Other historic events happen on the 17th of Tammuz
. In 587-586 BC, the Babylonians breach the walls of Jerusalem. In 70 AD, the Romans breach the wall of Jerusalem. Both empires destroy the temple on the 9th of Av
, the rebellion at Kadesh Barnea See Calendar
, Jewish Calendar
Jewish feast and fast days have become our historic events. On July 2, 1776, the Second Continental Congress voted to declare independence but on July 4, 1776, they adopted the Declaration of Independence. Look up the 4th of July on the Jewish calendar and it is the 17th of Tammuz
, the day of the golden calf. John Adams may have gotten the day wrong in his letter but we celebrate on the right day. Not by coincidence but by the design of a sovereign God, we celebrate America's Independence on the day the eagle was born.