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The new year

Postby theophilus » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:49 pm

A lot of people stay up until midnight on December 31. According to the Bible it isn't necessary to stay up this late. In the Bible a new day starts at sunset of the previous day. That means that the new year actually starts at sunset of December 31. It is possible to celebrate the new year without losing any sleep.
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Re: The new year

Postby RickD » Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:52 pm

theophilus wrote:A lot of people stay up until midnight on December 31. According to the Bible it isn't necessary to stay up this late. In the Bible a new day starts at sunset of the previous day. That means that the new year actually starts at sunset of December 31. It is possible to celebrate the new year without losing any sleep.


If you're going to follow Jewish days, why aren't you following the Jewish calendar?

Rosh Hashana doesn't begin at sunset on December 31.
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Re: The new year

Postby B. W. » Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:42 pm

theophilus wrote:A lot of people stay up until midnight on December 31. According to the Bible it isn't necessary to stay up this late. In the Bible a new day starts at sunset of the previous day. That means that the new year actually starts at sunset of December 31. It is possible to celebrate the new year without losing any sleep.


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Re: The new year

Postby theophilus » Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:14 am

RickD wrote:If you're going to follow Jewish days, why aren't you following the Jewish calendar?

The idea that each day begins at sunset was established at creation so it isn't limited to Jews. The description of each day ends with the phrase "There was evening and there was morning."
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Re: The new year

Postby melanie » Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:17 am

So I just have start drinking my vodka earlier then?? y:-? :mrgreen:

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Re: The new year

Postby RickD » Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:21 am

theophilus wrote:
RickD wrote:If you're going to follow Jewish days, why aren't you following the Jewish calendar?

The idea that each day begins at sunset was established at creation so it isn't limited to Jews. The description of each day ends with the phrase "There was evening and there was morning."

What?

How does what you said here:
That means that the new year actually starts at sunset of December 31.

Logically conclude from each day begins at sunset, from the beginning of creation?

You are inconsistently using a calendar that the days begin at midnight, and the year begins on January 1st, and are mixing it with your belief that we should follow a different calendar where the days begin at sundown.

I hope you can see how illogical that is. Not to mention all the people who live near the arctic circle, who have no sunset this time of year.
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