Bible Timeline Events in September 2023
Discover the importance of Bible Timeline Events in September on the biblical calendar, featuring key events like the Fall Feasts, the Feast of Trumpets, and the Creation week. Let’s explore these significant historical and biblical events together.
September 10 – Elul 24
- The building of the Second Temple Began: The first group of captives left Babylon and arrived in Jerusalem to rebuild the Temple. The rebuilding of the Second Temple began. Haggai 1:1-15
September 11 – Elul 25
- Day 1: Jewish history identifies Elul 25 as the first day of Creation week. On this day God separated light from the darkness. Genesis 1:3-5
- Walls and Gates Completed: Under the leadership of Nehemiah, the walls and gates of Jerusalem were rebuilt in 52 days! This marks some of the last chronological events of the Old Testament. Nehemiah 1:15
September 12 – Elul 26
- Day 2: On the second day of the Creation week, God divided the waters above from the waters below. Genesis 1:6-8
September 13 – Elul 27
- Day 3: On the third day of the Creation week, God created dry land, plants, and trees. Genesis 1:9-10
September 14 – Elul 28
- Day 4: On the fourth day of the Creation week, God created the sun, moon, and stars. Genesis 1:14-19
September 15 – Elul 29
- Day 5: On the fifth day of the Creation week, God created fish, sea creatures, and birds. Genesis 1:20-23
September 16 – Tishrei 1
- New Moon/New Month: The month of Tishrei begins today. Tishrei is pronounced TISH-rey.
- Day 6: On the sixth day of the Creation week, God created Adam, Eve, and land animals. Genesis 1:24-31
- Feast of Trumpets: The first of the three fall feasts is the Feast of Trumpets. This was to be a day of rest and a holy convocation. In some congregations, the Feast of Trumpets is celebrated for two days. Leviticus 23:23-25
- Ezra and the Feast: After Ezra and the people returned to Jerusalem from Babylon, on the day of the Feast of Trumpets, Ezra read the Law to the people in Jerusalem. Nehemiah 8:2
- Daily Offerings Resumed: As the people gathered together in Jerusalem, Ezra had the Altar of Burnt Offerings repaired and had the priest offer the morning and evening burnt offerings. Ezra 3:1-4
- Binding of Isaac: According to Jewish tradition, this is the day that Abraham bound Isaac to the altar. The Lord tested Abraham’s faith and then provided a sacrifice for him to offer. Genesis 22:1-14.
September 17 – Tishrei 2
- Day 7: Tishrei 2 marks the seventh and final day of the Creation week, in which God set an example for our week. For six days He worked; for six days we are to do all our work. On the seventh day God ceased from His work, and on the seventh day we are to cease from our work. Genesis 2:1-3; Exodus 20:11
- Days of Awe: The ten days between the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement are traditionally called the Days of Awe or Days of Repentance. This is a time for introspection, repentance, and restoring broken relationships with one another in preparation for the Day of Atonement.
- Leaders of the People Study: After resuming the sacrifices and offerings Ezra gathered the leaders of the people, the priests, and the Levites to study the law. Upon learning they were to build booths at the Feast of Tabernacles, they went home and prepared to built booths for the holiday.
September 18 – Tishrei 3
- Fast of the Seventh Month: Traditionally the fast of the seventh month is held on the third day of this month. Zechariah 8:19
- What biblical events took place in the month of October? This October the first biblical event is the dedication of the First Temple by Solomon and ends with the furnishings of the Tabernacle being moved into the newly built Temple.
September 23 – Tishrei 8
- Dedication of Temple: Tishrei 8, 826 BC, marks the day that King Solomon dedicated the First Temple. The First Temple replaced the Tabernacle as the central place of worship and sacrificed for the children of Israel and stood for over 400 years. 1 Kings 8:22-66
September 25 – Tishrei 10
- Day of Atonement: Today is the second fall holy day of the Day of Atonement, a day of fasting and repentance. This was the one day of the year the High Priest would enter the Holy of Holies to make atonement for himself, his family, and the nation. Today, we remember that Jesus is our eternal High Priest. Leviticus 23:26-32; Hebrews 9:1-28Moses Returned: On Tishrei 10, 1312 BC, Moses returned from Mount Sinai with the second set of tablets. When Moses came close to the people, they were afraid of him because his face glowed. This was the second time Moses had ascended and then descended Mount Sinai. Exodus 34:29-35
- Rebekah: Tishrei 10, 1677 BC, is the birthday of Rebekah according to Jewish history. Rebekah was the wife of Isaac and mother to Jacob and Esau. Rebekah is buried in the Machpelah Cave, along with Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob, and Leah. Genesis 49:31
October 10 – Tishrei 15
- Feast of Tabernacles: This is the last of the fall feasts and is a joyful celebration lasting eight days. The first and last days are days of rest. During this time, the people are to build “tabernacles” to remember the time the children of Israel spent wandering in the desert and living in tents/tabernacles. Leviticus 23:33-44
- Furnishing the Temple: Scripture records Tishrei 15 as the day the Ark of the Covenant was transferred from the Tabernacle to the newly built First Temple in Jerusalem. 2 Chronicles 5:2-10
- First Celebration: Even before the Second Temple was built, the first group of captives to return from Babylon gathered in Jerusalem to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles. Ezra 3:1, 6
These are the Bible timeline events for September of this year, so you can mark them on your calendar! Join us in exploring the different historical events each month with our Biblical Calendar Notes. Don’t miss one single event on the biblical calendar!