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The following is based from an understanding that: a) Moses was the chief reporter of the information provided in the Pentateuch, which provides bases for what “should be”, b) the systems of day, week, month and year given Moses were rather unique compared to other systems, c) Genesis chapter 1 provides basic details for a definition for a “day”, d) there ...


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In the article Hebrew Henotheism: Challenging the notion of Biblical Monotheism, the case is made that the Shema was to be understood relationally with Israel. The 1985 edition of the Jewish Publication Society translation of the TaNaKH portrays this when they translate the verse as “Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone.” This reading ...


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Most scholars who believe that Ancient Israel was henotheistic also accept some for of the Documentary Hypothesis and therefore assume that Deuteronomy, including the Shema, was written at a later date, after the Israelites had switched from henotheism to monotheism. (The DH does not assume that the theology is consistent across different parts of the Hebrew ...


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Community Wiki - Help Would be Greatly Appreciated I am hoping that people can help with this - to add references, directly into the answer. Please Remain Neutral, and Simple. 1. Question Restatement: What evidences would the earliest Church - (Second Temple Period Jews) - have relied upon to understand if the Passover (Not the Crucifixion) - relied ...


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Clarification on Terms My definitions for clarification. Evening: The period of the Sun descending toward the horizon to set. Sunset: The exact time the Sun is no longer visible above the horizon. Evening Twilight: The period of decreasing light between Sunset and Dusk. Dusk: The exact time all sunlight is no longer visible in the western sky. Night: The ...


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What evidences are there that the biblical calendar day started in the evening? The plain reading of scripture would have been relied on by the earliest church, with the clearest understanding of how a day is defined being found in Leviticus: Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation ...


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Jewish culture during the Second Temple period was heavily influenced by the Babylonians. E. G. Richards says in Mapping Time, pages 221-222, that the seven-day Jewish week, although of great antiquity, was possibly of Babylonian origin. During the Babylonian Captivity the Jews adopted the Babylonian calendar and began to use month names that were based on ...



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