Jewish Feasts

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These were appointed times, holy convocations, and were the ways of God in gathering and blessing His people. Though repeated yearly, they were typical of the ways of blessing from the cross to the millennium. The Sabbath — God’s rest — is first named, on which the others were founded; then the list begins again at verse 4.
Abib 14th
Christ our Passover slain.
The Resurrection.
Zif Sivan
4. Pentecost: Feasts of Weeks: Feast of Harvest (Wheat). Lev. 23:15-2215And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete: 16Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the Lord. 17Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals: they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; they are the firstfruits unto the Lord. 18And ye shall offer with the bread seven lambs without blemish of the first year, and one young bullock, and two rams: they shall be for a burnt offering unto the Lord, with their meat offering, and their drink offerings, even an offering made by fire, of sweet savor unto the Lord. 19Then ye shall sacrifice one kid of the goats for a sin offering, and two lambs of the first year for a sacrifice of peace offerings. 20And the priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits for a wave offering before the Lord, with the two lambs: they shall be holy to the Lord for the priest. 21And ye shall proclaim on the selfsame day, that it may be an holy convocation unto you: ye shall do no servile work therein: it shall be a statute for ever in all your dwellings throughout your generations. 22And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger: I am the Lord your God. (Leviticus 23:15‑22).
Descent of the Holy Ghost and the Church formed.
[The present intrval.]
Tisri 1st
Israel awakened; they afflict their souls; receive their Messiah, and are brought into blessing in the millennium.
Chisleu 25th
[Feast of Dedication, instituted by Judas Maccabeus when the temple was re-dedicated, B.C. 166, John 10:2222And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter. (John 10:22).]
Adar 14th