Bible Timeline Events in September are many and some of the most important events of the year. September has many Bible timeline events including the Fall Feasts, the Creation Week, and the dedication of the First Temple. Let’s look!
September 1 – 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 2 – 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 3 – 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 4 – Elul 27
Day 3: On the third day of the Creation week, God created dry land, plants, and trees. Genesis 1:9-10
September 5 – Elul 28
Day 4: On the fourth day of the Creation week, God created the sun, moon, and stars. Genesis 1:14-19
September 6 – Elul 29
Day 5: On the fifth day of the Creation week, God created fish, sea creatures, and birds. Genesis 1:20-23
September 7 – 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 8 – 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 that time of the year (Feast of Booths), they went home and built booths.
September 9 – 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
September 14 – 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 for the children of Israel and would stand for over 400 years. 1 Kings 8:22-66
September 16 – Tishrei 10
Day of Atonement: Today is the second fall holy day, 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 9:1-28
Moses 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
September 16 – Tishrei 10 Continued
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
September 21 – 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 and the furnishings were transferred from the Tabernacle to the First Temple. 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
September 23 – 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
September 28 – 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
September 29 – 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.
September 30 – 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. They separated from those not serving the one true God. 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
Now that you know what the Bible timeline events are in September of this year, you can mark them on your calendar! If you are want to know all the events for the rest of 2020 and all of 2021 I recommend the new 2021 Bible events calendar.