Yoel ben Shlomo – Light of the Prophets – 1 Samuel 20:1-42

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David said to Jonathan, “Behold, tomorrow is the new moon, and I should not fail to sit at table with the king. But let me go, that I may hide myself in the field till the third day at evening. – 1 Samuel 20:5

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  1. Gordon Hayes says

    To me, the question on how to start the biblical months is pretty straightforward. As Yoel said, in the Second Temple Era when Yəhoshua was alive we have ample evidence that the returning crescent was looked for. When the witnesses came to report seeing the returning crescent, the Sanhedrin would then question the witnesses. They would compare what the witnesses said to what was expected from their calculations; using pictures and such.

    Enjoyed the insights on this text from the Hebrew.

  2. Dan and heidi says

    And the non-biblical quote of the year goes to, drumroll please, Jono Vandor for “we make great pets for the system”. Laugh out loud, roll on floor, then i cried a little cuz its so true :/

  3. SgtKRG says

    Good afternoon gentleman!
    Good program as usual, what I am curious about (and hopefully either one of you two can shed some light on this; 1 Sam 20:6; annual sacrifice at Bethlehem??? Torah says to bring the slaughter to the front of the tent of meeting! What kind of sacrifice is David speaking of?
    PS: Jono, I do click on the “Notify me of followups” and I never get a notification 🙁

  4. Jade says

    Great discussion! Always a blessing studying along with you two!

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