When Does A Day Begin?

It is traditionally taught that a biblical day begins after the sun sets. But is this true? I will show and prove that this is NOT true. That instead, a biblical day begins at sunrise. And why is this important? It is vitally important in understanding the 3 days and 3 nights prophecy of the sign of Jonah. The prophecy of the sign of Jonah is important because when understood correctly, the Saturday Sabbath is shown to be in error, and the lunar Sabbath once again provides the only solution to making all the puzzle pieces of scripture fit together. The day beginning at sunrise is also important in understanding that the Sabbath day is only for the daylight hours, not for a full 24 hour date as is traditionally taught.

There are many verses from scripture that could be used to support that a day begins a sunrise, but many of them can be twisted and interpreted according to your preconceived belief. So I'm not going to use any of those verses here because it only breeds needless debate. Meanwhile, the elephant in the room is the account of the Israelite's exodus from Egypt showing irrefutable proof that a day begins at sunrise.

In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD'S passover. And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread. In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. Lev. 23:5-7

When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest: And he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it. Lev. 23:10-11 (The sheaf is waved the day after the 1st day of Unleavened Bread, which is the 15th, which is called the Sabbath. So the 15th day of the 1st month is a Sabbath day.)

Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover. And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning. Ex. 12:21-22 (The Israelites were not to leave their houses until the morning. So we know they didn't leave Egypt on the 14th.)

And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: Ex. 12:17 (They left Egypt on the 15th. But wasn't the 15th a Sabbath day? Would God cause his people to break his law by causing them to travel on the Sabbath?)

It is a night to be much observed unto the LORD for bringing them out from the land of Egypt: this is that night of the LORD to be observed of all the children of Israel in their generations. Ex. 12:42 (So they left at night on the 15th. The Sabbath rest is only for the daylight hours.)

Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover unto the LORD thy God: for in the month of Abib the LORD thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night. Deut. 16:1(This verse clarifies that the Israelites left Egypt by night, and thus waited until after the daylight hours of the Sabbath before leaving on the 15th. This also reveals that a day begins at sunrise, not the tradition of sunset.)

When you combine the facts of all the above verses, there is only one conclusion possible in regards to when a day begins. The Israelites left Egypt on the night of the 15th, but we know that this was not the night of Passover, but the following night. And if that night is considered the 15th, what must we conclude???

14th day - preparation day, killing of the lamb
14th night - passover meal, Israelites must stay in their homes til morning

15th day - feast of unleavened bread, Sabbath day of rest
15th night - Israelites depart from Egypt.

Fact - The Israelites left on the 15th.
Fact - The Israelites left at night.
Fact - The night of the Passover was neither the 15th nor was it the night the Israelites departed. Therefore, the night is the 2nd half of the calendar date.