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Does not Diminish Its Importance

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The Hebrew calendar of antiquity could be a most complicated thing. One of the reasons for this is that there were actually two of them; one civil, and the other ritual. It is the latter which is characteristic of the Scriptural history of the ancient people Israel. What further complicated the Hebrew year was the failure of the twelve-month calendar to account for all the days of the year. This necessitated addition of a thirteenth month, approximately every three years, in much the same manner as our modern calendar observes a “Leap Year.” Further still, numerous feasts and festivals were scheduled throughout the year, each with its specific requirements. For us, the New Testament record sets forth the first day of the week for the saints to assemble in worship. The simplicity of the even does not diminish its importance.

Written and voiced by David Hayes Prophater