Remembering Bacchiochi

Actually this coming Sunday December 20th, marks one year ago of the death of Seventh Day Adventist scholar, Samuele Bacchiocchi at age 70. As with any event like his death, it just seemed liked yesterday. On this blog on the night of his death, I informed that he was ill with liver cancer, only to be informed by XHWA  the next day after that it ended in the way least expected by all of us. Most of us are familiar with his work, From Sabbath to Sunday. Of recent years, he did a two part book series on the biblical Holy Days of Leviticus, of which I have one of the series of books. According to a Torah Observant Messianic Jewish blog, yesterday was the Hebrew anniversary (yahrzeit) of Dr.Bacchiocchi’s passing. The blog called Messianic613 Weblog give their brief insight and praises for a man whose influence even extended to the Messianic Jewish community. You have to respect a person’s effort (even if you disagree with some of their works) to make that broad universal appeal. May his spirit in heaven rejoice and be glad.

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Samuele Bacchiocchi: 1938-2008

samueleI want to thank xHWa for just informing me  this afternoon about the passing of Seventh Day Adventist scholar Samuele Bacchiochi, most noted for his book From Sabbath to Sunday which one can go to scribd.com at  http://www.scribd.com/doc/2189399/From-Sabbath-to-Sunday . As noted in my previous post, Dr.Bacchiocchi was battling liver cancer for quite awhile.  Ironically, as I put the post up about his condition last night, his struggle with the dreaded disease had ended in the way the least expected by all of us. My thoughts and prayers are with the Bacchiocchi family as they struggle through a very difficult time, especially during the holiday season. Dr.Bacchiocchi, rest in peace sir until the glorious day you are to be revised by the Almighty Author!

WorldNet Daily has coverage on Dr.Bacchiocchi’s passing at http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=84204.