The True Count to Pentecost
Chapter 1… Examining Leviticus 23:16
Chapter 2… PAUL and THOUSANDS KEEPING PENTECOST
Chapter 4… The Hebrew Word for unto/until in Leviticus 23:16 is “ad”
5… Which Of the Two Wheat Harvests (That Are in the World
Today) Is The Scriptural Pentecost Wheat Harvest of old???
Chapter 6… Punctuation marks
Chapter 7… Aaron and Pentecost
Chapter 8… Law Given on Pentecost
Chapter 9… The Prophet Joel’s Pentecost
Chapter 11… Day
Chapter 13… Journey to the Mount and Count and Number
Chapter 14… Days Travelling to the Mount
15… The Prophet Ezra
Chapter 16… WHAT ABOUT JOSEPHUS?
Examining Leviticus 23:16
Pentecost is one of the three
commanded feasts of YHWH, the first fruits of the wheat harvest, which commemorates the giving of the law at Mount Sinai.
Pentecost is the only
one of the three feasts that we have to count for, the other two are on fixed days on the 15th of the first and seventh months.
True Pentecost is
Observed after numbering 50 days AFTER the Seventh Sabbath is counted, instead of the traditional 50 Days after the Wave Sheaf,
according to Leviticus 23:16, and this is one truth I want to share.
Lamentation 2:6 says, “I will cause them to forget
my Sabbath‘s and feast days, and Daniel 7:25 says they will think to change times/appointments and laws, and that God
would allow it for a certain period of time, which that time is up.
This book will show that the time is up for not knowing when the
true Sabbaths and Feast days are, including Pentecost.
One example I give shows where the apostle Paul and thousands of
believing Jews/Israelites were observing Pentecost BEYOND the traditional 50-day count, which kills the traditional 50-day
is understood two different ways, but only one is correct.
The famous Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, was famous for saying “when
the impossible has been removed, whatever remains, however improbably, must be the truth”.
book will conclusively prove that it is Scripturally,
Mathematically, Scientifically, and even Agriculturally IMPOSSIBLE for Leviticus
23:16 to be understood as counting 50 days after the wave sheaf, as the traditional Pentecost keepers do, and when that IMPOSSIBILITY is removed what remains is numbering 50 days AFTER THE SEVENTH SABBATH.
Leviticus 23:16 says, “even unto the morrow “AFTER” the SEVENTH SABBATH shall
you number 50 days and ye shall offer a new meat/grain offering to YHWH”.
Again, the traditional third month Pentecost, is 50 days
after the wave sheaf, and not 50 days after the seventh Sabbath, making it Scripturally, Mathematically, Scientifically, and even Agriculturally IMPOSSIBLE,
as we will see!
Nature and mathematical certainties do not lie, therefore what remains is the true Pentecost.
We will start with Leviticus 23:16 and see what the command says, and doesn’t say, and then
how the command was interpreted and carried out, by the children of Israel. It says,
“even unto the morrow “AFTER” the SEVENTH
SABBATH shall you number 50 days and ye shall offer a new meat/grain offering to YHWH”.
Notice it clearly says the morrow AFTER the seventh Sabbath
shall ye number the 50 days, it does not say to number 50 days after the wave sheaf, and then offer the new meat offering,
but 50 days “after” the “Seventh Sabbath”!
Notice also the seven Sabbaths are COUNTED but the 50 days are NUMBERED which I will deal
with in another chapter. The 50 days are “numbered” AFTER the seven Sabbaths are “counted” and “THEN”
the new meat or grain offering is offered.
You must FIRST count seven Sabbaths complete and THEN number 50 days AND THEN bring a new grain offering.
It is the seven Sabbaths that
are complete up “until” the Morrow after the seventh Sabbath, which according to the traditional count is 49 days
NOT 50 days! Please read the verse again!
Notice also, the verse does not say to number ONE day AFTER the seven Sabbaths are counted and then bring it, but
number 50 days AFTER the seventh Sabbath and then bring it. Remember Pentecost means 50 NOT one i.e., Number 50 days after
the seventh Sabbaths, not 1 day, and then bring the new grain offering.
I understand how someone could think this verse could be understood differently and that
is strictly because of tradition, but it is not founded in Scripture because there is no example or anything in Scripture
to support this understanding.
We will examine the Scriptures in this book and see how Moses and the ancient Israelites understood it, and then
we will have the truth on the matter, because they were eyewitnesses and actually lived it.
We will examine another one of the impossibilities of a traditional
third month Pentecost which involves the second chapter of Joel 2:24 – 32 where YHWH Himself says that the floors would
be full of WHEAT and the WINE PRESSES full of WINE/GRAPES, referring to Pentecost, and He does not lie. This prophecy came
to pass on the day of Pentecost in Acts 2:15 – 17, where they were being accused of being drunk on the New Wine.
Acts 2:15-17 KJV says,
 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.
 But this is “that which was spoken by the prophet Joel”; (Remember Joel said that the wine
presses would be full of wine)  And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon
all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream
about this is that it is AGRICULTURALLY IMPOSSIBLE to have the New Wine and the wine presses being full in the third month,
for the traditional third month Pentecost, nature does not lie either, and will not allow it, because the GRAPES are not even
ripe at that time, but the early grapes harvest will be ripe in the fourth month, for Pentecost 50 days after the seventh
sabbaths are numbered, fulfilling the prophecy, then they could be accused of being drunk with the new wine from the wine
This alone kills the traditional Pentecost count.
The same is true when they came into
the land and were commanded to reap the harvest thereof/barley then count seven Sabbaths complete and then number the 50 days.
There would be no grapes ripe for the wine presses unless you number 50 days “after” the seventh Sabbaths are
counted instead of numbering 50 days after the wave sheaf. This alone should make people take another look at their
traditional third month Pentecost because YHWH did not lie through the prophet Joel.
Joel’s prophecy was fulfilled
on the day of Pentecost in Acts 2:16 where they were being accused of being drunk with the NEW WINE from the wine presses
that Joel’s prophecy spoke of.
How could the day of Pentecost have been in the third month when it is agriculturally IMPOSSIBLE
to have wine in the presses as the prophet Joel prophesied, when the GRAPES are not yet ripe in the third month???
Not only does Nature itself disprove
the traditional third month Pentecost but I will also show that the traditional Pentecost is also MATHEMATICALLY IMPOSSIBLE.
Again, I will show eyewitnesses
from Scripture how the apostle Paul and many thousands of believing Israelite were keeping Pentecost “beyond”
the traditional 50-day count after the wave sheaf, and much more, but before I do, I will continue to deal extensively with
Leviticus 23:16 and show how ancient Israelites understood it.
THOUSANDS KEEPING PENTECOST BEYOND the TRADITIONAL PENTECOST!
DID YOU KNOW IT IS A MATHEMATICAL CERTAINTY THAT APOSTLE PAUL AND THOUSANDS OF BELIEVING JEWS KEPT PENTECOST "BEYOND"
THE TRADITIONAL 50 DAY COUNT???
Most people know that with the traditional
Pentecost you only have 50 days from the morrow after the Sabbath or wave sheaf at Passover to Pentecost but WHAT MOST DO
NOT KNOW is that Paul and company left Philippi headed to Jerusalem for Pentecost at after the days of Unleavened Bread,
Acts 20:6, intending to keep Pentecost in Jerusalem which is 1000 miles away, according
to the map in the back of most Bibles, and the Scripture teaches they only had 8 “travel days” to make
mile journey “ the traditional Pentecost”!
might ask why only 8
days and not 50 days???
said TRAVEL days and with the traditional 50 days to Pentecost there is only 8 TRAVEL
DAYS because we
can account for AT LEAST 42 of the 50 days to Pentecost that they were NOT
TRAVELING in Paul’s journey from Philippi to Jerusalem for Pentecost according to Acts 20:6 through
24:12 which I will show in a minute. Now with the true Pentecost that is 50 days AFTER the 7th Sabbath instead of
50 days after the wave sheaf or traditional Sabbath that falls within the days of Unleavened Bread, Leviticus 23:16, you would
have an additional 50 days to make the 1000-mile journey. It is absolutely IMPOSSIBLE for them to have made
it in 8 days which automatically kills the traditional Pentecost doctrine.
do we know they did not travel 50 straight days???
teaches a running count from Philippi to Jerusalem beginning in Acts 20:6
where they abode in Troas for 7 DAYS etc.,
days where they were NOT TRAVELING during the traditional 50 days to Pentecost count.
Acts 21:4 also records ANOTHER 7 DAY STAY in which they were NOT TRAVELING during the 50 day count
etc., which I will explain so that anyone can see that after adding all the other NO TRAVEL days with these 14 days, it will
total 42 NO TRAVEL days leaving only 8 Travel Days in which to make the 1000-mile
journey which was an impossibility in those days because of limited means of travel.
Scripture teaches that they did not travel nonstop straight through to Jerusalem but had many layovers during the traditional
50-day count and the 50-day clock was still ticking during these layovers.
If we can scripturally prove the above,
it should end the Pentecost debate once and for all because you have thousands of eyewitnesses in Scripture of people keeping
Pentecost BEYOND the traditional 50-day count.
conclusively shows after narrowing things down that the Apostle Paul and company only had 8 TRAVELING DAYS to travel 1000
mi. in order to keep the traditional Pentecost at Jerusalem. Again, this makes the traditional Pentecost an impossibility.
This also kills the traditional Sabbath keeping, see my booklet on Proof That the True
Weekly Sabbaths Are Determined by the Phases of the Moon. http://lunarsabbath.info/index.html
If Paul only had 8 travel days in which to travel 1000 mi., this would be an average
of 125 mi. per day and about 100 of these miles were on foot, half of which, with animals and an old disciple from Caesarea
to Jerusalem. (They would have another 50 days to make the journey, numbering 50 days after the seventh Sabbath.)
According to the map in my Bible it is about 150 mi. from Philippi to Troas and it took them five of the
8 travel days by ship to travel it according to Scripture, Acts 20:6, which is an average of 30 mi. per day. After this, the
Scripture shows about
7 more examples where they were still only averaging about 30 mi. per day for the 1st 500 mi.
according to my map and Scripture.
This can be verified by reading Acts 20:13 through 17 and measuring the distance
between these cities with the map in the back of most Bibles, and comparing the days with the miles.
us a scriptural precedence of how many miles they average per day by ship, which was the fastest means of travel of that day.
a small number of men could average 15 or 20 miles per day which is verified by Scripture, bible scholars and
Again, the above statement about the 8 travel days and the 1000 mi. can be proven, which I will
do shortly, this makes the traditional Pentecost impossible leaving only the true Pentecost count which is 50 days after the
7th Sabbath instead of 50 days after the wave sheaf or Sabbath that falls within the days of Unleavened Bread.
Please consider the following. The map shows that it is 150 miles from Philippi to Troas and the Scripture shows that it took
them five of the 8 travel days to make the 150-mile journey, Acts 20:6, this leaves only “3” travel days to travel
the other 850 miles to Jerusalem!
This means they would have to average over 283 miles per
day. And as I said above, some of these miles would be on foot, with women and children, and herding animals, etc.
Did Paul and company average 283 1/3 miles per day or 850 mi. in 3days? Absolutely not. They only averaged about 30 mi.
per day for the 1st 500 mi. according to Scripture and this should make the honest truth seeker take another look at Leviticus
23:16 and number the 50 days AFTER the 7th Sabbath instead of the wave sheaf, and that would give them another 50 days in
order to have enough time to reach Jerusalem and keep the Pentecost that Paul and the thousands of Jews were keeping in the
book of Acts.
If they used 2 more of the remaining 3 travel days in
order to go another 60 mi., this would leave another 790 mi. and only 1 day to travel it. They did not have jet planes.
The reason Paul only had 8 travel days with the traditional count is because the Scripture records at least 42 days
BEFORE Pentecost that there was “no travel days” for the Apostle and company, and this is not
even counting some of the 7 weekly Sabbaths that would have also fallen during the 50 days. When we subtract 42 from 50 it
leaves only "8 travel days" to make the 1000 mi. journey.
Here's how I scripturally come up with 42
no travel days during the traditional 50-day count to Pentecost. I will also show how that Paul had arrived at Jerusalem at
least 10 days before Pentecost but 1st let's start at Philippi and pinpoint the days that they were not traveling during the
traditional 50-day count to Pentecost.
Of course they were not traveling when the 50 day count began during the 7 days of Unleavened Bread at Philippi and for
those that begin the 50 day count to Pentecost from
the wave sheaf on the 16th of the 1st month, this would
at least six of the no travel days, assuming they left the very next day
after Unleavened Bread.
The Scripture says they sailed away from Philippi AFTER the days of Unleavened Bread
and came unto them in Troas in FIVE DAYS, where they abode 7 DAYS, Acts 20:6. This 7 day stay would account for another 7
days that they were not traveling but the traditional 50 day count is still clicking on. This is a total of 13 NO TRAVEL DAYS
during the traditional 50-day count. When you subtract 13 from 50 it leaves 37 travel days to travel the rest of the distance.
Paul sailed by Ephesus to Miletus and sent up to Ephesus for the elders to come down to Miletus and if he immediately
sent a runner, it would have taken at least 3DAYS to go up and find the elders and bring them back down to Miletus which is
20 miles one way. And then they had a meeting, Verse 17.
At any rate, when looking at the map, Miletus as 20
miles one way and 3days is not unreasonable when counting the trip up, notifying the elders, and then 20 miles back and then
the meeting itself. This is a total of 16 days that they were NOT traveling during the traditional 50-day count.
They tarried 7 MORE DAYS at Tyre, Acts 21:4, a total
of 23 NO TRAVEL DAYS. They left Tyre and abode ONE-DAY with brethren in verse 7 a total of 24 NO TRAVEL DAYS during the traditional
50-day count leaving only 26 travel days. They left the brethren and came unto Caesarea and they tarried there MANY DAYS on
top of the 24 no travel days we already have, Acts 21:10. It is obvious that they made good time finding ships, weather, etc.
so they were now ahead of schedule and no longer had to depend on the ship’s captain and schedule, weather, etc. and
they are now in charge of their own schedule because the rest of the journey is on foot and now being ahead of schedule, they
decided to spend the extra time at the
I will be very generous and only count 8 NO TRAVEL DAYS at Caesarea. I'm not going to pretend
that I believe it was only 8 days because we find the word “many” used by the same author of Acts and it usually
would not be understood to mean less than 40.
He uses such phrases as MANY WORDS, and we would not think that
this would be 8words. He uses the phrase MANY DAYS, when referring to the Messiah being seen of them “MANY DAYS”
and in another place, speaking of the same event, it says, being seen of them 40 DAYS. Another place speaks of being beaten
with MANY STRIPES and another place says 40 stripes save one. So, we see the phrase “many” being more equal to
40 than 8 etc., so I am being generous by only allowing 8 days instead of 40. The phrase MANY THOUSANDS is also used and when
we look at the phrase many stripes, many days, and many words, and many thousands, they all refer to
more than eight,
therefore allowing only 8days is being very generous to say the least. Another reason to believe that “many days”
would be more than 8 days is Luke, who is credited for writing the book
of acts, could remember as high as 7 days twice,
five days once,
3 days, 1day, etc. I feel he could have remembered 8 days
and by him saying “many days”
suggests it was more than 8, maybe 15 or 20, or at least enough days that he did not remember the exact number, perhaps 39
or 40 and therefore he said MANY DAYS because they were so many that he did not remember the exact number but knew it was
At any rate, even with allowing as few as 8 days, this still brings us to a total of
32 NO TRAVEL days that Paul was NOT TRAVELING during the traditional 50 day count and if we stopped counting here with the
traditional Pentecost count of 50 days from Unleavened Bread to Pentecost you would only have 18 TRAVEL days left in which
to travel the 1000 miles to Jerusalem from Philippi which would average over 55 miles per day but we are not done counting
yet, and remember about 100 of these miles are on foot with animals etc.
The scriptural evidence shows they arrived
in Jerusalem at least 10 days before Pentecost. There are no indicators to indicate that they arrived at Jerusalem just-in-time
for Pentecost which they could not do in 18 days no way. It says that when they reached Jerusalem the brethren
them gladly, Acts 21:17, and the NEXT DAY, verse 18, (This adds 1more day of no travel because it is still BEFORE Pentecost,
a total of 33 no travel days) they went in unto James and the elders who informed them that there were many THOUSANDS of believing
Jews that would here that he had come up to the feast and advised him to PURIFY himself with four men that had a vow on them
in order to show that he was a Law keeper, and this he did the NEXT DAY, verse 26, a total of 34 no travel days during the
traditional 50 day count and it is still not Pentecost.
NOTICE: some might try to say that this was Pentecost
but the Scripture does not read that way and besides that why purify himself for 7 days AFTER Pentecost was over, to show
them anything because the multitudes would be left for their journey home by then. Purifying is done BEFORE a feast as it
says in John 11:55. The truth of the matter is that Paul arrived in plenty of time to purify himself with these men and the
Scripture teaches that Pentecost had not occurred as of yet. Continuing on,
Then when 7 days was almost finished,
some Jews from Asia, (Acts 21:27) who had come up for the feast, discover Paul in the temple and stirred up the MULTITUDE
that had gathered in for Pentecost, so I will add another SIX DAYS to the 34 no travel days which bringing us to a total of
40 NO TRAVELING DAYS of the traditional 50 day count and it is still not Pentecost.
NOTICE: another indicator that Pentecost was not yet is because of the Jews from
Asia, which was about 600 mi. away, were still there and so was the crowd or multitude that they stirred up who had also gathered
Pentecost. It is not likely all these people would have hung around Jerusalem for another 7 days after having arrived
at least 7 days early for Pentecost.
If you read Acts -21:27 through 24:19 you will find another 2 days that
Paul was in custody which brings the total to 42 DAYS OF NO TRAVELING before the traditional Pentecost, leaving only 8 TRAVEL
DAYS to travel the 1000 miles from Philippi to Jerusalem.
Pentecost had not taken place until after Paul had
been arrested and taken to Caesarea where the priest came down AFTER FIVE DAYS and the Jews from Asia didn't even show up;
they probably had started their 600 mi. journey back home after Pentecost same as people do today, not hanging around another
7 or 8 days after Pentecost.
Paul was a Roman citizen, and they would not hold him any longer
than necessary without allowing him to face his accusers. It is not a five-day journey from Jerusalem to Caesarea and I believe
that as soon as Pentecost and the new moon day was over the priest went down to accuse Paul. The
Scripture just does
not read or indicate that Pentecost was going on before Paul's arrest or before the 7 days of purification but even without
these days the traditional Pentecost observed still have major problems.
You will see other indicators when you
read it for yourself, with an unbiased mind of course.
And as I said before that even without the extra days
at Jerusalem before Pentecost, it still won't do away with the fact that he could not have made it in time for the traditional
Pentecost, even for those who count from the traditional Sabbath that they say falls within the days of unleavened bread.
Paul did not wait at Caesarea for many days and then leave so late as to arrive at Pentecost just in the neck of
time. The following will show that many of the zealous Jews went up early for the 3major feasts.
Paul was no
less zealous than the Jews who had already gathered at Jerusalem and he did not leave in just enough time to barely get there
for service, like some preachers today do. The Historian Josephus even tells how they went up 7 days early to purify themselves
BEFORE the feast of Unleavened Bread.
In Josephus wars of the Jews pg. 742 Ch 5- (290) "when the
people were come in great crowds to the feast of unleavened bread, on the EIGHTH DAY of the month Xanthicus [Nisan],"
The foot note "e" in Josephus says
that a week before Passover they went up to Jerusalem to PURIFY themselves,
John 11:55 agrees with Josephus’s quote.
We know that great crowds had gathered for Pentecost when James
told Paul, "see how many thousands of Jews that believes" and we read a scriptural account of this in John 11:55,
"And the Jews' Passover was nigh at hand: and MANY went out of the country up to Jerusalem BEFORE the Passover,
to PURIFY themselves"
proves my point about the many zealous Jews that went up before these feasts. I believe the many that went up before the feast
were the devout Jews who were zealous of the LAW and we know that Pentecost commemorates the giving of the law or at least
we can prove the law was given on the day that Aaron called a Chag/Pentecost, which was 50 days AFTER the 7th Sabbath. Ex-32:5
Here's another scripture in John which shows early arrivals for the major feasts.
John 12:1 is also
in agreement with Josephus. "firsten our Saviour six days BEFORE the Passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which
had been dead, whom he raised from the dead. 2There they made him a supper;”
Also remember how He went
in and out of the temple and back and forth to Bethany each day before they took Him on the 14th?
quotes from Josephus and Scripture prove that many zealous Jews normally went up to Jerusalem before Pentecost
and that's partly why James said that they were zealous toward the Law, (Pentecost) and that is why they went up early.
Paul was no less devout than these Jews and besides, it had been many years since he had last been up to Jerusalem
and he said he must by all means keep this feast that cometh up at Jerusalem. This statement shows that Paul was not going
up just to be on time for Pentecost, but to witness and fellowship with the brethren, before Pentecost and the fact that he
abode MANY DAYS at Philips house in Caesarea shows that he was ahead of schedule and that he had plenty of time to arrive
at Jerusalem a week or so before Pentecost to accomplish his intent.
Paul’s desire was to keep Pentecost
at Jerusalem if possible. The reason Paul said, if possible, is because the catching of ships and weather was
not to mention the possibility of unfavorable winds and other delays that might occur, and having to depend on someone-else
he said if possible. But having reached Tyre and Caesarea, it is evident that Paul had a prosperous journey and was ahead
of schedule after favorable winds etc. and having found ship's without having to wait too long. The Scripture shows that he
was well ahead of schedule because he stayed 7 days at Tyre and many days at Caesarea and this he would not have done, had
he not made good time.
The following is for those who after finding out that it is mathematically impossible
for Paul to have kept the traditional Pentecost 50 days after the wave sheaf, and began hollering that Paul did not make it
Pentecost and instead of rethinking their position on Leviticus 23:16 to number 50 days after the 7th Sabbath, I
submit the following which shows he did make it to Pentecost as he intended.
The way to prove this is we read
that Paul was warned, by the Spirit at Tyre, Acts 21:4, not to go up to Jerusalem and again at Caesarea by Agabus the prophet,
Acts 21:10 – 14. This not only shows that Paul and company were ahead of schedule on their journey to Jerusalem to keep
Pentecost but that they had NOT BROKEN THE JOURNEY from Philippi to Jerusalem for Pentecost or they would not have kept warning
Paul not to go up there in the above-mentioned Scriptures if he had broken his journey. This is important to show that they
accomplished their desire to make it to Jerusalem for Pentecost but not the traditional Pentecost.
to do in order to see that Paul and company were still headed to Jerusalem to keep the SAME Pentecost that they had set out
to keep, after leaving Philippi, is to read the running account in Acts chapter 20 through chapter 21:4 and
the disciples at Tyre, through the Spirit, told Paul that he should not go up to Jerusalem. At this point 1would argue that
the push for keeping Pentecost had not changed.
The next 7 versus shows that 2 or 3 days later, after receiving
this warning, Paul reached Philips’s house in Caesarea and AGAIN received another warning from Agabus the Prophet, further
warning him not to go up to Jerusalem. These warnings against going up to Jerusalem is for the SAME trip and this shows that
Paul left Caesarea to keep Pentecost in Jerusalem, as was his intention from Philippi. It’s that simple when you read
the Scripture with an unbiased mind.
Paul also made it known to Agabus the prophet and everyone that he
was going to CONTINUE his journey and go up to Jerusalem for Pentecost and was willing to die also, if necessary.
There is nothing to suggest that Paul and company did not make it to Jerusalem in plenty of time for
the true Pentecost and I know of no scholar that even suggests such a thing. And the evidence conclusively show that the traditional
Pentecost is IMPOSSIBLE according to Scripture. Only someone-who does not understand that the true Pentecost is 50 days after
the 7th Sabbath would even suggest that they did not make it to Pentecost, after reading Acts
chapters 20 and 21.
In conclusion I may have made an error a day or 2 on 1side or the other which will not change the outcome. The evidence
shows that Paul and Company along with many thousands of Jews and proselytes at Jerusalem observing Pentecost BEYOND the traditional
The traditional count is IMPOSSIBLE and as Sherlock Holmes says,
“when the impossible has been removed, whatever remains, however improbably, must be the truth”.
The apostle Paul and the others were actual eyewitnesses to a later Pentecost which is in harmony with Leviticus 23:16 and
the rest of the
Scriptures. I can also present over 1 million other eyewitnesses from
the children of Israel in
the wilderness. I will demonstrate in another chapter how that the children of Israel also COULD NOT have made it to Mount
Sinai for the traditional Pentecost in 50 days according to Scripture and when they did make it, the law was given to Moses
after numbering 50 days AFTER the 7th Sabbath and it was the exact same day that Aaron said was a feast/chag to YHWH, compare
Exodus 32:5, Deuteronomy 9:11 and Exodus 31:18.
asked the question, doesn’t Acts 1:5 favor the traditional count to Pentecost? “…ye shall be baptized
with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.”
At first glance it looks that way, but in reality, it actually disproves the traditional count to Pentecost!
We have already seen where Pentecost
was being observed beyond the traditional 50-day count, making the traditional Pentecost impossible, and when the Holy Spirit
was poured out in the Book of Acts, it was no different, because it too was also beyond the traditional 50-day count, because
there were over 50 days passed before he even told his disciples to go tarry at Jerusalem to receive the Holy Spirit!!!
Again, the Holy Spirit was poured out on the day of Pentecost, while the disciples were waiting in the upper room,
but before they were told to go there, more than 50 days had already passed, making the traditional 50 days from the wave
sheaf count impossible!
key is found in John 20:1 through 21:1-14, which shows there were 40 days that he was seen of the Apostles and he taught them,
but the scriptures teaches that there were other days that he was not seen of the apostles, in addition to the 40 days that
he was seen of them, before being received up into heaven, which is beyond the traditional 50-day count!
It says that from the first time they saw him, eight days
past before he was seen the second time, and then it doesn’t say how many days passed before Peter decided to go fishing,
but we know it would have taken at least 4- or 5-days nonstop travel days. This is at least 13 days no seen of the apostles
and when added to the 40 days seen of the apostles, is 53 days, which proves the traditional 50-day count is incorrect.
Below are some of my notes on the subject.
Acts 1:2–3 says, “Until the day in which the Messiah was taken up, after he had given Commandments unto
the apostles whom he had chosen, and to whom he also showed himself alive after his passion “by many infallible proofs”,
“being seen of “them” 40 days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of the Almighty:”
The many infallible proofs are the being
seen alive, 40 times, by the apostles.
This raises a major question, were there any other days [in addition to the 40] that he was not seen of them, the
apostles, before he was taken up???
The answer to the above question is yes, it is found by backing up to John 20:1 through 21:1-14, which gives the
whole account, and teaches that OVER 50 days had passed, before he even told the disciples to go to Jerusalem and wait, again,
making the traditional Pentecost count impossible, and showing Leviticus 23:16 is correct when it says to number the 50 days
AFTER the seventh Sabbath, not 50 days after the wave sheaf!
We see at least 13 days in which he was not seen of the apostles, in addition to the 40 days
that he was seen of them, and this makes the traditional Pentecost impossible, because when you add 13 days that he was not
seen of the apostles, to the 40 days that he was seen of them, you have over 50 days, not even counting the days in which
he told them to go tarry at Jerusalem until they receive power from on high!
John 20:19 was the “first time” he appeared to the apostles, but Thomas was not
with them, the “second time” was “after eight days” before he was seen of them again, John 20:26,
and the “third time” was “at least “five” days after this”, counting
“at least four days” for the 80 mile journey from Jerusalem to the sea of Tiberius, and one day
that they “fished all night” to the “next morning”, before they seen him for the “3rd
time”, John 21:1 through verse 14.
This timeline is a very generous count, not even allowing another day or so for stopping for sleep, or food, and
allowing 20 miles per day, nonstop.
Many days had passed before they seen him the “third time” at the sea of Tiberius,
 “After these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples
at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he himself......  This is now the “third time”
that Jesus shewed himself to his disciples, “after” that he was risen from the dead.”
There’s no telling how many days were in between the second and third sighting, but we have pinpointed enough
days to kill the traditional Pentecost.
This all proves that the traditional Pentecost theory of numbering 1 day AFTER the seventh Sabbath instead of 50
days after the seventh Sabbath according to Leviticus 23:16, is impossible. Remember Pentecost means 50 not 1.
At any rate my following notes reveals
that there were at least 13 days during which the apostles did not see him after his resurrection and when you add these 13
days to the 40 days that they did see him is a total of 53 days which is beyond the traditional Pentecost count and they still
had to go to Jerusalem and tarry for the Holy Spirit that they were to receive not many days hence or after that, Acts 1:5,
and it does not say how long they tarried, it could have been 40 days.
When we read Ac 13:30 “But God raised him from the dead:” and
Ac 13:31 says, “And he was seen MANY DAYS of them which came up with him from Galilee
to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people.” We understand that he was seen MANY DAYS and when we read Acts
1:3 it tells us that MANY INFALLIBLE PROOFS CAN REFER TO 40 DAYS. One place that says he was beaten with MANY STRIPES in another
place it says 40 stripes save one, indicating that many can be 40, and when it says, “not many days hence”, could
be saying, not 40 days from now.
Let’s turn to Acts 1:3, and zero in on the verse and see if we can understand what it is actually saying. Acts
1:3 says, “to “whom” also He showed himself alive “after” his passion/sufferings by many infallible
proofs, being “seen of them” 40 days, “and” speaking of things pertaining to the kingdom of God:”
Did he really show himself alive by
many infallible proofs, being seen of them 40 days?
In other words, was He seen of them 40 days or was the showing himself alive by many infallible proofs referring
to being seen of them several times DURING 40 days?
What were the infallible proofs of His being alive? Was it being seen 40 days or several
sightings during a 40-day period?
I believe that showing himself alive 40 times was the infallible proofs.
It teaches he showed himself alive “after”
his sufferings by “many” infallible proofs. How did He do that?
How did he show himself alive and what were the infallible proofs?
What is more of an infallible proof, being seen several times
during 40 days, or 40 separate conclusive proofs or sightings of showing himself alive?
To whom did he show himself alive by these many infallible proofs?
I believe it was speaking
of the apostles.
1:3 specifically speaking of the apostles whom He had chosen, when it says “being seen of THEM” 40 days?
Did the apostles see Him alive MANY
or MORE in number of times than anyone else???
The Greek words for “many” means more in quantity or more in number and if being seen of THEM 40 days
is SPECIFICALLY referring to the apostles whom he had chosen, it will add more days because we know from Scripture that the
women saw him a day before the apostles saw him, assuming the first day of the week ends at evening when the apostles were
gathered and the doors being shut in fear of the Jews when he appeared to the apostles for the first day of the 40 days.
Acts 1:3 specifically teaches He was
seen 40 days of the apostles WHOM HE HAD CHOSEN and John 20:19 through 21:14 conclusively shows that He was not seen of the
apostles during at least 13 days and when we add the 40 days that he was seen of the apostles to the 13 days he was not seen
of them it comes to a total of 53 days, not to mention the days that they were to tarry in Jerusalem until they were baptized
with the Holy Spirit NOT MANY days hence, which had to be at least 2 more days, totaling 54 days.
This is conclusive proof that the true feast of Pentecost
is beyond the traditional 50-day count, which harmonizes with the other proofs of them keeping Pentecost beyond the traditional
count, that have already I presented.
It is easy to count the conclusive days that he was not seen of the apostles and add them to the days that he was
seen of the apostles.
will now show how you can prove the days or times he was not seen.
The first day in which he was seen of the apostles was the SECOND DAY after his resurrection
at the close of the first day of the week at evening/17th which means he was not seen by the apostles during the first day
after the resurrection. He was seen first of the women on the first day of the week, John 20:1 through 18 and then on the
same first day of the week at evening, verse 19 which is actually the beginning of the second day of the week/17th to those
of us who end the day at evening and this was the FIRST DAY of the 40 days that he showed himself alive to the apostles as
Acts 1:3 clearly says. The apostle Thomas was not with them at this time, verse 24 but AFTER EIGHT DAYS later he showed himself
alive the SECOND TIME to the apostles whom he had chosen and Thomas was with them, verse 26. He was not seen of them DURING
THE SEVEN DAYS before the eighth day that he appeared to them the second time. This is a TOTAL OF EIGHT DAYS so far and only
TWO times or infallible proofs of showing himself alive. The THIRD DAY of the 40 days or time he showed himself alive or was
seen of the apostles was at the sea of Galilee/Tiberias which is a FOUR DAYS journey from Jerusalem according to several web
searches on distance’s and it does not say how many days later it was but even if they immediately went straight to
the sea without going home etc, and went fishing immediately after traveling the four nonstop day journey it was still the
next morning that he appeared or showed himself alive to the apostles for the THIRD TIME or third day of the 40 days that
he was seen of them, verse 4.
map in the back of my Bible shows the trip to be over 70 miles, some say over 100, but all agreed that it was at least four
At any rate
this is a total of at least 13 DAYS that he was NOT seen of the apostles in addition to the 40 days that he was seen or showed
himself alive to the apostles, not counting the seventh day’s journey from Mount Olivet and the days they were to wait
for the promise of the Holy Spirit at Jerusalem.
It was actually the NEXT MORNING that the third appearance took place after they fished through the night according
to verse 4, therefore we have a total of at least 13 conclusive days in which he was not seen of the apostles after his resurrection
and when you add this to the 40 days that he showed himself alive to them is a total of 53 days.
And reading on, John 21:14 actually says “this is
now the THIRD TIME that the Messiah showed himself (ALIVE) to his disciples, after that he was risen from the dead”
or “showed himself alive”. i.e., these 3 appearances where he showed himself alive is 3 of the many/40 infallible
proofs or showing himself alive spoken of in Acts 1:3 where it says,
Ac 1:3 “To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs,
“being” seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of YHWH:”
The “whom” and “them”
is SPECIFICALLY referring to the apostles and the 40 days of appearances to them are the many infallible proofs or Certainty’s.
Notice he not only showed
himself alive after the resurrection but spoke to them things pertaining to the kingdom.
At any rate when you add 12 and 40 together it is a total of
53 days which is beyond the traditional Pentecost, and they still have to go to Jerusalem and wait for the promise which was
to be not many days hence. This has to be at least two more days making a total of 54 days, which makes the traditional 50
days from the wave sheaf Pentecost impossible.
This also shows that we are to number the 50 days AFTER the seventh Sabbath instead of 50 days after the wave sheaf
according to Leviticus 23:16. This is the only way to harmonize these Scriptures along with MANY others.
The Book of Acts can cause us to think that they returned and
went into the upper room and stayed there for several days until the Holy Spirit was poured out, but the gospel of Luke says
they returned to Jerusalem and were continually in the temple praising and blessing the Almighty, Luke 24:53.
In other words, they may have
gone straight to the upper room but not to receive the Holy Spirit at that time according to Luke’s Gospel. And when
they did receive the Holy Spirit in the upper room they were scattered abroad and not continually in the temple at Jerusalem.
Therefore, they could have been weeks of tarrying at Jerusalem before they went into the upper room to receive the Holy Spirit.
There could have been
weeks before he appeared to them the third time at the Sea of Galilee etc., we do not know but we do know from the above Scriptures
that it was above the traditional 50-day count before the Holy Spirit was poured out on the day of Pentecost.
Again, to those of us who end the day
at evening, we know that after the resurrection he was first seen of the women and was not seen by the apostles until AFTER
the first day at evening. i.e., the 16th day at evening which is the beginning of the 17th day of the first month same as
the 7 days of unleavened bread begins on the 14th day at evening which is the beginning of the 15th, and the Day of Atonement
is on 10th day but begins on the 9th day at evening which is the beginning of the 10th.
Therefore, the same first day at evening/16th is the second
day/17th. Therefore the 40 days were referring to days in which He SPECIFICALLY showed himself alive to the apostles after
the resurrection as Acts 1:3 states, “being seen of them [the apostles] 40 days”.
Either He was seen of the apostles 40 days, or he was not. We
know from the above that he was not seen of them 40 days in a row and there were days that he was not seen of them at all.
Side note: The traditional count always
consists of 50 days therefore you would not have to count to Pentecost because it would always be on the same day.
The scriptural Pentecost is
101- or 102-days dependent on whether there is one day between the Sabbath and new moon and
therefore you have to count for it because
it does not always fall out on the
day next to the Sabbath as indicated by Josephus.
If this did not happen it would be on a fixed date same as the other two feast and there
would be no need to count to Pentecost, you would know what date it is every year, especially for those who correctly begin
the count from the 16th. And those who begin the count from the Morrow after the traditional Sabbath that falls within the
days of unleavened bread will always know it to be on a Sunday and they will not have to count either.
The true Pentecost keepers will have to count even if they calculate
The 40 days that He was seen or showed himself alive to the apostles
were infallible proofs of his resurrection. i.e., being seen so many times.
He was seen of them on 40 different occasions from the time of his resurrection to his ascension
into the heavens. If Acts 1:3 is not referring to the number of times he was seen by the apostles as proofs of his resurrection
and only referring to a number of days from the time of his resurrection would not be proofs. i.e., just saying he was alive
for a distance of 40 days before he ascended up and not being seen of the apostles 40 different days is not as much proof.
His appearing to the apostles
on 40 different days or occasions was the infallible proofs by showing himself alive.
This is not speaking of a distance of 40 days to show proof
of his being alive but the number of times he appeared to the apostles and spoke to them things pertaining to the kingdom.
Joh 20:16 the Messiah saith unto her,
Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.
20:17 the Messiah saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto
them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my G-d, and your G-d.
Joh 20:18 Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Master, and that
he had spoken these things unto her.
Joh 20:19 Then the same day at evening,
being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came the
Messiah, and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
20:24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when the Messiah came.
Joh 20:26 And “after eight days” “again” his disciples were within, and Thomas with them:
then came the Messiah, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.
Joh 21:1 After these things the Messiah shewed himself “again”
to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he himself….
Joh 21:14 “This is now the “third time” that the Messiah shewed himself (ALIVE) to his disciples,
after that he was risen from the dead.”
Ac 1:1 “The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that the Messiah began both to do and teach,
Ac 1:2 Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given
commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:
Ac 1:3 To whom also
he “shewed himself alive” after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking
of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:
Ac 1:4 And, being assembled
together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which,
saith he, ye have heard of me.
Ac 1:5 For John truly baptized with water;
but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.”
Definition of INFALLIBLE PROOFS
tekmhrion tekmerion tek-may'-ree-on
of a presumed derivative of tekmar (a goal or fixed limit); a token (as defining a fact), i.e., criterion [or/decisive factor/reason/standard]
of certainty:--infallible proof.
The TOKEN or Defining a fact was Him being seen a NUMBER of days or times by the apostles whom He had chosen, not
a space of time. Infallible proofs must meet certain criteria i.e., a criterion i.e. care of certainty which equals
a decisive factor of him being seen ALIVE after the crucifixion/passion 40 days or times by the apostles.
The apostles seen him more in number of times or days than anyone
Side note: I believe
the word “and” is a conjunctive word tying the speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom to the being seen
of them 40 days. i.e., speaking the things pertaining to the kingdom during the 40 days of his appearing to them.
I believe 40 days is significant same
as the 40 days the Almighty taught Moses in the Mount just before the law was given to Moses on the day of Pentecost which
was at the end of 40 days and 40 nights, [not the beginning of it] Deuteronomy 9:11 and Exodus 31:18, the Messiah specifically
taught his disciples for the same number of days before Pentecost.
Perhaps I will finish this later, but for now I have said enough.
The Hebrew Word for unto/until in Leviticus 23:16 is “ad”
to argue the Hebrew word “ad”, unto/until supports counting 50 days from the wave sheaf instead of 50 days AFTER
the seventh Sabbath, Leviticus 23:16, but this is not true.
Even Hebrew scholars such as Rashi agree that the Hebrew word “AD” means up unto
or until a certain point but “not including that point”. If you count seven Sabbaths up
unto or until the morrow after the seventh Sabbath, that is only 49 days, because the Morrow, or next day, is not included
in the count of the Seven Sabbaths, and 7 times 7 is 49, not 50.
You go up until the beginning of the
or next day, which is only 49 days, not 50, as some would like for it to be, and then you number 50 days instead of numbering
even the famous Hebrew scholar Rashi along with many others agree that the Morrow after the seventh Sabbath is not included
in the count because of the Hebrew word for “unto” or “until”, see Rashi’s commentary on Leviticus
Now if you count
seven Sabbaths complete up unto or until the morrow after the seventh Sabbath and INCLUD the morrow after the seventh Sabbath,
that would be 50 days, BUT it would make the counting of the seven Sabbaths INEXACT because seven traditional Sabbaths is
49 days not 50 days!
to Scripture the morrow after the seventh Sabbaths is not included in the count of the seven Sabbaths, i.e., it would NOT
be seven Sabbaths complete if you included the next day after the seventh Sabbath!
And on top of that you would have to change the meaning of the Hebrew word for UNTIL
because it means up until a point but not counting that point.
Again, it is the seven Sabbaths that are complete up until the Morrow after the seventh Sabbath
NOT the 50 days!
count seven Sabbaths first, and then “number” either 1 day or 50 days before bringing the new grain offering,
and the Scripture teaches to number 50 days after the seventh Sabbath NOT 1 day, and then bring it (Lev-23:16), and that’s
the way the children of Israel and Nature, understood it, as we will see shortly, remember Pentecost means 50 not 1, and remember
also that the children of Israel were eyewitnesses and were there living it.
In discussing this
subject, it will also help to understand that Pentecost is the first fruits of the wheat harvest, and there are TWO wheat
harvests in the world today. You might ask what has two wheat harvests have to do with anything.
The answer to this is that Pentecost is the
firstfruits of wheat harvest and there is one wheat harvest in the spring, about two weeks after Barley harvest, and one in
the “summer” about 50 more days after the one in the spring or after the seventh Sabbath is counted, which is
the true Pentecost wheat harvest.
You cannot find in Scripture a wheat harvest two weeks after the barley harvest. This brings
us to the question,
Which Of the Two Wheat Harvests (That Are in the World Today) Is The Scriptural Pentecost
Wheat Harvest of old???
First of all, as we have demonstrated, Scripture does not support a third month wheat harvest. As a matter of fact,
there is not a harvest “of any kind” in the third month in Scripture. I challenge anyone to find
even one. This is an embarrassment to a third month Pentecost.
Most people, not being
farmers, do not realize that they are TWO types of wheat harvests in the world today, and we know from Scripture that Pentecost
is the firstfruits of a wheat harvest. It is the duty of the serious truth seekers to find out which of these TWO wheat harvests
was originally used for the Pentecost firstfruits.
As I said, one of these
wheat harvests takes place in the spring around the second and third month and the other wheat harvest takes place in the
summer around the end of the fourth month or the beginning of the fifth, which is comparable to our mid-July to mid-August.
Again, the only conclusive wheat harvest found in Scripture is the summer
wheat harvest that takes place after the seventh Sabbath is counted and the 50 days are numbered, and not 50 days after the
wave sheaf. See more in the chapter on summer wheat harvest.
Leviticus 23:16 has been a major topic
for those opposing the fourth month Pentecost which is from the summer wheat harvest in favor of the traditional Pentecost
in the third month from the winter wheat harvest. The wheat they are using for the traditional Pentecost, which is not found
in Scripture, takes “six or seven months” to harvest and our Savior teaches in John 4:35 that it is “four
months” to harvest.
Winter Wheat is sown in the fall, around September or October, and reaped six or seven months later in the springtime, about
two weeks after Barley harvest.
The Summer Wheat is sown in the “true springtime” and reaped in the summer, four months later. This is
the true Pentecost wheat and our Savior himself indicates that there are FOUR MONTHS then cometh the harvest, John 4:35 but
with the winter wheat in takes SIX or SEVEN MONTHS till harvest.
Notice I said “true Springtime”, which is a month before the traditional spring
time, and this is another subject altogether, but true spring time begins around February 19, and not March 20, go to my website
at http://lunarsabbath.info/id43.html and see True Equinox
they focus on the Hebrew word UNTIL and think that is support their position while ignoring the fact that the only conclusive
wheat harvest found in Scripture is in the summer, NOT spring. Again, see chapter on summer wheat harvest.
They also ignore the fact that
in Scripture there is not even a harvest OF ANY KIND in the third month, neither is there a feast/chag mentioned in the third
month, from Genesis to Revelations, don’t you think these facts should be worth something in our search for truth???
Or should we not even
consider them and hold the traditions of men instead?
There is a conclusive feast/chag declared in the end of the fourth month, and it was exactly after counting
50 days after the 7th Sabbath which we will see shortly. Amazing!
Keep in mind that the word Chag, is a special Hebrew word and only refers to the 3 major
feasts, unleavened bread, Pentecost, and the feast of Tabernacles, it is not used any other way in scripture.
Leviticus 23:15-16 says, “you shall COUNT unto you from the morrow after the Sabbath
from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven Sabbaths shall be complete: Even unto/until the morrow
AFTER the seventh Sabbath SHALL YOU NUMBER 50 days; AND YE SHALL OFFER a new meat offering unto YHWH”.
If we were to number 50 days AFTER the seventh Sabbath complete, it would obviously bring us to a new meat offering
of the summer wheat harvest, which is 50 days beyond the spring wheat harvest. But
if we numbered ONE day after the seventh Sabbath complete it would obviously bring us to a spring wheat harvest of the winter
wheat, which is not even found in Scripture. This is an absolute.
There are three major
feasts each year and with the traditional counting of one day after the seven Sabbaths will cause TWO of the three major feasts
to fall in the springtime, NONE in the summertime, and one in the fall season but the Scripture teaches they are to be observed
in their SEASONS, each feast has “its own” season. Here's what the traditional count looks like,
1 - 3 - - - 7, see how uneven or spaced out the trips to Jerusalem would be?
Now here's what YHWH’S count looks like,
- - 4 - - 7, see how they are equally spaced out through the year and in “their own” seasons, as Scripture teaches,
with no bumps and skips, compared to man’s tradition which has two of the feasts in one season instead of each Feast
in its own season.
His feasts are held three times/seasons
in the year, spring, summer, and fall. Not “spring”,
“spring”, and fall which is only two times or seasons that the
3 feasts are held in.
If we do it his way the feast will be spread out more
evenly and the people will have an extra 50 days after Passover before they turn around and go back up to Jerusalem. They
will have 100 days after Passover instead of 50 days before they have to make a trip back up to Jerusalem again. YHWH spaces
out the feasts more evenly than man does, which is much easier on the people.
The REAL question is, how did ancient Israel number???
Did they number 1 day, or 50 days AFTER the seventh Sabbath complete, i.e., which
of the TWO wheat harvest is the scripture referring to???
Remember also that punctuation marks were not in the original
Hebrew text but were later added by translators etc., depending on how they felt the verse should read. You can move or add
one punctuation mark in Lev-23:15 and 16 and it will read very different. Try it for yourself. Here are a few examples of
how it would read by punctuating it differently.
COUNT unto you from the morrow after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering, seven Sabbaths
shall be complete even unto/until the morrow AFTER the seventh Sabbath. YOU SHALL NUMBER 50 days AND YE SHALL OFFER a new
meat offering unto YHWH."
This clearly shows that you number the 50 days AFTER
the 7th Sabbath instead of the wave sheaf.
Or you could move one semicolon and it would read,
Leviticus 23:15-16 “you shall COUNT unto you from the morrow after the Sabbath from the day
that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven Sabbaths shall be complete even unto/until the morrow AFTER the seventh
Sabbath; YOU SHALL NUMBER 50 days AND YE SHALL OFFER a new meat offering unto YHWH.
I think the first example is the correct
way and the “shall ye” and “ye shall” is saying the same thing in Hebrew. At any rate, the punctuation
marks were added and were not in the original.
it is the seven Sabbaths that are complete up until the Morrow after the seventh Sabbath NOT the 50 days
that are complete! Seven Sabbaths is not 50 days.
I will quote from the Septuagint on Leviticus 23:15-16, which says,
15, “and ye shall number to yourselves from the day after
the Sabbath, from the day on which you shall offer the sheaf of the heave offering, “seven full weeks”: until
the morrow “after the last week” ye shall number 50 days”, and “ye shall” bring the new meat
offering to YHWH.” i.e. After counting those seven weeks, ye shall number the 50 days and then bring the meat offering
which would be from the summer wheat harvest. You do not number 1 day after counting the seven Sabbaths but instead you number
50 days after the Seventh Sabbath.
We can do the same with the Greek Septuagint as we did with the Hebrew and add a period after week and it will read,
“and ye shall number to yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day on which you shall
offer the sheaf of the heave offering, “seven full weeks” until the morrow “after the last week. “Ye
shall number 50 days”, and “ye shall” bring the new meat offering to YHWH.” i.e., after those seven
weeks you shall number 50 days, NOT 1 day. Ferrar Fenton in The Ferrar Fenton Bible
actually reads this way, it Says,
“You shall also count for yourselves
from the day after the Sabbath that you bring the wave sheaf, seven Sabbaths. They must be complete. Then after
the seventh Sabbath, you shall count fifty days, when you shall present a new offering to the EVERY LIVING”
We must also remember the word "shall ye" or "ye shall" is ALWAYS “future
tense” and never past tense therefore the numbering of the 50 days comes AFTER the seventh Sabbath are counted.
It does not say that the morrow after
the seventh Sabbath you “have” numbered 50 days, but you “shall”
number 50 days, there’s a big difference, you shall number (future) the 50 days, after
the seventh sabbath complete.
If we sit Leviticus 23:16 to the side for a minute and go on to the scriptures
and see how the Ancient Israelites interpreted this verse, it should end the Pentecost debate forever because surely, they
understood the Hebrew words.
Unfortunately, most people are not willing to do this because
they are more loyal to their tradition, preacher, organization, denomination, etc. than they are the Word of YHWH, and will
follow the blind leaders, no matter what the Scripture teaches and how the Ancient Israelites understood the verse and that
is so sad, but true.
Scripture will interpret Scripture and the evidence is conclusive
that the children of Israel understood that they were to count 50 days AFTER the seventh Sabbath, NOT 1 day.
They were NOT to count 50 days from the wave sheaf but instead they were to count 50 days from the Morrow after the seventh
Sabbath, and the first fruit of the wheat would be from the summer wheat harvest, not a spring wheat harvest
which cannot even be found in Scripture.
Let's examine Scripture
and get the testimonies from thousands of eyewitnesses who were actually there, and who actually carried
out the command of Leviticus 23:16 as to what they were to do when they came into the land.
also that the first fruits of the new meat offering was to be from THEIR LABORS that THEY SOWED in the field (Ex-23:
16), and when they came into the land and reaped the harvest there of, they would naturally
sow the land for future crops, which if they sowed in the first month when they come into the land, they could reap the firstfruits
after counting seven sabbaths and THEN numbering 50 days, but they could not reap a first fruit in 50 days, because it is
AGRICULTURALLY IMPOSSIBLE to reap the firstfruits of a wheat harvest in 50 days, after sowing, summer wheat takes about 120
days to harvest, not 50, and this alone disproves the traditional third month Pentecost.
Know this also, Aaron, YHWH’S High Priest, and the children of Israel were eyewitnesses as to how Leviticus
23:16 should be interpreted and carried out and they obviously counted 50 days AFTER the seventh Sabbath complete, BECAUSE
when Aaron declared the feast/Chag to YHWH, it was in the end of the fourth month at the time of the summer wheat harvest,
NOT the beginning of the third month at the winter wheat harvest that takes place in the spring.
This is found in Exodus 32:5 where Aaron said tomorrow is a chag/feast to YHWH. The Hebrew word "feast/chag",
is only used for one of the three major feasts each year as we will show later and the Law was actually given at the end of
Moses’ 40 days and 40 nights in the mount, which was 50 days AFTER the seventh Sabbath, and not in the third month,
50 days after the wave sheaf as the traditional Pentecost keepers suggest. And as I said, it was the exact same day
that the Law that YHWH had written with his own finger, was given to Moses, (Ex-31:18 and
Deut- 9:11). which we will also show later.
Aaron and Pentecost
Some try to argue that Aaron did not know that tomorrow was
Pentecost. Not only did Aaron know about Pentecost but all the elders and the children of Israel knew about it also
because in Exodus 20:22 and 21:1 YHWH instructed Moses what to tell the children of Israel and reading through to Exodus 23:14
– 16 it says …. “Three times thou shall keep a feast to me in the year”. YHWH names the feasts, Feast
of Unleavened Bread, Feast of Firstfruits/Pentecost, and Feast of Ingatherings/Tabernacles, and then instructs Moses to relate
them to the people. Therefore, Aaron and the people knew when Pentecost was while Moses was in the mount. Also in Exodus 24:3
it says that Moses came and told the people all the words of YHWH, and all the judgments and this was BEFORE he went into
the mountain for 40 days and 40 nights as verse four through nine of the same chapter proves. So, when Aaron says “tomorrow
is a feast/chag to YHWH” he knew about it. Perhaps the people were impatient when they murmured saying “where
is Moses” because same as Aaron they also knew the next day was Pentecost and supposed he should be back by then getting
ready for it and they were worrying.
We could stop this little book here and it should be more than enough to convince the honest truth seeker
that Leviticus 23:16 should be understood to count 50 days AFTER the seventh Sabbath and that the traditional Pentecost is
bogus and is nothing more than the tradition of men, but we will continue with much more conclusive evidence and even examples
where people in both the old and New Testament actually observed Pentecost beyond the traditional 50 day
Law Given on Pentecost
Most people agree that Pentecost commemorates the giving of the law and as I said earlier, the law was not given,
signed sealed and delivered until the END of the 40 days and 40 nights which is 50 days after the seventh Sabbath, not 50
days at the wave sheaf. See Exodus 31:18 and Deuteronomy 9:11, where Moses testifies that the law was given to him at the
END of the 40 days and 40 nights, not at the beginning.
Moses was not even on
the mount when the law was spoken in the third month but was in the camp with the people, which I will deal with later. Every
one of YHWH's feasts commemorates something including Pentecost. The feast of Unleavened Bread in the first and Tabernacles
in the seventh month commemorates being delivered from Egypt’s bondage when they ate Unleavened Bread and dwelt in booths/Tabernacles
and the only thing around the time of Pentecost was when the children of Israel were given the law at Mt. Sinai and each of
these feasts are commemorated around the time of a major harvests and therefore Pentecost has to commemorate the giving of
the law around the time of the summer wheat harvest. I believe the new
moon day commemorates the creation of Heaven and Earth when everything was dark BEFORE he said let there be light and worked
on his creation for six days and the 7th day Sabbath commemorates His rest after working on his creation for six
days. I believe the Day of Atonement commemorates the atonement that YHWH himself made for Adam and Eve’s sins on the
ninth day of creation at evening after the serpent tempted them on the ninth day in the garden. At any rate these feast days
commemorates something and being as the Law was actually given after counting 50 days from the Morrow AFTER the seventh Lunar
Sabbath complete why not let Pentecost commemorate it, especially since he allowed this to happen at the summer wheat harvest?
go to our website at www.lunarsabbath.info where we show 72 pinpointed weekly Sabbaths in Scripture and offer a $10,000 reward for only
one conclusive weekly Sabbath that cannot be intelligently argued against that was not on the 8th, 15th, 22nd,
or 29th day of the moon/month.
See also how that the traditional uninterrupted unbroken
cycle is MATHEMATICALLY IMPOSSIBLE because When Adam and Eve’s Descendants migrated east and west from the Garden of
Eden and meet 1000 or so years later on the opposite side of the Earth, they will be a full 24 hours apart in their Sabbath
keeping if they were using the traditional uninterrupted cycle and they will have TWO uninterrupted unbroken Seventh day cycles
each and every week when the Scripture teaches only one. You will have one cycle for the tribes that migrated east and one
for the tribes that migrated west, and it will be a full day apart even though the two tribes are next door to each other
or even in the same house. Even though it is the same cycle the tribes that traveled East will keep it before the Tribes that
traveled West. This is an absolute that cannot be intelligently argued against, and this is why they created an imaginary
man-made International Date Line to supposedly put them back on the same cycle which in reality it does not do. The only way
the traditional unbroken cycle will work is if you have an imaginary man-made date line to break the cycle! Otherwise, people
will be worshiping on “TWO” different Sabbath day cycles. Meditate on it a while and you will see. See full details
and more on this at the above website. Now back to Pentecost.
The Prophet Joel when referring to the outpouring of the Holy
Spirit on the day of Pentecost/firstfruits, says that the floors would be full of wheat and the wine presses full of wine,
and this was fulfilled in the book of Acts where they were being accused of being drunk on the new wine. This had to
be at the summer wheat harvest Pentecost because there is no new wine in the third month because it is AGRICULTURALLY IMPOSSIBLE
to have any grapes in the wine presses or for the grapes to be ripe in the beginning of the third month for the traditional
Pentecost as I said earlier. See chapter on Joel and summer wheat harvest.
Now back to the Hebrew word "until". My Bullinger
lexicon gives the definition of the word until and says that the word “until” means, “as long as, marking
the continuance of an action up to the time of another action”.
We have an action of COUNTING seven Sabbath even unto the morrow after the seventh Sabbath
and then we have another action of NUMBERING 50 days and then we have an action of bringing the new meat offering. The
first action is to count the seven Sabbath and the next action is to number 50 days, not number one day, but 50 days.
Pentecost means 50 not 1.
first thing was to COUNT seven Sabbaths and the second thing they were to do was to NUMBER 50 days. The third thing they were
to do was to offer a new meat offering to YHWH.
They were NOT instructed to COUNT seven Sabbaths complete AND
THEN bring a new meat offering, as the traditional Pentecost observers do. They were instructed to count seven
Sabbaths complete up “unto/until” the day after the seventh Sabbath, AND THEN number 50 days. Truly they were
instructed to NUMBER 50 days but NOT UNTIL AFTER they counted seven Sabbaths first. They were
instructed to offer a new meat offering but not until AFTER they numbered 50 days first which numbering began AFTER
the seventh Sabbath complete. Some things are hidden in simplicity and in a moment, I will give you scriptural
examples where the children of Israel understood it this way and actually observed a chag/feast 50 days AFTER the seventh
If the 50-day
count were to begin from the wave sheaf, it would read, “even unto the morrow “after” the seventh Sabbath
“shall ye bring a new meat offering”, instead of numbering 50 days after the seventh Sabbath and then bring the
new meat/grain offering! But He does not say shall ye offer a new meat offering “after” the seventh Sabbath,
it says, AFTER the seventh Sabbath shall ye number 50 days, and THEN offer
the new meat offering. This is a BIG BIG difference.
ARE TWO COUNTS TO PENTECOST IN LEVITICUS 23:16
This chapter will conclusively prove
from Scripture and Scripture along that there are TWO counts to Pentecost; one count is of seven Sabbaths and another count
of 50 days, TWO separate counts. There is a difference between counting Sabbaths and numbering days. You can count seven trucks
and then number 50 cars and then cross the street, but you do not cross the street until you count the seven trucks and then
number the 50 cars. There is a difference between trucks and cars, same as there is a difference between Sabbaths and days
and one is counted and the other numbered.
Before we look to see what the instructions in Leviticus 23 is saying, let's see what it is NOT saying.
It does NOT say that we are to count seven Sabbaths complete “AND THEN” offer a new meat offering,
as the traditional Pentecost keepers try to make it say. You have to count seven Sabbaths complete “FIRST”
and “then” NUMBER either one day or 50 days after the seventh Sabbath and the Scripture
teaches to number 50 days, not one day and remember Pentecost means to number 50 days, not number one day!
Once again it does NOT say “even unto the morrow “after”
the seventh Sabbath “shall ye” offer a new meat offering,” but He did say “even unto the morrow “after”
the seventh Sabbath “shall ye number 50” days and THEN offer a new meat offering, Leviticus
23:16, i.e., after the seventh Sabbath shall ye number 50 days, but not before. And THEN bring the new meat offering but not
until you number the 50 days after the seventh Sabbath, and this is exactly what the children of Israel done. I know I sound
redundant, but I want you to see how the children of Israel understood this verse and their actions in Exodus 32:5 proves
it, along with the many other profound proofs which I will get to in a little while.
The morrow after the seventh Sabbath is NOT even
a part of the first count because it says to count seven Sabbaths complete, even “unto/until”
the morrow after the seventh Sabbath. i.e., the seventh Sabbath is complete at the BEGINNING of the morrow after the
seventh Sabbath. As I said before, if you count seven Sabbaths up unto or until the morrow after the seventh Sabbath
complete, the morrow is not included in the count and that is only 49 days, not 50, as some would like for it to be.
The traditions of men
will try to blind your mind to the definition of these Hebrew words and also cause you to ignore the examples where thousands
of Israelites observed Pentecost 50 days beyond the traditional Pentecost count which was at the time that the law and tables
of stone was actually given to Israel.
Again, there are three things mentioned in the instructions concerning Pentecost,
Number one, ye shall COUNT seven Sabbaths complete,
Number two, ye shall NUMBER 50
and ye shall offer a new meat/grain offering to YHWH.
As I have said, you do NOT count seven Sabbaths complete and THEN bring a new meat
offering, this is not Scripture, but instead you count seven Sabbaths complete up unto the end of
the seventh Sabbath AND THEN number 50 days and “THEN” offer a new meat/grain offering,
this is Scripture. The end of seven Sabbaths brings you to the starting point of the SECOND count
which consists of 50 days and begins on the morrow after the seventh Sabbath complete. The first count consisted of seven
Sabbaths and then ended. The second count consists of 50 days and then it ends and that is when you bring the new meat offering
according to Leviticus 23:16 and it will be the same day that Aaron said was a chag in Exodus 32:6 and it will be the same
day the law was given to Moses, and that is no coincidence.
Remember the first thing they were to do is count seven Sabbaths complete.
The second thing they were to do was
to number 50 days.
third thing they were to do was to offer a new meat offering.
Again! They were not instructed to count seven Sabbaths complete AND THEN
offer a new meat offering, NO NO NO, but this is what the traditional Pentecost keepers do. They Count seven
Sabbaths and then number ONE day, instead of 50 days and bring the new meat offering, instead of numbering 50 days after the
seventh Sabbath complete, and then bring the new meat offering as the Scripture teaches.
They were instructed to count seven Sabbaths complete up “UNTIL”
the day after the seventh Sabbath, and then they were instructed to number 50 days but not until
after they counted seven Sabbaths first. They were instructed to offer a new meat offering but not until after they
numbered 50 days which numbering began AFTER the seventh Sabbath complete. I know I am being
redundant again, but tradition is hard to erase from our minds.
Again, if the 50-day count were to begin
from the wave sheaf, it would read, “even unto the morrow “after” the seventh Sabbath “shall ye”
bring a new meat offering”. But He does not say that. He does not say “shall ye bring a new meat offering
“after” the seventh Sabbath”, it say's after the seventh Sabbath shall
ye number 50 days, and THEN bring the new meat offering. You must get this in your mind because
that was what was in the mind of the children of Israel according to Exodus 32:5 and other Scriptures such as Joel chapter
Every count must
have a beginning and ending point, and I think we all agree that the beginning point for the seven Sabbaths complete begins
on the morrow after the Sabbath/15th when the priest waves the wave sheaf/16th. The question is, where does this count,
or action end and the next count or action begin?
As I have shown above, there are TWO counts mentioned in Leviticus 23 and they were not to offer the new meat offering
until “BOTH” counts were completed.
If we count seven Sabbaths complete and “then” bring a new meat offering,
we are partial in the Law, but if we count seven Sabbaths complete up unto the morrow after the seventh Sabbath and then number
50 days instead of one day and then bring the new meat offering, we have fulfilled the Law.
The Scripture says,
“Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye
be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits
of your harvest unto the priest: 11And he shall wave the sheaf before YHWH, to be accepted for you: on the
morrow after the Sabbath/15th the priest shall wave it/16th. …… 15And 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:16Even unto the morrow “AFTER” the seventh
Sabbath SHALL YE NUMBER fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto YHWH.
From the Morrow after the Sabbath, you are to number seven more
Sabbaths all the way up unto the beginning of the next day after the seventh Sabbath.
The FIRST count goes up “even”
unto/until the morrow after the seventh Sabbath and “ENDS”, the SECOND count begins and
goes through 50 days and the text is understood as saying, “the morrow after the seventh Sabbath shall ye number 50
days,” one reason it is to be understood this way is because the morrow after the seventh Sabbath is “NOT”
included in the first count of the seven Sabbaths, seven Sabbaths is not 50 days, the seven Sabbaths goes up until the beginning
of the morrow after the seventh Sabbath and no further and “THEN” ye number 50 days and THEN you bring the new
meat offering and not before. i.e., the first count goes even up to the morrow after the seventh Sabbaths complete then stops
and then you NUMBER 50 days and bring a new meet offering. The seventh Sabbath complete end at the BEGINNING of the morrow
or it is not a complete Sabbath.
Again, it is important to remember that the morrow after the seventh Sabbath is not included in the first count of
the Sabbaths or the seven Sabbaths would be inexact as the Hebrew scholar Rashi says in his commentary on this verse.
So, the question is, when do we bring the new meat offering? Is it after we number 50 days? The answer is yes!
But when do we begin to number the 50 days? Do we number the 50 days from the morrow after the wave sheaf /16th?
Or do we number the 50 days from the morrow AFTER the “seventh” Sabbath complete? Read Leviticus 23:16 in this
light and you will have your answer. You are NOT to NUMBER “one” day after the seventh Sabbath complete
but you number 50 days after the seventh Sabbath complete.
The Scripture says, “Even unto the morrow AFTER the seventh Sabbath shall you
number 50 days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto YHWH.” Leviticus 23:16. How much plainer can it get?
Because of their tradition most people forget the Hebrew and English grammar when it comes to this verse.
The children of Israel obviously understood
it like it says, i.e., number 50 days AFTER the seventh Sabbath because they celebrated it exactly 50 days after the seventh
lunar Sabbath according to Exodus 32:5.
They celebrated the feast at the proper time, but they were to celebrate it unto the one that brought them out of
Egypt, but they celebrated it unto a golden calf, saying it was the one that brought them out of Egypt, and this is why YHWH
got mad at them and rebuked them for the worship of the calf but not for the day/feast itself. Exodus 32:4.
I had an e-mail discussion with another lunar Sabbatarian
who believes in lunar Sabbaths but not the 50 days after the seventh Sabbath Pentecost. Another Brother, Abraham, defend
my position and wrote the following.
You can check Koehler and Baumgartner yourself. AD can
be a conjunction.
Are Koehler and Baumgartner not scholars?
On that point, what are your credentials
as a scholar? Do you have a degree?”
The e-mail also goes on to say,
“The Hebrew word AD can have meanings that support a 50-day count AFTER seven weeks. I use
the Koehler and Baumgartner lexicon. The following expressions
in all capital letters come from their lexicon.
LATER IN THE FUTURE, count fifty days (AD has a future tense.)
count fifty days (AD can be a conjunction.)
JUST BEFORE counting fifty
days, count seven weeks”
Notice the above scholars
along with Bullinger, and Ferra Fenton, whom I will quote shortly, understood that Leviticus 23:16 could be understood as
the children of Israel understood it in Exodus 32:5, and that is to number 50 days AFTER the seventh Sabbath complete.
Again, Ferrar Fenton in The Ferrar Fenton Bible actually reads this way, it Says,
“You shall also count for yourselves from the day after
the Sabbath that you bring the wave sheaf, seven Sabbaths. They must be complete. Then after the
seventh Sabbath, you shall count fifty days, when you shall present a new offering to the EVERY LIVING” Leviticus
Someone might ask who is
The following is from a web site on Fenton. “The Holy Bible in Modern English, commonly known as the
Ferrar Fenton Bible, was one of the earliest translations of the Bible into modern English.
Work on the translation began in 1853 by a London businessman called Ferrar Fenton (1832–1920)……The translation is noted for a rearranging of the books of the Bible into what the author believed was the correct chronological order. In the Old Testament, this order follows that of the Hebrew Bible. The name of Elohim was translated throughout the Old Testament as "The Ever-Living". The Bible is
described as "translated into English direct from the original Hebrew, Chaldee, and Greek languages."
For his translation of the Book of Job which appeared in 1898, Fenton was assisted by Henrik Borgström. This was "rendered into the same meter as the original Hebrew, word by word and line by line".
I do not say that Mr. Fenton was perfect, but he is a scholar
who is in harmony with the other scholars on this verse and makes it very clear that the 50 days are numbered AFTER
the seventh Sabbath and that is exactly how the children of Israel understood it according to Exodus 32:5.
Again, my Bullinger Lexicon gives the definition of the word until and says,
“until, as long as, marking
the continuance of an ACTION up to the time of ANOTHER “action”. Here, followed by the Gen., until, unto,
marking the terminus ad quem, and spoken both of time and place.”
This is how I understood the words before I even seen any of these definitions. You
have an ACTION of COUNTING seven Sabbaths, even UNTO or up until the morrow AFTER the seventh Sabbath and then that action
stops and you have ANOTHER action of NUMBERING 50 days, NOT one day; and then ye shall offer a new meat offering unto YHWH.
If there was only ONE
action of numbering, as the traditional Pentecost keepers believe, and that one action of numbering was from the wave sheaf,
then two different Hebrew word for COUNT and NUMBER would not have been used and the Scripture would read to number 50 days
from the wave sheaf and then offer the new meat offering instead of numbering 50 days after the seventh Sabbath and then offer
the new meat offering. But this is not the case because there are TWO actions, the first action is to COUNT seven Sabbaths
and the second action is to NUMBER 50 days, NOT one day. There is a difference between count and number. They are two
different Hebrew words but have the same number in the Strong’s concordance. See chapter on count and number.
Even if the morrow after the seventh
Sabbath was included in the first count for the seven Sabbaths, which would make the seven Sabbaths inexact, it still teaches
to number 50 days AFTER the seventh Sabbath because the Hebrew word shall is ALWAYS future tense. Shall
number is future tense and besides that, even unto the morrow or up until the morrow after the seventh Sabbath complete is
49 days NOT 50 because the morrow is not included in the count. Fenton must have understood this in his translation.
The word “shall” is ALWAYS future tense and this goes along with the above. Shall ye number 50 days,
in Leviticus 23:16, is future tense but the fact of the matter is, even unto the morrow after the seventh Sabbath complete,
is 49 days NOT 50 days.
Hebrew word “until” means up until a certain point but not including that point, and it would bring you to the
BEGINNING of the morrow after the seventh Sabbath which is 49 days counted, not 50.
I say the verse should be understood to count seven Sabbaths
up until the morrow after the seventh Sabbath, and then INCLUDING the morrow after the seventh Sabbath number 50 days and
then offer a new meat offering. Either way you want to look at it, the children of Israel understood it to be 50 days
after the seventh Sabbath and that is what really counts. Exodus 32:5
Remember there is a difference between “counting” and “numbering”.
Even though Strong's concordance
uses the same number for both words, they are TWO different words in the Hebrew Interlinear. There is also a difference between
weeks and days and the instructions were to COUNT the weeks/Sabbaths and then NUMBER the 50 days, not number one more day,
The above scholars and translations
are in Harmony with the Chag that Aaron and the children of Israel proclaimed in Exodus 32:5 which was 50 days AFTER the seventh
lunar Sabbath, Leviticus 23:16 and this brings you to the summer wheat harvest. These translations are also in harmony with
the new wine that was in the presses on the day of Pentecost in the second chapter of the book of Acts and as the prophet
Joel prophesied in the second chapter of Joel etc. there are no ripe grapes in the third month, and neither is there a Chag
mentioned in the third month for the traditional third month Pentecost.
These scholars and these translations are also in harmony with the Pentecost summer
wheat harvest in the FOURTH MONTH, mentioned by our Saviour in John 4:35, where it teaches there are four months then cometh
the harvest, not 6 or seven months and then come with the harvest, as is the case with Winter wheat.
These scholars and translations are also in harmony
with the many other things that I have mentioned and will mention in this search for the true Pentecost.
After all is said and done it really doesn't matter how the scholars understood and
interpret the Hebrew word “until” in Leviticus 23:16 but what does matter is how the inspired Word of YHWH teaches
how the children of Israel understood and interpreted it and according to Exodus 32:5 and Joel chapter 2 etc., it was 50 days
after the seventh Sabbath and this is also confirmed in nature itself, concerning the grapes and the harvest.
Day Another argument
Some say Pentecost is 50 days from the wave sheaf because
the Hebrew word for “day” in Lev-23:16 is singular in Hebrew. While it is true that day is singular when it says
“shall ye number fifty days”, the plural is understood because 50 is plural.
Some don’t understand that in MANY places in Scripture
the Hebrew word for day is used in the singular form but is understood as plural, depending on how it is used in the sentence.
When the singular form
for day comes after a number more than one, it is always understood as plural. Example, the flood was on the earth 40 days,
but the Hebrew uses the singular form of the word DAY instead of the plural form, but it is understood that the flood was
upon the earth 40 days/plural, not 40 day/singular. It was used this way 797 times where it is understood as plural but is
written as singular, but because of the verse it is in shows it should be understood as plural.
The number 50 is plural and the phrase, shall you number 50
day/days should be understood as plural even though the singular is used, same as the 40 days/day the flood was upon the Earth.
We have many examples
where the singular form of the Hebrew word for day appears in a verse but is understood in the plural sense, which kills this
whole argument. Here are a few examples,
In the Hebrew Interlunar by J.P. Green, Sr. shows the following Hebrew word for “day” in the singular
but from the verse we see it is understood as plural.
Ge 7:4 “For yet seven days Mwy, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days Mwy and forty nights;”
Notice the singular Hebrew word for day is preceded by the number 40 and therefore understood
as plural even though the Hebrew word for day is singular in this verse, same as Lev-23:16, where it says number 50 days.
Ge 7:12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days Mwy and
It is clear
from this verse that there were 40 days and 40 nights/plural but the Hebrew word for day is singular, same as Leviticus 23:16
where it says number 50 days.
In the selfsame day Mwy entered Noah, and Shem…. into the ark.
Note the word “day” in verse 13 is plural in J.P. Green Interlinear but should be understood as singular,
right opposite. This conclusively proves that it depends on how the word appears in the verse as to whether it is understood
as singular or plural which kills the singular argument of Lev-23:16 made by some traditional Pentecost proponents.
Ge 7:17 “And
the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased”
Again! Forty “day” (singular) is understood as plural even though the singular
form of the word is used in Hebrew. There are many more, but I will skip down to chapter 50,
And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days of those which are embalmed: and the Egyptians mourned
for him threescore and ten days.
Day is used in the Hebrew singular 3 times in this one verse but is
understood in the plural and no one can intelligently argue that day is understood as plural in this verse.
Ex 24:18 “And Moses went into the
midst of the cloud, and gat him up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty
We have the same thing again here in this verse, the Hebrew word for day is singular but
the plural is understood.
Nu 13:25 And they returned from searching of the land after forty days.
Same thing again, day is singular in Hebrew, but the translators
translated it as plural because that is the way it should be understood and the same is true with Leviticus 23:16.
All of these
and many many more, too numerous to mention, has the singular form of the Hebrew word for day that is assuredly talking about
plural days which prove that just because the Hebrew singular form of the word day is used, does not mean it is understood
as singular. This happened 797 times, too many times to quote all but my point is that Lev-23:16 is one of the 797 times and
to say this disproves the later Pentecost is not wise.
Another thing some people do not understand is the Hebrew word
“day” denotes a space of time and not just a 24hr day or days. The Hebrew word Yom /day can mean a month week
or even a year. Example,
In those days I Daniel was mourning three FULL weeks.
the Hebrew word for FULL is “Yom”.
I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three WHOLE weeks
Here again the word WHOLE is Yom.
Le 25:29 And if a man sell a dwelling house in a walled city, then he may redeem it within
a whole year after it is sold; within a full YEAR may he redeem it.
Here the word for YEAR is Yom. It
is a year of days, not a revolution year/equinox.
1Sa 27:7 And the time that David dwelt in the country of the Philistines was a full year and
Again, YEAR is the Hebrew word Yom.
I could go on and on, but my point is that just because the Hebrew word “day” is singular in Lev-23:16,
does not prove counting 50 days from the wave sheaf as some suggest and neither does it disprove numbering 50 days after the
Mountainous is the evidence we have compiled thus far in favor
of a fourth month
Pentecost and in stark contrast to the current traditional
The path this evidence has inevitably led us to is the interpretation
of the primary Pentecost command found in Leviticus
15And 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: 16Even unto the morrow after the seventh Sabbath
shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto YHWH.
The daunting task for the traditional
Pentecost Proponents is to harmonize the third month theology with the conflicting scriptural
fourth month revelation of proof.
This accomplishment is more simplistic than it may appear. One key to understanding the correct view of Leviticus
23:15-16 is to allow the extremely supportive information presented to open your mind to the possibility of another way of
of this passage reveals seven essential elements that can be dissected in order to unveil the intended
thought of the author:
after "the Sabbath"
* Seven Sabbaths
* Morrow "after"
* New meat offering
Three of these seven aspects have been
extensively addressed in other chapters. For instance;
* We understand conclusively that the 15th day of Abib is the Sabbath every year. Therefore
the "morrow after the Sabbath"
must be the 16th day.
* We know that the "wave' sheaf"
brought on the 16th day is of the barley harvest from the crop already in the land when Israel
conjunction, we know that the "new meat offering" is from the harvest that Israel would plant from "their
which they had sown", which is the summer
wheat harvest that is more than 50 days from Abib 16 because wheat that “they” sowed will not produce in 50 days!
This only leaves us to discern the four
remaining components that need to correspond to what we know of the other three. We will begin with "counting" and
"numbering". The command of Leviticus comprises two counts, not just one.
The following rendering is taken from the Strong's Exhaustive Concordance, 2004
Word Study Edition.
Journey to the Mount and Count and Number;
H5608; saphar; a primitive
root; properly to score with a mark as a tally or record, i.e., (by implication) to inscribe,
and also to enumerate; intensitive to recount, i.e., celebrate.
Used in many
applications, "Saphar" is a verb meaning to number,
recount, to relate, to declare.
It is used to signify the numbering or
counting of objects (Ge 15:5;
Ps 48:12, 13); and people, as in a census (1 Ch 21:2; 2 Ch 2:17). It also refers to a quantity that is too great to number
(Ge 16:10; Jer 33:22). The number of steps as a sign of YHWH's care (Job 14:16; Mt 10:30).
also means to relate or to recount and used often to refer to the
of important information and truths to those who have not heard them, especially to foreign nations (Ex 9:16; 1 Ch 16:24,
Ps 96:3); or the children in Israel (Ps 73:15; 78:4,6; 79:13). The matter communicated included "dreams" (Ge 40:9;
41:8, 12; Jgs 7:13); and YHWH'S works (Ex 18:8; Ps 73:28; Jer 51:10). Even creation declares the glory and wisdom of YHWH
(Job 12:8; 28:27; Ps 19:1,2).
what we see here are two ways of looking at the word. One is to "declare”, and the other is to "number"
importance of this difference shines through in the duality of
the instruction on how to determine the time of Pentecost AND in the fact that the word is rendered in TWO
DIFFERENT FORMS in the Hebrew.
COUNT - -- sjPx
NUMBER -- eyrPxj
The forms here connote the subtleties between "enumerate" and "numerate".
When the intent is to "count" (enumerate),
the idea is to name how
many of something there are, not necessarily to arrange in an order or sequence. For example, if one is to "count"
the men with mustaches, all we are doing is determining how many, the men are not in any particular order.
When the intent is to "number" (numerate), the idea
is to name things in an order or
sequence. For example, if one is to
"number" the men from oldest to youngest, we are establishing an order or
when something is "declared", it is a form of "enumerating". The Sabbaths are "counted", i.e.,
"declared" or "enumerated", and the 50 days are "numbered", i.e., "numerated" in order
and sequence. Now let's look at how this applies to the instruction in Leviticus.
First, all of the "Mowedim" or feast days of YHWH
are reckoned by "declaration" as opposed to a "numbering". It is not necessary to "number" the
days, months, and years because the heavenly luminaries "declare" them for us (Genesis 1:14).
The equal light and darkness "declares" the year,
the New Moon "declares" the month, the biblical setting of the sun "declares" the end of one day and the
beginning of a new one. The "weeks" are no different, they are “declared" by the phases
of the moon. It is historically documented that the weeks were originally determined by the phases of the moon. Many if not
most people know that the months were originally by the moon but fail to realize that the four phases of the moon were used
for the weeks.
* The Universally Jewish Encyclopedia and another 100-year-old
Jewish Encyclopedia by Funk & Wag, both record that ancient
kept lunar weeks. See 1943 Universal Jewish Encyclopedia volume 10 page 482 edited by Isaac Landman under the article “WEEK”,
written by Simon
Cohen, The Director of Research, and the 1943 Universal Jewish
Encyclopedia volume 5 page 410 edited by Isaac
Landman under the article “HOLIDAYS”,
written by a well-respected Rabbi, Max
* Philo the Jew, which lived at the same
time our Savior did, recorded that the weeks were by the moon and also Clement of Alexander. See Philo chapter. Ask for our
free books Proof That the True Weekly Sabbaths or Determined by the Phases of the Moon.
* Other reference material and encyclopedia's report the origin of lunar-based weeks by human society.
of historically and scripturally logical, lunar-based weeks, indicates the fact of a lunar based Sabbath by default. In the
same way our current Roman based calendar system indicates a Roman week and therefore, a Roman based Sabbath. At the end of
a Roman week, you have a Roman Sabbath and at the end of a Lunar
week you have a Lunar Sabbath.
For a complete understanding of YHWH's
calendar and the Sabbaths as they were originally reckoned by the phases of the moon, you may visit the website: lunarsabbath.info
Meanwhile, suffice it to say for now that the primary method of lunar Sabbath
reckoning is six days of work, one day of rest through the month; the New Moon worship day is observed, then the work/rest
scheduled resumes for the month. The new moon worship day is not counted in with the six working days according to YHWH in
Ezekiel 46:1. This is repeated every month throughout the year.
aspect of the word "saphar" is to "number". A different form of the word is used, which specifically indicates
a two-pronged instruction. The word shall
is future tense in Lev. 23:16. The count starts after the seventh Sabbath.
16Even unto the morrow after the seventh
Sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer
a new meat offering unto YHWH.
The following chart shows that if you count seven lunar Sabbaths complete (which do not include
New Moon days when counting
out the weeks, Ezekiel
46:1) 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.
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 Sabbaths" complete]
17 18 19 20 21 22nd [1st
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
[1st day of manna (Ex-16:1-29)]
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
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
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
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]
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
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
24/46th, 25/47th, 26/48th,
The New Meat offering is brought on the 29th
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 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 mankind.
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
seven Sabbaths is part one of the instructions. 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.
Just think for a minute, you can have all this harmony by understanding
only one scripture differently, and that is “the morrow after the seventh Sabbath shall you number fifty days”
instead of numbering 50 days from the first Sabbath or wave sheaf. That isn't too much to give up for so much harmony, and
if were not for tradition, it would be accepted right away.
It is amazing how people will follow some blind leaders who don't even believe in the son
of YHWH, in contrast to what the scripture teaches. Remember the Jews are not scripture, the Baptist Church is not Scripture,
and the Catholic Church is not scripture.
The Scripture is scripture, so stay
with what it says and be saved, and not the tradition of men and be lost.
Paul said, “After the way they call Heresy, so worship I the Mighty One of our
Fathers.” Nothing can be found that goes against beginning the count of fifty days after the seventh Sabbath, except
the tradition of men. Plenty of scriptures can be found to disprove counting from the first Sabbath.
In closing this chapter, we believe that just as sure as YHWH
is restoring the SOUND of His true Name back to His people, which is pronounced Yuh Wuh, as in Hallelu Yuh, He is restoring
His true Pentecost, and His true Sabbaths. For more on the True SOUND of the sacred name of God, click http://lunarsabbath.info/id60.html Or you can order the book from Amazon, True SOUND of The Sacred Name of God. I make no money; you just pay for printing.
I charge nothing, not because it is worthless, but because it is priceless.
Just like the first recorded Pentecost on the day the law was given to them written in stone,
there were about three thousand souls destroyed. (Ex. 32:28) In addition, when the law was written in their hearts on Pentecost
years later, they were about three thousand souls saved (Acts 2:41).
We certainly know that this chapter does not begin to answer all questions pertaining to
this very important subject so we reserve the right to add to or change as the eyes of our understanding are opened further
by the Heavenly Father YHWH, pronounced Yuh Wuh, and if we have to make any changes for the purpose of correction, we will
do so as He leads us, as all honest truth seekers should do.
When we become perfect, we will not have to change any more. We will be perfect as He is
perfect, and He changes not. Feel free to make copies in part or all and share with others.
What we have seen in Scripture, observed in the nature, and
science of astronomy, and agriculture, and witnessed in the pages of history, all harmoniously culminate to this count.
The method promoted in any other
system or doctrine or by another count simply will not meet the requirements of all these elements. One aspect will suffer
in order accommodate another. The calculation above is the only reckoning method that allows all YHWH'S true Pentecost feast/chag
commandments to come to life. We serve a living Elohim by His living Word.
The Scripture teaches that nature “itself” teaches certain things and nature
does not lie. And when there are two interpretations of a Scripture as is the case with Leviticus 23:16, and one of the
interpretations will harmonize with what nature teaches, but the other contrary to what nature teaches and is mathematically
impossible, which of the two interpretations of the Scriptures should you choose?
Do you believe the Scripture would actually contradict something that is taught in nature
or go against a mathematical certainty?
Example: nature teaches that grapes are ripe in the summer but what if you had a Scripture with two possible interpretations,
one that would harmonize the grapes being ripe in the summer but the other interpretation would have to have
the grapes ripening in the springtime which is agriculturally impossible, would you choose to hold to your
traditional interpretation of the Scripture or switch to the one that harmonizes with nature?
If you’re interpretation of Scripture forces you
to have to believe that wheat is ripe in 50 days when nature itself teaches that this is agriculturally impossible, would
you change to the other interpretation of the Scripture even though it goes against your tradition that you were taught i.e.,
deny these fact in order to hold your tradition?
The Scripture will not go against FACTS found in Nature or Math. That’s all I got to say about that. Truth
has no fear of open debate.
is freedom. He said we shall know the truth and the truth will make us free. Lies will keep you
In the next chapters we will continue to confirm this marvelous re-emergence of truth in the life of Moses and the
Israelite people, the Apostle Paul, Nehemi, Ezra, the prophet Joel and many others including the ancient Celtic peoples in
By their not being one single Scripture from Genesis to Revelations of a wheat harvest or harvest of
any kind, in the third month, ought to be worth something in our search for truth. Also, the fact that Aaron proclaimed
a feast/chag in the fourth month which can be harmonized with so many Scriptures including Leviticus 23:16 should be worth
argue Leviticus 23:16 until Judgment Day or we can move on and see how Moses and the children of Israel understood it, after
all, they spoke the language and were there.
If the Pentecost wheat was Winter wheat that is harvested in the spring and takes seventh month to
harvest instead of four months to harvest as our Saviour said, it would have been destroyed by the hail because the Scripture
says it distorted every green herb and the grasses of the field but with the summer Pentecost wheat that is planted in the
first month and harvested in the fourth month, would have still been under the ground or as the King James says had not grown
up/still in darkness, would not have been hurt by the hail.
cannot even find a conclusive Winter wheat harvest in Scripture, but you can find the summer wheat harvest in Scripture.
Again, I say we move past the two interpretations of Leviticus 23:16 and see how it was understood
by Moses and the children of Israel who were there and eyewitnesses. Is that fair enough that we move on and see how they
understood it and let Scripture interpret Scripture?
Days Travelling to the Mount
following Scriptures prove that it is MATHEMATICALLY IMPOSSIBLE for the children of Israel to have reached
Sinai in time for the traditional third month Pentecost.
The children of Israel departed from Ramseys on the
15th day of the FIRST month, Numbers 33:3, and the Almighty spoke to them in the wilderness of Sin on the 15th day of the
SECOND month, Exodus 16:1. Total of 30 days
Judging from my map of the children
of Israel's journey from Ramseys to the Wilderness of Sin which is approximately 150 mi. and when we do the math, we find
approximately 150 mi. being traveled in 30 days and by dividing 30 into 150 we see that they had averaged 5 mi.
They stayed in the camp at the wilderness of Sin
for at least seven days which brings us to a total of 37 days toward the traditional 50-day count
My Map shows it is approximately 220
mi. from Ramseys to Riphidim which leaves 70 more miles across the wilderness of Sin to Riphidim.
If it took 30 days for them to cover the 150 mi. from Ramseys to the Wilderness of Sin, we can safely conclude that it took
another 14 days to travel 70 mi. through the wilderness of Sin to Riphidim, using the 5mi. per day totaling 51 days
counting the 7 day stay gathering manna.
When they camped
at Riphidim there was no water there and the children of Israel murmured because after 14 days their water was gone and they
were dying of thirst, so Moses strikes the rock etc. and afterwards they were attacked by Amalek and Moses
told Joshua to go out TO MORROW and fight against Amalek Exodus 17:8 which would add another day to the 51
days, totaling 52 days and on the morrow the battle lasted all day until the going down of the sun, verse 12, which
would be going into the 53rd day.
On day 53, Moses was told
to write a book and he also built an altar to the Almighty, verse 14 and 15.
if they left Riphidim on day 54 writing a book and building an altar then traveled approximately
10mi. to the mount, it would be at least day 55 when they reached the mount and if the Almighty spoke the 10
commandments to them three days later, which would be a total of 58 days from Ramseys, too late for the traditional
Pentecost. What day do you keep Pentecost on?
This timeline is being
very generous, and it shows they could not have reached the mount in the third month for the traditional Pentecost. Someone
might question the 5 mi. per day average but a grown man alone can travel 15 to 20 mi. per day but when we consider women
and children moving all their belongings alone with the gold and different treasures from Egypt, I believe we can safely assume
that the children and women could not travel the same distance in a day as a grown man, maybe one half the distance which
would be seven to 10 mi. per day. On top of this, herding the animals, sheep, goats, and cattle, not to mention any poultry
etc. at any rate around 5 mi. per day seems reasonable for such a great multitude traveling in the wilderness, carrying everything
they have, headed for a new land. And it does not really matter whether it seems reasonable to someone or not because
according to the pinpointed number of days, and the distance traveled, 5 mi. per day was the average, this is an absolute.
All someone has to do is realize that ancient Israel and Israel today
sows spring wheat in the spring and reaps it in the summer and this is the true Pentecost wheat which is 50 days after the
seventh Sabbath complete according to Leviticus 23:16 NOT the Winter wheat that is sown in the winner and reaped in the spring
after Barley harvest. see http://lunarsabbath.info/_wsn/page4.html
Brother Arnold http://lunarsabbath.info/index.html
 “In the “third month”, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt,
the “same day” (15th or16th) came they into the wilderness of Sinai.  For they were departed from Rephidim,
and were come to the desert of Sinai, and had pitched in the wilderness; and there Israel camped before the mount.”
day”, in Exodus 19:1, is referring to the “same day” that they went forth out of the land of Egypt, the
Book of Jubilees says it was the 16th day of the 3rd month that they came to the mount, which I believe is correct because
they were driven from Ramses on the 15th, and it would take them another day to reach the border of Egypt and go out of the
land, on the 16th.
Although the law was spoken to Moses before it was given to him, it was not actually given to him until
the “end” of the 40 days and 40 nights in the mount, Deuteronomy 9:11 and Exodus 31:18, and when
we add the 54 days getting to the mount, with the 7 days Moses was in the mount, and to the end of the 40 days and forty nights,
when the law was actually given, it comes to 101 days, which is more in line with counting 50 days after the seventh Sabbath
than 50 days after the wave sheaf.
Deuteronomy 9:11 KJV says,
 “And it came to pass at the “end”
of forty days and forty nights, that the LORD gave me the two tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant.”
 “And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an “end” of communing with him upon mount Sinai,
two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.”
I don’t know where my notes
on this is, and I don’t feel like refiguring it, so I am writing this from memory
and it may not be exact, but you can see my point of
a later Pentecost.
The Prophet Ezra observed Pentecost 50 days after the seventh Sabbath on the first day of the fifth month.
Ezra observed Pentecost and visited
Jerusalem according to the Law of YHWH that was in his hand and it was on the new moon of the fifth month which can happen
with the true Pentecost that is 50 days after the seventh Sabbath but not with 50 days after the wave sheaf.
The Septuagint makes it crystal clear
that Ezra and the males went up to Jerusalem for Pentecost as the law teaches. I will read it first and then the Hebrew translation
of the text which teaches the same thing. The Septuagint says, in Ezra 7:14, "one has been sent from the king and the
seven counselors to “visit” Judea and Jerusalem, “according to the law
of YHWH that is in thine hand."
Notice: it was according to the law of YHWH that they were to visit Jerusalem, and it so
happened that this was done 50 days AFTER the Seventh Sabbath.
Ezra visited Jerusalem on the first day of the fifth month. Ask yourself what Law of YHWH
teaches to visit Jerusalem in the FIFTH month which is 50 days after the Seventh Sabbath not 50 days after the wave sheaf???
The law of YHWH that is in our hands
today teaches there are only three times in the year that the males were commanded to appear before YHWH in Jerusalem and
that is Unleavened Bread, Pentecost, and Tabernacles. We know that Tabernacles and Unleavened Bread cannot fall on the FIRST
DAY OF THE FIFTH MONTH, but Pentecost can if you follow the instructions in Leviticus 23:16 and count 50 days AFTER the seventh
Sabbath instead of 50 days after the wave sheaf. This so happened to be the day that Aaron and the children of Israel observed
as a Chag in the wilderness, Exodus 32:5.
Unlike the other two feasts, that are fixed on a certain date of the moon, 15th, we have to count for Pentecost.
With lunar sabbaths, it can fall on the day of the new moon, or the sabbath, or next to the sabbath, as Josephus recorded
happened, and therefore we have to count to Pentecost.
The Septuagint makes this very clear about Ezra going up to Jerusalem, but the King James is not so clear but when
you understand the Hebrew words it will harmonize with the Septuagint perfectly, it reads,
Ezr 7:14 Forasmuch as thou art sent of
the king, and of his seven counsellers, to inquire concerning Judah and Jerusalem, according to the
law of thy God which is in thine hand;
This will harmonize with the Septuagint when we understand that the Hebrew word “inquire”
can be understood as “search or seek out” and then it would read to search or seek out Jerusalem
according to the law that is in thine hand. This is comparable with the Septuagint which says “visit”
Judea and Jerusalem, “according to the law of YHWH that is in thine hand."
and of course this was done on the first day of the fifth month which is in harmony with 50 days AFTER the Seventh Sabbath
in Leviticus 23:16 and was the same day that Aaron calls a Chag. Here’s the Hebrew word for “inquire”,
Strong's Hebrew Dictionary
1240. b@qar (Aramaic)
rqb b@qar (Aramaic) bek-ar'
(Aramaic) corresponding to 1239:
--inquire, make search.
Notice this Hebrew word corresponds to 1239. baqar
to “search or seek out”.
a primitive root; properly, to plough, or (generally)
break forth, i.e. (figuratively) to inspect, admire, care for, consider: --(make) inquire (-ry), (make) search,
light of all the other Scriptures I do not believe this is no coincidence concerning the date that Ezra and the males went
up to Jerusalem according to the law.
The Scripture teaches a feast in the springtime/Unleavened Bread,
a feast in the summertime/Pentecost, and a feast in the fall/Tabernacles. They are equally spaced out and looks like this,
1 - - 4 - - 7, not like this, 1 – 3 - - - 7
there is a feast in the spring, one in the summer, and another
in the fall. The traditional Pentecost keepers have TWO feasts in the spring, NONE in the summer, and one in the fall not
allowing as much time after returning from Passover before it is time to go right back up to Jerusalem again for Pentecost.
The true count to Pentecost spaces it out more evenly which is less of a strain on the travelers.
Remember that Ezra found a book of the law, telling them to
go to Jerusalem for Pentecost, so Ezra and the males went up for the commanded feast at the commanded time
to appear before YHWH according to the law that was in his hand, and it was at the beginning of the fifth month which is the
firstfruits of the summer wheat harvest.
An interesting note is that to this very day the Anglo-Saxons, which are descendants of Ancient Israel, observe,
August 1, as the FIRST FRUITS OF THE WHEAT HARVEST. Look up "Lammas" in about any dictionary, and you will see that
it means "loaf mass" and tells how that loaves of the "FIRSTFRUITS " of the WHEAT harvest were offered
on the altar at this time etc. which I will deal with in another chapter, but we will now look at the King James Version and
other translations of Ezra 7th chapter.
This Ezra went up from Babylon; and he was a ready scribe in the law
of Moses, which YHWH Elohim of Israel had given: and the king granted him all his request, according to the hand of YHWH his
Elohim upon him.
Ezr 7:7 And there went up some of the children of Israel, and of the
priests, and the Levites, and the singers, and the porters, and the Nethinim’s, unto Jerusalem, in the seventh year
of Artaxerxes the king.
Ezr 7:8 And he came to Jerusalem in the fifth month,
which was in the seventh year of the king.
Ezr 7:9 For upon the first day of the first
month began he to go up from Babylon, and on the "FIRST DAY " of the "FIFTH
" month came he to Jerusalem, according to the good hand of his Elohim upon him.”
Notice: this fifth month would be at the time that Aaron and
the children of Israel proclaimed a Chag/feast to YHWH, Exodus 32:5 and the time of the summer wheat harvest which is 50 days
AFTER the seventh Sabbath, according to the law that is in my hand and your hand, Leviticus 23:16. The grapes also will be
ripe in time for the new wine as the prophet Joel prophesied and fulfilled In the 2nd Chapter of Acts. Continuing on,
Ezr 7:10 For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek
the law of YHWH, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.
Ezr 7:13 I make a decree, that all they of the people of Israel, and of his priests
and Levites, in my realm, which are minded of their own freewill to go up to Jerusalem, go with thee.
Forasmuch as thou art sent of the king, and of his seven counsellers, to inquire concerning Judah and Jerusalem,
according to the law of thy Elohim which is in thine hand;
Ezr 7:15 And
to carry the silver and gold, which the king and his counsellers have freely offered unto the Elohim of Israel, whose habitation
is in Jerusalem, … Ezr 7:21 And I, even I Artaxerxes the king,
do make a decree to all the treasurers which are beyond the river, that whatsoever Ezra the priest, the scribe of
the law of the Elohim of heaven, shall require of you, it be done speedily,
Ezr 7:22 Unto an
hundred talents of silver, and to an hundred measures of wheat, and to an hundred baths
of wine, and to an hundred baths of oil, and salt without prescribing how much.
Ezr 7:23 Whatsoever is commanded by the Elohim of heaven, let it be diligently
done for the house of the Elohim of heaven: for why should there be wrath against the realm of the king and his
Again, Pentecost is one of the three major feasts/Chags where all the MALES were to appear before
YHWH. Notice how chapter 8 stresses MALES going up to Jerusalem according to the law,
Ezr 8:1 These are now the chief
of their fathers, and this is the genealogy of them that went up with me from Babylon, in the reign of Artaxerxes
Ezr 8:2 Of the SONS of Phinehas; Gershom: of the SONS
of Ithamar; Daniel: of the SONS of David; Hattush.
Ezr 8:3 Of the SONS
of Shechaniah, of the SONS of Pharosh; Zechariah: and with him were reckoned by genealogy of the MALES
an hundred and fifty.
Ezr 8:4 Of the sons of Pahathmoab;
Elihoenai the son of Zerahiah, and with him two hundred MALES.
Of the sons of Shechaniah; the son of Jahaziel, and with him three hundred MALES.
Of the sons also of Adin; Ebed the son of Jonathan, and with him fifty MALES.
Ezr 8:7 And of the sons of Elam; Jeshaiah the son of Athaliah, and with him
Ezr 8:8 And of the sons of Shephatiah; Zebadiah the son
of Michael, and with him fourscore MALES.
Ezr 8:9 Of the sons
of Joab; Obadiah the son of Jehiel, and with him two hundred and eighteen MALES.
And of the sons of Shelomith; the son of Josiphiah, and with him an hundred and
Ezr 8:11 And of the sons of Bebai; Zechariah the son
of Bebai, and with him twenty and eight MALES.
Ezr 8:12 And of the sons
of Azgad; Johanan the son of Hakkatan, and with him an hundred and ten MALES.
Ezr 8:13 And of the last sons of Adonikam, whose names are these, Eliphelet,
Jeiel, and Shemaiah, and with them threescore MALES.
Ezr 8:14 Of the
sons also of Bigvai; Uthai, and Zabbud, and with them seventy MALES….
is one of the 3 major Feasts where all the MALES were to appear before YHWH. Notice also that the king made
the statement “for why should there be wrath against the realm of the king and his sons?” It
appears the king believed he should allow the sons of Israel to go up to Jerusalem and carry things the law
required for Pentecost. It is no coincidence that the MALES were singled out in this chapter and remember this also was according
to the law of YHWH that was in his hand. In other words, the MALES were to “VISIT” Jerusalem
on Pentecost according to the law that was in his hand and according to the Septuagint.
We will now look at a few other translations, beginning with the new American Standard Bible.
Ezra 7 (New American Standard Bible)
9For on the first of the first month he began to go up from Babylon; and on the "first of the fifth
month" he came to Jerusalem, because the good hand of his God was upon him.
10For Ezra had set his heart to study the law of YHWH and to "practice
it", and (G)to teach His statutes and ordinances in
Notice Ezra not only had set his heart to studying the law but to PRACTICE IT
by going up to Jerusalem at this time of year/first day of the 5th month.
Ezra 7 (New Living Translation)
8 Ezra arrived in Jerusalem in August[e] of that year. 9 He had arranged to leave Babylon on April 8, the first day of the new
year,[f] and he arrived at Jerusalem on August 4,[g] for the gracious hand of his God was on him. 10 This was because
Ezra had determined to study and "OBEY THE LAW" of YHWH and to teach those decrees and regulations
to the people of Israel….
Notice Ezra had determined to OBEY THE LAW by going up to Jerusalem at this proper time.
e. Ezra 7:8 Hebrew in the fifth month. This month in the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar occurred within the months of August
and September 458 b.c.
f. Ezra 7:9 Hebrew on the first day of the first month, of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar. This day was April 8, 458 b.c.;
also see note on 6:15.
g. Ezra 7:9 Hebrew on the first day of the fifth month, of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar. This day was August 4, 458 b.c.;
also see note on 6:15.
Ezra 7 (Contemporary English Version)
11Ezra was a priest and an expert in the laws and commands that YHWH
had given to Israel. One day King Artaxerxes gave Ezra a letter which said:
12Greetings from the great King Artaxerxes to Ezra the priest and expert in the teachings of the God of heaven.
13-14 Any of the people of Israel or their
priests or Levites in my kingdom may go with you to Jerusalem if they want to. My seven advisors and I agree that you may
go to Jerusalem and Judah to find out if [e] the laws of your God are being obeyed.
Ezra 7:8 fifth month: Ab, the fifth month of the Hebrew calendar, from about “mid-July to mid-August”.
Notice Ezra was going up to Jerusalem
to find out if the Laws of YHWH were being obeyed and at this time was 50 days AFTER the seventh Sabbath that Ezra arrived
at Jerusalem, and this would be the proper time to see if they were observing the law or not.
It is also interesting that the Celtic people or ancient Israelite
people observed Pentecost at the end of the fourth month or FIRST DAY OF THE FIFTH MONTH same day
that Ezra visited Jerusalem according to the Law and it was a new moon day of the fifth month that he was checking to see
if Israel was keeping the Law. The Anglo-Saxon (ancient Israelites) people still keep the first FRUITS OF THE WHEAT
HARVEST on August 1 even to this day and this is no coincidence. See Chapter on Lammas.
Neither is it a coincidence that the prophet planned the journey
so as to arrive in Jerusalem to teach and observed the law at the exact time that the law and tables of stone were originally
given to Moses which was at the END of the 40 days and 40 nights (Ex-31:18) and (Deut-9:11)
which was on the very day that Aaron and the children of Israel proclaimed a Chag feast to YHWH (Ex-32:5)
and it was 50 days AFTER the seventh Sabbath according to Leviticus 23:16 and NOT in the 3rd month.
shows Ezra going up to Jerusalem to teach the law at Jerusalem on the very same day the Law was given to Moses for to
teach Israel at Mt. Sinai/Pentecost and it was on the first day of the fifth month, the very same time frame that
Israel proclaimed a feast/Chag to YHWH, Exodus 32:5.
King James version reads, Ezr 7:10 For Ezra had prepared
his heart to seek the law of YHWH, and to do it, and to teach in Israel
statutes and judgments.
9For on the first of the first month he began to go up from Babylon; and on the first
of the fifth month he came to Jerusalem, (F)because the good hand of his God was upon
10For Ezra had set
his heart to study the law of YHWH and to practice it, and (G)to teach His statutes and ordinances
Ezra 7 (New American Standard Bible)
8 Ezra arrived
in Jerusalem in August[e] of that year. 9 He had arranged to leave Babylon on April 8, the first day of the new
year,[f] and he arrived at Jerusalem on August 4,[g] for the gracious hand of his God was on him. 10 This was because
Ezra had determined to study and obey the Law of YHWH and to teach those decrees and regulations
to the people of Israel….
Notice the law will be presented again! On the same date it was given
to Israel years earlier, at the end of the 40 days and 40 nights of Moses stay in the mount. See Deuteronomy 9:11 and Exodus
31:18. This date can fall on the last day of the fourth month or the first day of the fifth month depending on when the new
moon begins. Continuing on,
16 “Furthermore, you are to take any silver
and gold that you may obtain from the province of Babylon, as well as the voluntary offerings of the people and the priests
that are presented for the Temple of their God in Jerusalem. 17 These donations are to be used specifically
for the purchase of bulls, rams, male lambs, and the APPROPRIATE GRAIN OFFERINGS and liquid offerings,
all of which will be offered on the altar of the Temple of your God in Jerusalem.
Notice the APPROPRIATE GRAIN OFFERINGS were wheat. Pentecost is when the first fruits of
the wheat is offered to YHWH in Jerusalem.
18 Any silver and gold that is left over may be used in whatever way you and your colleagues
feel is the will of your God.
e. Ezra 7:8 Hebrew in the fifth month. This month in the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar occurred within
the months of August and September 458 b.c.
f. Ezra 7:9 Hebrew on the first day of the first month, of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar. This day was April 8, 458 b.c.;
also see note on 6:15.
g. Ezra 7:9 Hebrew on the FIRST DAY of the FIFTH MONTH, of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar. This day was August 4, 458 b.c.;
also see note on 6:15.
Ezra 7 (New Living Translation)
Ezra 7 (Contemporary English Version)
11Ezra was a priest and an expert in the laws and commands that YHWH had given to Israel.
One day King Artaxerxes gave Ezra a letter which said:
from the great King Artaxerxes to Ezra the priest and expert in the teachings of the God of heaven.
13-14Any of the people of Israel or their priests or Levites in my kingdom may
go with you to Jerusalem if they want to. My seven advisors and I agree that you may go to Jerusalem and Judah to FIND
OUT IF [e] THE LAWS OF YOUR GOD ARE BEING OBEYED
Ezra 7:8 fifth month: Ab, the fifth month of the Hebrew calendar, from about MID-JULY TO MID-AUGUST
Again, I find it very interesting and
no coincidence that Ezra went up to Jerusalem to deliver and teach the law of YHWH to Israel on the
very same day that it was given to Moses at Mt. Sinai for to TEACH Israel. The bottom line
is that when Ezra and the males went up to Jerusalem it corresponds with the very day that the law was first given to Moses,
and this is no coincidence.
Ex 24:12 And YHWH
said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a
law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest TEACH them.
The question is, when was the law that He had written given so that it could be
The answer is it was given at the END of
the 40 days and 40 nights which would be after numbering 50 days AFTER the Seventh Sabbath. Ex 31:18 "And
he gave unto Moses, when he had made an END of communing with him upon mount Sinai,
two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.
" That's plain enough and it corresponds with the day Ezra and the males went up to Jerusalem.
De 5:22 These words YHWH spake unto all your assembly in the mount out of the
midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great
voice: and he added no more. And he wrote them in two tables of stone, and delivered them unto me.
De 9:9 When I was gone up into the mount
to receive the tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant which YHWH made
with you, then I abode in the mount forty days and forty nights, I neither did eat bread nor drink water:
And YHWH delivered unto me two tables of stone written with the finger of God;
and on them was written according to all the words, which YHWH spake with you in the mount out of the
midst of the fire in the day of the assembly.
De 9:11 "And
it came to pass at the END of forty days and forty nights, that YHWH gave me the
two tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant." And that’s plain enough.
This was the law that he had written
and was given at the end of the fourth month or the beginning of the fifth month which Israel claimed it to be a feast/Chag
to YHWH, see Exodus 32:5.
What are the odds of Ezra giving and teaching the law many years later to Israel on the same day that it was first
given to Moses?
Did YHWH have anything to do with the timing of the law being presented to Israel again, on the same day that he
gave it to Moses to teach the people?
Again, what better time to go up to Jerusalem with all
the males in chapter 8 and teach and do the law, at the time that the law was originally given to the children
It was also
in the exact same season/time that the judgment of YHWH allowed His House to be destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon
and the vessels thereof taken away, but now they are being returned at the exact same time that they were taken away years
earlier and this is no coincidence either. I might also note that judgment on this same House of YHWH was destroyed again
at this very same time by Titus in A.D. 70. See Josephus.
"The Talmud the Steinsaltz Edition", Volume XIV Tractate Ta'anit Part II (1995
by Israel Institute for Talmudic Publications and Milta Books), pages 205-206. It says the following regarding the destruction
of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem-built by Solomon and destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar's army: Page 205: "Then late on the day of the ninth, close to nightfall, they set the Temple on fire, and it continued to burn the
entire next day, on the tenth." Page 206: "When the Temple was destroyed
for the first time at the hands of Nebuzaradan [captain of the guard], that day was
the ninth of Av, and it was the day following Shabbat, (lunar sabbath is on the 8th)
and it was the year following the Sabbatical Year.... And similarly when the Temple
was destroyed a second time at the hands of Titus, the destruction occurred on the very same day, on the ninth
Josephus was an eyewitness as to the timing of the destruction of the Temple in A.D. 70 and the Scripture teaches
that Nebuchadnezzar destroyed it in the FIFTH MONTH, here’s what he wrote.
However, one cannot but wonder at the accuracy of this period thereto
relating; for the same month and day were now observed, as I said before, wherein the holy
house was burnt formerly by the Babylonians.
5. (144) And now it was that the king
of Babylon sent Nebuzaradan, the general of his army, to Jerusalem, to pillage the temple; who had it also in command to burn
it and the royal palace, and to lay the city even with the ground, and to transplant the people into Babylon. (145) Accordingly
he came to Jerusalem, in the eleventh year of king Zedekiah, and pillaged the temple, and CARRIED OUT THE VESSELS
of God, both gold and silver, and particularly that large laver which Solomon dedicated, as also the pillars of brass, and
their chapiters, with the golden tablets and the candlesticks: (146) and when he had carried these off, he set fire to the
temple in THE FIFTH MONTH, FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH, in the eleventh year of the reign of Zedekiah,
and in the eighteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar; he also burnt the palace, and overthrew the city.
Notice the judgment of them breaking the law happened around
Pentecost at the time the law was first given to Moses.
BOOK 10 CHAPTER 8 THE ANTIQUITES OF THE JEWS (131- 46)
…1. (155) Now the general of the army, Nebuzaradan, when
he had carried the people of the Jews into captivity, left the poor, and those that had deserted, in the country; and made
one, whose name was Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam, a person of a noble family, their governor; which Gedaliah was of a gentle
and righteous disposition. (156) He also commanded them that they should cultivate the ground, and pay an appointed tribute
to the king. He also took Jeremiah the prophet out of prison, and would have persuaded him to go along with him to Babylon,
……2. (159) When Nebuzaradan had done thus, he made haste to Babylon; but as to those that fled away during the
siege of Jerusalem, and had been scattered over the country, when they heard that the Babylonians were gone away, and had
left a remnant in the land of Jerusalem, and those such as were to cultivate the same, they came together from all parts to
Gedaliah to Mispah. (160) …
BOOK 10 CHAPTER 8 THE ANTIQUITES OF THE JEWS (131- 159)
Jer 40:9 And
Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan sware unto them and to their men, saying, Fear not to serve the Chaldeans: dwell
in the land, and serve the king of Babylon, and it shall be well with you.
Jer 40:10 As for me,
behold, I will dwell at Mizpah to serve the Chaldeans, which will come unto us: but ye, gather ye wine, and summer
fruits, and oil, and put them in your vessels, and dwell in your cities that ye have taken.
Likewise when all the Jews that were in Moab, and among the Ammonites, and in Edom, and that were in all
the countries, heard that the king of Babylon had left a remnant of Judah, and that he had set over them Gedaliah the son
of Ahikam the son of Shaphan;
Jer 40:12 Even all the Jews returned out of all places whither
they were driven, and came to the land of Judah, to Gedaliah, unto Mizpah, and gathered wine and summer fruits
Uyq qayits kah'-yits
from 6972; harvest (as the crop), whether
the product (grain or fruit) or the (dry) season: --summer (fruit, house).
I believe the summer fruit is referring
to the grain wheat harvest at end of the fourth month and beginning of the 5th month. It talked about a basket of summer fruit
which is referring to wheat. At any rate it shows that Nebuchadnezzar destroyed the Temple in the summertime around 50 days
after the seventh Sabbath, what we believe to be Pentecost.
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8. (267) Now although anyone would justly lament the destruction of such a work as this was,
since it was the most admirable of all the works that we have seen or heard of, both for its curious structure and its magnitude,
and also for the vast wealth bestowed upon it, as well as for the glorious reputation it had for its holiness; yet might such
a one comfort himself with this thought, that it was fate that decreed it so to be, which is inevitable, both as to living
creatures and as to works and places also. (268) However, one cannot but wonder at the accuracy of
this period thereto relating; for the same month and day were now observed, as I said before, wherein
the holy house was burnt formerly by the Babylonians. (269) Now the number of years that passed from
its first foundation, which was laid by king Solomon, till this its destruction, which happened in the second year of the
reign of Vespasian, are collected to be one thousand one hundred and thirty, besides seven months and fifteen days; (270)
and from the second building of it, which was done by Haggai, in the second year of Cyrus the king, till its destruction under
Vespasian, there were six hundred and thirty-nine years and forty-five days.
WARS OF THE JEWS BOOK
6 CHAPTEER 4 8. (267)
I have dealt with the Hebrew word “until” in Leviticus 23:16
in the first chapter and the Hebrew word for “count” in chapter 2 and Esther in chapter 3.
Josephus say 50 days after the wave sheaf?
If all I had was Josephus and did not have all the conclusive
evidence from scripture, Nature, and mathematic count etc., I could possibly justify counting from the wave sheaf for Pentecost.
Josephus does not say
that the morrow after the seventh Sabbath is Pentecost. He says,
"When a week of weeks has passed over after this sacrifice (which weeks contain 49 days),
on the fiftieth day, which is Pentecost, they bring to God "a" loaf, made of Wheat four..."
notice it did not say ON THE NEXT DAY", "When a week of weeks has passed over after this sacrifice is Pentecost,
they bring to God "a" loaf, made of Wheat four,.." but it says "ON THE 50TH DAY, which is Pentecost, they
bring to God "a" loaf, made of Wheat four,..", i.e. on the FIFTIETH day AFTER a week of weeks has passed over.
We also believe that when
a week of weeks has passed over after this sacrifice (which weeks contain 49 days), ON THE 50TH DAY, is Pentecost, i.e., on
the "fiftieth" day "AFTER" the week of weeks has passed over. Leviticus 23:16 also teaches to number 50
days after seven Sabbath complete.
I can see how it can lean toward the traditional count and as I said, if
this was all I had to go by, I could justify counting this way, but the above is not conclusive as to what he meant.
Notice also, the parentheses marks may have been added by the translator also because the translator said they bring
to God "a" loaf and we all know that the Scripture stressed "TWO" loaves. This
indicates the translator did not know much about the feasts and probably the traditional Pentecost influenced his interruption.
The Ferr Fenton Bible actually says to number fifty days after the seventh Sabbath.
See my study on Philo who
lived at the same time as our Saviour and how they kept Pentecost 50 days AFTER the seventh Sabbath complete.
It is also possible that a week of weeks/49 days went
by AFTER the 16th, a total of 50 days +50 more days.
Bible software called Accordance
(a Mac program) and in the Hebrew bible module BHS-W4 there is a letter mem (מ) before
the word “morrow",
which when done like that does make the mem function as min, which means from
Deuteronomy 16:9-10 KJV,
at first glance, also appears to contradict all the above conclusive evidence, but it only specifies when to
begin to number the weeks, but does not go into any more details like Leviticus 23:16 does, which
specifically says to number 50 days “after” the weak of weeks, or seven Sabbaths complete.
Deuteronomy says,  “Seven
weeks shalt thou number unto thee: begin to number the seven weeks from such time as thou beginnest to put the sickle to the
corn.  And thou shalt keep the feast of weeks unto the Lord thy God with a tribute of a freewill offering of thine hand,
which thou shalt give unto the Lord thy God , according as the Lord thy God hath blessed thee:”
It tells us when to begin numbering
the weeks and then keep Pentecost, but it does not say we keep it one day after, or 50 days after, and as I have shown that
Pentecost means 50 not one, as Leviticus 23;16 says, and we are to keep Pentecost 50 days after the seventh sabbath, and we
have all the approved examples in scripture showing that they kept Pentecost beyond the traditional 50 day count!
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This amazing Pentecost discovery takes the guesswork out of how to
count to Pentecost by conclusively proving from Scripture that the numbering of the 50 days begins on the morrow AFTER the
seventh Sabbath complete, (Leviticus 23:16) instead of numbering from the wave sheaf. By doing this,
it places Pentecost at the end of the FOURTH month instead of the beginning of the THIRD month.
Did you know that there is not even a THIRD month FEAST OF ANY KIND
found in Scripture But there is in the fourth month? WOW!
you know that there is not even a conclusive WHEAT HARVEST or harvest of any kind in the THIRD month found in
Scripture But there is in the fourth month? WOW!
you know that the law that was written with the finger of YHWH was not
given to Moses until the END OF THE FOURTH MONTH which is 50 days AFTER the seventh
Sabbath complete? WOW!
Did you know that
Pentecost was one of the three major Pilgrim feasts that were called Chags in the Hebrew, where the children of Israel were
commanded to travel up to Jerusalem each year and there is not even a Chag found in Scripture in the THIRD month but there
is in the fourth month? WOW!
Did you know that
there is Historical evidence of Eyewitnesses of people who lived at the same time of our Saviour and
the Apostles, keeping Pentecost 50 days AFTER the seventh Sabbath complete? WOW!
Did you know that Acts chapters 20
and 21 shows that it is a MATHEMATICAL CERTAINTY that the Apostle Paul and thousands of
believing Jews were keeping Pentecost BEYOND the traditional 50-day count? WOW!
WOW! WOW! See Scripture where the apostle Paul and thousands of believing Israelites observed Pentecost beyond the traditional
50-day count at Paul's Pentecost at http://lunarsabbath.us/id9.html
Did you know that the Children
of Israes kept Pentecost on the day that the Law was given, and they called it a Chag/Feast to YHWH, and it was exactly 50
days AFTER the 7th Sabbath? WOW!
you know that in light of all of this, along with the evidence that I am going to produce in this book, people
will still keep their tradition of Pentecost in the THIRD month? WOW!
Did you know that what you do not know can DESTROY you? Hosea 4:6 says my people are DESTROYED
for lack of knowledge. WOW!
Did you know that
if we reject knowledge, that He will reject us? This is also found in Hosea 4:6 i.e., if we do not know something or have
no knowledge of it, we are damned and if we reject the knowledge that is presented to us, we are damned. Did you know it is
our duty to search out a matter, and if we do not well held accountable? WOW!
Having said that I will conclusively prove that Leviticus 23:16 should be understood the count to Pentecost is 50
days AFTER the seventh Sabbath complete, NOT 50 days after the wave sheaf!
Here are some of my notes on what the Scripture teaches is the true count to Pentecost which is 50 days “after”
the 7th Sabbath complete, not 50 days after the wave sheaf or 1st Sabbath.
Lev-23:16 “Even unto the morrow "after" the seventh
sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto YHWH” If you have
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to have reached Mount Sinai in time for the traditional third month Pentecost.
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