Hi Cindy,cindy wrote:I was reading Acts chapter 2 to see if there was anything striking that would indicate the season this event happened.
I found, of course, the verse with "new wine" in it which would indicate the season being late summer (not June anyway),
Me too, especially the meaning of the Hebrew text of Lev.23:15-16, as to whether it could possibly be understood like the "double-count" people claim.cindy wrote:Yes, Brother Arnold I would be interested in what the rabbis have to say.
chuckbaldwin wrote:Me too, especially the meaning of the Hebrew text of Lev.23:15-16, as to whether it could possibly be understood like the "double-count" people claim.cindy wrote:Yes, Brother Arnold I would be interested in what the rabbis have to say.
(7) For the above reasons, could the count to Shavuot, or the Feast
> of Weeks, actually be a 99 day count instead of the traditional 50
> day count?
An excellent example of these equally spaced festival
days (very formally spaced seven-weeks apart) is recited
on the Temple Scroll, as follows -
1. "..You shall count--seven complete Sabbaths from
the day of your bringing the sheaf of [the wave
offering. You shall c]ount until the morrow of
the seventh Sabbath. You shall count [fifty]
days. You shall bring a new grain-offering...it
is the feast of Weeks and the feast of
Firstfruits, an eterna[l] memorial...
2. You [shall count] seven weeks from the day
when you bring the new grain-offering... seven
full Sabbaths [shall elapse un]til you have
counted fifty days to the morrow of the seventh
Sabbath. [You] shall [bring] new wine for a
3. [You sha]ll count from that day [for the new
wine offering] seven weeks, seven times (seven
days), forty-nine days; there shall be seven
full Sabbaths; until the morrow of the seventh
Sabbath you shall count fifty days. You shall
then offer new oil…" (From the Temple Scroll--
11QT=11Q19, 20, 4Q365a--XVIII-XXI. The English
translation--as shown--was borrowed from 'The
Complete Dead Sea Scrolls In English', by Geza
A sequence of seven-week festivals can also be
identified from the following scrolls: 4Q325,
4Q326, 4Q327, 4Q394; where English translations
can be found in: 'Dead Sea Scrolls A New
Translation', by Michael Wise, Martin Abegg, Jr.,
and Edward Cook.)
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