Karaite Israelite Mosque of Ascension

  THE KARAITE ISRAEL MOSQUE OF ASCENSION 

                                      
    

 THE KARAITE ISRAEL MOSQUE OF ASCENSION


 AND THE TEMPLE OF KEDAR MINISTRIES


(The Original Kedar-Rite of the Karaim)


 

THE 8TH DAY SABBATH 


    The number 8 represents eternity as in the 8th day covenant. The mathematical symbol for infinity is a sideways 8. 8 is the only digit that has no physical opening.(The only other is a Zero (0) which of course only equates to nothingness.). The number 7 which comes directly before 8 completes an earthly cycle. This derives from the fact that the earth has 7 layers. Being that man was created out of the earth there are likewise 7 layers to the human skin. 8 is the heavenly seal that brings the earthly 7 into an eternal or heavenly state and thus the Prophet Abraham was given the eternal 8th day covenant. 

   In regards to the above mentioned all Israelite cycles of 7 must be completed or capped with an eternal 8. For example,when a child is  born one week of purification is counted then an 8th day celebration known as Aqiqah or Brit Millah is added. Shavout is a counting of 7 weeks which is 49 days. At the end of the 49 days a 50th day celebration commemorating the Prophet Moses being called to Mount Sinai is added. The counting of 7 " Land Sabbaths " is  7x7 = 49 years. At the completion of 49 years, a 50th year Jubilee of restoration and freedom is celebrated. This brings us to the question of the weekly Sabbath: Why isn't there an 8th day added to cap the 7 day cycle?  The answer is that there was an 8th day counting or Sabbath but it was deceptively removed. 

  The original counting cycle of the weekly Sabbath was a counting of 7 days and then the 1st day was counted as the 8th day. It is the 8th day that is the day of rest. The first day of the week was always known as Sunday as the Sun was created on the first day of creation.

GENESIS 1:3-5
 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.  And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness.  God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. 

 However some have been deceived into believing that the Sun was created on the 4th day. It was not the Sun but the Moon that was created on the 4th day. Since the Moon has no light of its own but is rather a reflection of Sunlight it was called the "Lesser Light" and thus the Sun which was already created on the 1st day became known as the "Greater Light " in relation to the Moon.

GENESIS 1:14-19
And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

  The AKAN Priesthood in Ghana which is often associated with the Levitical Priesthood maintains the original 8 day cycle Sabbath. There are 7 days in the Akan counting system and then the 1st day is counted as both the 1st and the 8th days. 


THE AKAN 8 DAY WEEK

KWASIADA
DWOADA
BENADA
WUKUADA
YAWOADA
FIADA
MEMENEDA
KWASIADA

 The Akan week is 8 days, inclusively beginning and ending on Kwasiada

http://www.abibitumikasa.com/forums/akan-twi-language-resources/48081-akan-8-day-week-names-days-asante-akuapem-twi.html

Interestingly the Akan maintain the original 8th day Israelite Covenant Naming Ceremony without the Egyptian practice of male circumcision.

 Every Akan child is given a ‘proper’ name on the eighth day of its birth

In the Akan societies of West Africa, names and the process of naming are essential since everyone and almost every living entity has a place and mission in the world. The name of a person or entity reflects its purpose in life. The adinto or abadinto (lit., "to throw [a] name") or naming ceremony takes places usually at the father's house on the eighth day

https://sites.google.com/site/afropedia/adinto-akan-naming-and-outdooring-ceremony

The paramount leader of the Akan is called the OHENE originally referring to the KOHEN.

   The AKAN Priest-Kings have therefore maintained the original 8th day Sabbath and 8th day Covenant naming cycle. 

    As mentioned earlier the Sun was created on the first day and thus the first and eighth day Sabbath was referred to as Sunday. However the 7 day cycle as practiced in Judaism was based on changes made within the Roman counting cycle. The Romans inherited the Etruscan 8 day week known as the Nundial cycle. Sometime between 45 B.C.E. and 19 C.E. the 8th day was dropped and the Romans shifted to the 7 day cycle. According to the 7 day cycle Saturday or Saturn's day was the 1st day of the week and Friday was the 7th day: Therefore Friday was the original 7th day Sabbath for those who observed this cycle. The 7 day Roman stick calendar found at the Baths of Titus (constructed A.D. 79 – 81) clearly exhibits Saturday as the 1st day of the week and Friday as the 7th. The Romans changed Saturday from the 1st day to the 7th day out of reverence for the Roman worship of Mithras in which the 7th and highest degree of the “ Father” (Pater) was represented as Saturn. 

  The historian Tacitus confirmed the Jewish observance of Saturday Sabbath in relation to Saturn as recorded in the writings of Josephus.
 
 
History of the Jews Book V(Josephus)
' It is generally supposed that they rest on the 7th day
because that gave them[the first] rest from their labors. Besides which they are idol on every 7th year as being pleased with a lazy life. Others say that they do honor  thereby Saturn or perhaps the Idaei gave them this part of their religion who as we said above were expelled together with Saturn and of whom as we have been informed were the founders of this nation or else it was because the star Saturn moves in the highest orb...'

   To this day the Jewish(Hebrew) name for the Planet Saturn is Shabbtai meaning the Planet of the Sabbath.

In summary the original Sabbath was part of an 8 day cycle in which the 1st day and the 8th day were the same day and counted as the "Eternal Sabbath". The 7 day Roman Calendar referred to the 1st day as Saturday when it fact it should have been referred to as Sunday because the Sun was created on the first day of creation. Therefore the day known to us now as Saturday should be called Sunday and referred to as the 1st day of the week. The Romans later changed Saturday to be the 7th day of the week in honor of the 7th and highest degree of Mithras which was symbolized by Saturn. The day now known to us as Sunday should be counted as the 2nd day of the week, while the day now known to us as Friday should be counted as the 7th day of the week. During this dispensation known to us as the Ishmaelite Exile the 8th Day Eternal Sabbath of Rest has been taken away. What is left is the 7th day earthly Sabbath Gathering known to us as the Jummah which takes place every Friday. 

  The Heavenly 8th day Sabbath was often referred to as the Second Sabbath meaning that which comes after the 7th day earthly Sabbath(Jummah)

LUKE 6:1-3 New Testament(N.T.)
' And it came to pass on the second Sabbath after the first that he went through the corn fields: and did eat rubbing them in their hands.And certain Pharisees said unto them Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the Sabbath days?


Below is the Original 7 Day cycle of the Roman Calendar. On this calendar Saturday is the 1st day of the week and is illustrated as the Sickle which symbolized Saturn.
http://www.universetoday.com/15296/symbol-for-saturn/

  With Saturday as the 1st day of the week, Sunday is demonstrated as the 2nd day of the week and is illustrated by the Sun Rays. The sequence ultimately leads us to the 7th day of the week which is Friday. 
 
Roman Stick Calendar

 



 
The number 8 represents eternity as in the 8th day covenant. The mathematical symbol for infinity is a sideways 8 as the number 8 is the only digit that has no physical opening.W
hen an Israelite child is born one week of purification is counted then an 8th day Covenant celebration known as Aqiqah or Brit Millah is added. The Holy Sabbath of complete rest likewise took place on the 8th day. The Lord finalized and ceased working ON the 7th day. This indicates that some work actually did take place on the 7th day which was not a day of COMPLETE rest. 

GENESIS 2:2
And ON the seventh day God ENDED his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.


  Therefore the 7th day which is known as the Jummah or First Sabbath is a day in which work temporarily comes to an end at Midday. A special Noon Service or gathering known as the Jummah is observed. The Jummah also serves as a preparation for the Second or Greater Sabbath which takes place on the 8th day. The 8th day Sabbath was the Sabbath of complete rest.

  The Book of Luke speaks of the First and Second Sabbaths:

  
LUKE 6:1-3 New Testament(N.T.)
' And it came to pass on the SECOND SABBATH after the FIRST that he went through the corn fields: and did eat rubbing them in their hands.And certain Pharisees said unto them Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the Sabbath days?


 The Sabbath days mentioned above refers to the 7th day Sabbath known as the Jummah and the 8th day Sabbath of complete rest.

   
  The original counting cycle of the weekly Sabbath was a counting of 7 days and then the 1st day was counted also as the 8th day. It is the 8th(1st) day that is the day of complete rest. The AKAN of Ghana maintain the original understanding of an 8 day week called Nnawotwe which literally means 8 days.There are 7 days in the Akan counting system and then the 1st day is counted as both the 1st and the 8th days. 

THE AKAN 8 DAY WEEK

KWASIADA
DWOADA
BENADA
WUKUADA
YAWOADA
FIADA
MEMENEDA
KWASIADA

The Akan week is 8 days, inclusively beginning and ending on Kwasiada

http://www.abibitumikasa.com/forums/akan-twi-language-resources/48081-akan-8-day-week-names-days-asante-akuapem-twi.html


The AKAN of Ghana have therefore maintained the original concept of an 8th day Sabbath and 8th day Covenant naming cycle. (However the order of days was adjusted to equate with the Roman/Colonial Order in which the 7th day erroneously equates to Saturday.


  The original Sabbath was part of an 8 day cycle in which the 1st day and the 8th day were the same day and counted as the Eternal Sabbath of Complete Rest. That which was counted as both the 1st and 8th days is what is known today as Saturday and therefore Saturday was the 8th day Sabbath.The Romans later changed Saturday to be the 7th day of the week in honor of the 7th and highest degree of Mithras which was symbolized by Saturn. The day now known to us as Sunday should be counted as the 2nd day of the week, while the day now known to us as Friday should be counted as the 7th day of the week. 


 The 7 day Roman stick calendar found at the Baths of Titus (constructed A.D. 79 – 81) clearly exhibits Saturday as the 1st day of the week and Friday as the 7th. The Romans later changed Saturday from the 1st day to the 7th day out of reverence for the Roman worship of Mithras in which the 7th and highest degree of the “ Father” (Pater) was represented as Saturn.


Below is the Original 7 Day cycle of the Roman Calendar. On this calendar Saturday is the 1st day of the week and is illustrated as the Sickle which symbolized Saturn.
http://www.universetoday.com/15296/symbol-for-saturn/

With Saturday as the 1st day of the week, Sunday is demonstrated as the 2nd day of the week and is illustrated by the Sun Rays. The sequence ultimately leads us to the 7th day of the week which is Friday. 

Roman Stick Calendar
      

On the early Roman calendar Sunday is counted as the 2nd day of the week which is illustrated by the Sun Rays. This further indicates that Friday was the 7th day of the Week.

( The early Roman Calendar exhibiting Sunday in its true role as the 2nd day of the week- About the History of the Calendar By- A.E. Evenson-Illustrated By-William Neebe -Childrens Press,Chicago page 11-)