first day of the week

1 Corinthians 16:2

16:2 first day of the week. At first the early Jewish Christians continued to meet with the other Jews in the synagogues on the seventh day of the week. They later supplemented this by a separate meeting by themselves on the first day of the week. It probably took place after sundown on Saturday, when the sabbath was past but before the day’s work was scheduled to begin on Sunday. This was also the day of the Lord’s resurrection, which they wished to commemorate regularly, while still commemorating the completion of God’s creation by working just six days. Eventually, as they were put out of the synagogues, they continued just with their own meetings on the first day of the week. Note also Acts 20:7.

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