The month of November brings us many important biblical events on the calendar, from the death of Methuselah and the Flood subsiding after a year of water covering the earth. November is an important month for those of us here in the United States as we take time out of our busy schedules to gather with family and give thanks! During this month, we will see Noah and his family come off the ark and ends with a fast day mentioned in the book of Zechariah.
Today, let’s look at the events that took place in the Bible and correspond to November.
November 1 – Cheshvan 7
Praying for Rain: Three times a year all Jewish men were required to go to the Temple: Passover, Pentecost, and Feast of Tabernacles. Today marks the traditional day in Jewish history that people living in the Second Temple period would begin praying for rain. This allowed those who were traveling home from the last of the fall feasts, the Feast of Tabernacles, to reach home before
the prayers for rain began.
November 4 – Cheshvan 11
Methuselah: According to Jewish tradition, on this day Methuselah died, having lived the longest life recorded in the Bible, at the age of 969. Genesis 5:27.
Benjamin Born/Rachel Died: After giving birth to Benjamin, Rachel died on Cheshvan 11, 1553 BC. Rachel was the beloved wife of Jacob and mother to Joseph and Benjamin. Rachel is buried on the outskirts of Bethlehem. Genesis 35:16-20
November 9 – Cheshvan 15
King Jeroboam: Contrary to God’s direction, King Jeroboam, son of Solomon, made Judah celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles one month later than instructed in Leviticus 23:33-43. 1 Kings 12:32
November 11 – Cheshvan 17
The Flood Subsided: After forty days and nights of rain, the flood waters remained on the earth for 150 days after which the waters began to subside on the earth. Genesis 7:23-8:4
November 21 – Cheshvan 27
Leaving the Ark: Cheshvan 27, 2104 BC, is the day Noah, his family, and the animals left the ark. The first thing Noah did after coming off the ark was to build an altar and offer a burnt offering to God. Genesis 8:15-19
November 25 – Kislev 1
New Moon/New Month: The month of Kislev begins today. Kislev is pronounced KISS-lev.
November 27 – Kislev 3
Advent – First Sunday: Advent is celebrated on the four Sundays preceding Christmas. Advent is a time of preperation for the celebration of Jesus’ first coming in anticipation of His second coming. Traditionally, Christians celebrate with an Advent wreath containing three purple candles, one pink candle, and a white candle. Themes for the first week are biblical patriarchs, expectation, and hope. A purple candle is lit on this Sunday.
November 8 – Kislev 4
Fast Day: Today is the fast day the prophet Zechariah refers to this fast day in Zechariah 7:1
Now that you know the Bible timeline events in November of this year, you can mark them on your calendar! See the 2023 Biblical Events Calendar and Notes, so watch for the announcement.