I'm trying hard to understand it by reading the internet, but still I fail to elaborate what is in my mind as I am still unable to understand it.
First, I would like to propose the things I know about International Calendar.
- The name of the month change after date 29 or date 30 or date 31.
- So, the date it self is "reset" to 1 at each time the month name change.
- But the name of the day (Monday to Sunday) is still continue (no reset).
From the point above, when I heard "the first day of the month", then this means :
-. date 1
-. Whatever the name of the day on date 1. Means, the name of the first day of the week is not fixed.
From the internet, I found this link say :
What’s interesting is besides Sabbath — which is the name of the seventh day of the week — there are no names for the days of the week in the Jewish calendar. The days of the week are known as the first day, second day, the third day, and so forth
So, since there are no names for the days of the week, but the seventh day (the Sabbath )...
I wonder how to determine that "today is Sabbath", as I read in the OT verse something like this :
The fourteenth day of the first month (Numbers 28:16)
The fourteenth day of the second month (Numbers 9:11)
What I thought at the beginning :
A. That "fourteenth day" in the verse is Sabbath, the second Sabbath of the month.
then my following logic :
B. Each of the new month, the day is "reset" to 1,
so the first day of the month = the first day of the week.
Continue the article in the link:
Nisan: It contains 30 days
Iyar : has 29 days
So, assume that today is Nissan 28, the Sabbath (the fourth Sabbath of Nissan) - then :
Tomorrow is the 29th day of Nissan, the first day of the week.
The day after tomorrow is the 30th day of Nissan, the second day of the week.
The continuing logic is :
On the first day of Iyar, it is the third day of the week.
This means what I thought before in point-A (consequently my conclusion in point-B) is wrong.
The "fourteenth day of Nissan" is not a certainty that it is the Sabbath...
it maybe fall on the Sabbath but maybe not.
Last conclusion for the time being :
The day of the month is resetting to 1 at each new month, but the day of the week is not resetting to 1 ... it still continue if it's not the seventh day of the week.
But then, from Wiki - it say :
14 Nisan – Fast of the Firstborn – on 12 Nisan when the 14th falls on Sabbath
While other article say that the Sabbath is fixed on each N(th) day of the month. In this case the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th :
Leviticus 23:39 the Father commanded us to start the Feast of Tabernacles on the 15th day of the 7th month, which is a sabbath, making it a High Sabbath. Then on the eight day of the Feast, on the 22nd, He said it is also a Sabbath, proving the pattern of 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th.
That other article above almost the same thing on what I thought in point-A and B :
Each new month, the day is "reset" which is called the first day.
(mine is one day earlier, though).
So, my confusion :
How to know that today is the Sabbath ?
Is it based on the day of the month ? resetting the day of the week is involved
Or is it based on the day of the week ? the day of the week continue if it's not the 7th day of the week
Any kind of respond would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advanced.