Jean Stepnoski (18 Apr 2011)
"Nisan 16"

Dear Doves,
      The date of Nisan 16 was the day the Pharisees believed was the Feast of First Fruits. It was the day after the High Holy Day Sabbath of Nisan 15, the first day of The Feast of Unleavened Bread. Were they wrong? Were the Messiah and the Sadducees correct in believing it was the day after the weekly Sabbath in the week of The Feast of Unleavened Bread? Then and now, there are the two Sabbaths in that week.
      The Hillel Calendar follows the traditions of the Pharisees as regards this issue. Is this calendar correct and binding for Nisan 16 as the correct choice for the Feast of First Fruits? It will be 4-19 to 20. It does not match the weekly Sabbath Day 7/ Day 1, when the Messiah/Christ was resurrected. Which of the day after Sabbaths might The Master honor this year, if we are into the season and month and week approaching The Blessed Hope? We shall see. Bless the Lord of His Harvest!
With Love and Shalom,