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Chinese Zodiac Calendar

The Biblical Calendar vs. the Chinese Zodiac Calendar

Chinese Zodiac Calendar

The Chinese calendar is a lunisolar calendar based on the sun’s longitude and the phases of the moon. Although the calendar has 12 months, an extra month is put into the calendar when there is a leap year—albeit a short month. The Chinese have been using the Gregorian calendar since 1912, but still use their Zodiac calendar to determine the dates of festivals and religious days.

Regarded as the world’s oldest method of recording time, the Chinese Zodiac calendar dates from approximately 2600 BC. If you’ve eaten at a Chinese restaurant, you’ve probably seen the Chinese Zodiac calendar on the paper placemat. These calendars feature 12 animals, which are used to predict both personality traits and destiny.

12 Animals Correspond to 12 Months

As legend goes, these animals appeared to the Buddha after an invitation. The animals are depicted in the calendar in the order in which they appeared: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, ram, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. However, another legend claims the animals fought over their order in the calendar and the gods had them compete in a race across a river to settle the dispute. Therefore, their order on the calendar represents the order in which they finished the race.

The 5 Elements in The Chinese Zodiac Calendar

The Chinese Zodiac also incorporates the elements of metal, wood, water, fire and Earth, which correspond with the 5 major planets—Venus, Jupiter, Mercury, Mars and Saturn. Combinations of these elements with the 12 animals create a 60-year cycle. The Chinese believe this cycle, in combination with Yin and Yang, the position of the sun and moon, and the date and time of one’s birth can all be used to foresee one’s future.

The Biblical Calendar vs. The Chinese Zodiac Calendar

Similarities between the Biblical calendar and the Chinese zodiac calendar begin and end with them both being lunisolar calendars—calendars which factor in both lunar and solar cycles. The calculations which both calendars are based on are complex and deeply rooted in each culture’s religious and agricultural traditions, as well as their observations of solar and lunar cycles.

Don Roth, an engineer by profession, has conducted extensive research into the Biblical calendar and its relationship to the Hebrew Calculated calendar. In his free 3-DVD collection, Don explains his mathematical proof for why the Hebrew Calculated calendar is true to the Biblical calendar and can be considered the true calendar of God.

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