Erverh Calendar

Erverh Calendar: The Days of Creation and the Days of the Week


Shalom everyone! On the Erverh calendar, a week is a cycle of seven 24-hour days, which mirrors the account of the seven-day period of the World’s creation found in Genesis (Bereshit1:1 – 2:3. The names of the days of the week correspond to the day number upon which they fall within the seven-day week, beginning with the first day and ending with the seventh day or the Sabbath. The following are the seven days of the week on the Erverh Calendar, and their relation to the Creation Week:

# Transliteration English Corresponding Gregorian Day of the Week Relation to Creation Week
1 Yom Rishon First Day Sunset of Saturday until sunset of Sunday. Day 1: YAH creates light, separates light from darkness, calls the light “Day” and the darkness “Night.”
2 Yom Sheni Second Day Sunset of Sunday until sunset of Monday. Day 2YAH creates a firmament separating waters above from those below, and calls this firmament “Sky.”
3 Yom Shlishi Third Day Sunset of Monday until sunset of Tuesday. Day 3YAH forms seas, dry land, and creates vegetation (seed-bearing plants and fruit-bearing trees).
4 Yom Revi’i Fourth Day Sunset of Tuesday  until sunset of Wednesday. Day 4YAH creates the sun, moon and stars for signs for mo’edim – seasons, days and years.
5 Yom Chamishi Fifth Day Sunset of Wednesday  until sunset of Thursday. Day 5YAH creates birds and water animals (fish, sea monsters, and other living creatures).
6 Yom Shishi Sixth Day Sunset of Thursday until sunset of Friday. Day 6YAH creates land animals (cattle, wild beasts and creeping things) and Mankind.
7 Yom Shabbat Sabbath/Seventh Day Sunset of Friday until sunset of Saturday. Day 7YAH ceases from His creative work and sanctifies this day as holy.

The 24-Hour Day

The 24-hour day on the Erverh Calendar consists of evening and then morning: The evening is the period of the day from sunset to sunrise, 12 hours long. The morning is the period of the day from sunrise to sunset, 12 hours long:

“…And there was evening and there was morning, one day.” – Genesis 1:5

Unlike the day on the Gregorian calendar, which begins at midnight and runs until the following midnight, the day on the Erverh Calendar begins at sunset and runs until the following sunset; for example, the first day of the week (Yom Rishon) begins on the preceding sunset of Saturday and runs until the following sunset of Sunday.

The Divisions of the 24-Hour Day

In ancient Erverh culture, the 24-hour day was divided into six parts called “watches,” three watches in the evening (nighttime), and three watches in the morning (daytime). The following are the six watches of the 24-hour day:

Time of the Day Division of the Day Hours of the Day
 Evening (Night-time)  First Night-time Watch  6 PM – 10 PM
 Second Night-time Watch  10 PM – 2 AM
 Third Night-time Watch  2 AM – 6 AM
 Morning (Daytime)  First Daytime Watch  6 AM – 10 AM
 Second Daytime Watch  10 AM – 2 PM
 Third Daytime Watch  2 PM – 6 PM
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