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Definition of A Day



Remember Yahwah says "my ways are not your ways and my thoughts are not your thoughts".

"We see in Genesis 1 that darkness was first and then, light came out of the darkness, Because only Yahwah can create something out of nothing.

Gen 1:2 and the earth being without form and empty, and darkness on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of Elohim moving gently on the face of the waters,

Gen 1:3 then Elohim said, Let there be light! And there was light.

Darkness first, then light came after. Each day starts with darkness and then the light portion follows:

Gen 1:5 And Elohim called the light, Day. And He called the darkness, Night. And there was evening, and there was morning, day one.

Gen 1:8 And Elohim called the expanse, Heavens. And there was evening, and there was morning, day two.

Gen 1:13 And there was evening, and there was morning, day three.

"In Hebrew the fact that the evening is mentioned first and then connected by a letter called "vav" shows the continuation of the same time period starting with evening and then ending with daylight."

"This is the precedent for calculating time and the day starts with the absence of the sun or light, the month starts at the darkness or conjunction of the moon, and even life starts in the womb in darkness. Leviticus 23:32 clearly states the Sabbath is from sunset to sunset."

Lev 23:32 It is a Sabbath of rest to you, and you shall humble your souls in the ninth of the month at evening; from evening until evening you shall keep your Sabbath.

Also, if we look at Deut 21:23 it also states that when someone is crucified on a tree he is to be put in the grave before sunset to bury him the SAME DAY. Sunset would start the new day.


The day begins at evening or sunset.

Mar 1:32 And evening coming, when the sun set, they brought to Him all those having illness and those having been demon-possessed.

"This scripture clearly shows that the day began at sunset or evening. In all ancient records including Josephus, Philo, and many other records of the Jewish people in the 1st century there is nothing that would make us believe that any Jewish sect was starting the day at sunrise, and Yahshua kept the Sabbath as all other Jewish people did from sunset to sunset. Even the Jewish Encyclopedia (vol. 3, p. 50l), reveals that the Jewish calendar reckons the days from evening to evening. See Genesis 1:5, Exodus 12:18, Leviticus 23:32."

These following Scriptures deal with the time at Yahshua's death. They indicate sundown was tthe  start of  the new day.

Matthew 27:57 "And late afternoon having come, Joseph took the body of Yahshua and laid it in the tomb". This was just before the High Sabbath began. One day was ending and the Sabbath was about to begin at sunset, at the close of the day, when another day began.

Luke 23:54 "And the day was setting and the Sabbath was approaching." They had to hurry to get the body down and removed as the sun was going down and the Holy Day Sabbath was about to begin.

Mark 15:42 "And it becoming late afternoon already, since it was the preparation, that is, the day before a Sabbath,..."

John 19:31 "Then, since it was Preparation, that the bodies not remain on the tree on the Sabbath, for that Sabbath was a holy day". The bodies should not remain on the tree over the Sabbath; therefore, Yahshua was taken off the tree and laid in the tomb before the [high] Sabbath began at sunset.

The tradition of day starting at sunrise came from paganism and Baal worship. The Babylonian sunrise services contributed, but clearly the biblical day is from evening /sunset,  to evening/ sunset.