author=4WD link=topic=107353.msg1055174305#msg1055174305 date=1605191592]
As usual you have inserted your own views into the text. There is not a word about sundown to sundown. You can ask the question of whether the Jews or God established the day as sundown to sundown, but that verse doesn't answer it. In fact many scholars think "ereb" and "boqer" are signifying disorder and order. The entire creation is one of God brining order out of disorder.
So then, in your religious philosophy, what came first; Order or Disorder? Are you preaching that God created Chaos first, and then created order?
Well, even a child knows the Evening came first. Not the morning. Many scholars preach God has created a Holy Lottery, that we are all born wicked. That Jesus was born on December 25th. You are free to place your trust in "many Scholars" if you like. But according to the Holy Scriptures, God's Day begins in the Evening.
Mark 15:42 And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,
I didn't read RB saying anything about Jesus rising in the middle of the night.
"Jesus arose from the dead AFTER MIDNIGHT starting the first day of the week which is our SUNDAY!"
"After Midnight" would qualify, in my view, as the middle of the night.
Mat 28:1 Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb.
The old day ends and the new day starts in the evening as the scriptures teach us. So then in the evening begins the new day. The first day of the week begins after the old day ends. So Sunday began when she left her house, after the Sabbath, in the Evening, as the new day dawns.
Evening=Hebrews 'ereb, from the Hebrew word "arab" = to grow dusky at sundown, be darkened, (toward) evening.
"ereb" = "Dusk", even (ing, tide) night.
Dusk = NOUN, synonyms: twilight · nightfall · sunset · sundown · evening · close of day · dark ·
I believe this is why Jesus was taken down before sunset, and the New Day begins to dawn at sunset. At least the Day created by the God of the Bible.
[/i][/b]Given me the reference for that, please.
Lev. 23:15 And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath
, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete
16 Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the LORD.
17 Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals: they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; they are the firstfruits unto the LORD
18 And ye shall offer with the bread seven lambs without blemish of the first year, and one young bullock, and two rams: they shall be for a burnt offering unto the LORD, with their meat offering, and their drink offerings, even an offering made by fire, of sweet savour unto the LORD.
19 Then ye shall sacrifice one kid of the goats for a sin offering, and two lambs of the first year for a sacrifice of peace offerings.
20 And the priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits for a wave offering before the LORD, with the two lambs: they shall be holy to the LORD for the priest.
21 And ye shall proclaim on the selfsame day, that it may be an holy convocation unto you: ye shall do no servile work therein: it shall be a statute for ever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.
Acts 2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
Feast of Weeks, or Pentecost, is a Holy Day, a High Sabbath. At least according to the Christ of the Bible.
This Holy Day was a Shadow of the New Testament Church, the prophesy of the "First Fruits" of the Lord. Of course God's True people were gathered in Honor of the Christ on this most Holy of High Sabbaths.