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Wednesday May 3, 2023

Good Morning Folks,

I would like to thank Anne and Colleen for sending over what they did with a preview so I could see it, and it did not automatically get deleted then. Both have sited Deuteronomy 16:10 and I believe Anne also quoted Exodus 34:22 as locations where the word Shavuot can be found in the original texts.

I would have gotten back to you yesterday but it was a busy day cutting and splitting wood and then the never-ending opportunity to fix equipment. Of course, that is the polite way of saying something always goes down when you are in need of it.

So, let’s take this opportunity to show that shavuot does not appear in the original text. The original word has been hi-jacked just like re’shiyth has been, as well as many others. If you did not have the opportunity to read the First of the Firstfruit post and the discussion on the pitfalls of new Hebrew words usage being applied to the original scriptural text, let me do a short review of it using the original word re’shiyth as opposed to re’sit, for it is very relevant to this discussion as well.

Devorah has claimed that re’shiyth can mean “best” and she uses the modern Hebrew spelling of it: re’sit. If Devorah says that is her belief, I believe it to be genuine, for I know Devorah better than almost every single person reading this post. We go back a long way, just to clear the air. However, she is applying a modern spelling and a modern nuance to the original re’shiyth. To me and many others that is a no-no. It also is to Elohim as we will get to.

We make great efforts to stick to the faith once delivered: no modern insertions for they have their baggage which accompany them. The worst of the lot being nuances that the original did not contain. In this particular example Leviticus 23:10 can be changed to a completely different command. Instead of it saying at “the beginning” of the harvest we need to bring the Wavesheaf/Omer, it can be altered to say “the best” of your harvest. That is a tragedy for that has caused Devorah to alter her long held understanding that there is one wavesheaf to be brought on behalf of all the children of Israel. Thus, her understanding now is that it does not have to be the one Wavesheaf for all, but each individual needs to bring one, thus she put off the start of the Month of Abib so that lots of the “best” firstfruits could be brought.

That is a brief review of how using a modern usage can insert modern adages and nuances to an ancient word that can take one off the true path of Biblical instruction and commands and the faith once delivered. Our adversary is very cunning and shrewd and we are told he has deceived the whole world and can even do so to the elect if not for the spirit of Elohim working in us.

Now to shavuot.

Just because Rabbi’s and others use the word shavuot does not mean it is correct, please understand that. Shavuot does not appear in any of the original texts which I will very easily demonstrate. It does have a starting point of its use as applied to the count to Sivan 6 but it did not happen until after Christ/Messiahs death and resurrection. That is a clue for you as to where to start your search for it.

Both Anne and Colleen sent me over שְׁבֻעָה That word is not shavuot in the original and was not used to supplant it for millennia later.

I personally use the three most accepted linguistic dictionaries you can find for Hebrew translations into English. They are Strongs Exhaustive Concordance, the Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, and Vines Expository Dictionary. I have copied out their explanations and short summaries of what they have to say about this word coded #7620 shabua. All three of these amazing works agree on the substance of this Hebrew word. So, let’s see what the linguistic experts have to say.

Starting with Vines:

Shâbûa‛ (שְׁבֻעָה, Strong's #7620), “week.” This noun appears about 20 times in biblical Hebrew. In Gen. 29:27 it refers to an entire “week” of feasting. Exod. 34:22 speaks of a special feast in Israel’s religious calendar: “And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the first fruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year’s end.” In Lev. 12:5 the word appears with the dual suffix and signifies a period of two weeks: “But if she bear a male child, then she shall be unclean two weeks.…"

That is a very accurate summary of the word shabua which is the word the queen of the north says is shavuot so she can use it in one of her unfounded and deceptive doctrines.

Now we will hear from Strongs. I enjoy the learning capacity Strongs can give to anyone who is willing to listen to it. It even tells you how to pronounce the word. Imagine that. Hebrew made simple. Notice the pronunciation here as well as the spelling.

Strong's Concordance:

shabua: a period of seven (days, years), heptad, week

Original Word: שְׁבוּעַ Part of Speech: Noun Masculine Transliteration: shabua Phonetic Spelling: (shaw-boo'-ah) Definition: a period of seven (days, years), heptad, week

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance:

seven, week

Or shaw shabuan {-boo'-ah}; also (feminine) shbu.ah {sheb-oo-aw'}; properly, passive participle of shaba' as a denominative of sheba'; literal, sevened, i.e. A week (specifically, of years) -- seven, week.

see HEBREW shaba'

see HEBREW sheba' שְׁבֻעָה

This is not rocket science folks. Where do you get the spelling of shavuot or its pronunciation out of the Hebrew used in both Deuteronomy 16:10 and Exodus 34:22? You can’t! That sleight of hand to the scriptures comes a lot later in the life of the religion of Judaism. Yes, they devised a new spelling that fit their beliefs and stuck it into their doctrinal pursuits. And yes, the prince of the power of the air was all over it.

Now for the BDB


שָׁבוּעַ noun masculineDaniel 9:27 period of seven (days, years), heptad, week (on formation see Lag); — absolute ׳שׁ Daniel 9:27 9:27 (twice in verse); construct שְׁבֻעַ Genesis 29:27,28; dual שְׁבֻעַיִם Leviticus 12:5; plural שָֽׁבֻע(וֺ)ת Exodus 34:22 4t. Deuteronomy + (in technical term) 2 Chronicles 8:13; late שָֽׁבֻעִים Daniel 9:24 4t. Daniel; construct שְׁבֻעֹת Jeremiah 5:24 (Ezekiel 45:21 read שִׁבְעַת with Vrss and all modern, see שֶׁבַע); suffix שָׁבֻעֹתֵיבֶם Numbers 28:26; —

1 period of seven days (from a given time), week: Deuteronomy 16:9 (twice in verse); Leviticus 12:5 (P); of marriage feast Genesis 29:27,28 (E; compare Judges 14:12; Tob 11:19); שָׁבֻעִים יָמִים Daniel 10:3,3 three weeks, days (three weeks long); חֻקּוֺת קָצִיר ׳שׁ Jeremiah 5:24 weeks of statutes (i.e. weeks appointed by ׳י) for harvest; technical term חַגּ שָֽׁבֻעֹת Exodus 34:22 (J) feast of weeks (ending seven weeks of harvest), Deuteronomy 16:10'16; 2 Chronicles 8:13 so ׳שׁ alone Numbers 28:26 (P).

2 heptad or seven of years, late, Daniel 9:24,25,26,27 (twice in verse). — שֻׁבֻעוֺת Ezekiel 21:28 see שָׁבַע].

All the scholars tell us the same thing. Shavuot is not found in the original translations. That is a simple fact. That should set your red flag waving folks. Ask yourself why and when did this change in word status take place? It is not that difficult to find. We are warned about accepting such obvious changes to the Word of Elohim.

Deuteronomy 4:1-2 And now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the rules that I am teaching you, and do them, that you may live, and go in and take possession of the Land that Yehovah, the Elohim of your fathers, is giving you. You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of Yehovah your Elohim that I command you.
Revelation 22:19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

Do you see a very specific warning from our Elohim here as to changing (or deleting) the intent of a word to change the structure and meaning of a command? If you don’t, you may as well give it up for you are on the wrong path.

We are commanded to adhere to and follow the word of Elohim as it was given for it is the structure of the faith given once. Not multiple versions written by men which negate the commandments of Elohim for commandments of men to satisfy their traditions.

Look how are adversary tried this on our Savior.

Matthew 4:4 But He answered and said, “It is written, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.
Deuteronomy 8:3 So, He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of Yehovah.

When our adversary was attempting to get our Savior to sin, he simply twisted scriptures to get to that end. Yes, he changed words and also took them out of context. Christ/Messiah took him to school on that one. That is satans pattern of how he deceives many. That is exactly what he is doing with the insertion of shavuot as an acceptable replacement for Pentecost.

Pentecost means 50th, nothing else. Shavuot does not. It is a word assigned by Rabbi’s to be inclusive of the 49 day count to Sivan 6. The reason we have the word Pentecost assigned to the day after the 49 day count starting with our Savior being accepted on our behalf is because it holds a spiritual Jubilee for the few out of the many. Satan has influenced Judaism to attempt to blot out the entire example of our Savior being accepted on our behalf on the day after the weekly Sabbath occurring during the days of Unleavened Bread. Their count starts on the 16thof their month of Abib and ends on Sivan 6. A total rejection of the word of Elohim not just a word here and there. In fact, they have completely rejected the sacrifice of our Savior as well by rejecting the 14th of Abib as the Passover and switching it to the 15th.

They call that process of doctrine from the 16th up through Sivan 6, shavuot.

We are commanded not to eat from their table in any way, shape, or form.

Looks like you proponents of using shavuot to describe Pentecost have some serious thinking to do.

Our peace we give to you!


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