What is the meaning of "the second Sabbath after the first" in Luke 6:1?


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Greek: deuteroprotos (G1207) is used to refer the "second-first" sabbath, the ordinary weekly sabbath following the special sabbath that began the feast regardless of what day of the week it fell on. 

That is, the 7-day feast of unleavened bread always started on the 15th day of Nisan or April, regardless of what day of the week it was (Lev. 23:6-8). If it happened to be on Wednesday the regular weekly sabbath (or the second sabbath of the feast) would be 3 days later. The last day of the feast--also a sabbath, or the 3rd sabbath of the feast--would be on Tuesday, or 3 days after the weekly sabbath. 

The 1st and 7th days of the 7-day feast were special sabbaths and the regular weekly sabbath was between them, being the 2nd sabbath of the feast. That this was the weekly sabbath is clear from Mt. 12:1-8.

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