proponents do not want to count the darkness that was on the face of the deep as part of the first day. YHWH made the heavens and the
earth before he said let there be light AND when Moses was describing
the 24-hour rest day of the Sabbath, he says “for in six days
YHWH made the heavens and earth, the sea, and all that in them
is, and rested the seventh day:”
Was the darkness, which He called night, part of the six 24hr day of creation when everything was dark?
Let’s ask Moses if the darkness was included in the six days count before the Sabbath.
Exodus 20:11 says “for
in six days YHWH made “heaven” and earth, “the sea”, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day:”
Notice “heaven” is included in the six days therefore
the darkness/night that came before the light/day is counted/included
by Moses because the Spirit moved on the face of the water AFTER
heaven and earth was created in darkness, therefore heaven is counted in the six days that Moses spoke of, therefore the darkness
that was on the face of the deep was counted in the six day time period and this proves the 24-hour day begins at evening.
Yes the darkness/night is part
of the six days that Moses was speaking of when he said, “for in six days YHWH made heaven and earth” and the darkness/night came before
the light/day. i.e. from the first of six days until the end of six days is a period of 144 hours, . 6 times 24 hours this
equals 144 hours.
Yes heaven and earth was made in darkness, NOT in light, and
He caused the light to shine out of darkness and after seeing that the light was good, He divided the light from the darkness
(by movement) and 12 hours later the darkness/evening was completely gone on one side of the earth because the light had travel
around the earth, i.e. from the time the light came on, there was 12 more hours
of darkness/night on one side of the earth before it received its 12 hours of light/day.
It is depending on what perspective Moses is looking
at this as he writes the book of Genesis, and this determines if the 24-hour day begins at sunrise or evening. The following will prove that from Moses’ perspective the light came around the earth a proximally
12 hours later from the time it came on.
Exodus 20:11 says “for in six
days YHWH made “heaven” and earth, “the sea”,
and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day:”
Notice Moses included “heaven” in the six days, therefore the darkness/night that came before
the light/day is counted by Moses because the Spirit moved on the face of the water AFTER
heaven and earth was created when everything was still in darkness, therefore heaven is counted as one of the six days that
Moses spoke of, therefore the darkness that he called night which was on the face of the deep was counted in the six day time
period and this proves the 24-hour day begins at evening.
It is conclusive that the darkness that He called night, was here before He said let there be light,
There's no way that Moses was not counting the darkness that was upon the face of the deep, in the six day count
because he mentioned the heavens been made along with the earth
etc. in the six days span of time and that happened in darkness/night part of the first 24-hour day before He said let there
We should ask ourselves, is Moses saying that heaven and earth, the seas, and everything was made in six days or
is he saying everything was make in six days PLUS the darkness
that was on the face of the deep???
Moses said in Exodus 20:11 “for in six days
YHWH made “heaven” and earth, “the sea”, and all
that in them is, and rested the seventh day:”
With the theory that the six days begins at sunrise, the heavens
and the darkness that was on the face of the deep would have to be excluded
from the count of the six days but yet Moses includes them by
saying “for in six days YHWH made the heavens and the earth.”
If the prophet Moses was the
author of Genesis and he understood that the night/darkness, that existed before YHWH said let there be light, was part of
the first day, then this should put the day begins at sunrise theory to rest once and for all but I seriously doubt it and
with faith like that how could I to be wrong?
I will ask for someone to give one conclusive Scripture or one conclusive Historical reference, that cannot be argued
against, where a 24-hour day ever began at sunrise. Otherwise we must consider the sunrise theory a new doctrine of man.
Josephus writes the following while the Temple was still standing,
WARS OF THE JEWS book 4 CHAPTER 9 (582)
THAT VESPASIAN, AFTER HE HAD TAKEN
GADARA, MADE PREPARATION FOR THE SIEGE OF JERUSALEM; BUT THAT, UPON HIS HEARING OF THE DEATH OF NERO, HE CHANGED HIS INTENTIONS;
AS ALSO, CONCERNING SIMON OF GERASA
“(580) but having the advantage of situation, and having
withal erected four very large towers aforehand, that their darts might come from higher places, (581) one at the northeast
corner of the court, one above the Xystus, the third at another corner over against the lower city, (582) and the last was
erected above the top of the Pastophoria, where one of the priests stood of course, and gave a signal
beforehand, with a trumpet, at the “beginning” of every seventh
day, in the “evening twilight,” as also at the “evening”
when the day was “finished,” as giving notice to the people when they were to “leave
off work,” and when they were to go to “work again.” (583) These men
also set their engines to cast darts and stones withal, upon those towers, with their archers and slingers.”
In the above Josephus is saying that the trumpet was blown at evening which is the beginning of every seventh day
and at the evening at the end of every seventh day for the people to go back to work again.
Josephus is writing this during the time of the destruction of the Temple when the priesthood was still active which conclusively
proves the Jews at this time understood the day begins and ends at evening and the day consisted of 24 hours.
The way he phrased it does not leave any wiggle room.
To further prove the weeks were originally
connected to the moon and the day begins at evening, we read fragments of the Dead sea scrolls where
lunar days 4 through 25 which were uncovered at Qumran describing the moon's appearance and movements in relation to the sun
and the ancient weeks. Wise, Abegg and Cooke, in their book The Dead Sea Scrolls, A New Translation, translate the fragment
for lunar day 8 as follows –
“On the eighth of
the month [chodesh], the moon rules all the day in the midst of the sky...and when the sun sets, its
light ceases to be obscured, and thus the moon begins to be revealed on the FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK" (pp.
This is conclusive evidence from the Dead Sea Scrolls that the "9th"
day of each month is the first day of the week and it began at sunset NOT
sunrise. This is an absolute when using deductive reasoning.
This scroll was written in the ancient
Palio Hebrew and not only proves lunar sabbaths but proves how they began the day which is in harmony
with the book of Genesis and when unleavened bread and day of atonement begins and ends etc.
People don't pull thereself out of this sunrise teaching, they will only go deeper into era because era begets era and more
evidence is being uncovered every day that proves that ancient civilizations began the day at evening and kept the sabbaths
by the places of the moon and no matter what anyone says, the truth will stand even after we are gone on to be judged.