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Time Markers

1.a. Here is the definition, as used in this teaching, of “Time Marker”. In the Bible, a time marker is any single word or combination of words that orients the reader or listener chronologically as to the time of day, week, month, or year being referred to.

1.b. Even though I have made the claim that no one else teaches about Biblical time markers does not mean that others will not eventually do so. If they understand that which has been written here, not only in this teaching, but all the other teachings posted here, they may eventually repeat this teaching in their own words. I hope they do, because if they do it correctly, then they are further along in understanding critical Bible doctrines.


1.c. Those who will eventually author their own time marker teachings only to cause confusion in this subject area, have no fear of God and will reap their just reward from the Almighty.

1.d. If one does an internet search for Bible time markers, they may find some sparse material here and there. But these websites and their use of the phrase "time markers" fail to define the phrase and its true meaning and provides no useful tool for discerning all of Scripture.


2. Here is a partial list of words or phrases that can be identified as Biblical time markers.

Day Start


Between the Evenings


Even or Evening




Sunset or Sundown


A Perfect Sabbath


A Perfect Week


Seven Perfect Weeks




The Passover Feast


The Passover Sacrifice


Passover is a single day


Passover is the only high sabbath in Scripture


Preparation Days (refer only to Passover, not UB)


The Feast of Unleavened Bread (UB)


The Feast of Unleavened Bread is a seven day period


The three parts of a Biblical Day (Morning/Evening/Night)


The two parts of a Biblical Day (Day Time and Night Time).


3. Here is a partial list of some Biblical time markers. The time markers in the following Scriptures have been bolded.


Acts 27:27,33 KJV, "27 But when the fourteenth night was come, as we were driven up and down in Adria, about midnight the shipmen deemed that they drew near to some country: 33 And while the day was coming on, Paul besought them all to take meat, saying, This day is the fourteenth day that ye have tarried and continued fasting, having taken nothing.


Here is an example of the night time hours of a day. Proverbs 7:9 KJV, "in the twilight, in the evening*, in the black and dark night:. This Scripture is filled with time markers: "In the twilight" means after sundown; "in the evening" means in the afternoon or it can mean at sundown; and "in the black and dark night" means after sundown. As translated, this Scripture contradicts itself. Two time markers indicate that it is after sunset, and one time marker indicates that it is at sunset or sooner. See our teaching named Proverbs 7:9.


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