The Seven Feasts of Israel are Fulfilled in Jesus (2023)


In Leviticus 23 we find the most comprehensive record of how the Israelites were commanded by God to observe seven feasts over a period of seven months. The Hebrew for feasts, moadim is strictly translated as appointed times. Four feasts were in the spring and the final three were observed in autumn. The feasts have multiple layers of meaning and application. They were related to the agricultural cycle and historical events meant to remind the Hebrews of what the LORD has done for them. As important as these recognitions were, they are nothing compared to what the feasts are ultimately about.

Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ. Col. 2:16-17 (ESV)

The days regularly observed by the Israelites were a shadow or prophetic types pointing to what their Messiah has done or will do. In other words, every single feast was really about one of the major works that Jesus would perform. When the Israelites observed the feasts they were in a sense putting on plays that celebrated Jesus. Leviticus 23 is a striking prophetic summary of God’s plan to redeem creation.


In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight, is the LORD’s Passover. Leviticus 23:5

Passover (Heb. Pesach) began on the 14th of Nisan. The feast was to observe when the Israelites were passed over by the wrath of the LORD as He moved through Egypt slaying the firstborn of each family. The LORD passed over each home that had the blood of a sacrificed lamb applied to the lintel and doorposts (Ex. 12:1-28). Even before the first Passover occurred, Moses ordered that the day would be kept as a memorial and a feast (Ex. 12:14).

On the 10th day of Nisan, Jesus rode into Jerusalem on His donkey. This happened on the very same day that the Israelites were to select their unblemished lambs to be sacrificed by the whole congregation four days later (Ex. 12:3-6). Like the unblemished lambs, Jesus was presented to Israel as being perfect (i.e. sinless) before being sacrificed on the 14th day of Nisan or the beginning of Passover (John 19:14). The Passover lambs died at twilight (Ex. 12:6; Lev. 23:5) as did Jesus (e.g. Matt. 27:45-50).[1]

Of course Jesus is the ultimate Passover lamb which the others were only pointing to. Jesus was truly the lamb without defect (1 Peter 1:19) as He knew no sin (2 Cor. 5:21). Jesus was the lamb who takes sin away from the world (John 1:29). Paul even identified Christ as the Passover lamb that had been sacrificed (1 Cor. 5:7).

whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. Romans 3:25

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The blood of Jesus is applied to those who have faith in Him. This allows the sin of the saved person to be covered by the righteousness of Christ so that God may pass over. This is the true Passover that the first one in Egypt and the reenactments on the feast day were only looking to.


And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to theLord; for seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall not do any ordinary work.But you shall present a food offering to theLordfor seven days. On the seventh day is a holy convocation; you shall not do any ordinary work.” Leviticus 23:6

The feast of Unleavened Bread begins on the 15th of Nisan and lasts for seven days. The first and last days of the seven day feast are identified as holy convocations or high Sabbaths. The feast looked to recall how the Israelites were not able to add yeast to their bread as they fled from Egypt (Ex. 12:33-34). The prohibition against eating leavened bread during the feast was so severe that all of it had to be removed from the Israelites’ homes. If any person did eat leavened bread then he or she was cut off from Israel (e.g. Ex. 12:15).

Recall that Jesus died only hours before sunset on Nisan 14. He would have been buried on the 15th of Nisan and thus on the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. While the burial of Jesus clearly fulfilled this feast, it is not immediately obvious as to how. The answer lies in that Scripture often uses leaven as a picture of sin and its corrupting nature. Jesus Himself used leaven in this sense on a few occasions including Mark 8:15:

And he cautioned them, saying,“Watch out;beware ofthe leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.”

The apostle Paul also used leaven in this sense as part of his teachings. For example, 1 Corinthians 5:6:

Your boasting is not good. Do you not know thata little leaven leavens the whole lump?

The burial of Jesus then signified Messiah’s sinless life and thereby Him being the perfect sacrifice. It may even be fair to conclude that the buried body of Jesus was likened to a kernel of wheat planted in the ground that would soon burst forth as the bread of life (John 6:35-51). Even the Matzo bread used by Jews in celebrating Passover today is filled with piercings and wounds (Is. 53:5).


(Video) The Seven Feasts of the LORD - Introduction (מָבוֹא)

And theLordspoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them,When you come into the land that I give you and reap its harvest, you shall bring the sheaf ofthe firstfruits of your harvest to the priest,and he shallwave the sheaf before theLord, so that you may be accepted. On the day after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it. Leviticus 23:9-11

The feast of Firstfruits is on the 17th of Nisan. On this day the harvest was celebrated by waving a sheaf of the first ripened grain[2] before the LORD. Jesus rose from the dead on the third day and therefore on the feast of Firstfruits. His resurrection was like a wave offering before the Father that signaled that there would be many more to follow (Rom. 8:23). Paul verifies this in 1 Corinthians 15:20:

But in factChrist has been raised from the dead,the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.


“You shall count seven full weeks from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of thewave offering.You shall countfifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath. Then you shall present a grain offering ofnew grain to theLord. Leviticus 23:15-16

On the 6th of Sivan Shavuot or the Feast of Weeks or Pentecost (Greek for fifty) was to be observed. It was a common Jewish belief that Weeks was commemorated in order to celebrate the day that the LORD gave Moses the Law on Mt. Sinai and the subsequent birth of Israel as a nation (Ex. 19). Moses brought the people out to meet God and they saw that Mt. Sinai was wrapped in smoke because the LORD had descended upon it in fire (Ex. 19:17-18).

Another holy nation, the Church (1 Pet. 2:9) (i.e. the Body of Christ) was born on Pentecost when the Father sent the Holy Spirit in Jesus’ name (John 14:26) to indwell His people (Acts 2). Jesus appeared over a period of forty days after His resurrection (Acts 1:3). Before Jesus ascended, He told the apostles not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised. For ten days the apostles were waiting for something to happen. The wait was necessary because the Holy Spirit had to come on the specified day. Fifty days after Messiah’s resurrection on Firstfruits, God once again descended upon His people with fire (Acts 2:3).

It is even possible that the two loaves of bread that were to be brought before the LORD (Lev. 23:17) represented both Jew and Gentile.


The first four feasts in the spring and the last three in the fall were respectively celebrated in clusters. The long season between the two clusters of feasts apparently represents the period between the two advents of Messiah. Paul explains that this is a time in which Israel is partially hardened until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in (Rom. 11:25). When this period ends the prophetic clock on Israel will resume and thus the beginning of the fall feasts.

Because the last three feasts have not been fulfilled, only speculation is provided on how they will be. However, there is enough Biblical evidence to allow for solid educated guesses. Because the first four feasts were fulfilled on the same days they were celebrated, this pattern is likely to continue.

(Video) Prophetic Fulfillment of the Biblical Feasts

15‘You shall also count for yourselves from the day after the sabbath, from the day when you brought in the sheaf of the wave offering; there shall be seven complete sabbaths.16You shall count fifty days to the day after the seventh sabbath; then you shall present anew grain offering to theLord.


And theLordspoke to Moses, saying,“Nowon the tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. It shall be for you a time of holy convocation, and you shall afflict yourselvesand present a food offering to theLord.And you shall not do any work on that very day, for it is a Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before theLordyour God. Leviticus 23:26-28

Yom Kippur or the Day of Atonement is observed on the 10th of Tishri and is the most holy day among the Israelites. This is the last of the high holy days and also the last opportunity during the year for sins to be confessed and atoned for. By fasting and refraining from work the people played out what it would be like to receive the death sentence for a day. All that could be done was to throw oneself at the mercy of the court and seek the forgiveness of God based on His merit alone.

The Second Coming of Messiah fits the fulfillment of the Day of Atonement best. On this day the final remnant of the Jews will look upon Him whom they have pierced and weep bitterly (Zech. 12:10). The Jewish people will then come to experience true atonement by throwing themselves at the mercy of Jesus their Messiah. Finally, all of Israel will be saved (Rom. 11:26). Jesus required that the Jewish nation say of Him, “blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord” before they would see Him again (Matt. 23:39). At last this requirement will be fulfilled and Jesus will return to Earth (Zech. 14:4).


And theLordspoke to Moses, saying,“Speak to the people of Israel, saying,On the fifteenth day of this seventh month and for seven days is the Feast of Boothsto theLord…You shall dwell in booths for seven days. All native Israelites shall dwell in booths, Leviticus 23:33-34; 42

Sukkot or the Feast of Tabernacles was to be observed on the 15th of Tishri. The feast memorialized the Israelites living in tabernacles when the LORD brought them out of Egypt (Lev. 23:43).

The Feast of Tabernacles will be fulfilled by the Millennium or Messianic age. This is a glorious period when Satan is bound and God in the person of Jesus will tabernacle with His people (e.g. Is. 24:21-23; Zech. 14:9; Rev. 20:1-7). Jesus literally tabernacles with man by being the divine word and taking on flesh.

Andthe Wordbecame flesh anddwelt among us,and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full ofgrace andtruth. John 1:14

The Greek σκηνόω is translated as dwelt here. However, it literally means to abide in a tabernacle. It is for this reason that Jesus may have even been born of the Feast of Tabernacles.

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On the first day of the feast, branches of olive, wild olive, myrtle, palm and other leafy trees were gathered to make the booths (Neh. 8:15). Saints coming out of the tribulation to enter the Millennium are described as holding palms in their hand (Rev. 7:9-17).

Zechariah 14 describes events that will take place during the Millennium or Messianic age. Only one feast is mentioned as being celebrated: tabernacles. During the Messianic age there will still be unbelievers on earth and they will be forced to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles or Messiah will allow no rain to fall on their land (Zech. 14:17-18). The importance of observing the feast during the Messianic age among even non-believers is striking. The fulfilled feast is so connected with the Messianic age that the two are virtually indistinguishable.

While this connection may seem tenuous to those new to studying it, the position is an ancient one rooted in the early church. For example, the third century church father Methodius of Olympus wrote:

The resurrection, which is the true Feast of the Tabernacles…on the first day of the resurrection, which is the day of judgment, celebrate with Christ the millennium of rest, which is called the seventh day, even the true Sabbath. Then again from thence I after the rest of the Feast of Tabernacles, come into the heavens, not continuing to remain in tabernacles…[3]


Our God is truly amazing in the way that He has ordered events to unfold according to His sovereign purposes. The Feasts of Israel may have been celebrated by the Israelites for certain reasons. However, even in Leviticus God said that the feasts were appointed of the LORD and that they were His (Lev. 23:2). Their true nature was never limited to what the Israelites had gone through or needed from God, rather they were about the glorious things God would accomplish as the Son. Truly, the substance belongs to Christ.

[1] The ninth hour was at 3 P.M. The decline of the sun in the sky constituted the twilight period.

[2] Likely barley as it was the first to ripen.

[3] Methodius, Banquet of the Ten Virgins, Ch. 5.


What are the 7 Feasts of Israel? ›

The Spring Feasts
  • Pesach (The Passover) This is the foundational feast. ...
  • Unleavened Bread. This feast was to last for 7 days. ...
  • First Fruits. ...
  • Shavuot (Pentecost or Feast of Weeks) ...
  • Rosh HaShanah (Feast of Trumpets) ...
  • Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) ...
  • Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) ...
  • Purim.

What are the 7 Feasts of the Lord in the Bible? ›

Leviticus 23 describes the Sabbath together with seven feasts, namely the Feast of Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Firstfruits, the Feast of the Harvest, the Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement and the Feast of Tabernacles.

How was the Feast of Unleavened Bread fulfilled in the New Testament? ›

This ordinance of the feast was fulfilled in YaHuWshuwaH's resurrection from death on the Saturday night and His ascension to the Father the next morning to sprinkle His blood upon the mercy seat in heaven, after having fulfilled the type of the Passover Lamb, and having lain three days and nights in the grave ...

How many biblical feasts are there? ›

The seven festivals or feasts in the Jewish sacred calendar are integral to understanding the theme of the seventh-day rest in the Bible. These feasts have symbolic meaning connecting back to the creation account in Genesis and the story of the Exodus.

What are the important feasts of the Israelites? ›

There are three annual feasts that the Lord commanded all of Israel to celebrate in Jerusalem — Passover, Shavuot (Pentecost) and Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles). Each feast, regardless when or how it is celebrated, is called the same thing: a “holy convocation.”

How many feast days are there? ›

In addition to Easter, “the feast of feasts,” there are 12 other major feasts: Christmas, Epiphany, Hypapante (Meeting of Christ with Simeon, February 2), Palm Sunday, Ascension, Pentecost, Transfiguration (August 6), Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14), and four feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary—her Nativity ( ...

What does have a feast mean? ›

1a : an elaborate and usually abundant meal often accompanied by a ceremony or entertainment : banquet. b(1) : something that gives unusual or abundant enjoyment a visual feast.

Was Jesus crucified during the Passover? ›

Arrested and interrogated by Caiaphas and Pilate that night, Jesus was tried and crucified the next morning at 9 a.m. on Passover day. In John, Jesus died on the Day of Preparation (14 Nisan), the day before the Passover meal, sometime after noon but before sunset later that evening.

What are the three major feasts of Israel? ›

These three feasts are: Pesah (Passover, The Feast o Unleavened Bread), Shavuot (The Feast of Weeks), and Sukkot (The Feast of Booths). The three pilgrimage festivals are connected with both the cycles of nature and important events in Jewish history.

How does the Feast of Unleavened Bread relate to Jesus? ›

Receiving Christ as Savior is not the end of our journey, but the beginning. Jesus refers to Himself as the water and the bread of life we feast on daily. Just as manna is provided daily so is our bread. The word of God feeds our soul and spirit for our needs in life.

What does feast mean in the Bible? ›

Feasting is celebrating with food. It is a time when we enjoy the abundance of God's provision for us together with others. There are many examples of feasting in the Bible, from Abraham's feast to celebrate Isaac being weaned, to the wedding supper of the Lamb when Jesus returns.

Is the Feast of Unleavened Bread the same as the Passover? ›

The evening of the 15th day is now known as Erev Pesach and the beginning of Chag HaMatzot. Indeed, the whole week of the Feast of Unleavened Bread is known as Passover.

What holidays Jesus celebrate? ›

Jesus Observed Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

named. We read in the Gospels that Jesus celebrated Passover already as a child, since His earthly parents were observant Jews (Luke 2:40-43). As an adult, not only did He observe the holiday.

How many days were in a year in biblical times? ›

In ancient times, twelve thirty-day months were used making a total of 360 days for the year. Abraham, used the 360-day year, which was known in Ur. The Genesis account of the flood in the days of Noah illustrated this 360-day year by recording the 150-day interval till the waters abated from the earth.

What is the feast of first fruit? ›

First Fruits is a religious offering of the first agricultural produce of the harvest. In classical Greek, Roman, and Hebrew religions, the first fruits were given to priests as an offering to deity.

What Passover means? ›

Passover, Hebrew Pesaḥ or Pesach, in Judaism, holiday commemorating the Hebrews' liberation from slavery in Egypt and the “passing over” of the forces of destruction, or the sparing of the firstborn of the Israelites, when the Lord “smote the land of Egypt” on the eve of the Exodus.

What is the meaning of Feast of Weeks? ›

Definitions of Feast of Weeks. (Judaism) Jewish holy day celebrated on the sixth of Sivan to celebrate Moses receiving the Ten Commandments. synonyms: Pentecost, Shabuoth, Shavous, Shavuot, Shavuoth. type of: Jewish holy day. a religious holiday for Jews.

What the Bible says about Passover? ›

Eat it in haste; it is the LORD's Passover. "On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn--both men and animals--and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt.

Why is it called a feast day? ›

Because such days or periods generally originated in religious celebrations or ritual commemorations that usually included sacred community meals, they are called feasts or festivals.

Which feast is today? ›

Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
ObservancesMass and other liturgical celebrations
DateDecember 8
Next time8 December 2022
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What is the most important feast days in Christianity? ›

While Easter is treated as Feast of Feasts, the following eight feasts of Christ are assigned the highest rank of the Great Feasts in the Eastern Orthodox and Greek-Catholic liturgical calendars: Feast of the Cross — 14 (27) September. Christmas — 25 December (7 January) Baptism of Jesus — 6 (19) January.

What type of word is feast? ›

Feast can be a noun or a verb - Word Type.

What is the example of feast? ›

An example of to feast is to eat seven plates of food at a buffet. To be delighted or gratified by the sight of: We feasted our eyes on the paintings.

What is a large feast called? ›

A banquet (/ˈbæŋkwɪt/; French: [bɑ̃kɛ]) is a formal large meal where a number of people consume food together.

When was Jesus actually born? ›

The date of birth of Jesus is not stated in the gospels or in any historical reference, but most biblical scholars assume a year of birth between 6 and 4 BC.

What was the first language Jesus spoke? ›

Most religious scholars and historians agree with Pope Francis that the historical Jesus principally spoke a Galilean dialect of Aramaic. Through trade, invasions and conquest, the Aramaic language had spread far afield by the 7th century B.C., and would become the lingua franca in much of the Middle East.

Where was Jesus born exactly? ›

Bethlehem lies 10 kilometres south of the city of Jerusalem, in the fertile limestone hill country of the Holy Land. Since at least the 2nd century AD people have believed that the place where the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, now stands is where Jesus was born.

How many festivals are there in Israel? ›

The 7 festivals of Israel are a combination of 7 different feasts spanning over a period of several weeks. The feasts depict the covenant events between God and his disciples as they appear on Earth each year. The first feast begins with the old times of Testament and ends with John writing the Book of Revelation.

Do Jews say amen? ›

Although amen, in Judaism, is commonly used as a response to a blessing, it also is often used by Hebrew speakers as an affirmation of other forms of declaration (including outside of religious context). Jewish rabbinical law requires an individual to say amen in a variety of contexts.

What is the purpose of the Feast of Tabernacles? ›

The Feast of Tabernacles is a time of spiritual purification for a man and a woman, to reconcile with God. It's a season of overwhelming joy. The abundant crops are a reminder of God's goodness. Israel rejoices in the miraculous protection of God who accompanied them in the desert.

What is the meaning of the feast of the Unleavened Bread? ›

Definition of Feast of Unleavened Bread

: an ancient 7-day agricultural feast marked by the offering of new grain to the Lord which began on the 15th day of the 1st month, the day after the 1st day of the Passover, and finally became one continuous festival with the Passover.

What does unleavened mean in the Bible? ›

Definition of unleavened

: made without leaven : (such as yeast or baking powder) : not leavened unleavened bread Literally "little cakes," tortillas are flat, unleavened rounds that can be made from either corn or wheat flour. —

What does Unleavened Bread symbolize in the Bible? ›

Eastern Christians associate unleavened bread with the Old Testament and allow only for bread with yeast, as a symbol of the New Covenant in Christ's blood.

What is the connection between feasting and fasting? ›

If fasting is the intentional abstaining from food to commune in the presence of God, feasting is the joyful and celebratory response to experience God's presence, faithfulness, kindness, and provision.

Is Good Friday and Passover the same day? ›

Passover, Good Friday fall on same day, making for more religious observances. Friday marks the beginning of Passover in the Jewish faith and Good Friday for Christians worldwide, meaning thousands of people in the Phoenix area — and millions more globally — will participate in special observances to mark the holy days ...

What foods are unleavened? ›

  • Piadina Bread.
  • Tortillas.
  • Lefse.
  • Roti Bread.
  • Chapati.
  • Phulka.
  • Crepes.
  • Lavash.

Which comes first Unleavened Bread or Passover? ›

The Feast of Unleavened Bread follows right after Passover, though the two events overlap as I'll explain below. Both Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread are meaningful celebrations for Christians as we explore our Hebrew roots and grow in our faith.

Was Jesus celebrate? ›

On the issue of the sexuality of Jesus, the traditional understanding of Christian churches and theologians is that Jesus did not marry and remained celibate until his death.

How does the Passover relate to Jesus? ›

Passover has, its significance of fulfillment in the burial, the death, the burial, and the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Pentecost, which happened fifty days after the resurrection, was the very same day as when the law was given to the Israelites.

Who is oldest person in the Bible? ›

In the Bible

According to the Bible, Methuselah died the year of the flood but the Bible does not record whether he died during or prior to the flood. He was also the oldest of all the figures mentioned in the Bible.

Is Bible in a year 2022 the same as 2021? ›

Biblical scholar Jeff Cavins was a regular guest of the podcast, introducing each new biblical time period with Fr. Schmitz. The podcast is produced by Ascension Press.
The Bible in a Year
Original releaseJanuary 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021
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How old did Adam and Eve live? ›

They used these variations to create a more reliable molecular clock and found that Adam lived between 120,000 and 156,000 years ago. A comparable analysis of the same men's mtDNA sequences suggested that Eve lived between 99,000 and 148,000 years ago1.

What are the 7 Feasts of the Lord? ›

The Spring Feasts
  • Pesach (The Passover) This is the foundational feast. ...
  • Unleavened Bread. This feast was to last for 7 days. ...
  • First Fruits. ...
  • Shavuot (Pentecost or Feast of Weeks) ...
  • Rosh HaShanah (Feast of Trumpets) ...
  • Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) ...
  • Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) ...
  • Purim.

What is first fruit in the Bible? ›

In the New Testament, the term first fruits takes on a symbolic meaning. In 1 Corinthians 15:20, Paul mentions Christ as the “first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.” Jesus was God's first fruits—his one and only son, and the best that humanity had to offer.

What does firstfruits mean in the Bible? ›

15:19). By giving the firstfruits as an offering to God, the Israelites acknowledged that all the harvest—in fact, everything they had—came from God and belonged to Him. The offering of firstfruits was likewise an expression of faith that something else—the harvest of the rest of the crop—would come later.

What are the feasts in Leviticus 23? ›

Leviticus 23 tells how the Lord established five holy times when all Israel was to make a special effort to be holy and draw closer to him. These times were on the Sabbath (see vv. 1–3); at the Feast of the Unleavened Bread, or Passover (see vv. 4–14); at the Feast of Weeks, or Pentecost (see vv.

What does the Feast of Tabernacles represent? ›

The sukkah is erected in honor of Sukkot, or Feast of Tabernacles, a Jewish holiday held in the fall to celebrate the gathering of the harvest as well as the Jewish exodus from Egypt.

What feast is after Passover? ›

Shavuot, the plural of a word meaning "week" or "seven", alludes to the fact that this festival happens exactly seven weeks (i.e. "a week of weeks") after Passover.

Is the Feast of Weeks the same as Pentecost? ›

Pentecost and the Jewish Feast of Weeks are the same festivity. This festivity is also known as Harvest, Shavuot, and the Day of Firstfruits. Pentecost signifies the coming of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the Christian Church.

Who wrote Leviticus? ›

Moses is the author of Leviticus. Moses and his older brother, Aaron, were both members of the tribe of Levi (see Exodus 6:16–20).

What does Leviticus 23 say? ›

Bible Gateway Leviticus 23 :: NIV. "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: `These are my appointed feasts, the appointed feasts of the LORD, which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies. "`There are six days when you may work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, a day of sacred assembly.

What does appointed time mean in the Bible? ›

The Appointed Time

In Leviticus 23, there are two different Hebrew words that translate “feast.” The first word is “Mo-ahd,” and is often translated “appointed time.” Mo-ahd means to set an appointment, as in a set time or season, for a specific assembly or festival.

What does the word Tabernacles mean? ›

Definition of tabernacle

(Entry 1 of 2) 1 : a house of worship specifically : a large building or tent used for evangelistic services. 2 : a receptacle for the consecrated elements of the Eucharist especially : an ornamental locked box used for reserving the Communion hosts.

Where is the Feast of Tabernacles 2022? ›

Feast 2022 will begin with two exciting days in the Galilee, including glorious worship services each evening along the beautiful shores of the Sea of Galilee. Then we move up to Jerusalem for five days of Feast events, starting with the traditional Roll Call of the Nations in the Pais Arena.

What is the feast of the Firstfruits? ›

First Fruits is a religious offering of the first agricultural produce of the harvest. In classical Greek, Roman, and Hebrew religions, the first fruits were given to priests as an offering to deity.

What does feast mean in the Bible? ›

Feasting is celebrating with food. It is a time when we enjoy the abundance of God's provision for us together with others. There are many examples of feasting in the Bible, from Abraham's feast to celebrate Isaac being weaned, to the wedding supper of the Lamb when Jesus returns.

Was Jesus crucified during the Passover? ›

Arrested and interrogated by Caiaphas and Pilate that night, Jesus was tried and crucified the next morning at 9 a.m. on Passover day. In John, Jesus died on the Day of Preparation (14 Nisan), the day before the Passover meal, sometime after noon but before sunset later that evening.

What are the 3 major feast? ›

These three feasts are: Pesah (Passover, The Feast o Unleavened Bread), Shavuot (The Feast of Weeks), and Sukkot (The Feast of Booths). The three pilgrimage festivals are connected with both the cycles of nature and important events in Jewish history.

What is the real meaning of Pentecost? ›

Pentecost - June 9, 2019

Since its date depends on the date of Easter, Pentecost is a moveable feast, that is, the date is not fixed. It commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ while they were in Jerusalem celebrating the Feast of Weeks.

What is another name for the Feast of Weeks? ›

Shavuos (also written as "Shavuot", or called the "Feast of Weeks") is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the day God gave the Torah (the Jewish holy book) to the entire nation of Israel at Mount Sinai.

What is the Feast of Weeks also called? ›


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