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Time Given to Religion

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The children of Israel were redeemed by the Lord (Exodus 15:1-19 ), hence they belonged to Him. It is interesting to note that the law Required them to give a large amount of their time to His service.

  1. To the Passover . Counting out one day for the Sabbath, they were Required to give six days to the feast of the passover and unleavened Bread each year; in a period of six years, thirty-six days; in a period Of forty-two years, two hundred and fifty-two days (Leviticus 23:4-8 ).

  2. To the Feast of the Weeks . They were required to give one day To this feast each year; in a period of six years, six days; in a Period of forty-two years, forty-two days (Leviticus 23:15-21 .)

  3. To the Feast of Tabernacles . Counting out one day for the Sabbath, they were required to give six days to this feast each year; In a period of forty-two years, two hundred and fifty-two days (Leviticus 23:34-42 ).

  4. To the Sabbath . They were required to give fifty-one days to The Sabbath each year; in a period of six years, three hundred and six Days; in a period of forty-two years, two thousand one hundred and Forty-two days (Leviticus 23:3 ).

  5. To the Day of Atonement . They were required to give one day To the atonement each year; in a period of six years, six days; in a Period of forty-two years, forty-two days (Leviticus 23:26-32 ).

  6. To the Feast of New Moons . Counting out one day for the feast Of trumpets, they were required to give eleven days to this feast each Year; in a period of six years, sixty-six days; in a period of Forty-two years, four hundred and sixty-two days (Numbers 28:11-15 ; Numbers 29:1-5 Amos 8:5 ).

  7. In a Period of Seven Years .
    1. Sabbaths, three hundred and six days (Leviticus 23:3 );
    2. feast of Passover and Unleavened Bread, counting out one day each year for the Sabbath, thirty-six days (Leviticus 23:4-8 );
    3. feast of Pentecost, six days (Leviticus 23:15-21 );
    4. feast of Trumpets, six days (Leviticus 23:23-25 );
    5. Atonement, six days (Leviticus 23:26-32 );
    6. feast of Tabernacles, counting out one day each year for the Sabbath, thirty-six days (Leviticus 23:34-42 );
    7. the first of every month, counting out one day each year for the feast of Trumpets, sixty-six days (Numbers 28:11-15 ; Amos 8:5 );
    8. the seventh year, three hundred and sixty days (Leviticus 25:1-7 ).

    (306 + 36 + 6 + 6 + 6 + 36 + 66 + 360 = 822). They therefore gave eight hundred and twenty-two days to their religion in seven years.

  8. In a Period of Forty-Nine Years .
    1. Sabbaths, two thousand one hundred and forty-two days (Leviticus 23:3 );
    2. feast of Passover and Unleavened Bread, counting out one day each year for the Sabbath, two hundred and fifty-two days (Leviticus 23:4-8 );
    3. feast of Pentecost, forty-two days (Leviticus 23:15-21 );
    4. feast of Trumpets, forty-two days (Leviticus 23:23-25 );
    5. Atonement, forty-two days (Leviticus 23:26-32 );
    6. feast of Tabernacles, counting out one day each year for the Sabbath, two hundred and fifty-two days (Leviticus 23:34-42 );
    7. the first of every month, counting out one day each year for the feast of Trumpets, four hundred and sixty days (Numbers 28:11-15 ; Amos 8:5 );
    8. the seventh year, two thousand five hundred and twenty days (Leviticus 25:1-7 ).

    (2142 + 252 + 42 + 42 + 42 + 252 + 462 + 2520 = 5754). They therefore gave five thousand seven hundred and fifty-four days to their religion in forty-nine years.

  9. In a Period of Fifty Years .
    1. Sabbaths, two thousand one hundred and forty-two days (Leviticus 23:3 );
    2. feast of Passover and Unleavened Bread, counting out one day each year for the Sabbath, two hundred and fifty-two days (Leviticus 23:4-8 );
    3. feast of Pentecost, forty-two days (Leviticus 23:15-21 );
    4. feast of Trumpets, forty-two days (Leviticus 23:23-25 );
    5. Atonement, forty-two days (Leviticus 23:26-32 );
    6. feast of Tabernacles, counting out one day each year for the Sabbath, two hundred and fifty-two days (Leviticus 23:34-42 );
    7. the first of every month, counting out one day each year for the feast of Trumpets, four hundred and sixty days (Numbers 28:11-15 ; Amos 8:5 );
    8. the seventh year, two thousand five hundred and twenty days (Leviticus 25:1-7 ).
    9. the Jubilee, three hundred and sixty days (Leviticus 25:8-17 ).

    (2142 + 252 + 42 + 42 + 42 + 252 + 462 + 2520 + 360 = 6114). They therefore gave six thousand one hundred and fourteen days to their religion in fifty years.


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Johnson, Ashley S. Entry for 'Time Given to Religion'. Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/cbc/t/time-given-to-religion.html. 1896.

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