Rather than respond to every paragraph (which i have done before on the "other" forum), i'll just post a verse to remind the readers that there are only TWO seasons in Scripture:
Seedtime, which is WINTER, and Harvest, which is SUMMER (this includes the WHOLE harvest, from what we call early Spring to early Fall).
Gen.8:22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
Therefore, any attempt to assign a certain harvest to "spring" as opposed to "summer", based solely on the occurrence of the word "summer" is simply in error and misleading.
; Shalom Brother Chuck,
I believe it is you that is in error and misleading.
The summer harvest is a SPECIFIC term which refers to the summer harvest or a single harvest. If all THREE harvest feasts were in the summertime as you suggest, there would be no need to say THE summer harvest/singular. The summer harvest is different from the spring and fall harvest.
To prove my point I will take you to an eye witness who was there and who can tell you that the four seasons were understood during the time of our Saviour. Just because the Scripture says that summer and winter will continue does not mean there's no spring and fall. They could have had other words that referred to spring and fall such as brother Matthew believes that the Hebrew word LATTER refers to spring and when it tells about the Latter rain it is referring to SPRING rain. You can verify this in Strong's concordance. Just because you and I don't know what words they used for the spring and fall, does not mean it is not exist. Now for the eye witness that was there when they were keeping the three seasonal feasts during the time of our Saviour and the Apostles and the Temple was still standing.
Philo, ON THE CREATION
“And in addition to the four elements the seasons of the year are also four, which are the “causes” of the “generation” of animals and “plants”, the year being divided into the quadruple division of winter
, and “spring
”, and “summer
”, and “autumn
XVII. (53) The aforesaid number therefore being accounted worthy”
Notice he says these four seasons Winter, and Spring, and Summer, and Autumn, are cause of the generation of animals and “plants”
In other words you have three harvest feasts each year, barley plants in the spring, wheat plants in the summer, and the annual fruits of the trees etc. in the autumn.
I have heard your argument that all harvest was Summer time, but that is not acceptable because Philo says, “And in addition to the four elements the seasons of the year are also four, which are the “causes” of the “generation” of animals and “plants”, the year being divided into the quadruple division of winter, and “spring”, and “summer”, and “autumn” and he would know better than you and I put together.
You are right, we have discussed this before and you fought against it and rejected it then and probably will reject it now but someone else might listen to the facts and eye witness. Not only Philo but Josephus also spoke of the four seasons
and for you to suggest the Scripture only teaches two seasons just because you don't understand that there is a specific summer harvest/crop that does not referred to all three crops/harvests. You might also notice that the words summer harvest is singular. It does not say the summer harvests, plural, but refers to it as the summer harvest singular
. You need to help us try to find the truth instead of being so negative about everything. These feast can be pinpointed Brother Chuck and the elect will see them no matter how hard the adversary tries to get us off track.
Again, there are four seasons even if spring and fall are not specifically mentioned by those words. The Scripture does not specifically mentioned that there is a 13th moon but we know there is a 13th moon approximately every third year and the book and Ezekiel teaches it but I know people that still argue there's not a 13th moon no matter what the Scripture and nature teaches.