How the 364-days calendar works

Enoch and the Calendar of Enoch

This post was made public on July 16, 2019.

(This post is not a denial of the lunar calendar established by Moses at the Exodus. The 364-calendar ascribed to Enoch predates it and runs concurrently with the lunar. Rivalry at times is due to the ignorance of men of narrow minds who failed to grasp the larger purpose of different calendars over vast ages and epochs; like an orchestra with different instruments, harmonious when used properly.)

By comparing the book of Enoch with the book of Revelation, it appears that in the beginning there were 21 archangels, but one-third fell (Rev. 12:4) and 14 remained faithful. Each was captain of an army under them.

According to the book of Enoch, the seven archangels that fell caused disorder in God’s creation. The sun, moon, and stars now err from their course. A solar year was no longer an “exact” 364 days. It lengthened to 365.2422. Due to this difference in the length of a solar year, the seasons “go astray” “transgress” by 1.2422 days, the difference from an exact 364 days.

How to keep time on a slow watch

Thus, “the days were shortened,” as the book of Enoch calls it. It was shortened because the 364-day year now finished increasingly early each year, (Enoch 80, cf., 70). This accumulates over time if no leap day, leap week, or leap month is added to correct the slow clock.

“And in the days of the sinners, the years shall be shortened, And their seed shall be tardy on their lands and fields, And all things on the earth shall alter, And shall not appear in their time.” (Enoch 80:2).

Jesus said something very similar.

“If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.

“Immediately after the distress of those days

“ ‘the sun will be darkened,

and the moon will not give its light;

the stars will fall from the sky,

and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’ (Matt 24:22,29)

In this article, we show that God turned this slow broken clock into an opportunity for grace. Grace is shown by either hastening or delaying time by ingeniously utilizing different methods of telling time and adjusting clocks to the true solar year. In so doing God reveals a greater harmony than what existed before the fall of angels and men, purchased by Christ on the cross when the sun went dark at noon.

Originally a solar year was 364 days

Some Bible students think that a solar year was originally 360 days long, but was altered at the Great Flood. But if so, why then did Enoch live 365 years before the flood, implying a 365-day year?

Or what about Kenan, 4th from Adam. He lived for 2.5*364 years (910). Even Noah was born when his father was half-364 years of age!

So, what about the 360 days clearly affirmed elsewhere in the Bible?

According to the book of Enoch, the 364-day year is understood as if it were 360 days because these four extra days are considered epagomenal (intercalary) days and therefore “are not to be reckoned in the count”, (Enoch 74:12; 75:1-2; 82:4,6,11).

This fact significantly impacts Bible numbers, patterns, and prophecy.

Adjusting the 360-day year

Therefore, according to the book of Enoch, a year unadjusted by leap-days, (or leap-weeks or leap-months, depending on the method of intercalation used) at its core is 360 days. There are four ways to reconcile a 360-year with the true solar year.

Three of the 360-day methods were explained 20 years ago in detail. (See All four are given briefly at the end of this article.
Adjusting the 364-day year

The Enochian calendar first reconciles the 360-day year with 364 days before going on to reconcile the 364-day year with the true solar year of 365.2422 days.

The 360-day year is reconciled with the 364 day-year by simply adding an extra day at the end of each of the four seasons. These extra days are said to “lead the way” for the subsequent season. Each month, therefore, has 30 days. And, each season has 91 days, (30 + 30 + 30 + 1 = 91 days = one full season). And each year is 364 days long (91*4). But remember, this “364 days” is reckoned as if it was just “360 days”.

The eight methods to reconcile the 364-day year to the true solar year of 365.2422 are given at the end of this article.

1274 is 1260 days just as 364 is 360 days

“I will give my two witnesses who wear sackcloth the authority to prophesy for 1,260 days.” (Rev. 11:3)

Because 364 days can be viewed as 360 days, therefore the 3.5 years of Rev. 11:3  is literally 1274 days (on the Enoch calendar), but figuratively 1260 days. (360*3.5 = 1260 and 364*3.5 = 1274.) The extra two weeks are simply ignored when the number is given in the Bible. At least this is the perspective of the book of Enoch, and perhaps other extra-biblical literature such as the book of Jubilees. Traces of it are found in the Bible as well, as mentioned earlier.

Recall the 2.5*364 of Kenan and the 2/364 of Noah's father and a host of less obvious places. Example, there are 1274 + 1274 years from the Flood to the death of Christ (i.e., with Terah's well-known extra 60-years, Acts 7). The Book of Jubilees produces a similar date for the Flood. 

The following treasure is for you to unpack: Exodus is 1446 BC. Abraham's birth is 2166 BC, plus Terah's 60 + remaining 290 (or 292) to the Flood = 2516/2518 BC for the Flood. The Flood plus 1274 + 1274 years = 31 or 33 AD. This two-year anomaly of Genesis 6 perfectly fits with the alternate expression of a seven-year period (of years).

2518 BC + 1260 + 1290 = AD 33 (Includes the leap-month of Dan. 12)
2516 BC + 1274 + 1274 = AD 33 (If Enoch's leap-week was included, it would land on Lamech's death at 777.)

This seven years of years symbolizes the seven days that mankind had to enter the ark before God shut the door. God delayed a leap-month (on the 360 calendar) and a leap week (on the 364 calendar) before the Flood came, but not so for the Lamb of God -- from the 10th to the 17th of the "first month" (Nisan); slain "in the middle of that week", (Dan. 9).

“And the sun and the stars bring in all the years exactly so that they do not advance or delay their position by a single day unto eternity, but complete the years with perfect justice in 364 DAYS

…the four intercalary days, being inseparable from their office, according to the reckoning of the year, and these render service on the four days which are NOT IN THE RECKONING OF THE YEAR.

Their four leaders who divide the four parts of the year enter first; and after them the twelve leaders of the orders who divide the months; and for the 360 DAYS there are heads of thousands who divide the days; and for the four intercalary days there are the leaders which sunder the four parts of the year.” (Enoch 74:12; 75:1b; 82:11.)

To recap:

(30+30+30+1 days) times four seasons equals 364 days in a year but is 360 days figuratively speaking.

Four archangels of Enoch that guard the four corners of the earth and its seasons
Fractal of the four archangels of Enoch that guard the four corners of the earth and its seasons
Blame it on men and angels

The book of Enoch lays the charge of wrongly keeping track of the year to mankind who “do not reckon the four intercalary (epagomenal) days correctly”. Enoch also blames the four angels left in charge of the four seasons of the year — the invisible powers responsible for the motions of the sun, moon, and stars.

The Grand Rule: All is divisible by seven

364 is divisible by seven.

The book of Enoch tells us that there are “exactly 364 days in one year”, “1092 in three years”, “1820 days in 5 years”,  and “2912 days in 8 years” (74:13-14) — all of which are divisible by 364. If this was not explicit enough, six lunar months of 177 days are compared to the Enochian calendar and 177 is counted according to the weeks and days remaining in Enoch 79:2-4, the same method found in the book of Jubilees. (I.e., “25 weeks and two days” equals 177 days.)

“A year is EXACTLY 364 days”, (Enoch 72:32).

Moreover, the book repeatedly insists that there are 91 days per season, i.e., 13*7, (ch. 82).

Therefore, a year must always be divisible by seven days, and the tally of days even over many years must always be divisible by seven. In this way, the Sabbath and the symmetry of the Sabbath are not broken. For example, this means that the number of days from the week of Passover to the week of Tabernacles will always be divisible by seven no matter how many years elapse between them. And they will always begin Wednesday morning, as does the Spring New Year.

Any system that ignores this principle is not Enochian. It might be Essene — but not Enochian. Both seven and especially seven-times-seven are fundamental to the Enochian calendar, and a break in this order in any way is literally “a transgression”. (Those in Christ are not under such laws. This includes the lunar calendar given to Israel by Moses. Neither sun nor moon rules us. Both were nailed to the cross with its commandments when all went dark at noon.)

Firstfruits and Pentecost

Firstfruits of the Barley and Wheat harvest are always on a Sunday (49 days apart, 7*7).

The Day of Atonement is always on a Friday, every year, and forever.

Breaking the harmony of the Sabbath

Some say that the 364-calendar always begins at the Spring Equinox no matter what. One or two days are added at the end of the 364 days in order to adjust to a true solar year of 365.25 so that 8 or 9 days transpire within the last week of the year!

But this, as said, contradicts many verses in the book of Enoch and destroys the cosmic order that began at the very first week of Creation, (Genesis 1).

As a matter of fact, the book of Enoch goes out of its way to calculate eight full years (instead of six) as if to deny any system that even allows for a leap week every seven years.

More about that later.

The Seven Archangels that did NOT transgress

Seraph Fractal (Burning serptine-like entity with wings)
Seraph Fractal. (Burning serpentine-like entity with wings.) Created with 21 orbits (20-41 inclusive) at ‘power one’. Likely the serpent-being that tempted Adam was a fallen seraph like this. Click to enlarge

Seven faithful archangels are named in the book of Enoch. They did not transgress God’s cosmic order, (Enoch 20). We will name these shortly. Likely, these angels are the same as the seven who sound the “trumpets” in the book of Revelation, (Rev. 8:6).

If so, the last seven of the 21 angels mentioned in the book of Revelation would then be the seven who pour out the “bowls of wrath”, (Rev. 15:1).

Therefore, perhaps “the seven angels to the seven churches” replace the seven who fell?

If so, “the seven stars in His right hand” restore God’s cosmic order and balance, (Rev. 1:20). Keep in mind that each of these archangels commands tens of thousands under them, (Enoch 71).

Fractal of seven angels of the seven churches of the book of Revelation, and seven other angels. They are located around the perimeter of the seven-pointed star that symbolizes the Church. This whole scene sits inside the larger image of the four archangels as shown earlier

Enoch Chapter 20

“And these are the names of the holy angels who watch:

  1. Uriel, one of the holy angels, who is over the world and Tartarus.
  2. Raphael, one of the holy angels, who is over the spirits of men.
  3. Raguel, one of the holy angels who takes vengeance on the world of the luminaries.
  4. Michael, one of the holy angels, to wit, he that is set over the best part of mankind and over
  5. Saraqâêl, one of the holy angels, who is set over the spirits, who sin in the spirit.
  6. Gabriel, one of the holy angels, who are over Paradise and the serpents and the Cherubim.
  7. Remiel, one of the holy angels, whom God set over those who rise.”
  8. *Phanuel (To this list we add Phanuel. He is frequently mentioned in the Book of Enoch as the last in a quartet. The first three are already part of the above “seven angels,” namely, “Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel.” (Enoch 71:7-9, etc.) Notice that every-other angel is one of the four. Also, the four face in one of four directions, (Enoch 40:2a). Thus, it is logical to deduce that the other four represent the in-between compass directions.

“And on the four sides of the Lord of Spirits I saw four presences…This first is Michael, the merciful and long-suffering: and the second, who is set over all the diseases and all the wounds of the children of men, is Raphael: and the third, who is set over all the powers, is Gabriel: and the fourth, who is set over the repentance unto hope of those who inherit eternal life, is named Phanuel”. (Enoch 40:2a,9)

How the 364-day year is adjusted to the true solar year of 365.2422

The following deductions are the result of 30 years of intensive study of Biblical numbers and calendars and are in keeping with the style and spirit of the book of Enoch. The only certain thing that I am saying here is that there are at least eight ways of intercalating the 364-year to adjust to a true solar year of 365.24219, and which produce the same patterns as found throughout the Bible. 

Even putting the supernatural aside, these are the intercalation methods followers of the 364-calendar would have found attractive in the centuries before Christ and Moses. The fact that the Biblical chronology (and even extra-biblical, such as the Sumerian Tablets) are arranged along the rhythms and cycles produced by a 364-day calendar is strong evidence of this. Cycles involving 7, 12, 13, 19 {Metonic Cycle}, 23, 40, 49 & 50, 60, 49, 215 and their derivatives occur with regularity in the Bible, and in Sumerian chronology. (See, Moses’ Rod Swallows up the Sumerian King List.)

Here are a few of the many examples from the chronology of Noah to demonstrate what I mean by “derivatives”. Noah’s father was half-of 364 years when Noah was born. Noah was 12*40 when God announced the “120 years to the Flood”. 

The Flood occurred 1656 years from creation (72*23) when Noah was “600 years old” (12*50). Noah’s children were born when he was “500” (10*50). He lived another 350 years after the Flood (7*50). Altogether, Noah lived 950 years, (19*50).


Two intersecting 400-year periods on the Enoch calendar

For the full discussion about the 400-year cycles click here.

Part One: How all calendars harmonize in cycles of 40 years

Details about Enoch calendar

There are two intersecting 364-day calendars:

The first began at Creation and seven cycles of 400 years later are when Israel entered the Promised Land in the spring of 1406 BC. Creation from this perspective was 4206 BC, (very close to the Samaritan Pentateuch Creation date of 4200 BC).

The second intersecting cycle began when the angel Gabriel came to announce the birth of John the Baptist and of Christ (about) the spring of 6 BC, (Luke 1). Therefore, retroactively, Creation was 4006 BC. (Recall the 360-calendar cycle of 4000 years.)

There is also the 14006 BC “Creation”, as discussed in earlier posts — but this does not affect anything because 14000 years is 35 x 400. Note how special 1995 AD is. (Remember, when one goes from BC to AD, add a year — there is no such thing as Year “0” on our Gregorian calendar!)

Compare the below incomplete selection of 400-year cycles and observe how the “200 years” intersect one another. (The 400 years from 1406 to 1006 BC was just omitted to keep the chart small. It would look the same.)

Rows 1, 3, and 5 are from 1406 BC. Rows 2, 5, and 6 are from 6 BC.

Chart outing the 400-year cycles of the Enoch calednar from two pints of time 200 years apart.
The Enoch calendar is simple! However, there are two points of time for the 400 years, and they happen to be exactly 1400 years apart. The effect of this is to have alternating periods of 200 years. Therefore, for 200 years the festivals overlap one another, then for 200 years, one is a week ahead of the other. This also means that in the beginning, the lunar calendar intersected the week because the calendar of Enoch begins in the middle of the week of creation, that is, on Wednesday morning.

Enoch’s 364-calendar begins at the Julian day of #1719320. (I.e., 6 BC, Wednesday 6 AM {Julian March 31st, Greg. March 29th}, which was Nisan 11th on the lunar calendar that year. Its next 400-year cycle is in 400 years. (Note: the cal. converter incorrectly reads Nisan 12th for this day, due to the accumulative error this far back in time with the Metonic cycle.)

However, from the perspective of 1406 BC (Julian #1207977, i.e., March 25th Gregorian), exactly 511336 days later the New Year fell one week earlier on Julian #1719313. (#1719313 is 6 BC, Wednesday 6 AM {Julian March 24th, Greg. March 22nd}, which was Nisan 4th –that is, the anniversary of the 4th day of creation when the sun and moon were created as per the lunar calendar, Gen. 1:14-19). Its next 400-year cycle is in 200 years. (The cal. converter incorrectly reads Nisan 5th for this day, due to the accumulative error this far back in time with the Metonic cycle.)

12 methodologies (4+8) for adjusting the 360 and 364 calendars to a true solar year

Note: All spreadsheets are accurate but begin from the fall New Year of 6 BC. It would have been wiser on my part to have commenced at the spring New Year just as the Book of Enoch (and the 360-calendar) and as we did in the 400-year cycles just discussed! I reasoned that there was a shift forward half-a-year at the coming of Messiah. I still speculate that this is the case, but I should have left it in the spring of 6 BC to avoid undue complexity. Please keep this in mind for the below spreadsheets.

Click on “Spreadsheet” beside each name for an Excel sheet as to when the New Year for each calendar occurs, (created by David Rooke). Here is the spreadsheet for all calendars for 2021 by David Rooke with important dates in the year highlighted.


  1. Uriel: 23*49*23sq. (Spreadsheet)
  2. Raphael: 21*14*23 (Spreadsheet)
  3. Raguel: 24*14*10.5 (Spreadsheet)
  4. Michael: 6 & 92 (& 12696, a multiple of 6 & 23sq.) (Spreadsheet)
  5. Saraqâêl: 6 & 91 (& 5460, a multiple of 6 & 91 & 364) (Spreadsheet)
  6. Gabriel: 7*4*30*13 (mean tropical year at Christ’s death, 365.2423076923077) (Spreadsheet)
  1. Remiel: 6*14*10.5 (Spreadsheet)
  2. Phanuel 6*15*35 (mean tropical yr 364*4 yrs after 6 BC, 365.242222…)


All 8 together for 2019 and 2020 in one spreadsheet.

Notes on the above 12 methodologies

The first three archangels have a leap month of 28 days; the remaining five only add a week. “The four angels of His presence” in red have the added task of maintaining the 360 calendars, which have a leap-month of 30 days.

The numbers in green are the cycle that a leap-month/week is dropped. The middle two (Michael and Saraqael) have two independent cycles each (6 & 92 and 6 & 91). The rest have just one line of cycles and then multiples of itself.

  • The 360 calendar starts/ends from Julian #1719282 at the birth of Christ (6 BC).

There is also a short-term start from the Exodus, Julian #1193352 (1446 BC).

  • The 364 calendars all start/end from Julian #1719502 (6 BC). 

(Note: All spreadsheets are accurate but begin from the fall New Year of 6 BC. It would have been wiser on my part to have commenced at the spring New Year as does the Book of Enoch (and the 360-calendar).

I reasoned that there was a shift forward half-a-year at the coming of Messiah. I still speculate that this is the case, but I should have left it in the spring of 6 BC to avoid undue complexity. I plan on making this correction sometime in the future.

  • The simper starting point, therefore, is 189 days earlier, that is, Julian #1719313. (I.e., 6 BC, Wednesday 6 AM {Julian March 24, Greg. March 22}, which was Nisan 4th –that is, the anniversary of the 4th day of creation when the sun and moon were created as per the lunar calendar).
“Angel Uriel”

Note concerning the lead archangel “Uriel”, (Enoch 2:2).

Every 23*49 years both that year and the year prior have a leap month and thereby mark the jubilee year, (392 + 392 days). The only exception to this was in 6 BC, at the end of a green cycle. 23*49*23sq. Is also 23 years of Precession (plus 23 regular years). It corresponds to the 1656 years from Creation to the Flood being 1/360th that amount.

Thus, Uriel rules the “seven stars” of Precession, symbolized by the other seven angels (Rev. 1:20). Together they total 12 calendars. These seven follow Uriel’s lead and are therefore tuned to Uriel’s average solar year, which is 365.2421890594.

The 360 and 364 calendars begin at or near the year of Christ’s birth

The 360 calendar begins from Christ’s birth and is part of the 364 calendars (as is the 336 Priestly year). The four calendars usually land on the same day unless viewed over thousands of years. Even then, they differ little. The four are essentially the same, although Michael follows the Moses pattern of 120 years and maintains synchronicity forever with Gabriel.

The 364-calendar usually overlaps with each other as well, although the first three stray further from the spring and autumnal equinox more that the leap-week method because they are adjusted by 28 days rather than just seven. (Remiel or Saraqâêl?) system strays the least from the equinox and should be regarded as the principal system as far as men as concerned. The lunar calendar given to Moses belongs to national Israel. Gabriel’s calendar belongs to the Gentiles. The rest belongs to the angels.

Priestly ‘year’ of 336 days weaves with the 364-day year

12*28 equals the priestly year of 336. Enoch’s 364 simply has a leap-month of 28 days added every year to the Priestly 336. The priestly can be left adjusted or unadjusted by intercalation, depending on the Priestly understanding of the day. It is not a right or wrong answer. It can be both.

Thus, Enoch’s calendar can be viewed as having 12 or 13 months, although the 12-month method (3*30+1, times four) is expressly detailed in the book of Enoch itself. One can rightly compare it to the 12 and 13 tribes of Israel (with the priestly tribe of Levi being the 13th).

No intercalation is a way of “shortening the days”

All systems can be left to run without intercalation — a method of “cutting short the days” for the sake of wrath or grace, as said in Enoch 80:2 and alluded to by Jesus (Matt. 24:22).

“And in the days of sinners, the years shall be shortened.” (Enoch 80:2) (The context refers to the 364-day year beginning too soon due to the difference between a 364 and a true solar year.)

“And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.” (Matt. 24:22; cf. 29-31).

Therefore, any calendar system that is shorter than a true solar year can be used to “shorten the days”.

Enoch and the Calendar of Enoch

Pi formula that is based on Enoch’s calendar, this time adding the smallest Part of a day (1/25920) — here accurate to pi to 18th decimal. Keep in mind that “13 w” is also 91 days, that is, one season on Enoch’s calendar. Thus, Precessional years, jubilees, seven-years, one year, one month, one week, one day, Jewish festivals, and the smallest part of a day are all represented here, and much more. This formula is also hidden within the Sumerian Tablets in connection to their Enoch figure — at 66966 to 45966 BC
Extrapolating, here is what logically comes next

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