added Year Count Total #Days in “Week of Years”
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 7 7 7 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 14 7 14 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 21 7 21 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 28 7 28 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 35 7 35 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 42 7 42 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 49 Jubilee 14 50 2569
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 7 7 57 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 14 7 64 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 21 7 71 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 28 7 78 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 35 7 85 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 42 7 92 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 49 Jubilee 14 100 2569
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 7 7 107 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 14 7 114 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 21 7 121 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 28 7 128 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 35 7 135 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 42 7 142 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 49 Jubilee 14 150 2569
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 7 7 157 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 14 7 164 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 21 7 171 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 28 7 178 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 35 7 185 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 42 7 192 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 49 Jubilee 14 200 2569
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 7 7 207 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 14 7 214 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 21 7 221 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 28 7 228 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 35 7 235 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 42 7 242 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 49 Jubilee 14 250 2569
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 7 7 257 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 14 7 264 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 21 7 271 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 28 7 278 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 35 7 285 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 42 7 292 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 49 Jubilee 14 300 2569
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 7 7 307 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 14 7 314 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 21 7 321 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 28 7 328 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 35 7 335 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 42 7 342 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 49 * Jubilee 7 350 2562
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 7 7 357 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 14 7 364 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 21 7 371 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 28 7 378 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 35 7 385 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 42 7 392 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 49 Jubilee 14 400 2569
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 7 7 407 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 14 7 414 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 21 7 421 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 28 7 428 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 35 7 435 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 42 7 442 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 49 Jubilee 14 450 2569
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 7 7 457 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 14 7 464 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 21 7 471 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 28 7 478 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 35 7 485 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 42 7 492 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 49 Jubilee 14 500 2569
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 7 7 507 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 14 7 514 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 21 7 521 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 28 7 528 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 35 7 535 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 42 7 542 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 49 Jubilee 14 550 2569
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 7 7 557 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 14 7 564 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 21 7 571 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 28 7 578 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 35 7 585 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 42 7 592 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 49 Jubilee 14 600 2569
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 7 7 607 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 14 7 614 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 21 7 621 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 28 7 628 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 35 7 635 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 42 7 642 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 49 Jubilee 14 650 2569
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 7 7 657 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 14 7 664 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 21 7 671 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 28 7 678 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 35 7 685 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 42 7 692 2555
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 49 * Jubilee 7 700 2562