“On the eighth [shmini] day…” all KINDS of things have happened!
In this week’s parsha (“Shmini,” Leviticus chapters 9 through 11), the deaths of Nadab and Abihu, the eldest sons of Aaron, for one. And even though the text tells us directly WHY (and, yes, may hint at other issues as well) there is no shortage of alternative explanations.
What there is also no shortage of, however, are other examples of the “eighth day.”
Join Mark Call for a two-part look at the past multiple references to the ‘eighth day,’ and the implications of the ‘strange fire’ that resulted in the deaths of those two men, including the understanding that “to whom much is given, much is expected,” and that those who claim to speak ‘for Him’ are held to a higher standard.
First, the Erev Shabbat “setup”:
And then the dots are connected:
The combined two-part teaching is here, via the Hebrew Nation Radio page.