Evening to Evening - NOT According to The Bible

December 13, 2016
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1 Samuel 11:11World English Bible (WEB)

11 On the next day, Saul put the people in three companies; and they came into the middle of the camp in the morning watch, and struck the Ammonites until the heat of the day. Those who remained were scattered, so that no two of them were left together.

This is my second post in this series to prove to you that a Day is not counted from Evening to Evening like the Pharisees would like you to do. The Day is separated from the Night and the Night cannot be part of the Day. I have a detailed article on this topic that forms the basis of this post titled 3 reasons why a day is not from evening to evening in Genesis. The diagram below should help you get your head around the reckoning of the Day. The 1st diagram shows Scriptural reckoning, the two other diagram shows the wrong Pharisaical reckoning. We have no right or authority to change what Yahuah set from the beginning.

Let us not be like the serpent who questioned what Yahuah said:

Now the serpent was more subtle than any animal of the field which Yahuah God had made. He said to the woman, “Has God really said, ‘You shall not eat of any tree of the garden?’”

- Genesis 3:1

Nehemiah and the people building the wall

So we worked in the work: and half of them held the spears from the rising of the morning until the stars appeared. Likewise at the same time said I to the people, “Let everyone with his servant lodge within Jerusalem, that in the night they may be a guard to us, and may labor in the day.”

Nehemiah 4:21-22

Note that Nehemiah and the people were working from the rising of the morning until the stars appeared. That's like saying from Morning till Evening. He then clarifies that at night there should be a guard because that's when people should sleep so that they can get started with their work the next Day (Light).

When he says "labor in the Day" he is referring back to what he said earlier. He said that they labored "from the rising of the morning until the stars appeared". That means right there that Nehemiah reckoned the Day from Morning to Evening ("from the rising of the morning until the stars appeared").

The Jewish Encyclopedia confirms this:

"Day" (Hebrew, "yom"): In the Bible, the season of light (Gen. 1:5), lasting "from dawn (lit. "the rising of the morning") to the coming forth of the stars"

- The Jewish Encyclopedia

David's escape from Saul

Saul sought to pin David to the wall with the spear; but he slipped away out of Saul’s presence, and he stuck the spear into the wall. David fled, and escaped that night. Saul sent messengers to David’s house, to watch him, and to kill him in the morning. Michal, David’s wife, told him, saying, “If you don’t save your life tonighttomorrow you will be killed.”

1 Samuel 19:10-11

11. The Levite and his concubine

On the fourth day, they got up early in the morning, and he rose up to depart. The young lady’s father said to his son-in-law, “Strengthen your heart with a morsel of bread, and afterward you shall go your way.” So they sat down, ate, and drank, both of them together. Then the young lady’s father said to the man, “Please be pleased to stay all night, and let your heart be merry.” The man rose up to depart; but his father-in-law urged him, and he stayed there again. He arose early in the morning on the fifth day to depart; and the young lady’s father said, “Please strengthen your heart and stay until the day declines”; and they both ate.
When the man rose up to depart, he, and his concubine, and his servant, his father-in-law, the young lady’s father, said to him, “Behold, now the day draws toward evening, please stay all night. Behold, the day is ending. Stay here, that your heart may be merry; and tomorrow go on your way early, that you may go home.” But the man wouldn’t stay that night, but he rose up and departed, and toward Jebus (also called Jerusalem). With him were a couple of saddled donkeys. His concubine also was with him.
When they were by Jebus, the day was far spent; and the servant said to his master, “Please come and let us turn aside into this city of the Jebusites, and stay in it.”
His master said to him, “We won’t turn aside into the city of a foreigner that is not of the children of Israel; but we will pass over to Gibeah.” He said to his servant, “Come and let us draw near to one of these places; and we will lodge in Gibeah, or in Ramah.” So they passed on and went their way; and the sun went down on them near Gibeah, which belongs to Benjamin.

- Judges 19:5-14

They got up early in the Morning on the fourth Day (Light), then he stayed all Night (Darkness), and then he arose early in the Morning the fifth Day (Light). Can you spot the issue here? Well, if you reckon the Day (Light) from Evening to Evening then the second time Morning is mentioned should have been still the fourth Day (Light). However, we read, this was the fifth Day (Light) which is correct according to Genesis. It's clear, that they reckoned the Day from the Morning. Also, note that Night is mentioned separately, since Night (Darkness) is not part of the Day (Light).

Then we read that the Day (Light) was drawing toward evening, the day was far spent, which means the Evening did not start a new Day (Light), it was ending the Day (Light) and still part of the Day (Light) according to Genesis.

Feast after making the golden calf

When Aaron saw this, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made a proclamation, and said, “Tomorrow shall be a feast to Yahuah.”
They rose up early on the next day, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.

- Exodus 32:5-6

Aaron proclaimed that tomorrow is going to be a feast and then they rose up early on the next day. If Aaron was a Pharisee and reckoned the Day (Light) from Evening to Evening he should have said "They rose up early on the same day" since Morning would be part of the same Day (Light). It's clear, however, that Aaron the high priest considered Morning starting a new Day (Light) according to Genesis.

Receiving the Ma na

Moses said to them, “Let no one leave of it until the morning.” Notwithstanding they didn’t listen to Moses, but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and became foul: and Moses was angry with them. They gathered it morning by morning, everyone according to his eating. When the sun grew hot, it melted. On the sixth day, they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for each one, and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses. He said to them, “This is that which Yahuah has spoken, ‘Tomorrow is a solemn rest, a holy Sabbath to Yahuah. Bake that which you want to bake, and boil that which you want to boil; and all that remains over lay up for yourselves to be kept until the morning.’” They laid it up until the morning, as Moses asked, and it didn’t become foul, and there were no worms in it.

Exodus 16:19-24

If the Shabbat starts on day 6 at Evening then consequently on day 6 in the morning they gathered twice as much, then God told them that tomorrow (commencing in the Evening according to the Pharisees) is Shabbat.

Problem is that in the same verse we read "all that remains over lay up for yourselves to be kept until the morning". The word "morning" is obviously referring back to the word "tomorrow". It's clear that according to Moses the Day (Light) starts in the Morning as per Genesis.

Moses judging the people

On the next day, Moses sat to judge the people, and the people stood around Moses from the morning to the evening.

Exodus 18:13

Notice the words "FROM" and "TO". Also, notice that it was on the next day and the day was FROM morning TO Evening. Morning starts a new day not evening. Clearly Moses was reckoning the Day (Light) from Morning to Evening according to Genesis.

Achan's sin

Joshua tore his clothes, and fell to the earth on his face before Yahuah’s ark until the evening, he and the elders of Israel; and they put dust on their heads. Joshua said, “Alas, Lord Yahuah, why have you brought this people over the Jordan at all, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to cause us to perish? I wish that we had been content and lived beyond the Jordan! Oh, Lord, what shall I say, after Israel has turned their backs before their enemies! For the Canaanites and all the inhabitants of the land will hear of it, and will surround us, and cut off our name from the earth. What will you do for your great name?”
Yahuah said to Joshua, “Get up! Why have you fallen on your face like that? Israel has sinned. Yes, they have even transgressed my covenant which I commanded them. Yes, they have even taken some of the devoted things, and have also stolen, and also deceived. They have even put it among their own stuff. Therefore the children of Israel can’t stand before their enemies. They turn their backs before their enemies, because they have become devoted for destruction. I will not be with you any more, unless you destroy the devoted things from among you.
“Get up! Sanctify the people, and say, ‘Sanctify yourselves for tomorrow, for Yahuah, the God of Israel, says, “There is a devoted thing among you, Israel. You cannot stand before your enemies until you take away the devoted thing from among you.”
“‘In the morning therefore you shall be brought near by your tribes. It shall be that the tribe which Yahuah selects shall come near by families. The family which Yahuah selects shall come near by households. The household which Yahuah selects shall come near man by man. It shall be, that he who is taken with the devoted thing shall be burnt with fire, he and all that he has, because he has transgressed the covenant of Yahuah, and because he has done a disgraceful thing in Israel.’”
So Joshua rose up early in the morning and brought Israel near by their tribes. The tribe of Judah was selected.

- Joshua 7:6-16

Joshua is fallen to the earth on his face till the Evening, and Yahuah tells him that Tomorrow the people shall sanctify themselves. Then he clarifies, that in the Morning you shall therefore... And then Joshua gets up in the Morning.

So if you reckon the Day (Light) after the Pharisees the Evening when Joshua was at the ark should have counted a new Day (Light), right? Consequently, the following Morning should have been counted as the same Day (Light). But it hasn't been!

It is Yahuah Himself who tells us that Tomorrow is starting in the Morning. Of course, since he separated Day (Light) and Night (Darkness) at creation. Who are we to question Him?

Israel at Mount Sinai

Moses went down from the mountain to the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their clothes. He said to the people, “Be ready by the third day. Don’t have sexual relations with a woman.”
On the third day, when it was morning, there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud on the mountain, and the sound of an exceedingly loud trumpet; and all the people who were in the camp trembled.

- Exodus 19:14-16

Moses tells the people to be ready by the third Day (Light) and then on the third Day (Light) when it was Morning there were thunderings.

The third Day (Light) according to the Pharisees would have been started at the Evening of the second Day (Light). Yet, from this passage it's clear that Moses was reckoning the start of a new Day (Light) from the Morning according to Genesis.

David fighting the Amalekites

David struck them from the twilight even to the evening of the next day. Not a man of them escaped from there, except four hundred young men, who rode on camels and fled.

- 1 Samuel 30:17

If we reckoned the Day (Light) from Evening to Evening according to the Pharisees then we would need to conclude that the next evening after the twilight of today would be the same day. See the chart at the beginning of the article.

However, according to Samuel the next Evening is part of the "next day" and not part of the same Day (Light).

Jonah and the vine

Yahuah God prepared a vine, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shade over his head, to deliver him from his discomfort. So Jonah was exceedingly glad because of the vine. But God prepared a worm at dawn the next day, and it chewed on the vine, so that it withered.

- Jonah 4:6-7

According to the Evening to Evening Pharisee Day (Light) reckoning the next morning should have been part of the same Day (Light), yet Jonah tells us that Dawn is starting the next Day (Light).

Shall we believe Jonah or the Pharisees?

When not to eat the peace offering

The flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings for thanksgiving shall be eaten on the day of his offering. He shall not leave any of it until the morning.

- Leviticus 7:15

If the Day (Light) is reckoned from the Evening to Evening why can't we not leave any of the peace offering until morning? It would be the same Day (Light) so why this specification?

It turns out, that this specification makes no sense unless the Morning starts a new Day (Light). If we start the Day (Light) from the Morning it all makes sense. Then the specification basically means we shall not leave any of until the start of the next Day (Light). Hallelu Yah!

Re-instituting the daily burnt offerings

When the seventh month had come, and the children of Israel were in the cities, the people gathered themselves together as one man to Jerusalem. Then Jeshua the son of Jozadak stood up with his brothers the priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel and his brothers, and built the altar of the God of Israel, to offer burnt offerings on it, as it is written in the law of Moses the man of God. In spite of their fear because of the peoples of the surrounding lands, they set the altar on its base; and they offered burnt offerings on it to Yahuah, even burnt offerings morning and evening. They kept the feast of tents, as it is written, and offered the daily burnt offerings by number, according to the ordinance, as the duty of every day required; and afterward the continual burnt offering, the offerings of the new months, of all the set feasts of Yahuah that were consecrated, and of everyone who willingly offered a freewill offering to Yahuah. From the first day of the seventh month, they began to offer burnt offerings to Yahuah; but the foundation of Yahuah’s temple was not yet laid.

- Ezra 3:1-6

We can read above that the daily offerings were offered morning and evening. When Ezra writes "offered daily burnt offerings" and he clearly refers back to "burnt offerings morning and evening".

The daily offerings

You shall tell them, ‘This is the offering made by fire which you shall offer to Yahuah: male lambs a year old without defect, two day by day, for a continual burnt offering. 4 You shall offer the one lamb in the morning, and you shall offer the other lamb at evening;

- Numbers 28:3-4

When do we have to offer the daily offerings? One lamb in the morning and one lamb in the evening. Clearly Day (Light) is from morning to evening.

24. Samuel

On the next day, Saul put the people in three companies; and they came into the middle of the camp in the morning watch, and struck the Ammonites until the heat of the day. Those who remained were scattered, so that no two of them were left together.

- 1 Samuel 11:11

"In the morning" is clearly referring back to "On the next day", so a Day (Light) according to Samuel starts in the Morning.

I’m Barnabas, a servant of Yahuah, who loves writing songs and speaking about the truth. Together with my lovely wife I run a small homestead where we raise free range organic chicken, ducks and turkey. We also have a garden where we grow seasonal vegetable. Read more