Bible Timeline Events Happening in August

Written by Dianna Wiebe on .

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 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.

August 5 – Av 15

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

August 6 – Av 16

Transfiguration: In some Christian traditions, this day is set aside to remember the transfiguration of Jesus as recorded in Matthew 17:1-13.

August 7 – Av 17

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.

August 20 – Av 30

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.

August 21 – Elul 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

August 27 – Elul 7

The Ten Spies Died: Jewish history identifies this as the day the Ten Spies gave the evil report to the children of Israel after returning from spying out the land. Because of their report, the children of Israel rebelled against the Lord. Numbers 14:37

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. 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!

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