Counting the Omer 5778/2018 #12

Counting the Omer is keeping the commandment to count 50 days (seven Sabbaths plus one day) between the offering of the first fruits of the barley harvest (often called First Fruits) until the feast of Shavuot (Pentecost) (Leviticus 23:15-21). This year The Barking Fox is counting the omer with modern pictures of places named in the Bible.


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Author: Albert J. McCarn

I am a lifelong disciple of Jesus (Yeshua) of Nazareth, an avid student of the Bible, a devoted husband and father, a 29-year veteran of the United States Army, and a historian who connects people with their own stories.

2 thoughts on “Counting the Omer 5778/2018 #12”

  1. Hmm, are we really counting the Omer? Or are we counting the days and weeks? How did we get this phrase? Maybe it takes 50 Omer to make two giant loaves of bread.

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    1. We count the days and weeks from the day the Omer (sheaf) of barley is to be offered on Yom Havikkurim to the offering of the two loaves of bread on Shavuot. But since it’s kinda clunky to say all that, the shorthand of “counting the Omer” works fine for me!

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