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 first of the Fall Feasts, the Feast of Trumpets, and the Creation week. Let’s look!
September 3 – Elul 7
The Death of the Ten Spies: Jewish history identifies this as the day the ten spies who gave the evil report to the children of Israel after returning from spying out the land. Because of their report, the Israelites rebelled against the Lord. Number 14:37
September 20 – 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 22 – 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 23 – 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 24 – Elul 27
Day 3: On the third day of the Creation week, God created dry land, plants, and trees. Genesis 1:9-10
September 25 – Elul 28
Day 4: On the fourth day of the Creation week, God created the sun, moon, and stars. Genesis 1:14-19
September 26 – Elul 29
Day 5: On the fifth day of the Creation week, God created fish, sea creatures, and birds. Genesis 1:20-23
September 27 – 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 28 – 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 29 – 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
These are the Bible timeline events for September of this year, you can mark them on your calendar! Coming soon…our Biblical Calendar Notes and 2023 Calendar!