I would like to present Scriptural evidence that the 50 days is beyond the 7 Sabbaths complete.
the third month after the children of Yisra’ĕl had come out of the land
of Mitsrayim, on this day they came to the Wilderness of Sinai.
of all I’m not going to claim to understand everything about these
Scriptures from Shemoth chapters 19-24. According to Shemoth 19:1 it
would seem because of the wording that the children of Yisra’el had come
to the wilderness on the same day – the fifteenth – after leaving
Mitsrayim/Ramses. Actually, they left Ramses on the 15th and they left
the land of Mitsrayim at the crossing of the Sea of Reeds, so
technically there are two times that they left Mitsrayim.
19:1 is referring to the day they left Ramses (on the 15th day of the
1st moon) we could assume that this is speaking of the 15th day of the
third moon. Obviously they are calculating by the moon/months. Now from
the 15th of the first month to the 15th of the third month is 8 weeks or
one complete month of 29 or 30 days and two half months of 15 days. Now
remember when we are counting months we are also counting new moon
days. Now on a continual count 8 weeks equals 56 days; which is beyond
the 50 day count. For the lunar count you start with the fifteenth day
of the first month to the end of the first month; depending on how long
the month itself is, it would be either 14 or 15 days to get to the
beginning of the second month. The second month would be 29 or 30 days
long and from the beginning of the third month to the 15th is 15 days.
So we don’t know how long the first or second month was, so we’ll just
say out of conjecture that the first month was 29 days and the second
month is 30 days. So that would be 14 + 30 + 15 = 59. Now according to
the month count even if there were back to back 29 day months that is
still 8 days beyond the 50 day count.
It has been suggested that
when they came to the wilderness it was the first day of the third
month; 14 + 30 + 1= 45 days – plus two days of being set-apart and
Yahuah coming down on the third day; so that would be 14 + 30 + 1 + 3 =
48 days. And if the first month and the second month both had thirty
days in them that would be 15 + 30 + 1 + 3 = 49. Which is still one day
shy of the 50th day. Technically if you count the first day of the month
as the first day of setting them apart then you would have to subtract a
day which equals 48. Also notice in the count that we did give the
benefit of the doubt for two 30-day months. This math does not work
either; although, it is very much closer.
there is a 50-day count mentioned in the Scriptures. This 50-day count
begins from the first day that they are to be set-apart.
10 And Yahuah said to Mosheh, “Go to the people and set them apart today and tomorrow. And they shall wash their garments,
and shall be prepared by the third day. For on the third day Yahuah
shall come down upon Mount Sinai before the eyes of all the people.
Here we can see three days from the time they are to be set-apart to the time Yahuah comes down upon the mountain.
And Yahuah said to Mosheh, “Come up to Me on the mountain and be there,
while I give you tablets of stone, and the Torah and the command which I
have written, to teach them.”
13 And Mosheh arose with his assistant Yehoshua, and Mosheh went up to the mountain of Elohim.
And he said to the elders, “Wait here for us until we come back to you.
And see, Aharon and Hur are with you. Whoever has matters, let him go
15 And Mosheh went up into the mountain, and a cloud covered the mountain.
And the esteem of Yahuah dwelt on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it
for six days. And on the seventh day He called to Mosheh out of the
midst of the cloud.
17 And the appearance of the esteem of Yahuah was
like a consuming fire on the top of the mountain, before the eyes of
the children of Yisra’ĕl.
18 And Mosheh went into the midst of the
cloud and went up into the mountain. And it came to be that Mosheh was
on the mountain forty days and forty nights.
see Mosheh went up to the mount with his assistant Yehoshua and the
elders and he told the elders to wait here for us until we come back to
you. Notice the cloud covered the mountain for six days and on the 7th
day Yahuah called Mosheh and he went into the midst of the cloud and was
there 40 days and 40 nights.
We know the people were set-apart
for three days and Yahuah came down upon the mountain and started
speaking the commands. But remember the people did not want to hear HIM
and told Mosheh we hear you. After that point, Yahuah quit speaking in
their presence and gave the rest of the laws through Mosheh to give back
to the people. So in essence, the people rejected hearing Yahuah
directly. But the point is, we have an exact 50-day count from the time
the people were to be set-apart until the time Mosheh came down off the
mountain after the 40 days and 40 nights. Of course, we know what
happened when he came down. He found leaven in the camp; thereby
throwing the two loaves of the commandments to the ground. Oh, I meant
tablets…. It is rather interesting that the wheat crop is presented in
the form of two leavened loaves. And we know what agent the leaven
Anyway, three days to be set-apart and Yahuah
speaking to the people, seven days Mosheh, Aaron, Nadab, Yehoshua, the
seventy elders were on the mount and then another 40 days that Mosheh
went into the midst of the cloud and went up into the mountain. 3 + 6
(Moshe went up on the 7th) + 40 = 49 The day that Mosheh came down and
found the children of Yisra’el whoring with their calf was the 50th day
from the time that Yahuah called Yisra’el to be set-apart and be
prepared by the third day. This is a 50-day count that is recognizable
as such and this takes place after the 7 Sabbaths complete.
know in the account of the 'pentecost' in Acts there were 3,000 that
were added that day - we know also that at the 50th day when Moshe came
down off the mount that there were 3,000 lost that day. Is this a
coincidence? Or is this Yahuah's way of letting us know - 3,000lost,
3,000 added. There are those with the traditional 50-day count of the
omer that believe that this is related to one another but what they fail
to realize is that the 3,000 that were lost in the Exodus account came
50 days after the seventh sabbath.
And he said to them,“Thus said Yahuah Elohim of Yisra’ĕl: ‘Each one put
his sword on his side, pass over to and fro from gate to gate in the
camp, and each one slay his brother,and each one his friend, and each
one his relative.’ ”
28 And the sons of Lĕwi did according to the word of Mosheh. >>And about three thousand men of the people fell that day.
29 And Mosheh said, >>>“You are ordained for Yahuah today> so as to bring upon you a blessing today.”
And this Yahuah did on the 50th day...
1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
And suddenly there came a sound from the heaven, as of a rushing mighty
wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
3 And there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and settled on each one of them.
4 And they were all filled with the Set-apart Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them to speak.
those, indeed, who gladly received his word, were immersed. >>And
on that day about three thousand beings were added to them.