Shabbat/Shupattu article revised

Shoshanna Walker rosewalk at concentric.net
Sun Dec 16 09:41:31 EST 2001


"The gods rested from toil on the 15th day of the month, the day of 
the Full Moon. I
          note that it is on this day that Israel's Exodus from Egypt 
begins. Was this a
          deliberate reformatting of a sacred day in honor of the 
Moon-god, being transformed
          into a day of honoring Yahweh-Elohim for bringing his nation 
out of slavery and
          subservience to gods of wood and stone ? Passover night was 
the 14th day of the
          month, the next day Israel began her march  out of Egypt. 
Moses tells the people to
          remember this day, the day God set them free, the 15th day 
of the month, the day of
          the Full Moon-"


If this is the reason why Pesach begins on the full moon, why is it, 
that Succot begins on the full moon?

Shoshanna



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