The Mayan Calendar: Witness of Scriptural Truth
What is generally called the Mayan calendar was in fact used by many of the inhabitants of ancient America. These include the Aztecs, the Toltecs, Mixtecs and the Olmecs. The calendar includes a 260 day Sacred Round, also called the tzolkin; a 365 day solar calendar, also called the ha’ab; a Calendar Round that relates years to days, and a calendar that can count back thousands of years into the past and thousands of years into the future, the Mayan Long Count.
The Bible indicates that the birth and death of Jesus Christ occurred on the holy day of Passover on the Hebrew calendar, a sophisticated lunisolar calendar. John Pratt has, over the last 25 years, published articles that propose that other ancient calendars, including the Sacred Round of the ancient American calendar, also celebrated holy days. He has discovered that important sacred events probably occur on days that are holy days on several calendars.