Was Yahusha the First Fruits Offering According to Torah?

Did Yahusha meet the requirements of the first-fruit offering (wave omer of the barley harvest)? Common understanding has Yahusha rising at the end of the Sabbath after “three days and three nights/72 hours in the grave”. Does this understanding coincide with what the Torah says concerning the wave omer of the barley?

Lev 23:10-12
10 “Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, and you shall say to them, ‘When you come into the land which I give you, and shall reap its harvest, then you shall bring a sheaf of the first-fruits of your harvest to the priest.
11 ‘And he shall wave the sheaf before יהוה, for your acceptance. On the morrow after the Sabbath the priest waves it.
12 ‘And on that day when you wave the sheaf, you shall prepare a male lamb a year old, a perfect one, as a burnt offering to יהוה,

Deu 16:9-10
9 “Count seven weeks for yourself. Begin to count seven weeks from the time you begin to put the sickle to the grain.
10 “And you shall perform the Festival of Weeks to יהוה your Elohim, according to the voluntary offering from your hand, which you give as יהוה your Elohim blesses you.

What is required to get to the wave omer according to Torah? Is this to be based on a certain date of the month; which is not mentioned anywhere in the Torah? Or is it based on what the Torah says –“when you reap its harvest”? “Then you shall bring a sheaf of the first-fruits to be waved before Yahuah” – notice it says “for your acceptance on the MORROW AFTER the Sabbath the priest waves it”.

What is the reason the Scriptures do not indicate a particular day of the month? Is it possible it’s because the crops themselves can vary in the process of becoming mature enough for the first-fruit offering? If there is a lack of rain it will take the crops longer to mature. With an abundance of rain the crops could mature faster than normal. Long winter vs. short winter. There are many varying factors that will determine the growth of the barley.

Now when we consider the Messiah being the first-fruit offering, if He meets the requirements of Torah, then we will know this – that Yahusha would have, in type, been hewn down when He was mature or perfected to be raised up and offered ON the morrow AFTER the Sabbath for our acceptance. So how is it that the Torah specifically says the first-fruit offering is to be waved on the morrow after the Sabbath yet according to “three days/three nights in the grave” He rose on or at the end of the Sabbath? If one clings to this understanding then they would have to concede that Yahusha did not meet the Torah requirements of the first-fruit offering wave omer.

Mar 16:9
And having risen early (4404) on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Miryam from Magdala, from whom He had cast out seven demons.





Adverb from G4253; at dawn; by implication the day break watch: - early (in the morning), (in the) morning.

Mark 16:9 confirms that Yahusha had risen early or at dawn in the morning on the first day of the week. This Scripture in no way is saying that He rose in the Sabbath, or in the end of the Sabbath. But what this Scripture does confirm is what the Torah specifically states concerning the wave sheaf. “On the morrow, after the Sabbath” which is the first day of the week.

How is it that everyone claims He rose on the Sabbath?

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