In addition to the weekly sabbaths ordained by the Fourth Commandment, the Twenty-Third of Leviticus designated an annual sabbath to be observed on the first day of the seventh month. On our Gregorian calendar, this would be July One. On the ancient calendar of the Hebrews and Greeks, however, this date occurred in the latter portion of what is to us September. Jewish tradition holds this time to be the civil New Year as well as a commemoration of the beginning of time as dated from creation. Though the Scriptures do not support the tradition, they do declare the six days of creation and the Creator’s rest on the seventh day. What the Word reveals is fact. What the Word does not reveal is only speculation.
Written and Voiced by David Hayes Prophater
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