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Billy McDaniel | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, May 11 2016 8:22 PM


In Matt 28:1, the Faithlife Study Bible offers this note; "after the Sabbath Jews calculated the Sabbath from sundown on Friday night to sundown on Saturday night. During that time, no one could do any work".  Throughout Bible times, the Jews did not reckon time by the Roman calendar; ex., Friday or Saturday.  The Roman Julian calendar was about 40 years old and contained 12 months of 30 days each - a year of 360 days.  The Hebrew calendar was about 3750 years old and time was reckoned from the phases of the moon.  When the Bible uses the term 'The First Day of the Week', it doesn't mean Sunday - first day of Roman calendar week, named for their primary god, the sun, or the Sun's Day.  It means the first day of the week.  The 'First Day of the Week' was the name of the first day of the week.  Immediately after the 'Dark of the Moon' phase, as the first sliver of reflected light on the moon's surface became visible at sundown, that day, beginning at sundown, was designated as the "Head of the Month'.  Not only was it designated the 'First Day of the Month', but also the 'First Day of the Week'.  Seven days later, the 'First Day of the Second Week'. 

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 11 2016 8:38 PM

Welcome to the forums. Is your intent to request that Faithlife edit the Study Bible?

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