Fifteen

Fifteen

Resurrection (above a judged/drowned world)

Acts 27:28, So they took a sounding and found twenty fathoms (About 120 feet; a fathom (Greek orguia) was about 6 feet or 2 meters). A little farther on they took a sounding again and found fifteen fathoms (About 90 feet).

Genesis 7:20, The waters prevailed above the mountains, covering them fifteen cubits deep.

John 11:17 , Then when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days already.

John 11:18 , Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off:

Fifteen and resurrection. Connected. That is what the raising of Lazurus is about.

John 11:25, Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
26, And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
Esther 9:18, But the Jews that were at Shushan assembled together on the thirteenth day thereof, and on the fourteenth thereof; and on the fifteenth day of the same they rested, and made it a day of feasting and gladness.

Est 9:21, To stablish this among them, that they should keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the fifteenth day of the same, yearly,

Ezekiel 32:17, It came to pass also in the twelfth year, in the fifteenth day of the month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
Ezekile 32:18, Son of man, wail for the multitude of Egypt, and cast them down, even her, and the daughters of the famous nations, unto the nether parts of the earth, with them that go down into the pit.

Now, what follows here takes us into interesting territory, the Millenial temple.
Note how what is ordained on the first day of the year is to be repeated in the seventh month on the fifteenth day

Ezekiel 45:18, ¶ “Thus says the Lord GOD: In the first month, A on the first day of the month, you shall take a bull from the herd without blemish, and B purify the sanctuary.
19, A The priest shall take some of the blood of the sin offering and put it B on the doorposts of the temple, the four corners of the ledge of the altar, and the posts of the gate of the inner court.
20, You shall do the same on the seventh day of the month for anyone who has sinned through error or ignorance; so you shall make atonement for the temple.
21, ¶ A “In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, you shall celebrate the Feast of the Passover, and for seven days unleavened bread shall be eaten.
22, On that day the prince A shall provide for himself and all the people of the land a young bull for a sin offering.
23, And on A the seven days of the festival he shall provide as a burnt offering to the LORD seven young bulls and seven rams without blemish, on each of the seven days; and B a male goat daily for a sin offering.
24, And A he shall provide as B a grain offering an ephah for each bull, an ephah for each ram, and a hin1 of oil to each ephah.
25, A In the seventh month, on the fifteenth day of the month and for the seven days of the feast, B he shall make the same provision for sin offerings, burnt offerings, and grain offerings, and for the oil.

This is the same month day combination as the feast of booths (tabernacles):-

Leviticus 23:34, “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, A On the fifteenth day of this seventh month and for seven days is the Feast of Booths1 to the LORD.
35, On the first day shall be a holy convocation; you shall not do any ordinary work.
36, For seven days you shall present food offerings to the LORD. A On the eighth day you shall hold a holy convocation and present a food offering to the LORD. It is a B solemn assembly; you shall not do any ordinary work.

See Kiel and Delitsch on Ezeliel 45:25.
Here is a partial quote:-

The word הפּסח is used here as in Deu 16:1-2, so that it includes the seven days’ feast of unleavened bread. The Niphal יאכל is construed with the accusative in the olden style: mazzoth shall men eat. – In Eze 45:22 and Eze 45:23 there follow the regulations concerning the sacrifices of this festival, and first of all concerning the sin-offering to be presented on the fourteenth day, on the evening of which the paschal lamb was slaughtered and the paschal meal was held (Eze 45:22). The Mosaic legislation makes no allusion to this, but simply speaks of festal sacrifices for the seven days of mazzoth, the 15th to the 21st Abib (Lev 23:5-8; Num 28:16-25), with regard to which fresh regulations are also given here. The Mosaic law prescribes for each of these seven days as burnt-offerings two bullocks, a ram, and seven yearling lambs, as a meat-offering; three-tenths of an ephah of meal mixed with oil for each bullock, two-tenths for the ram, and one-tenth for each lamb, and a he-goat for the sin-offering (Num 28:19-22). The new law for the feasts, on the other hand, also requires, it is true, only one he-goat daily for a sin-offering on the seven feast days, but for the daily burnt-offerings seven bullocks and seven rams reach; and for the meat-offering, an ephah of meal and a hin of oil for every bullock, and for every ram. In the new thorah, therefore, the burnt-offerings and meat-offerings are much richer and more copious, and the latter in far greater measure than the former. – Eze 45:25. The same number of sacrifices is to be offered throughout the feast of seven days falling upon the fifteenth day of the seventh month. This feast is the feast of tabernacles, but the name is not mentioned, doubtless because the practice of living in tabernacles (booths) would be dropped in the time to come. And even with regard to the sacrifices of this feast, the new thorah differs greatly from the old. According to the Mosaic law, there were to be offered, in addition to the daily sin-offering of a he-goat, seventy bullocks in all as burnt-offerings for the seven days; and these were to be so distributed that on the first day thirteen were to be offered, and the number was to be reduced by one on each of the following days, so that there would be only seven bullocks upon the seventh day; moreover, every day two rams and fourteen yearling lambs were to be offered, together with the requisite quantity of meal and oil for a meat-offering according to the number of the animals (Num 29:12-34). According to Ezekiel, on the other hand, the quantity of provision made for the sacrifices remained the same as that appointed for the feast of Passover; so that the whole cost of the burnt-offerings and meat-offerings did not reach the amount required by the Mosaic law. In addition to all this, there was an eighth day observed as a closing festival in the Mosaic feast of tabernacles, with special sacrifices; and this also is wanting in Ezekiel. – But the following is still more important than the points of difference just mentioned: Ezekiel only mentions the two yearly feats of seven days in the first and seventh months, and omits not only the Pentecost, or feast of weeks, but also the day of trumpets, on the first of the seventh month, and the day of atonement on the tenth; from which we must infer that the Israeli of the future would keep only the two first named of all the yearly feasts. The correctness of this conclusion is placed beyond the reach of doubt by the fact that he practically transfers the feasts of the day of trumpets and of the day of atonement, which were preparatory to the feast of tabernacles, to the first month, by the appointment of special sin-offerings for the first and seventh days of that month (Eze 45:18-20), and of a sin-offering on the day of the paschal meal (Eze 45:22). This essentially transforms the idea which lies at the foundation of the cycle of Mosaic feasts, as we intend subsequently to show, when discussing the meaning and significance of the whole picture of the new kingdom of God, as shown in Ezekiel 40-48.

So, we should be thinking about the Journey of the Ark, the wilderness wanderings celebrated by the feast of booths, Paul’s shipwreck and the promise of no loss of life.
It is all about a transition from a state of corruption, tyranny and mortal danger to the new world, the powers of the age to come. In the case of Egypt and the ‘famous nations’, it appears to have a reverse effect, too, a casting down. Pretty much a judgement gate.

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