Sunday, July 31, 2011

Examining the Count to Pentecost During the Exodus

This graphic has been modified from the original to demonstrate whether the Count to Pentecost should be considered during the Exodus scenario. Due to the lack of clear instruction in Exodus 12 thru Exodus 19 and the arrival of the Israelites at Mt Sinai, it appears the count to Pentecost should not even be considered in this scenario.

NOTE: This chart has been revised, due to additional insights into the chronology. Factors which prompt revision are: (1) There are no instructions in Exodus for a wave sheaf at or during the exodus; (2) The crops were all destroyed before the exodus, including the barley, so there was no wave sheaf available to wave; (3) Passover and ULB were apparently the only feasts set to be observed during the 40 years in the wilderness; (4) all other feasts have the instruction, "when you come into the land which IAUA will give to you," and "which thou has sown in the field." (5) Since they entered the promised land in the 1st month of the 41st year from leaving Egypt, the Israelites would have to have planted spring wheat (110-120 days to maturity) in the spring of the year they entered Canaan. It would have been the only wheat harvest available in the 1st year in the promised land. Harvest of that spring wheat would have come at the end of the 4th month. (6) There would have been no winter wheat, which has to be planted in the fall, in order to harvest sometime around early June, early in the 3rd biblical month.

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