Wrote Tony Zbaraschuk SDAnet moderator, to me, Gerhard, After discussion with the other moderators, I am rejecting this post. Your argument does not seem even coherent, much less a worthwhile contribution to the SDAnet discussion environment. Tony Zbaraschuk SDAnet moderator This is what I had written To: SDANet Re: Barnabas and First Day ...how Barnabas got to 'the eighth day" - from the Sabbath - "Seventh DAY", to the "seventh PERIOD", to "the EIGHTH day"; and IT being IDENTIFIED with the Christ-EVENT in whole. Now, Tony Zbaraschuk (SDANET 23 Sept), wrote: We know from the Gospels that Jesus rose from the dead the day after the Sabbath, and Barnabas is pretty obviously drawing a connection between the first day of the week when God begun to create everything, and the first day of the new week when everything was re-created. Replied I, GE: First: We know nothing from the Gospels what Barnabas was doing. Two: From Barnabas himself it is not at all obvious he drew a connection between, quote: "the first day of the week when God begun to create everything, and the first day of the new week when everything was re-created." That is what TZ thinks - not what Barnabas wrote. (I have shown above what Barnabas wrote - and thought.) Three: SUPPOSE Barnabas had the Gospels' ONLY account of the day and time of Jesus' resurrection in mind - Mt.28:1. Then keep in mind he wrote about a quarter of a century before Justin and could therefore not have been misled by Justin's rendering of Mt.28:1. So Barnabas - who wrote in Greek had Mt.28:1 the way we read it today in its ORIGINAL text in mind - we suppose. Then: he pretty obviously drew a connection between the Seventh Day of the week "Sabbath", when God FINISHED ALL HIS WORKS when everything was re-created by "the exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward ... which He wrought in Christ when He raised Him from the dead" ... I"N THE SABBATH'S FULNESS" - opse de sabbatohn - every thought and every word written "according to (as could and should be expected) the Scriptures"! The LAST 'day / period' is what Barnabas was writing about - not the First Day. Four, Then for TZ's information: You did not give in English what Matthew or Mark (16:9) wrote; you gave Justin's perversion of Mt.28:1. Five: And with that you have the EARLIEST (after Gal.4:10) indication of how Sunday-observance started in the Christian Church - it began with the adulteration of the Scriptures.