The biblical events in the month of February this year are very few due to this being a leap year on the biblical calendar. On the evening of February first, the new month of Adar I begins. Adar is the twelfth month in the biblical year and the sixth month on the civil calendar.
Adar is pronounced ah-DAR.
When there is a leap year, 7 times in the 19 year cycle, the month of Adar doubles and becomes Adar 1 and Adar 2. Let’s see what is happening in this month of February and Adar I.
February 1 – Adar I 1
- New Moon/New Month: The month of Adar I begins tonight at sunset.
February 2 – Adar I 1
- Presentation of Jesus: In Christian tradition, we remember Jesus being presented to the priest at the Second Temple in Jerusalem by Joseph. At this time Mary ooffered a sacrifice for her purifcation in accordance with Leviticus 12:1-8. While at the Temple, Simeon and Anna prophesied over Jesus. Luke 2:22-38.
February 19 – Adar I 18
- Half-Shekel Tax: According to some Christian traditions, with in this week, Jesus told Peter to catch a sh, take the coin from its mouth, and pay the Temple tax of half a shekel for each of them. Matthew 17:24-27
In looking at the two events this month, it is a rare month in which all events involve the life of Jesus, at the time near His birth and during His ministry years. This month, let’s focus on the what the Lord has given us as a ministry to fulfill in our lifetime.
If you are interested in learning what happens each month, see our 20221 Biblical Events Calendar.