The Omer Count
Does It Disprove the Luni-Solar Calendar?
A. An error made by both Judaism and most messianics, who uncritically accept the interpretation of the Rabbis, is the belief that you only count 50 days after the start of Yom haBikkurim or the Feast of Firstfruits for the Omer Count and that Shavu'ot or Weeks (literally 'sevens', not 'Pentecost' which is an erroneous Greek word) falls the day after the seventh of the sabbaths contained within those 50 days based on the solar recokoning of weeks invented by the Rabbis. But that is to fundamentally twist the meaning of Leviticus 23:16 which cannot possibly be saying this. These are the reasons why:
The thesis that luni-solar sabbatarians have got the calndar wrong is without any sort of substance and indeed we have conclusively proved with the required Torah two or three witnesses (in fact, four) that the Creation Calendar is correct. The evidence is so overwhelming that it is impossible to refute by any other means other than to point out that 'these people' or 'those' observed the sabbaths and festivals by some other method, and either 'these' or 'those' couldn't possibly have got it wrong because they were (and still allegedly are) 'in authority'. It doesn't matter how many people have followed the traditions of the Talmudists if they are wrong - emet (truth) is not established by the consensus but by the Torah even if that is a minority position amongst contemporary believers.
 Various articles on Shavu'ot
 Wrong Pentecost! Shavu'ot is Not in May or June
 Shavu'ot 2013: Waiting for the Great Hinge of Change
 Shavu'ot 2012: The Double Pentecost Truth
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