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  • Which passage is this (?) Your activity may start with the first rays of light. The day starts at 12:00 A.M. It's the usual nomenclature.
  • I don't know which verses you are talking about but actually the Jews told time from sunset to sunset. A new day started when the sun went down. For instance, that is when Passover started and it went until the next days sunset.
  • The work day starts in the morning and that is what it is probably referring to. I ask friends "When does your day start?" when I want to know what time they wake up. Remember, Biblical times were not as 24/7 as we are today.
  • ....So the evening (begins at 12 noon when the sun evens in the sky) and the morning (ends at 12 noon when the evening begins)were the first day. That is how the account of God's six day construction project was recorded. Apparently God slept in and went to work at noon. One of the many mysteries of how the thinking of our Creator God, VS the lack of spiritual insight on the part of mankind.
  • Interesting question. Galeanda said correctly that the Hebrew day started at sundown. While we don't know just how time works for the Creator, He explained His creative days as consisting of evening and morning; this may have been for our benefit. Scripture seems to indicate that there are no periods of darkness in heaven. Jehovah set the sun, moon and starsin such a way that they could serve as timepieces for us. He also gave man the ability to construct calendars and apparently gave an example of such. There is no law saying that we need to follow the same clock and calendar we received from the beginning. The Hebrews had a sacred calendar and a secular one, one starting the year in spring and the other in fall. Today's western calendar starts in winter. Other cultures use different systems and all seem to work okay. We start our day technically when most people are asleep and our year when most people (in the north, at least) are least active. Still, we usually start our day, practically, at about sunrise, when we have natural light, and many seasonal jobs in spring when the weather moderates. The point is that many systems can work and there is often no good or 'right' reason for using one or another. You're right that the hours right after midnight truly aren't morning, but a.m. (ante meridiem), the hours beore the sun reaches meridian or high point. Strictly, 12:00 can be neither a.m. or p.m. (postem meridiem or after noon). Midnight is, clearly enough, the middle of the night. NOON (NOt ONe or the other)is also called midday, halfway between some ideal sunrise and sunset. I sometimes wonder if, before the great Deluge, the days were more consistently divided between day and night than they are now. Put another way, if sunrise and sunset came more nearly at the same time each day than they do now, especially farther from the equator. Does anyone have observations on the subject?
  • To use the time in which the Passover starts to determine when the Hebrew day begins is a great distortion. The Passover is merely a re-enactment of the events of the Exodus where God instructed his people to kill a lamb at even, cook it and eat it, strike the blood on the door posts, and the angel of death will Passover at midnight. The Passover did not end at sunset the next day, the Passover ended at midnight of the 14th day of Nisan hence the angel of death Passed Over God's people. The term even can mean several times. In the new testament, it says that about the ninth hour Jesus died. This was the time of the evening sacrifice. The ninth hour was around 3 pm. The 6th hour when the darkness covered the land was around noon. Thus the first hour of the day would be around 5:30 to 6 am. If a Hebrew day started at sunset then why does the Bible state that the times of the night are determined by the Watches of the night. Did Jesus die on the cross around 3 oclock after midnight? This whole tradition of "evening days" is merely a pagan practice that was only observed after the Jews left their captivity in Babylon. Before their captivity they reckoned their days from sunrise to sunrise. In fact there are other records of Jesus time that indicate that many people did observe the sunrise to sunrise days, mostly in the surrounding areas of Jerusalem probably because they were not taken to Babylon and suffered the indoctrination of many pagan practices. The other so called smoking gun of evening days is in Lev 23:27 27 Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD. 28 And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the LORD your God. 29 For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people. 30 And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people. 31 Ye shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. 32 It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath. This only applies to the Day of Atonement just as the Passover has its specific observation times. Interestingly enough, the 7th day Sabbath command in Lev 23:3 comes before the Passover information. Why did Moses not stipulate an evening to evening observance of the 7th day Sabbath? Quite simply, because the norm was to observe the beginning of the day at sunrise. The other commands in Lev. 23 were to merely identify and specify clear exceptions to the reckoning of the days. Food for thought, if a day begins at night, when does the night begin?
  • I couldn't find anything in King James to say the day starts in the morning. Genesis 1 says it starts in the evening.
  • 01-01-2017 To understand the bible, the first thing you need to get straight is to whom it is addressed. The old testament was addressed to Israelites, and according to their custom the day begins at sundown. Modern societies follow Greek custom, where noon was marked by the shortest length of a shadow on a sundial.
  • I dunno about the Bible, but the clock says each new day starts at midnight.

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