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!יָמִים נוֹרָאִים – It’s רֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה – so יוֹם תְּרוּעָה

  • “On the first day of the seventh month, you are to hold a sacred assembly, and you must not do any regular work. This will be a day for you to sound the trumpets. As a pleasing aroma to the LORD, you are to present a burnt offering of one young bull, one ram, and seven male lambs a year old, all unblemished, together with their grain offerings of fine flour mixed with oil—three-tenths of an ephah with the bull, two-tenths of an ephah with the ram, and a tenth of an ephah with each of the seven male lambs. Include one male goat as a sin offering to make atonement for you. (Leviticus 29:1-5)

Clearly, this is religion at its finest: the humble thanksgiving of joyful praise for God’s good providence for His sinful but repentant people.

This is about the birthday of the heavens and earth in their being created as recounted in Genesis 2:4:

אֵ֣לֶּה תֹולְדֹ֧ות הַשָּׁמַ֛יִם וְהָאָ֖רֶץ בְּהִבָּֽרְאָ֑ם בְּיֹ֗ום עֲשֹׂ֛ות יְהוָ֥ה אֱלֹהִ֖ים אֶ֥רֶץ וְשָׁמָֽיִם׃

Hmmm… two generations of the heavens and the earth in their being created

Let’s see… two generations

The old Adam who represented all of creation in himself, bringing creation through himself to lay down in reverence before God… That’s one generation. But Adam fell. God immediately promised a Redeemer to be born of the Woman. Let’s call that Redeemer the new Adam who, in Himself, is another generation of the heavens and the earth, Christ, the Lamb of God as the head of the Body, we as the members of that one Body of Christ.

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