Counting the Omer 5779/2019 #4

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 people named in the Bible.

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About 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 responses to “Counting the Omer 5779/2019 #4”

  1. prodigal101 says :

    Why do we continue the barley tradition, a directive that is not in Scripture? Thanks Shalom


    • Albert J. McCarn says :

      “Omer” refers to the barley sheaf offered at First Fruits per the Leviticus 23 commandment. Is is a Jewish tradition, and a logical one at that, to using the term to refer as well to the count of 50 days from First Fruits to Shavuot. So yes, the directive us in scripture. This is the way I choose to comply.


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