Sunday, November 24, 2019

The Biblical Weekly Sabbath Days that never change and do not fit the Greco Roman Calendar

The Biblical Weekly Sabbath Days
by Troy Miller
Conclusive Proof That They Always Fall on the
8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th Days of the Biblical Month

The Proof is in the Pudding!
I was told years ago that there [are] 17 or 18 passages that (in context) show the weekly Sabbath to be on the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th days of the month. If a text proves that the Sabbath is on the 15th day of the month, it proves by default the 8th, 22nd and 29th days of that month were also the weekly Sabbath.
Amazingly enough, I have never compiled these verses (until now, spring of 2013). I admit to you now that I was lied to. There are not 17-18 places, there are over 20. And if you know anything about the Torah, the Father said that only 2-3 witnesses were required to establish truth.
Please remember that ANY passage in Scripture that provides evidence of one Sabbath falling on the 8th, 15th, 22nd or the 29th day of the month proves the calendar below:

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Before I give you examples of the Sabbath falling on the dates above, let me give you some passages that prevent the Sabbath from falling on certain other dates...
Aviv 10, the Passover lamb must be purchased. Aviv 14 is always the preparation day for first day of Unleavened Bread, see Leviticus 23:5-6, Matthew 27:62, Mark 15:42, Luke 23:54--24:1, John 19:14, 31, 42—John 20:1. The barley could be harvested on the 16th after the Wave Sheaf had been offered the morning of the 16th, Leviticus 23:9-14. The fact is that the 10th, 14th and 16th days of Aviv (which all float around on the Roman calendar) are, without exception, commanded work days.
There isn't one, but IF there was a continuous 7 day cycle in Scripture, every 1-3 years either the 10th, 14th, and 16th of Aviv will fall on a satyrday. Evidence: Aviv 10 fell on a satyrday in 2003. The 14th of Aviv fell on satyrday in 2004, 2008 and 2011. The 16th of Aviv fell on a satyrday in 2002, 2006 and 2009. There is no legislation provided to do tasks commanded to be performed on these days a day early or late IF these dates just happened to fall on the Sabbath; these work dates are fixed. And YHWH never has Israel do common work on a rest day. He is not the author of confusion.
Please look at the calendar above. Since the 10th of Aviv can never fall on the weekly Sabbath, neither can the 3rd, 17th or 24th days of the month. Since the 14th of Aviv can never fall on the weekly Sabbath, neither can the 7th, 21st or 28th. Since the 16th of Aviv can never fall on the weekly Sabbath, neither can the 2nd, 9th or 23rd days of the month. Since the Sabbath can NEVER fall on days 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17, 21, 23, 24 or 28, that is a pretty BIG dent in the days of the month that the Sabbath can NEVER fall on. Can any pagan/papal/man-made/solar-only calendar satisfy these demands? Hardly! If you are looking for evidence, this ALONE blows up the Gregorian calendar!
Here now is the proof in the pudding. I hope you find it to your delight.
#1. (The 8th day of the first month of earth's history was the first weekly Sabbath.) Creation began the first month of earth's history, and it began with a new moon day, described in Genesis 1:1-2. If the Father's months begin with a new moon today, then so did the very first month. When YHWH created heaven and earth it was a TIME CONSUMING event. That unnamed, unnumbered segment of time came before, and was not part of, the seven day work week (see Ezekiel 46:1). In this Creation model, the Sabbath was indeed the seventh day of the week (as it has always been), but it was the EIGHTH day of the first month of earth's history...
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#2. (The 15th day of Aviv is the weekly Sabbath.) Exodus 12 reveals that Israel was released from Egypt on Aviv 15, the 15th day of the first month the year of the Exodus. It is not called a Sabbath in Exodus 12, but later Scripture does reveal the nature of this day. Leviticus 23:4-8 shows us that Passover (Aviv 14) is preparation day for Aviv 15, the Sabbath of Unleavened Bread. Some say that Aviv 21 is also a Sabbath, but this is not the case. The evidence is that the 15th of the first month is the weekly Sabbath; Scripture is not saying that the 21st is an annual Sabbath at all. Please consider:
The first day of the feast and the "seventh day" [of the week in context] are one and the same. The 21st is the 6th day of the week and of course the 7th day of a seven day feast, but….
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...the "seventh day" spoken of in Exodus 13:6 is called a chag (H2282) which is used 62 times in Scripture and is only used to refer to the pilgrimage feast days (found in Exodus 23:14-17), in this case, Aviv 15. It is not referring to the last day of the feast, rather the first. This chag can only be the 15th of Aviv. See also Deuteronomy 5:12-15 and Leviticus 23:6-8.
I submit to you that this "seventh day" is Aviv 15, and it is not only an annual Sabbath, but a weekly Sabbath as well. There are no back to back Sabbaths in Scripture. The 15th is without question a Sabbath, meaning that the 22nd of the first month is also a Sabbath. If the 21st is an annual Sabbath, there would be two Sabbaths back to back (21-22), and there would be no preparation day for the second Sabbath of the two. Common sense, right?
#3. (The 15th and 22nd of the second month of the exodus are weekly Sabbaths.) Exodus 16 is the first place where the word "Sabbath" is used in Scripture. Here YHWH is speaking to Moses and Aaron on the 15th day of the 2nd month and tomorrow would begin a series of 6 days of manna, followed by a Sabbath. From day 15 add 6 days of manna = 21. Next day (22nd) is the Sabbath. See calendar model below...
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This is a very simple math equation that a grade schooler can figure out. Israel was to collect one portion of manna from the 16th to the 20th and a double portion on the 21st because the morrow was the Sabbath. If the 22nd is a Sabbath, so is the 15th (as well as the 8th and the 29th).
#4. (The 15th day of the third month of the exodus is the weekly Sabbath.) Exodus 19:1 proves that the children of Israel arrived at Sinai on the 16th day of the third month. Please read the context. In agreement, the Book of Jubilees 1:1 flat out says that Israel arrived at Mt. Sinai on the 16th day of the third month. Moses indicates that the children of Israel rested at Rephidim the 15th of the third month. The root word for Rephidim means "rest" and this passage says that they arrived at the Wilderness of Sinai the "same day" of the third month that they left Egypt (two months earlier). If you'll remember, Israel got as far as Succoth the 15th, and actually left Egypt the on the 16th. Numbers 33:3-6. So Israel arrived at Sinai on the 16th and Moses was immediately summoned up the mount. YHWH told Moses to go back down the mountain and to tell the people to consecrate themselves for on the third day (the 18th) He would come down on the mount in a cloud, Exodus 19:10-11 --today, tomorrow and the third day. If the 18th is the third day, then the 16th is the first day, meaning that they were "resting" in Rephidim on the Sabbath, the 15th, which is the weekly Sabbath.
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#5. (Leviticus 8:1-4, 8:33-9:1, 4, 23 reveals that the 8th day was a day of visitation -- which is always either a Sabbath or a feast). Leviticus 8:1-4 reveals that Israel assembled at the door of the tabernacle. Israel only did this on new moon, Sabbath or feast. (Numbers 10:1-10, Ezekiel 46:1). There are not 8 days in a week, so we must be numbering days of the month. There is evidence given below that the phrase "the 8th day" is a Hebrew idiom or expression that means the weekly Sabbath. Leviticus 9:4 and 23 reveals that the Father was going to appear (and did appear) before Israel. At this point in history, YHWH did this only on the new moon days and appointed times or mo'edim (see Numbers 10:1-10, and Ezekiel 46:1), of which the weekly Sabbath is the first (Leviticus 23:1-3).
#6. (Leviticus 23:6-7 (see verse 11) proves that Avib 15 is the weekly Sabbath.) The Hebrew word Sabbath is H7676 in verse 11, which is the weekly Sabbath. Verse 11 is about wavesheaf, which is Aviv 16, every year. It is Aviv 16 that Josephus writes about, his words hammering the counterfeit calendar and its proponents. Please understand that Josephus is writing to a non-Israelite audience. In The Antiquities of the Jews, Book 3, Chapter 10, section 5, he has this to say about the Passover season:
    (248) "In the month of Xanthicus, which is by us called Nisan, and is the beginning of the year, on the fourteenth day of the lunar month, when the sun is in Aries (for in this month it was that we were delivered from bondage under the Egyptians, and law ordained that we should every year slay that sacrifice which I before told you we slew when we came out of Egypt, and which was called the Passover; and so we do celebrate this Passover in companies, leaving nothing of what we sacrifice till the day following. (249) The feast of unleavened bread succeeds that of the Passover, and falls on the fifteenth day of the month and continued seven days, wherein they feed on unleavened bread… (250) But on the second day of unleavened bread, which is the sixteenth day of the month, they first partake of the fruits of the earth, for before that day, they do not touch them. ... (251) They take a handful of ears, and dry them, then beat them small and purge the barley from the bran; they then bring one tenth deal to the altar, to Elohim; and, casting one handful of it upon the fire they leaven the rest for use of the priest; and after this it is that they may publicly or privately reap their harvest."
Josephus is explaining to the Gentile nations how the barley could be harvested on the 16th, and says exactly what Leviticus 23 says about the feast of Passover, Unleavened Bread and wavesheaf. Since Aviv 16 is wavesheaf EVERY YEAR, that means Aviv 15 is the Sabbath EVERY YEAR. On the Gregorian counted feast days, wavesheaf follows the first satyrday after Aviv 15, meaning that wavesheaf might fall anywhere from Aviv 16 to 21 or so. History and Scripture defy this definition. #7. (Leviticus 23:39 proves that the 15th and 22nd of the seventh month are the weekly Sabbaths -- as well as annual Sabbaths.) The 15th day of the seventh month is the first day of Tabernacles. The eighth day of a seven day feast comes to the 22nd day of the seventh month. Looks like this:
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#8. (Numbers 29:12 reveals that the 15th day of the seventh month is the Sabbath.) See #7 above.
#9. (Deuteronomy 5:12-15 proves that Aviv 15, Israel's deliverance day, is the weekly Sabbath.) Interestingly, the fourth commandment in Exodus 20:8-11 links the Sabbath with Creation week. Deuteronomy 5 links the Sabbath with the day Israel was delivered from Egypt, which EVERYONE must admit was the 15th of Aviv, considering that Passover is a fixed date feast (Aviv 14).
#10. (The Battle of Jericho proves that the 8th day of the month is the weekly Sabbath.) The battle of Jericho was a seven day event (and blows up satyrday Sabbath keeping all by itself). Every able-bodied Israelite male took with him every weapon at his disposal. The priests even carried the Ark of the Covenant. In this battle/siege, Israel is on the offensive; they are the aggressors. Read Joshua 6. Only Joshua knew it would be a 7 day affair, the men were told they would attack when Joshua gave them the signal. These soldiers were marching around Jericho for seven days in attack mode, on a full tilt adrenalin rush, not knowing for sure when the signal would come. Which of these 7 days was the Sabbath? Did YHWH ever send Israel into battle on the Sabbath? The battle of Jericho is more a calendar statement than it is about the conquest of Canaan. Israel had JUST come out of the wilderness after a 40 year sojourn, having to relearn the law (including the Sabbath) of Yah. Do you suppose that the VERY first thing YHWH commanded Israel to do would be to break the Sabbath with a 7 day siege? If the Sabbath is every seventh day in an unbroken cycle of 7, then ONE of the days Israel marched around Jericho had to have been the weekly Sabbath. You think about this. If you are interested in knowing how they took Jericho WITHOUT breaking the Sabbath, see the calendar model above. It is so simple a child can figure it out. Here's the proof...
    14. And it was in the second month, on the first day of the month, that YHWH said to Joshua, Rise up, behold I have given Jericho into thy hand with all the people thereof; and all your fighting men shall go round the city, once each day, thus shall ye do for six days. 17. And on the seventh day they went round the city seven times, and the priests blew upon trumpets. (Jasher 88:14,17)
Since the battle/siege began on new moon day, it ended on the 7th day of the month, the day BEFORE the weekly Sabbath. Looks like this...
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#11. (II Chronicles 7:8-10 is yet another witness that the 22nd day of the seventh month is a weekly Sabbath.) See #7 above.
#12. (The 8th day is the weekly Sabbath as found in II Chronicles 29:17.) The people began to sanctify on New Moon day of the first month and on the 8th of the month they went to the temple. Israel only went the temple porch on new moon and Sabbaths (Numbers 10:1-10, Ezekiel 46:1).
#13. (Ezekiel 46:1 reveals that the new moon days do not count against the week, which reveals the weekly Sabbaths on the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th days of EVERY month.) Couple this with Genesis 1:1-2, #1 above, and you have an iron clad case. The new moon days never fall during the work week; they are a third category of day. Ezekiel 46:1 says that the gate to the temple is shut on all SIX working days, but open on the Sabbath and new moon. Periodically, new moon day is on th-day. If the tabernacle were still here and I asked you, "Would the gate have been open or shut?" how would you answer? If you say open because it is new moon day, I would respond that th-day is a work day so it must be shut. If you agreed, "Of course th-day is a work day, it must be shut." I'd reply, "But friend, it is new moon, it must be open." You see, you have no correct answer because you are applying a pagan/papal/Roman/solar-only/man-made calendar to this Scriptural calendar event. Isaiah 66:23, II Kings 4:18-23, Amos 8:5 are three more witnesses that the new moon cannot fall on one of the six work days. The calendar model below is the ONLY one that supports all of these verses:
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#14. (John 5:1--see margin, and 5:4-9 reveal that the 29th day of the fourth month is the weekly Sabbath.) In context, it was summer. Weddings took place in the spring (John 2:1), and shortly after the marriage, was Passover (John 2:23). Passover is Aviv 14. In John 4:31-15, the man from Galilee speaks of the wheat harvest coming in 4 months, meaning he is speaking shortly after Passover. Pentecost is centered upon the wheat harvest and falls on the 29th day of the 4th month. The beginning of John 5 speaks of this great feast which is one of the 3 spoken of in Exodus 23:14-17 where all males were commanded to appear before the temple--a command Yah'shua obeyed (John 5:1).
#15. (John also reveals that the 22nd day of the 7th month is the weekly Sabbath.) John 7:2 says it is Tabernacles time. John 7:37 says Yeshua spoke on the last great day of the feast. Leviticus 23:33-44 says it is a 7 day feast, so Tabernacles is on the 15-16-17-18-19-20-21 days of the 7th month. He spoke on the 21st day of the month, the last day of the feast. From this point in John 7:30 to the end of John 8, he is engaged in a running spiritual battle. A day later (the 22nd day of the 7th month), he heals a man ON THE SABBATH. This is none other than the 8th day of the feast, the weekly Sabbath that always follows the 7 day feast. Since he observed the 22nd as the weekly Sabbath here, he also observed the 8th, 15th and 29th days of the lunar month as the Sabbaths by default. The 8th day is a Hebrew idiom (expression) that refers to the weekly Sabbath. The weekly Sabbath is the 8th day of the month, and also the "8th day" of the seven day Feast of Tabernacles.
Here's the rundown:
John 7:37 – Yah'shua spoke during the last great day (John 7:2 says this was the feast of Tabernacles.)
John 7:43-53 – There was contention between the people and the religious authorities. After which every one went home.
John 8:1 – Yah'shua went to the Mount of Olives.
Scripture says that Tabernacles is a seven day feast:
Leviticus 23:34-36 says that Tabernacles begins on the 15th day of the seventh month and is a seven day feast. Count the days...
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The EIGHTH day spoken of was in addition to the seven days of the feast. The eighth day would be the 22nd day of the seventh month. Let's see what Scripture calls this "eighth" day of the feast.
Now watch… Remember the carpenter from Nazareth spoke on the last great day of a seven day feast…
John 8:2 – The next day (the 22nd of the month), Yah'shua returned to the temple. (Why?) There, another lengthy debate took place… John 8:59 – After which Yah'shua was nearly stoned, but He passed through… John 9:1 – as Yah'shua left the temple, He passed by a blind man...read John 9:14.
The eighth day of the feast was the 22nd day of the month, and the weekly Sabbath. If the 22nd is the Sabbath, by default the 8th, 15th and 29th days of the month are also Sabbaths.
#16. (The crucifixion on Passover day proves that the Aviv 15 is the weekly Sabbath.) Mark 15:42-43 says that the crucifixion took place on preparation day, the day before the Sabbath. Yah'shua rested on the weekly Sabbath of Aviv 15 in the tomb. Since all Israel observed the 15th as the weekly Sabbath here, they also observed the 8th, 22nd and 29th days of this lunar month as the Sabbaths by default. Second witness, Luke 23:54. John 19:31 is a third witness where John calls Aviv 15 (the day after the Passover, which is Aviv 14) an high Sabbath. Every scholar knows that this means it was an annual Sabbath as well as a weekly Sabbath.
"An high day" has been misconstrued to mean the occasions that a annual Sabbath just happens to coincide with a weekly Sabbath. Truth be told, the three pilgrimage feasts (Exodus 23:14-17) ALL fall on weekly Sabbath, every year. The first day of Unleavened Bread and the first day of Tabernacles fall on the 15th day of the first and seventh month, respectively. Feast of Weeks (a.k.a. Pentecost) falls on the 29th day of the 4th month.
#17. (The resurrection proves that Aviv 15 is the weekly Sabbath.) Matthew 28:1 says he rose the day after the Sabbath day. "Sabbath day" in the Greek refers to the WEEKLY Sabbath. Mark 16:1-2 is a second witness. Luke 23:56-Luke 20:1 is a third witness.
#18. (Acts 20 reveals that the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th days of the month are the weekly Sabbaths.) Below is a Gregorian calendar model with Aviv 14 and Aviv 15 in the appropriate places (preparation day and Sabbath).
Please read Acts 20:5-7 and put these dates on the calendar. Paul left probably on the evening of the 21st (said he left after the days of Unleavened Bread) but he could have left after the Sabbath (the 22nd). All that is necessary is for him to arrive in Troas 5 days after the last day of Unleavened Bread. The number of travel days are not mentioned, and not necessary to know, only that he arrived at Troas in 5 days (arriving on the 26th of Aviv). And at Troas they abode 7 days (26-27-28-29-30-1-2) and he preached until midnight on the last night of his stay (the first day of the week), departing on the morrow (the second day of the week).
Is the 2nd of the month (below) the first day of the week? No, it is the 3rd day of the week.
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When this little exercise fails to prove their counterfeit calendar model, some try to manipulate the calendar so Paul CAN leave on the first day of the week. Here is what THAT calendar model looks like...
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They say that Passover (Aviv 14) must have taken place on a w-day, forcing the weekly Sabbath to take place on the 17th. Now when Paul leaves on the evening of the 21st, arriving in Troas in 5 days (Aviv 26), and abodes there 7 days, (26-27-28-29-30-1-2) ready to depart on the morrow, the night he preached was actually the first day of the week (at least on this calendar). Do you see the problem? Do you see where the red arrow is pointing (Aviv 10)? Aviv 10 floats around on the Roman calendar.
Do you remember what happens on Aviv 10? The 10th day of Aviv is a commanded work/commerce day, the day to set aside the Passover Lamb. If you did not own a lamb, you had to go and purchase one on THIS particular day. Aviv 10 is a commanded commerce day (Exodus 12:3). There is no provision to procure this lamb a day early or a day late IF the Sabbath just happens to fall on Aviv 10.
Isn't it interesting how the Father maneuvered His commanded work days in such a fashion that they would totally disrupt and destroy all the calendar manipulations of apostate man? So, would you like to see how Paul CAN abide in Troas for seven days AND preach on the first day of the week without running afoul of any of the calendar defenses Yah has set in place? No problem...
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Here the new moon days are a third category of day, not counting against the week (JUST like Ezekiel 46:1 says), and Passover (Aviv 14) can be the preparation day for the Sabbath of Aviv 15, the first day of Unleavened Bread (JUST like YHVH commanded in Leviticus 23, et al), and Paul can preach on the first day of the week, ready to depart on the morrow (JUST like Acts 20 says)—all without running afoul of the calendar commands in Scripture. Unleavened Bread is over on the 21st "day" of the first month. Paul arrived at Troas in 5 days (arriving on the 26th of Aviv). And at Troas they abode 7 days (26-27-28-29-30-1-2) and he preached until midnight on the last night of his stay, departing on the morrow (the 3rd).
Isn't it amazing? There is always harmony in the truth.
I'm not sure, but I think I've exhausted the list of Sabbaths that can be date identified with the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th days of the month that were presented in the bodies of the studies I've done on the Creation Calendar. I'm kind of surprised actually that there are more than 18 as #16 and #17 both have 2 additional witnesses (meaning that there are 3 different texts saying the same thing for the point made in #16 and #17), and #7 proves two Sabbath dates that fall on the Sabbath (the 15th and the 22nd), and #13 posts THREE additional witnesses, meaning there are actually 25 places in Scripture where the Sabbaths can be dated identified by triangulation if the text does not flat out STATE that the Sabbath fell on the 8th, 15th, 22nd or 29th day of the month. I could argue that #13 and #18 prove all four of these Sabbath dates, since no particular Sabbath is listed, so this number could be expanded to 31 different Sabbaths in Scripture that can be date identified on the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th days of the month.
I hope this is helpful. I am certain that continued study will reveal more weekly Sabbaths that fall on the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th days of the month. However, what can also be said is that there will never be a Sabbath that can be date identified that falls on a date OTHER than these particular dates. Bro. Arnold Bowen (www.lunarsabbath.info) has offered $10,000 and World's Last Chance (WLC) (www.worldslastchance.com) at one point offered a cool one million dollars to anyone who could find a Sabbath on a date OTHER than the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th days of the month. I'm guessing that the million was seen as hyperbole by their readers because this was later changed to a world wide public confession. They could have changed to a more reasonable $10,000 like Bro. Arnold, but they did not.
To date, there have been a few who have tried to manufacture weekly Sabbaths that fall on dates other than the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th days of the month, but so far their deception or lack of studiousness has been discovered and no monies have been transferred and there has been no world wide public confession by WLC that they have been proven wrong.
Bro. Arnold's money and WLC's reputation are quite safe.

Cosmetic Changes
The only changes that have been made to the article by NCCG.ORG have been Abib to Aviv (the correct pronunciation), YHVH to YHWH (the modern Hebrew transliteration for the Tetragrammaton back to the classical Biblical Hebrew one), and Yeshua to Yah'shua (the Aramaic for Jesus back to the Hebrew).