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“You shall count seven full weeks from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering. You shall count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath. Then you shall present a grain offering of new grain to the L-RD.”
Leviticus 23:15-16

Why Count?

How to Count (Lev 23:5-21)

English “P’shat”

What’s the Problem?

The Power of the Calendar

P’shat is Not English

Don’t Choose Sides

Joshua 5

Septuagint Translators

“Weeks” in Greek

5 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, in the middle of the time approaching evening, is a pascha to the L-rd.  6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread to the L-rd; seven days you shall eat unleavened things.  7 And the first day shall be a designated, holy one to you; you shall not do any work of service.
Leviticus 23:5-7 LXX

9 And the L-rd spoke to Moyses, saying:  10 Speak to the sons of Israel, and you shall say to them: When you enter into the land that I give you and you reap its harvest, you shall also bring a sheaf as the first fruit of your harvest to the priest.  11 And he shall raise up the sheaf before the L-rd, acceptable for you; on the day after the first the priest shall raise it up.
Leviticus 23:9-11 LXX

14 And you shall eat no bread or parched fresh kernels until this very day, until you yourselves offer the gifts to your G-d; it is a perpetual precept throughout your generations in your every settlement.  15 And from the day after the sabbaths, from the day on which you bring the sheaf of the addition, you shall count off seven whole weeks.  16 You shall count until the day after the last week, fifty days, and you shall present a new sacrifice to the L-rd.
Leviticus 23:14-15 LXX

Exegetical Conclusion

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How You Count Matters

19 The woman said to him, “Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet.  20 Our fathers [Samaritans] worshiped on this mountain, but you say that in Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship.”  21 Yeshua said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming [because of of the destruction] when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. 22 You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews.
John 4:19-22