If God intended either of these decrees to mark the beginning of a time prophecy as important as that of the 2300 days, then certainly He would have seen that the details needed were recorded in the Bible.
It is in connection with the third decree--that of the seventh year of Artaxerxes, recorded in Ezra 7:8, 9--that we have the information necessary to locating in time this important prophecy. Surely God is saying something to us when His Word is so explicit regarding this decree and so vague regarding the other two.
We cannot pick out the feasts and say we must keep those, while ignoring the commands to have a levitical priesthood and offer animal sacrifices, but of course for Christians, that would make the cross of our Lord null and void.
Seventh-day Adventists believe that "the commandment to re store and to build Jerusalem" (Dan.
Following are dates of the Biblically commanded Feasts for 2018.* These are not only Jewish Holy Days.
In Leviticus 23:2 Yehovah tells us, “These are My appointed festivals, the appointed festivals of the Lord, which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies.” They are Yehovah’s specially appointed times available to all His followers.
Accordingly, The following attachment includes this list of Feasts, plus Purim and Hanukkah.
We only have to copy the pattern/behaviour if the Bible specifically commands us to. We cannot pick and choose which laws we want to keep.This new moon is calculated using lunar phase software that can pinpoint the moon’s position and phase at any time from any latitude/longitude on earth. It is helpful to keep a Messianic Hebrew calendar on hand.In some cases they do not match the dates determined by Jewish Rabbis. I recommend the one put out by Lion and Lamb Ministries.And, like Cyrus's, Darius's decree was concerned with the restoration of the Temple, not of the city.Obviously, for establishing a starting point for the prophecy this decree is not of much use either.