The Canon of Scripture, Part 3: Jasher

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The canon of Scripture is a settled issue, isn’t it? You’ve got your 66 books total, 39 in the Old Testament (24 by the Jewish counting) and 27 in the New Testament. However, when you do the research, things are not so simple. There are many “other” books claiming to be Scripture, a number of them accepted by various denominations and/or included in various Bibles over the years. Are they Scripture? Or just heretical additions?

In The Canon of Scripture, Part 1: The Apocrypha I established that the books of the Apocrypha are inspired Scripture, which I subsequently established for Enoch and Jubilees.  Now we move on to the Book of Jasher.

Jasher is mentioned twice in the Bible, and was clearly highly esteemed:

And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book…

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Matsot – The Feast of Unleavened Bread (Plus: Evidence for the Exodus)

Today (for me, in Australia) is the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. On my calendar, the feast started on the evening of the 30th in America.

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Yesterday (in Australia) was Pesach – The Feast of Passover.  Today is Matsot, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which takes place from the 15th to the 21st of the month Aviv.  You can see my feastly calendar at Feast Calendar.  You can see my explanation of the calendar at Yom Teruah – The Feast of Trumpets.

Matsot and Pesach are often confused with each other, and some view them as one, celebrating Passover on the 15th of Aviv.  However, Scripture is very clear that they’re separate feasts.  Passover is the 14th.  Here are the Biblical instructions (for both feasts):

14 And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the Lord throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.

15 Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye…

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Pesach – The Feast of Passover

Today is Passover in Australia, for me. (For those following my calendar: Passover is the evening of the 29th to the evening of the 30th in America; my apologies for not getting this year’s Feast Calendar up yet.)

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Today is (in Australia) the first day of the Feast of Pesach, known in English as Passover.  I explain my calendar here: Yom Teruah – The Feast of Trumpets.  You can view my feast calendar here: Feast Calendar.

Many think Passover and other Biblical feasts don’t apply because “Jesus did away with all that”.  That is refuted by Yeshua/Jesus’ own words.  See my post Does the Torah Still Apply?.

Passover – which occurs on the 14th (NOT 15th) of the month Aviv – commemorates when YEHOVAH/God delivered the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt through Moses, after a delivering a series of devastating plagues upon Egypt.  From the Bible:

And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that generation.

And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the land was filled with them.


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