Posted by: biblestudyseattle | March 10, 2021

Noah’s 8

Is it significant that there were eight people on Noah’s ark? God could have just put Noah and his wife and they could have had children after the flood. Noah and family enter the ark in the seventh chapter of Genesis. They exit the ark and repopulate the earth in the eighth chapter. Does this suggest the Jubilee? The Jubilee is the 50th year, or the 8th year of the seventh 7 years.

“You shall not hold back the offering from your entire harvest and your wine. The firstborn of your sons you shall give to Me.  You shall do the same with your oxen and with your sheep. It shall be with its mother for seven days; on the eighth day you shall give it to Me.” Exodus 22:29-30

The back, western end of the Most Holy room of the tabernacle was framed by eight boards:

“And there shall be eight boards with their bases of silver, sixteen bases; two bases under one board and two bases under another board.” Exodus 26:25

Leprosy was cleansed on the eighth day:

“Now on the eighth day he is to take two male lambs without defect, and a yearling ewe lamb without defect, and three-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain offering, and one log of oil; and the priest who is going to pronounce him clean shall present the person to be cleansed and the offerings before the Lord at the doorway of the tent of meeting.” Leviticus 14;10-11

The Festival of Booths or Tabernacles is followed by a party on the eighth day:

“For seven days you shall present an offering by fire to the Lord. On the eighth day you shall have a holy convocation and present an offering by fire to the Lord; it is an assembly. You shall not do any laborious work.” Leviticus 23:36

The Jubilee was to be a year of rest and bounty:

“When you are sowing the eighth year, you can still eat old things from the produce, eating the old until the ninth year when its produce comes in.” Leviticus 25;22

Will the resurrection be on the eighth day? The Jubilee?

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