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4975 week

4975 week

The pattern of weeks provides a useful framework for marking time in agricultural and religious life. The story of creation is described in terms of seven days and illustrates a cycle of work and rest. Feasts and other rituals last for a certain number of weeks.

The seven days of creation

Ge 2:1-3 See also Ge 1:5,8,13,19,23,31

The Sabbath-rest

Dt 5:12-14 pp Ex 20:8-11 See also Ex 34:21; Ex 35:2; Heb 4:3-4,8-10

Seven-day intervals or periods

After building the ark Noah had seven days’notice of the flood Ge 7:4

Noah sent out the dove at seven-day intervals See also Ge 8:8-12

Marching round Jericho Heb 11:30 See also Jos 6:12-15

Other examples of seven-day intervals or periods Ex 7:25; Ex 29:30; 1Sa 10:8; 1Sa 11:3; 1Sa 13:8; 1Ki 20:29; 1Ch 9:25; Ac 20:6; Ac 21:4; Ac 28:14

Rituals lasting seven days

Menstrual impurity Lev 15:19

Initial period of uncleanness after childbirth Lev 12:1-2 This would be fourteen days if the child were a girl (Lev 12:5).

Mourning Ge 50:10 See also 1Sa 31:13 pp 1Ch 10:12; Job 2:13; Eze 3:15

The Feast of Weeks

Dt 16:9-10 See also Ex 34:22; Lev 23:15-21; Nu 28:26-31

Feasts lasting seven days

Wedding feasts Ge 29:27 See also Jdg 14:10-12

The Feast of Unleavened Bread Ex 34:18 See also Lev 23:5-8; 2Ch 30:21-23; 2Ch 35:17; Ezr 6:22

The Feast of Tabernacles Lev 23:34 See also Lev 23:36; Ne 8:18

Dedication of the temple 1Ki 8:65 pp 2Ch 7:8-9

Daniel’s “weeks”

Da 9:24 “sevens” may also be translated “weeks”. See also Da 9:25-27

God promises that times and seasons will always continue

Jer 5:24 See also Ge 8:22

See also

1653numbers, 6-10
4970seasons of year
7354feasts and festivals
7361Feast of Weeks

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