Shabbat/Shupattu article revised
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?
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