Samuel Snow

(1806-1870). A Congregationalist, then a skeptic, later a Millerite minister; initiator of the “seventh-month movement.” Beginning with an article written Feb. 16, 1843, he emphasized the tenth day of the Jewish seventh month, Tishri, the Jewish Day of Atonement, as the true ending date of the prophetic 2300 years. Later he set forth the specific day as Oct. 22, 1844, our calendar equivalent of the tenth day of the seventh month in that year according to the old Karaite Jewish calendar. At first there was but little interest or response, but when Snow preached on July 21 in the large Boston Tabernacle on the text “Behold, the bridegroom cometh [on the tenth day of the seventh month]; go ye out to meet him,” some began to be roused. Then soon after, at a large camp meeting held at E...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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