Bruce Warner (16 Apr 2011)
"ALL HEBREW DAYS' END AND BEGIN' AT SUNSET....."
Leviticus 23:5-8 (Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread)
(5) "The Lord's Passover begins at twilight on the fourteenth of the
first month". (Passover ends at sunset on the 14th and the Feast of
Unleavened Bread begins on the same sunset.)
(6) "On the fifteenth day of that month the Lord's Feast of Unleavened
Bread begins; for seven days you must eat bread made without yeast. On
the first day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work. For seven
days present an offering made to the Lord by fire."
Leviticus 23:10 (Firstfruits)
"When you enter the land I am going to give you, and you reap its
harvest, bring to the priest a sheaf of the first grain you harvest. He
is to wave the sheaf before the Lord so it will be accepted on your
behalf; the priest is to wave it on the DAY AFTER THE SABBATH (which is
Sunday/Firstfruits - the first day of the week).
"Now when HE ROSE EARLY ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene.." (which is Firstfruits/Sunday)
If the Passover/Crucifixion was on Wednesday (14th) then the following
Sunday, "the first day of the week", was the 'fourth day -18th'
following. If the Passover/Crucifixion was on Thursday (14th) then the
following Sunday, "the first day of the week", was the 'third day
In either case, "He rose early on the first day of the week" which is
Sunday/Firstfruits during the Feast of Unleavened Bread which is the
ONLY Sunday during the seven-day Feast of Unleavened Bread and is the
day the omer-count begins.
Come Lord Jesus!