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 Seeing Two Sabbaths
We know that the day following the 14th of Abib is the 15th of Abib, which was the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Lev. 23:6-7). Hence, the 15th of Abib, was the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread and a high day.
When Leviticus 23 is consulted, we find that the description for the weekly sabbath and the fifteenth day of the first month, the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, are nearly identical.
Lev. 23:2-3
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the Lord, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.
3 Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings.
Notice the phrase, “an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein.” Then when we come to the description of the fifteenth day of the first month,
Lev. 23:6-7
6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the Lord: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread.
7 In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.
The fifteenth day is the first day of the feast of unleavened bread. This first day is described as “an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.” The only difference between the description of the two days is the addition of the word, ‘servile.’ They both are counted as a “holy convocation,” in which work was forbidden or restricted.
Another way of validating that the fifteenth was considered a sabbath in the gospel narratives is in this manner.
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