week starts at Sunday or Monday??

Vadim Vygonets vadik at cs.huji.ac.il
Wed Oct 4 07:48:33 UTC 2000

Quoth Clive D.W. Feather on Wed, Oct 04, 2000:
> Clearly the resurrection - which was on a Sunday - was on the first day of
> the week.

In Hebrew, week days don't have names (except Sabbath).  They're
just numbered, so "First day of the week" means Sunday, no other
interpretation possible.  Now, these are Jewish weeks; it does
not answer the question whether Christian weeks start on Sunday
or Monday.  Remember that when the New Testament was written
Christianity did not exist as we know it, and Julian calendar was
not invented yet (let alone Gregorian).


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