Feast of Shavuot: Some Chronological Suggestions

Ex 19 begins: בַּחֹדֶשׁ הַשְּׁלִישִׁי לְצֵאת בְּנֵי־יִשְָׂראֵל מֵאֶֶרץ מִצְרִָים בַּיּוֹם הֶַזּה בָּאוּ מִדְבַּר סִינָי , “In the third month of the going out of the children of Israel from the land of Egypt, on this day, they came to the wilderness of Sinai”. The text is emphatic in specifying בַּיּוֹם הֶַזּה , “on this (very) day”, yet it does not specify the day. As a result, the Sages have concluded that the day is Rosh Chodesh of Sivan, the beginning of the Third month in the Hebrew calendar…

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