Have you ever wandered when Bible events took place on our modern calendar but you were sure where to look?
What biblical events took place in the month of October? Let’s find out!
This October the first biblical event is the completion of the First Temple under Solomon and ends with the Flood of Noah subsiding.
October 7 – 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 13 – 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 17 – 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
October 21 – 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
October 23 – 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
Now that you know the Bible timeline events in October of this year, you can mark them on your calendar!