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Bible Timeline Events in October 2023

Written by Dianna Wiebe on .

What biblical events took place in the month of October? This October the first biblical event marks the date the ark of Noah came to rest after the Flood. Noah obeyed God and his family was saved. The last event this month is when King Jeroboam disobeyed God and celebrated the Feast of Tabernacles one month later than God had commanded. As we journey through the month, let’s look to see how obedience and disobedience played a role in each of these events.

October 22 – Tishrei 17

Ark Rested: On the seventeenth of Tishrei, the Bible records that the ark finally came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. Genesis 8:4

October 7 – Tishrei 22

Feast of Tabernacles: Today is the final day of the Feast of Tabernacles. In some communities, this night is marked by reading the books of Deuteronomy and Psalms. Leviticus 23:33-44

October 8 – Tishrei 23

Yearly Bible Reading: Each year Jewish and Messianic congregations read through the Bible. Messianic congregations add New Testament readings. Today marks the day in which the new weekly reading cycle begins.

October 9 – Tishrei 24

Confession of Sins: After hearing the Law read the previous day, the people fasted and prayed, confessing their sins and the sins of their fathers. For a quarter of this day the Law was read again, and then for another quarter of the day they confessed their sins and worshiped the Lord. Nehemiah 9:1-3

October 16 – Cheshvan 1

New Moon/New Month: The month of Cheshvan begins today. Cheshvan is pronounced khesh-VAN

First Temple Completed: The First Temple, built under the leadership of King Solomon, was completed after seven years. The furnishings from the Tabernacle were moved into the Temple along with additional lampstands and tables. 1 Kings 6:38 and 2 Chronicles 4:7-8

October 22 – 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.

October 25 – Cheshvan 10

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.

October 26 – Cheshvan 11

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

October 30 – 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

Now that you know the Bible timeline events in October of this year, you can mark them on your calendar! If you would like to have the notes for the entire year, get a copy of the Biblical Calendar Notes!


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