Apr 082016
 
Enews for April 8, 2016
unnamed (37)Change in DTT Programming
In an effort to use our funding more judiciously and stay current with the changing trends of evangelism, we will be leaving the Church Channel and Uplift TV to pursue digital opportunities, including boosting our You Tube presence and other video on-demand outlets, such as Roku, of which we have recently surpassed one million views. For now, we plan to remain on Angel One that airs Sundays, 11:00 am, Central, as we evaluate other options. We pray that this new frontier will attract many more to the truth of Almighty Yahweh!
New Brochure: Coming Soon!
We are currently working on a new publication entitled, Hebrew Roots of the Messianic Age. In this insightful brochure we review the Hebrew roots of the New Testament assembly and explain why the current Greco-Roman teachings of the majority of churches do not square with Scripture. We confirm this from both scholarship and the Bible. Topics include: statements from biblical scholars on the early origins of the church, the Messiah’s connection to the Old Testament, messianic prophecies shared in both Old and New testaments, Paul’s Jewish upbringing and reliance on the Old Testament. In addition, we also explain subjects such as faith and law, to the Jew first, Israelites defined, parable of the olive tree, heirs of Abraham, and becoming an inward Jew. We also investigate worship from the New Testament and verify that the Old Testament Sabbath and Feasts are still as relevant today as they were then. If you desire to understand truth, write in and reserve your own copy of this eye-opening publication.
Join Us for the 2016 Unity Conference
unnamed (38)This year’s Unity Conference will be held at Yahweh’s Restoration Ministry in Holts Summit, Missouri, August 5 – 7. The first presentation will begin on Friday at 10:00 am. We will have representatives from many different assemblies through the United States and possible international. We currently have the following speakers tentatively scheduled: Pastor Samuel Graham, Elder EJ Robinson, Elder George Garner, Elder Randy Folliard, Elder Hector Castillo, Elder Frank Kennedy, Elder Dwayne Wilson, Elder Alan Mansager, Elder Solomon Meyer, Michael Banak, and Paul Nison. Regarding lodging, YRM offers very limited camping free of charge. There are also several hotel options in and near Holts Summit. All meals will also be provided by the Ministry. Come and enjoy a weekend of unity and special insight. More information along with a registration form will be available in the near future at yrm.org.
Sabbath Fellowships
Join YRM in the following locations for Sabbath worship. To learn more, including how to become a Sabbath partner in your area, contact the Ministry at mail@yrm.org or (573) 896-1000. Also, visit us online for locations, times, and local contacts.
  • Holts Summit, Missouri
  • O’Fallon, Missouri
  • Woodland Hills, California
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Milton, Delaware
  • Tottenham, Ontario, Canada
Prayer Requests
Please keep the below in prayer:
  • Continued Prayer: Elder Bob Wirl, Bob Wells, Dreama Simmons, Melodie Illgen, Qaumaniq Suuqiina, Justina Ryan, AJ Hancock, John Fisher and family, Dick and Ros Fisher, Gayle Bonato, Ricardo Angolano, Susie Hylton, Millie Deck, Adi Stahlin, Jesse Cox
  • Healing: Angelita Santos, John Munoz, Jorge Alasro, Linda G. Young, Margie Valdez, Randall Serfass, Stephen Seek, Theresa Cecil
  • Safety and Protection: Jones family, Vira family
  • Acceptance of Truth: Cody, Eleanor Vira, Lemley family, Patrick Pereira, Raymond Preston
  • Employment: John Stanko
  • Finances: Delon Gipson, Priscilla Krisner
  • Guidance: Daniel Bowman, Mike Hurt, Nathan Dozier
  • Yahweh Knows: Cindy Davis, Darrell and Audrey Carter, David and Judy, Deborah, Gabe M & family, James Miller, John, Lee McKallip, Linda Cox, Linda Marie Drewelow, Luc and Heather Preston, Mary Carey, Rachel Preston, Tim, Wallce Pearson, William and Glenda Bowman
TEST YOUR TUTELAGE
What is the Nomina Sacra?
A. An ancient Hindu text
B. Hebrew copies of the complete New Testament
C. An alternative pronunciation of Yahweh’s Name
D. An abbreviation technique found in early Greek New Testament manuscripts
The Nomina Sacra is a way of abbreviation that was applied to certain key words in the early New Testament Greek manuscripts. According to some scholars, this may provide evidence for the Holy Names, Yahweh and Yahshua, in the New Testament Greek. We provide a further explanation in the Restoration Study Bible, “Nomina Sacra meaning ‘sacred names’ in Latin, was a literary device used to abbreviate several words in early Greek NT manuscripts. Bruce Metzger’s book, Manuscripts of the Greek Bible, lists 15 examples of these abbreviations from Greek papyri: God, Lord, Jesus, Christ, Son, Spirit, David, cross, Mother, Father, Israel, Savior, Man, Jerusalem, and Heaven (examples appear as found in KJV). Except for ‘mother,’ which is not found until the 4th century CE, all other [Nomina Sacra] have been found in Greek manuscripts from the first through third centuries CE. While scholars are still debating the purpose, some propose that this shortening of key words may have been used to replace the Tetragrammaton (see Ex. 3:15) with the common title Kurios (typically abbreviated ‘KS’ with a line above), in Greek Christian manuscripts, as found within this passage. This offers a possible explanation as to why Yahweh’s Name is missing from the Greek NT. In fact, in those places where the Tetragrammaton should appear, the definite article is missing in front of the Nomina Sacra. This conclusion is supported also by German scholar David Trobisch’s work, The First Edition of The New Testament. In the instance of a Hebrew or Aramaic NT original, this may also explain why the Greek title theos, typically (abbreviated ‘THS’ with a line above), appears in place of the Hebrew Elohim (see Gen. 1:1).”
Correct: D
May Yahweh bless,
YRM Staff
Apr 012016
 
Enews for April 1, 2016
unnamed (36)Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread Report
This year’s Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread in Holts Summit, Missouri, was a tremendous blessing. We had many in attendance from throughout the United States and Canada. In addition to Missouri, we had Feastgoers from Oklahoma, Texas, Michigan, Alabama, Nebraska, South Carolina, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Iowa, Georgia, California, and Colorado. We were also blessed with two baptisms, Earl and Darlene Spillers. One difference between this and previous years was our new facilities, which we dedicated through a special ceremony on the first High Day during the FUB with those present. The new fellowship hall, RV sites, and the additional space was a huge blessing. In addition to the worship services and Bible studies, we enjoyed several group activities. Two highlights were the always-popular Mediterranean dinner along with the spaghetti dinner, which was prepared and served by the children and youth of YRM. As a group we also visited the Rock Bridge Planetarium and Bridal Cave. This Passover and Feast was one for the record books! For additional Passover and FUB photos, visit us on Facebook.
Join YRM in O’Fallon
Brother Jevon Love with Yahweh’s Restoration Ministry will be hosting Sabbath services tomorrow in O’Fallon, Missouri. The address is 8001 Oakhaven Drive. Service will begin at 1:30 pm. All of good will are invited and welcomed to attend. For more information, visit us online or contact our Sabbath partner, Vince Baugh, at (314) 420-1853.
Sabbath Fellowships
Join YRM in the following locations for Sabbath worship. To learn more, including how to become a Sabbath partner in your area, contact the Ministry at mail@yrm.org or (573) 896-1000. Also, visit us online for locations, times, and local contacts.
  • Holts Summit, Missouri
  • O’Fallon, Missouri
  • Woodland Hills, California
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Milton, Delaware
  • Tottenham, Ontario, Canada
Prayer Requests
Please keep the below in prayer:
  • Continued Prayer: Elder Bob Wirl, Bob Wells, Dreama Simmons, Melodie Illgen, Qaumaniq Suuqiina, Justina Ryan, AJ Hancock, John Fisher and family, Dick and Ros Fisher, Gayle Bonato, Ricardo Angolano, Susie Hylton, Millie Deck, Adi Stahlin
  • Healing: Linda G. Young, Linda Marie Drewelow, Stevie Lemley
  • Acceptance of Truth: Chris & Sabrina Miller & family, Frank Krischick, Lee McKallip, Mike & Alysha Higgins, Patrick Pereira, Rachel and Cory Lamming, Raymond Preston
  • Safety and Protection: Jones family, Vira family
  • Guidance: Alayna Eldred, Kamara
  • Wisdom: Rachel Lamming
  • Medical Procedure: Theresa H.
  • Yahweh Knows: Audrey Ramadan, Daniel Bowman, Jim Preston and family, Judy and David, Julius & Vivian, Kimberly Murray, Linda Marie Drewelow, Linda-AL And Kaylee, Luc and Heather Preston, Mary Carey, Mary Cassidy, Olivier family, Sabrina Miller & Family, Silas Preston, Tim & Terra
TEST YOUR TUTELAGE
The annual Feasts contain how many high days?
A. One
B. Three
C. Five
D. Seven
The Bible confirms seven High Days throughout the biblical year. Two during the Feast of Unleavened Bread, one on the Feast of Weeks, one on the Feast of Trumpets, one on the Day of Atonement, one during the Feast of Tabernacles, and one on the Last Great Day. These days are not only times of worship, but are also prophetic, revealing Yahweh’s plan of salvation for mankind. Also, not only were the Feasts observed in the Old Testament, but were observed by the Messiah and apostles in the New Testament and will be in the coming millennial Kingdom.
Correct: D

 

May Yahweh bless,
YRM Staff
Mar 182016
 
Enews for March 18, 2016
unnamed (9)Why YRM Confirmed March as Abib
Since confirming the month of Abib, we have received numerous questions. The following is to provide a summary of the evidence that YRM considered. There were at least three groups who went to Israel to confirm the barley. After careful examination of the barley, two of three groups verified that there was enough Abib barley for the first scriptural month. These were Elder Solomon and Michelle Meyer with learnfromthebible.org along with Brian and Linda Convery with abibofgod.com. After a thorough investigation of the findings, including a conference call with Elder Solomon Meyer and direct correspondence with Brian Convery, YRM was satisfied that the sightings met the scriptural mandate
Some areas of question or concern include: what constitutes Abib? What barley should be used? How much Abib is required to start the month? Must you have Abib and how much by the new moon crescent?
While the Abib refers to grain, based on Exodus and the agricultural season, the grain spoken of is barley. Although many sources simply describe Abib as young ears of grain, it’s a bit more complicated. Based on Exodus 9:31, Abib is barley that is brittle enough to be destroyed. Based on Leviticus 23:14, it’s barley that can be parched or roasted. Therefore Abib barley is not tender, but nearing maturity. The Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament defines Abib as, “…barley that is already ripe, but still soft, the grains of which are eaten either rubbed or roasted.”
When it comes to barley, there are many varieties, including domestic and wild (ancient). Since the wild barley is much older and resembles that which Israel would have used, YRM requires wild barley and does not permit the use of domestic because it may vary from the wild barley and may be genetically engineered. According to the International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, “Several varieties of barley are grown in Palestine. The Hordeum distichum or two-rowed barley is probably the nearest to the original stock, but Hordeum tetrastichum, with grains in four rows, and Hordeum hexastichum, with six rows, are also common and ancient; the last is found depicted upon Egyptian monuments.”
How much barley is required to start the month? Some believe that you must have only enough for the omer or wave sheaf offering, while others believe you must have large portions of the field in Abib. Based on Leviticus 23:10-14, you need only enough for the wave sheaf offering (approx. two quarts). Those who believe that you must have large sections of the fields in Abib often refer to Deuteronomy 16:1: “Seven weeks shalt thou number unto thee: begin to number the seven weeks from such time as thou beginnest to put the sickle to the corn.” The passage is referring to the count to Pentecost and states that it begins when the sickle is put to the corn (old English for grain, i.e., barley). Some contend that this refers to the general harvest. However, the fact that it’s connected to the count to Pentecost confirms that it refers not to the general harvest, but to the cutting of the omer offering. Therefore, to require large portions of the fields to be in Abib is more than the Bible requires.
Besides lacking biblical support, is there harm with waiting until the barley is further developed to ensure that the harvest begins immediately after the omer is offered before confirming the month of Abib? According to those familiar with barley and similar grains, the answer is yes. Agriculturally, if barley is left in the fields, once mature it begins to lose nutrients, crop weight, and value, and is more vulnerable to the environment, including heat, rain, and wind. Also, this may also put the barley beyond the Abib stage. Farmers will harvest barley as soon as it reaches maturity. Because the Bible prohibits harvesting the crop until the wave sheaf offering (Lev. 23:14), it’s important for this reason that the month be not delayed.
Lastly, when must you have Abib barley? Must you have it by the new moon or only by the wave sheaf during the Feast of Unleavened Bread? Exodus 9:31 and 12:2 confirm the barley was Abib subsequent to the new moon. YRM believes that you must have a minimum of an omer of Abib barley prior to or on the new moon. Based on this, we do not believe you can project the barley, hoping that it will reach the minimum maturity before the wave sheaf. Again, based on multiple witnesses these requirements were met this year confirming the month Abib.
Join YRM for Passover and Unleavened Bread
unnamed (35)It is not too late to join YRM for the upcoming Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread in Holts Summit, Missouri. Passover will be the evening of March 22 at 7:30 and the Feast of Unleavened Bread will be from April 24-30. For those who cannot be here in person, we will be broadcasting our Passover service along with the High Days during UB. In addition to worship services and Bible studies, we are planning several group meals, including our traditional and always-popular Mediterranean dinner along with a spaghetti dinner prepared and served by the children and youth ofYRM. We also plan to do a group field trip to Bridal Cave, Lake of the Ozarks, Columbia’s planetarium, and more. There will be time for lots of fellowship with like-minded believers. For more information, visit www.yrm.org/fub2016.
unnamed (6)Remove the Leavening
The Bible commands that we remove all leavening and leavening products from our homes during the Feast of Unleavened Bread. “Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel,” Exodus 12:15. Below are common leavening agents and a few items that are often mistaken as leaven.
Leavened (must remove):
  • Yeast
  • Baker’s yeast
  • Active dried yeast
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Cream of tartar (potassium bitartrate)
  • Sourdough
  • Sourdough starter
  • Ammonium carbonate
  • Ammonium bicarbonate
  • Potassium carbonate
  • Potassium bicarbonate
  • Dipotassium carbonate
  • Beer/wine/alcohol
  • Preparation H (has yeast)
  • Cat and dog foods with yeast
  • Toothpastes with baking soda
Unleavened (no need to remove):
  • Puffed cereals
  • Brewer’s yeast
  • Yeast extract
  • Autolyzed yeast extract
  • Soda pop
  • Egg whites
  • Alum
  • Sodium caseinate
Sabbath Fellowships
Join YRM in the following locations for Sabbath worship. To learn more, including how to become a Sabbath partner in your area, contact the Ministry at mail@yrm.org or (573) 896-1000. Also, visit us online for locations, times, and local contacts.
  • Holts Summit, Missouri
  • O’Fallon, Missouri
  • Woodland Hills, California
  • Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Milton, Delaware
  • Tottenham, Ontario, Canada
Prayer Requests
Please keep the below in prayer:
  • Continued Prayer: Elder Bob Wirl, Bob Wells, Dreama Simmons, Melodie Illgen, Qaumaniq Suuqiina, Justina Ryan, AJ Hancock, John Fisher and family, Dick and Ros Fisher, Gayle Bonato, Ricardo Angolano, Susie Hylton, Millie Deck, Adi Stahlin
  • Healing: Angelita Santos, Darius Johnson, Emily Homiak, Gary and Chris, Hailee Maczko, Heather Lind, Judith Hubbard, Linda Young, Melanie M., Nelson Lugo, Oliver Owens, Raleigh Illgen, Randall Serfass, Sophia Christensen, Suzanne Cyr, Sylvina Mitchell, Theresa Cecil
  • Acceptance of Truth: Eleanor Vira, Matthew Kwong
  • Safety and Protection: Jones family, Vira family
  • Family: Faith Maldonado
  • Children: Audrey Ramadan, Diane Crocker
  • Employment: Michael Hubbard
  • Finances: Jordan Vira
  • Guidance: Mike Hurt
  • Yahweh Knows: Alice, Amanda Williams, Angelita Santos, Brenda Kiser, Chris & Sabrina Miller & family, Daniel Bowman, Darrell Mault, Jesse & Joanne Cox, Judy and David, Kimberly Murray, Lee McKallip, Lemley family, Linda Cox, Linda Marie Drewelow, Linda-AL And Kaylee, Luc and Heather Preston, Marilyn Allen, Mary Carey, Mary Croston, Polly Bethany, Ruth Mault & family
TEST YOUR TUTELAGE
The month of Abib begins after the new moon following the vernal equinox.
A. True
B. False
The vernal or spring equinox is not mentioned in the Bible. Some argue that the Hebrew word tequwphah refers to the equinox. However, according to Strong’s this word simple refers to “a revolution, i.e. (of the sun) course, (of time) lapse.” Also, as found in Exodus 34:22, this word denotes the fall, not the spring. It reads, “And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year’s end [tequwphah].” Clearly, this is not referring to Passover, but to Tabernacles, and more specifically to the end of the agricultural year. It’s important to realize that the biblical year, along with the three pilgrimage Feasts, are all tied to agriculture. The Feast of Unleavened commemorates the barley harvest, the Feast of weeks (Pentecost) commemorates the wheat harvest, and the Feast of Tabernacles commemorates the general harvest at the end of the agricultural year.  It’s also noteworthy that while the spring equinox technically marks the astronomical spring, it does not begin spring meteorologically. “In the Northern Hemisphere, the Vernal (Spring) Equinox marks the first day of astronomical spring. There’s also another, more common definition of when the seasons start, namely meteorological definitions, which are based on average temperatures rather that astronomical events,” http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/spring-equinox.html. 
Correct: B

May Yahweh bless,
YRM Staff

Mar 102016
 
Enews for March 10, 2016

unnamed (9)Abib Barley Confirmed
After a careful examination with multiple witnesses, we have concluded that the barley is sufficiently in the Abib stage and that last evening’s new moon marked the beginning of Abib and the first scriptural month. Below are the updated Feast dates:
  • Passover Memorial: Mar. 22
  • Feast of Unleavened Bread: Mar. 24-30
  • Feast of Weeks: May. 15
  • Feast of Trumpets: Sept. 3
  • Day of Atonement: Sept. 12
  • Feast of Tabernacles: Sept. 17-23
  • Last Great Day: Sept. 24
Picture: Courtesy of Brian Convery
May Yahweh bless,
YRM Staff
Mar 042016
 
E-news for March 4, 2016
unnamed (34)YRM Addition
Except for a few minor items to finish, YRM’s addition and remodel is substantially complete. The new facilities are a tremendous blessing for the local assembly. Prior to the addition, we were forced to eat in the meeting hall, which meant the rearrangement of tables and chairs on a weekly basis. The new facilities provides for a separate fellowship hall for dining, playroom for the kids, classroom for the youth, conference room for our weekly Bible studies, library, commercial bathrooms, and extra office space. To those who made this new building possible, we sincerely thank you for the outpouring of generosity. Visit us on Facebook to watch a video of the construction from beginning to end.
unnamed (5)Upcoming New Moon and Possible Abib
The next new moon should be Wednesday evening, March 9. Since there is a possibility the barley will not be in Abib by this date, the March new moon may mark a 13th month (traditionally called Adar II, indicating a biblical leap year). However, because the prospect exists that Abib may fall early, we encourage all to look for the upcoming new moon and make preparations for a March Passover and Unleavened Bread. Below is additional information, based on mid-Missouri.
  • Sunset: 6:10 pm
  • Moonset: 7:11 pm
  • Moon age: 21 hours
  • Moon attitude: 10 degrees
  • Degrees from sun: 4.5 degrees
  • Illumination: 0.8%
unnamed (8)Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread
We extend a warm invite to all those of a willing and obedient heart to this year’s Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread. It will be held in Holts Summit, Missouri, at YRM’s new and improved facilities. In additional to worship services and Bible studies, we are planning several group meals, including our traditional Mediterranean dinner and a spaghetti dinner that will be prepared and served by the children and youth of YRM. We also plan to do a group field trip to Bridal Cave, Lake of the Ozarks, Columbia’s planetarium, and Rock Quarry Park. For more information, visit www.yrm.org/fub2016.
Elder Alan Coming to St. Charles
Elder Alan Mansager will be in St. Charles (part of the St. Louis metropolitan area) on March 12 for a special presentation entitled, “Time for Truth.” The Sabbath meeting will be at the Best Western hotel at 1425 S 5th Street in the Lewis and Clark conference room. This meeting is part of an overall desire to establish a weekly Sabbath fellowship in the St. Louis area. Sabbath partner, Vince Baugh, is the local contact and is working hard to see this endeavor succeed. For more information, please visit our Sabbath page online or contact the Ministry at (573) 896-1000 or mail@yrm.org.
Support Discover the Truth in Israel
Discover the Truth will be in the land of Israel this coming November. It’s our goal to record a minimum of 12 programs in the Holy Land. Locations likely include: Caesarea, Megiddo, Mount Carmel, Tel Dan, Caesarea Philippi, Sodom and Gomorrah, Mount of Olives, City of David, Golden Gate, Valley of Hinnom, Capernaum, Chorazim, and the Garden Tomb. We are estimating a total cost of approximately $15,000. This is for equipment and also the production crew. We have currently received $6,493 in donations, leaving a balance of $8,507. If you would like to help with this important work through a tax-deductible donation, you can send your financial gift to: YRM, c/o Israel Pilgrimage, PO Box 463, Holts Summit, MO 65043. You can also donate online. Please make sure to notate that the funds are for the 2016 Israel Pilgrimage.
Sabbath Fellowships
Join YRM in the following locations for Sabbath worship. To learn more, including how to become a Sabbath partner in your area, contact the Ministry at mail@yrm.org or (573) 896-1000. Also, visit us online for locations, times, and local contacts.
  • Holts Summit, Missouri
  • O’Fallon, Missouri
  • Woodland Hills, California
  • Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Milton, Delaware
  • Tottenham, Ontario, Canada
Prayer Requests
Please keep the below in prayer:
  • Continued Prayer: Elder Bob Wirl, Bob Wells, Dreama Simmons, Melodie Illgen, Qaumaniq Suuqiina, Justina Ryan, AJ Hancock, John Fisher and family, Dick and Ros Fisher, Gayle Bonato, Ricardo Angolano, Susie Hylton, Millie Deck
  • Healing: Ben Maczko, Carol Norton, Carole H., Charles Wayne Pitchford, Hailee Maczko, Heather Lind, Jesse Marshall, John Simmons, Joy Webb, Judith hubbard, Julie Clardy, Lena Harp, Linda G. Young, Mary C., Melanie M., Nicholas & Marie Miller family, Randall Serfass, Sophia Christensen, Theresa Cecil
  • Acceptance of Truth: Hubbard family, John Simmons, Lind family, Maczko family, Maison family, Mike & Alysha Higgins, Mitchell family, Nichols family, Pavlovich family, Reed children, Stollfuss family, Thomas family
  • Safety and Protection: Jones family, Vira family
  • Employment: Michael Hubbard
  • Guidance: Daniel Bowman, Mike Hurt
  • Yahweh Knows: Daniel Bowman, D’marion, Elva Grey, Gale Procter, Gary Davenport, Joy Yee Mon and family, Loretta, Luc and Heather Preston, Luz Brackett family, Mary Cassidy, Prishard Chrishner, Sabrina Miller & Family
TEST YOUR TUTELAGE
The word “Abib” refers to young ears of barley.
A. True
B. False
Strong’s defines “Abib” as, “…from an unused root (meaning to be tender); green, i.e. a young ear of grain; hence, the name of the month Abib or Nisan.” The Brown Driver & Briggs Hebrew Lexiconadds, “month of ear-forming, of greening of crop, of growing green Abib, the month of the Exodus and the Passover (March or April).” The word is found 8 times in the Old Testament Hebrew and except for two instances is always rendered “Abib.” The two exceptions are Exodus 9:31 where the word is rendered “the ear” and Leviticus 2:14 where it’s rendered “green ears of corn.” The grain used in the Old Testament was barley, as verified in Exodus 9:31. The purpose of having the barley in “Abib” by the first month was to ensure that it would be ready for the Omer offering during the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Israel could not harvest the barley until the Omer was offered. The Abib is one of many examples confirming an agricultural connection to Old Testament worship, especially to the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Weeks, and the Feast of Tabernacles.
Correct: A
May Yahweh bless,
YRM Staff