The Biblical Feasts 7

The last of the autumn feasts is Sukkot, or the Feast of Tabernacles. It comes five days after Yom Kippur and it lasts for eight days with a special day added on at the end, called Simchat Torah, or the Rejoicing in the Law. The first and eighth days of the Feast are...

The Biblical Feasts 6

Perhaps the holiest day of the Jewish year is Yom Kippur – the Day of Atonement, which Leviticus 23 vv 23 – 26 tells us falls on the tenth day of the month of Tishrei.

The Biblical Feasts 5

Continuing the series on the Feasts of the Lord, we now turn to the first of the autumn Feasts, commonly known as the Jewish New Year or, in Hebrew, Rosh Hashanah. However, somewhat strangely, as the description in Leviticus 23 verses 23 to 25 tells us, the feast...

The Biblical Feasts 4

We turn to one of the two Feasts celebrated by the Jewish people which is not referred to in Leviticus 23, but in this case in Esther chapter 9 and verses 20 to 23. This Feast is the Feast of Purim, which takes place about a month before Passover.The Feast celebrates...

The Biblical Feasts 3

The last of the spring feasts takes place seven Sabbaths plus one day (50 days) after the Day of First Fruits – thus, because the Sabbath is on Saturday, this Feast is always on a Sunday. On the Day of First Fruits the people of Israel gave thanks for the first fruits...