Bible Discussion Thread

  • Ronald A Foster on 2 Esdras 6:9
    Since the Bible does not use the actual man-made names of the week such as Saturday and Sunday....How can we be sure what day is the first, second or any other day as established by our creator?
  • Chris - in Reply on 2 Esdras 6:9
    Ronald, I understand that our Latin/Teutonic naming of days from the pantheon of gods, is simply that - just names. If we were to remain faithful to the Scriptural account, then we should indeed refer to our week of days as Day 1, Day 2, etc. & not by the heathen names. Sadly, to use this type of reference, would make us appear to the general populace as highly peculiar.

    So, if the Sabbath (God's Day of resting from His creating Work) is clearly seen as the 7th Day (& using this as our reference point), then it follows that the 1st Day of the week was the Resurrection Day & the Day observed by the early Christians for worship. The fact that it was deemed necessary to add the names of gods to those days is just something that we have to live with.

    Don't know if the above specifically or adequately answers your question.
  • Ronald A Foster - in Reply on 2 Esdras 6:9
    Thanks for your reply. The question of exactly what day the numbered days are assigned to still can not be claimed by our present society. The six days of creation and the seventh day of rest is not in question at all.

    It's the fact that "man" added those Teutonic names to the numbers, which of course could have started on any of those numbers.
  • Chris - in Reply on 2 Esdras 6:9
    You're correct that the naming of the days in the week does not necessarily equate to the numbered days of creation. In fact, I doubt if any one in any era, when calendars, stellar observances & other calculations were first employed, could correctly identify & assign those original days. With the many calendars that are around, we have to conclude that trying to figure out that question by searching in their roots, will be an impossible task without any evidence to appeal to.
  • D.J. - in Reply on 2 Esdras 6:9
    Ronald, (Concerning the days of the week)

    Have you considered looking at the Dead Sea Scrolls?

    The Book of Enoch, in particular, reveals a 364 day solar priestly calendar; used by Israel until around 175 B.C.

    52 (weeks) x 7 = 364

    Look at the first book of Enoch; specifically, ch. 72, and ch. 82 (column 27) are words concerning the ancient solar calendar.
  • Ronald A Foster - in Reply on 2 Esdras 6:9
    With all due respect, my authority is the Holy Scriptures specifically the Original African Heritage Edition KJV. (Not excluding other translations). I measure everything else written using this Bible as my truth.

    Of course there is much one can learn from other written materials in any field of study but something as serious as the subject we are discussing...adding to or replacing is not something I want to venture into. God our creator preceded all of the writers of the past, present and future. His words are what I stand on and base my life on and through the shedding of the blood of His Son Jesus Christ I have been saved.

    If God says it, I have enough faith to believe it. If He didn't say it or it isn't written through Him, I have to question it.

    Thanks for responding


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