For one to
find the seventh day of the week, he must
know what a biblical week is and when it begins
in order to find the seventh day.
Let’s look at some writings
of men that lived at the time of the New Testament
along with the scriptures to see how they perceive
a week. Was it by the four phases of the moon, or
did they notch off seven days and keep the seventh?
We will start with Clement of
Alexander known as one of the early church age fathers
who wrote in the second century A.D. (150-215 A.D.)
In chapter 16 of the Stomata, Clement plainly says
that in periods of seven days the moon undergoes
its changes. In the first week she becomes Half
moon; in the second week, Full moon; and in the
third week in her wane, again Half moon; and in
the forth week she disappears. Notice that Clement
is connecting the week with the seven day phases
of the moon.
Now hear what Philo has to say
about the week which naturally ends with a Sabbath
or seventh day. “Like a full moon at the height
of its increase at the end of the second week, under
preliminary studies Works of Philo, by Yonge pg.
313xix(106).” Full moon is at the end or the
second week or on a Sabbath. Philo lived at the
time of the Messiah and was a prominent Jew of Alexander
and kept the weeks days by the moon. Notice the
full moon will be on the 7th day of the second week
making the full moon a Sabbath, the 1st week the
half moon ends the week on another Sabbath etc.
Does this go along with scriptures? Yes. See chapter
16 of Exodus. When the Sabbath was made known to
Moses where YHWH spoke to him on the 15th a full
moon Sabbath, and told them to gather manna for
six days which began on the 16th day of the month
(1st day of week) and ended on the 21st (6th day
of the week) and said none would be on the next
day, (22nd half moon) for it is the Holy Sabbath.
I can pinpoint at least 16 separate
months in the scriptures and every one of them the
Sabbath is as Philo and Clement wrote are at the
end of the week by the moon which is always on the
8th (half), 15th (full), 22nd (half), and 29th (last
There is much debate about where
the week originated. Most scholars agree that the
week was originally connected to the moon, but not
all. We offer $1,000 reward to anyone who can find
our modern concept of a week (solar) in scripture.
There are fragments of a calendar
found in the Dead Sea Scrolls written in Pailleo
Hebrew. (Old Hebrew) It tells how the moon on the
8th day of the moon rules all day in the sky, and
at night WHICH BEGINS THE 9th IT SAYS IT is the
1st day of the week, which MEANS the SABBATHS ARE
ON THE 8TH, 15TH, 22ND, AND 29TH, EVERY MONTH. which
goes along with what Philo and Clement say.
Bottom line is that the weeks
are Lunar (by the moon) and at the end of each lunar
week you have a Lunar Sabbath on the half-moon,
full-moon, half moon, and then the last sliver.
(8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th.)
Nowhere in the scriptures can
you find a week that is not connected to the moon
or its cycles. The week is found in Nature the same
as the day-(dark to dark), month-(one ends another
begins, dark to dark). The year-(equal days and
nights), Something your can observe for yourself
in nature and not some man made calendar that tells
you that a day begins at 12:00 midnight. You can't
see nothing that proves one day ended and another
began, same with the week, you can see and count
the seven days in the four weeks of the moon phases.
The month also must be observed in nature for man
to see for himself and not just count 30 or 31 days,
no matter what the true moon is doing.