I believe in the Lunar Sabbath, or in other words the Sabbath day being determined by the phase of the moon. At some point I want to write an artile about it myself when I have time. I even believe the 3 days in a row around 3 Nephi (LDS 18) (RLDS 8) are an example of the Lunar Sabbath because it is at the end of the moonth (I used two ‘o’ on purpose) and the first day of the next moonth. I believe these three days are the Sabbath, Transition day, and New Moon day.
Here are some things I have writen:
I then came across things like this in history videos. For example how the Egyptians used the moon for their month. (I’d share the video with you but it has been removed from YouTube.)
At some point I came across these videos.
In Defense of the Lunar Sabbath Part 1
In Defense of the Lunar Sabbath Part 2
In Defense of the Lunar Sabbath Part 3
Understanding New Moons & Translation Days
“Saturday is the Sabbath” is FAKE NEWS!
Defending Lunar Sabbaths
This is a good article on the subject:
Many know about Nehemia Gordon. He made a comment about atleast once that I have run across.
Jews adapted stop following the lunar calendar because of the Romans thinking they would go back to it when the Savior comes
Open Door Series 3 — The Name of God — Nehemia Gordon
Here are some pretty good quotes from Jewish sources.
The New Moon is still, and the Sabbath originally was, dependent upon the lunar cycle. Both date back to the nomadic period of Israel. Originally the New Moon was celebrated in the same way as the Sabbath; gradually it became less important while the Sabbath became more a day of religion and humanity, of religious meditation and instruction, of peace and delight of the soul. – The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, page 410
In the time of the earliest prophets, the New Moon stood in the same line with another lunar observance, the Sabbath. – Scribner’s Dictionary of the Bible, 1898 edition, page 521
Here are two resources regarding the Sign of Jonah, I personaly believe the first one:
Lastly here are some resources on the Sabbath starting in the morning. I believe I see evidance of this in the Book of Mormon that I hope to hav time to write about it soon.
One thing to think about all the holidays in Lev 23 are based on the moon, and I personally would include the Sabbath in with that.