Some Bible prophecy commentators believe that key end time events will take place during the Jewish fall feasts. For instance,
- Some believe the Rapture could take place during the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year).
- Some believe that Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) could be the time when the tribulation (also known as the 70th week of Daniel) will end.
In this article, I will provide a list of upcoming Jewish Fall Feast dates and explain how we can use them to find the start of the tribulation.
Jewish Fall Feasts through 2040
The table below lists the start dates for the Jewish fall feasts of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkoth through the year 2040. There’s no particular reason why the list covers 20 years except to give people who have different views on how close we are to the tribulation an idea of what dates these fall feasts will occur in the coming years.
- Note: Rosh Hashanah lasts for 2 days.
- Note: Sukkoth lasts for 7 days.
|Year||Rosh Hashanah||Yom Kippur||Sukkoth|
|2020||September 18||September 27||October 2|
|2021||September 6||September 15||September 20|
|2022||September 25||October 4||October 9|
|2023||September 15||September 24||September 29|
|2024||October 2||October 11||October 16|
|2025||September 22||October 1||October 6|
|2026||September 11||September 20||September 25|
|2027||October 1||October 10||October 15|
|2028||September 20||September 29||October 4|
|2029||September 9||September 18||September 23|
|2030||September 27||October 6||October 11|
|2031||September 17||September 26||October 1|
|2032||September 5||September 14||September 19|
|2033||September 23||October 2||October 7|
|2034||September 13||September 22||September 27|
|2035||October 3||October 12||October 17|
|2036||September 21||September 30||October 5|
|2037||September 9||September 18||September 23|
|2038||September 29||October 8||October 13|
|2039||September 18||September 27||October 2|
|2040||September 7||September 16||September 21|
Yom Kippur: End of the Tribulation
I believe the end of the tribulation is likely to occur on the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). Yom Kippur is a solemn day where people seek to repent their sins and seek reconciliation with God.
The significance of Yom Kippur aligns with what will take place at the end of the 70th week of Daniel (or end of the tribulation). Several events will begin to be brought about by the end of the 70th week of Daniel, including:
- The atonement for the sins of Jerusalem and the people of Israel
- Reconciliation for Israel’s iniquity
“Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.” (Daniel 9:24)
Since Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement on the Jewish calendar (Leviticus 16:29-30 and 23:27-28) and a day of reconciliation, it would be fitting for the final atonement of sins and reconciliation for Jerusalem and the people of Israel to be brought about on the Day of Atonement at the end of the 70th week of Daniel.
Furthermore, Isaiah 61:1-2 indicates that the end of the 70th week of Daniel may coincide with the start of a Jubilee Year. Jubilee Years begin on Yom Kippur (Leviticus 25:9-10).
The Start of the Tribulation
The table below shows ten potential start dates for the 70th week of Daniel if it indeed ends on Yom Kippur.
I found these dates by finding when Yom Kippur occurs for each year in the table below and then subtracting 2520 days, the length of the 70th week of Daniel (see my article: “Why the Tribulation Is 7 Years Long” to see why the 70th week of Daniel is 2520 days in length).
|End of the 70th Week (Yom Kippur)||Potential Start of the 70th Week|
|October 10, 2027||November 15, 2020|
|September 29, 2028||November 5, 2021|
|September 18, 2029||October 25, 2022|
|October 6, 2030||November 12, 2023|
|September 26, 2031||November 1, 2024|
|September 14, 2032||October 21, 2025|
|October 2, 2033||November 8, 2026|
|September 22, 2034||October 29, 2027|
|October 12, 2035||November 17, 2028|
|September 30, 2036||November 6, 2029|
The above table suggests that we should pay the most attention to the time between late October and mid-November each year for the potential start of the 70th week of Daniel. Events that take place outside this period are unlikely events that start of the 70th week of Daniel, the confirmation of the 7-year covenant (Daniel 9:27).
I am not saying that every event that occurs outside the late October to mid-November period is irrelevant or unimportant. Some events that take place outside this period can be important since they can later lead to the start of the 70th week of Daniel.
For instance, all that work that goes into confirming a (new) 7-year covenant is unlikely to take place within a few weeks.
- Making a 7-year or even a 3.5-year commitment is a big one for all parties involved.
- Many negotiating sessions would likely need to take place before all sides reach a deal they feel comfortable with. This process could take months or even years.
I hope this helps you to not get caught up in the hype of someone who tells you the tribulation will start in a month like April or July. Late October to mid-November is the time you should watch out for.
I have an article called: “How to Tell If We’re Living in the Tribulation” if you would like to learn how you can know for sure if you are living in the tribulation.
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