What Bible timeline events happen in August this year? Let’s look to see what events in biblical history occurred this month. August begins with the siege of Jerusalem remaining men of the tribe of Benjamin stealing wives and ends with the death of the Ten Spies who gave an evil report to the children of Israel resulting in their rebellion.
Destruction of Jerusalem: After months of being under siege, the destruction of the city of Jerusalem began under the leadership of Nebuzaradan, captain of the guard for Nebuchadnezzar, the King of Babylon. 2 Kings 25:8
Twelve Spies Return: After spending forty days spying in the Promised Land, the twelve spies, sent by Moses, returned to camp on Av 8. They brought back with them the produce of the land, including a cluster of grapes so large it took two men to carry it. Numbers 13:21-25
The Rebellion: The spies reported to Moses and the children of Israel about the land, the people, and the cities they had investigated in the Promised Land. Ten of the spies gave a bad report, but two of the spies, Joshua and Caleb, encouraged the people to trust God for the conquest of the land. The people rebelled against God. As a result, God punished them and made them wander in the desert for forty years. Numbers 13:1-14:10
Wives for the Tribe of Benjamin: Traditionally, this is the day the men from the Tribe of Benjamin took wives from the other tribes. Judges 21:23
Death of Mary: Mary, the mother of Jesus, died this day according to tradition. Mary would have been called Miriam by her family and friends. Matthew 1:18.
Moses Chiseled the New Tablets: Before ascending Mount Sinai, the Lord instructed Moses to cut two tablets, like the ones he broke, and inscribe the same words on them. Exodus 34:1.
New Moon/New Month: The month of Elul begins today. Elul is the first month of the civil new year. Elul is pronounced eh-LOOL.
Mount Sinai: On Elul 1, 1313 BC, Moses ascended Mount Sinai again. Scripture records Moses remained on the mountain forty days, descending, by tradition, on the Day of Atonement. Exodus 33-34
Abundant Tithes: During the reign of King Hezekiah of Judah, the people brought their tithes to Jerusalem from the third month to the seventh month. It was during this month that Hezekiah ordered rooms to be built to hold the incoming tithes. After three months all the tithes were collected. 2 Chronicles 31:1-11
Jesus Began His 40 Day Fast: In some Christian traditions, this marks the day the Holy Spirit led Jesus into the wilderness after His baptism. For forty days Jesus fasted and was tempted by the devil. Luke 4:1-13
As we journey through the biblical timeline events happening in August, let’s remember that we live at a time when history is being made in our day. What will the histories record about us? Are we walking faithfully before the Lord? If not, let us make this a month we repent and with the help of the Lord return to walking with Him faithfully!