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I confess I have never heard any charge that Daniel prophesied there would be a change from the Jewish Sabbath observance to Sunday worship. The former starts from sundown on Friday (the 7th day of the Jewish week) and the latter starts from midnight on Sunday (the 1st day of the Jewish week). All I have heard is that some people claim it was the Catholic ...


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To “speak words against the Most High” trying (NIV) “to change the times and the law” has to be anti God as in promoting unclean and evilness, and would refer to the in the Bible prophesied coming “Anti Christ”. Shall persecute (NKJ) “the saints of the Most High" and " the saints shall be given into his hand for a time and times and half a time&...


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This will not answer the question but provide some background. (The answer to this question is impossible without a grander scheme of eschatology and prophetic interpretation.) The two words at question here are: זִמְנִ֣ין (zimnin) = times The root word זְמָן occurs only 11 times in the OT, all but one (Ezra 5:3) occur in Aramaic portion of Daniel, namely, ...


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The "seeking/doing your own pleasure" in Isa 58:13 has been the subject of (in some isolated legalistic circles) intense debate. However, the sense is clear even from ancient times. The best explanation is actually provided by the LXX in its translation of Isa 58:13 which reads: ἐὰν ἀποστρέψῃς τὸν πόδα σου ἀπὸ τῶν σαββάτων τοῦ μὴ ποιεῖν τὰ ...


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Let us tread very carefully here so as not over-step what the NT is saying. Many denomination fasten on texts that appear to support their position and ignore others that do not. The Sabbath vs Sunday debate is a prime example of wooly think by both sides on this topic. Sabbath-keepers will advance these texts as evidence that Paul and the apostles, as ...


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One thing that is often missed in the Bible texts is that the day in question is often included in the numbering of days. Passover was on the evening of the 14th, which was a Thursday. The 14th is included in the 6 day numbering, being that the daytime of the 14th is a day. Thursday, 14th-6, Wednesday, 13th-5, Tuesday, 12th-4, Monday, 11th-3, Sunday, 10th-2, ...


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There were two Sabbaths on the week of the death of the Messiah. Chag HaMatzot, Aviv 15 and the weekly Sabbath on Aviv 17. The preparation day on that week, Aviv 14 was on our Wednesday, the fourth day of the week. The 15th on Thursday, a Sabbath, skip a day and on the 17th, the weekly Sabbath. "After the Sabbaths and toward the first day of the week.&...


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The first key to the answer is in Leviticus 23v16: "The next day after the seventh Sabbath". This refers to Shavuot/Pentecost and is clearly the day after the weekly Sabbath, i.e. Sunday. The second key is found in the same verse "you will count fifty days". That is an exact number - not 'about 50' not, 49 or 52 or any other number, but ...


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