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10 Hope of Israel Ministries BIBLE Correspondence Course Lesson 8

to be sanctified? Leviticus 8:33-35. was THE DAY THEY RESTED. Clearly,
COMMENT: Aaron and his sons were therefore, they were keeping the Sabbath on the
to be sanctified (set apart] for SEVEN DAYS 15th day of the month -- the day of the FULL
starting with the NEW MOON day. MOON. This being the case, they would also be
3. What did Moses tell Aaron and his keeping the Sabbath on the 8th, 22nd and 29th!
sons in Leviticus 8:33? At this time they decided to keep the
COMMENT: They had to stay inside 14th, along with the 15th, every 12th month to
the Tabernacle -- apart from the rest of the commemorate receiving REST from their
congregation -- for the entire SEVEN DAYS -- enemies (Esther 9:21-22).
seven days and seven nights. Verse 35. If the 2. Since the “Jews” were commanded to
Israelites were keeping the weekly Sabbath remember the 15th day and keep it Holy in
according to the planetary week and the solar remembrance of YEHOVAH God who, with a
calendar as we do today, a Sabbath would have mighty hand gave them REST from their
fallen on ONE of the seven days that Aaron and enemies, do you think they would count one
his sons were being sanctified (set apart), and through fifteen over and over again to remember
this would have disrupted the process. But, the 15th? Or do you think they would continue to
CLEARLY, this DID NOT happen! use the ONLY calendar the Bible speaks of -- the
4. Now, WHAT was to happen on the 8th heavenly lights, the LUNAR calendar?
day? Read Leviticus 9:1 and 9:23-24. 3. YEHOVAH commanded the Israelites
assembly of the congregation. WHAT was this because He brought them out of bondage in
assembly? The WEEKLY SABBATH, of Egypt with a mighty hand, and it was the 15TH
course! The sanctification lasted from the NEW when He gave them an intermission or Sabbath
MOON until the 7th day of the moon -- and after day rest from bondage. Read Deuteronomy
six workdays they assembled the congregation 5:15. According to this verse, what DAY did
to observe the SABBATH which fell on the 8th YEHOVAH bring the Israelites out of Egypt?
day of the moon -- otherwise known as the 4. Now read Numbers 33:3. What
FIRST QUARTER! DATE in the lunar month did they leave Egypt?
Also, as when YEHOVAH God was COMMENT: Here YEHOVAH God
revealing His weekly Sabbaths in Exodus 16, equates the 15th day of the first month with the
His Shekinah Glory appeared to all the people SABBATH! Also, He calls it “the morrow after
underscoring the IMPORTANCE YEHOVAH the passover” offering -- indicating that the
placed on this day. weekly Sabbath AND the first day of Passover
This CLEARLY places the weekly fall on the SAME DAY!
Sabbaths on the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th days of Here’s something to think about -- if the
the of the Hebrew LUNAR month. Sabbath was on the 15th day of the first month
when the Israelites were delivered from Egypt,
Esther 9 and ALSO on the 15th day of the second month
when they arrived in the wilderness of Sin -- it
In the 9th chapter of Esther we find would be IMPOSSIBLE to use the Roman
further proof that the 15th day of the moon (lunar (Gregorian) Calendar count of 1 through 7
month) was kept as a REST day. recurring (and counting the New Moon day as
1. Read verses 1, 5, 15 and 18. On what one of the six work days) and have the weekly
DAY did the “Jews” rest? Sabbath fall on the 15th day TWO MONTHS in
COMMENT: The 13th and 14th were a row!
the days they got the victories, while the 15TH 5. Read Exodus 19:1-2. These verses

YEHOVAH God’s TRUE Sabbath Day -- Part 2
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