Post Number: 171
|Posted on Saturday, June 02, 2012 - 11:46 am: || |
Anybody care to tell me what the 8th day is? What are people talking about when they reference it? If it's supposed to be Sunday, why wouldn't they call that the 1st day?
Post Number: 13741
|Posted on Sunday, June 03, 2012 - 12:40 am: || |
Katarain, the term "8th day" began very early. Several church fathers referred to the 8th day when referring to the day after Sabbath. Rome used to have a 10 day week (I believe it was), and the day after Sabbath was the 8th day.
Jews never had a Roman calendar, as long as there was an Israel, so from their perspective, the day would have been the first day.
Nevertheless, these designations both referred to the day after Sabbath.
Post Number: 172
|Posted on Sunday, June 03, 2012 - 8:44 am: || |
I was taught that there was never a change to the weekly cycle. I've never heard of a 10 day week before. I guess they meant never a change to the Jewish cycle. But that's not what they said!
Post Number: 12
|Posted on Friday, February 15, 2013 - 6:00 pm: || |
The importance of the eighth day (which is also the first day of a new week) is evident in the OT, with various eighth day ceremonies (e.g., Exo 22:30; Lev 12:3; 14:10; 14:23; etc.).
Moving the day of worship from the last day of the week (the seventh day) to the first day of a new week (the eighth day) shows that the OT look forward to the coming of Christ wherein they would receive rest. Whereas in the NT era we look back to the first day of the week since Christ has already come to give us rest.
Post Number: 1095
|Posted on Friday, August 16, 2019 - 3:53 pm: || |
I think itís interesting that the 8th day... being Sunday... the day after the sabbath... and the number ď8Ē is an infinity symbol... Iím not one of those people who ascribed meanings to everything but I have to say that itís interesting...