Shalom Brother Chuck,
Here's additional info relating to when did Israel arrive at Mt. Sinai?
Jasher 82:6 states that YHWH gave the 10 Commandments to Israel on the 6th day of the 3rd month. Pretty neat trick if they didn't even arrive til the 15th, as some claim.
This is also consistent with Jubilees, which states that Moses went up the mountain to receive the tables of stone on the 16th day of the 3rd month.
RESPONSE; the book of Jubilees also records that they did not even get to the Mount until the 16th day of the third month, which would also be a neat trick. It says,
“They came to the Mount on the 16th day of the third month.” Jubilees Chapter 1:1
I believe we can harmonize jubilees with Scripture. I can also show where they were still camped at Rephidim fighting with Amalek around the first of the third month and could not have reached the Mount for the traditional Pentecost if anyone is interested, but for now I will show how to harmonize jubilees with Scripture.
The following chart shows that if you count seven lunar Sabbaths complete (which do not include New Moon days when counting out the weeks) unto the morrow "after" the seventh Sabbath and then number 50 days, it will be the exact same day that Aaron, YHWH'S high priest, proclaims a Chag to YHWH, and this is no coincidence.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8th [Sabbath]
9 10 11 12 13 14th [the Lamb slain between the evenings]
15th [Sabbath and 1st day of feast of Unleavened Bread and day Houses Passed over in Egypt and thrust out of Rameses Num-33:3]
16th [is wave sheaf and "beginning" of count for the "7 sabaths" complete]
17 18 19 20 21 22nd [1st Sabbath]
23 24 25 26 27 28 29th [2nd Sabbath] 30
"2nd Month "
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8th [3rd Sabbath]
9 10 11 12 13 14 15th [4th Sabbath]
16th [1st day of manna (Ex-16:1-29)]
17 18 19 20 21 22nd [5th Sabbath]
23 24 2526 27 28 29th [6th Sabbath]
" 3rd Month"
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8th [7th Sabbath complete]
9th [day is the "first day" "AFTER" 7th Sabbath and the 1st day of the SECOND count where you are to NUMBER 50 days and then bring a new meat offering to YHWH. Lev-23:15-16]
10th is 2nd day, 11/3rd , 12/4th, 13/5th, 14/6th, 15 [is Sabbath and 7th day of the count]
16/8th [day of the count to Pentecost and day they came to the Mount (Ex-19:1-3) see also The Book Of Jubilees Ch. 1:1 they were also told on 16th to be ready for 3rd day Ex-19:11]
17/9th, 18/10th [day of count and it was also the 3rd day when YHWH spoke to people (Ex-19:10-24)]
19/11th [day of count and also 1st day that Moses goes Into Mt. for 40 days and 40 nights. Ex-24:4-18]
20/12th [day of count and 2nd day Moses in Mt.]
21/13th, 22 [Sabbath and 14th day of count]
23/15th, 24/16th, 25/17th, 26/18th, 27/19th, 28/20th 29th [Sabbath and 21st day of the count to Pentecost]
a 30 day month would make it the 22nd day of the count to Pentecost.
1/23rd, 2/24th, 3/25th, 4/26th, 5/27th, 6/28th, 7/29th, 8th/30th [Sabbath]
9/31st, 10th/32nd, 11/33rd, 12/34th, 13/345th, 14/36th, 15th [Sabbath and 37th day of count to Pentecost]
16/38th, 17/39th, 18/40th, 19/41st, 20/42nd, 21/43rd, 22/44th Sabbath]
23/45th, 24/46th, 25/47th, 26/48th, 27/49th, 28th/50th.
You have now numbered 50 days and the new meat offering is brought on the 29th of the fourth month which was Pentecost that particular year.
The beginning of the 29th was the 40th NIGHT of Moses' stay in the Mount and the 29th morning is the day that the Law and tables of stone was ACTUALLY given to Moses (Ex-31:18 and Deut- 9:11). This puts us exactly 102 days after the Passover, which is the same time Aarons declared the chag of Pentecost.
As YHWH promised in Ex-24:12 which was "AFTER" the 50th day was numbered. It was the day the Law was actually given, and the only way to commemorate this monumental event on the same day is to follow the instructions that were given by YHWH, not by the traditions of man.
You have seven weeks (six workdays plus a Sabbath which equals forty-nine days). Then, you have fifty days from the morrow after the seventh Sabbath, a total of ninety-nine. That total plus three New moon days, worship days that are not counted as one of the six ordinary workdays or weekly Sabbaths totals 102 days.
One objection to the number of days in this count has to do with the meaning of Pentecost. Since Pentecost means "fifty", this provides proof positive to some as to the traditional third month count. However, the meaning of "fifty" is securely preserved in the count revealed above.
To count seven Sabbaths is part one of the instruction. In the tradition count the second part of the instruction would be to count "one" more day. Just remember "one" does not mean Pentecost, but fifty means Pentecost. The road to Pentecost is "50 days" after the seventh Sabbath, not "one" day.
Lunar Sabbaths is one of the most provable doctrines in Scripture...