Feasts and Festivals

In New Testament times there were 7 festivals, or feasts in number. They were:

Passover

Unleavened Bread

Pentecost

New Year and Yom Kippur

Tabernacles

Lights or Dedication

Purim

 

The first five listed here were prescribed by the Mosaic law and the last two were post-exilic in origin.

 

In the Old Testament Leviticus 23 reveals seven "appointed times" set apart by the Lord as festivals or feasts unto Him. There were not feasts as we think of feasts today, but were holy times of sacrifice and worship unto the Lord. The feasts were:

Passover

Unleavened Bread

First Fruits

Pentecost

Trumpets

Atonement

Tabernacles

 

The first four actually relate to the Passover, and the following three were all observed during the month of Tishri, the holy seventh month in the Fall.

 

The Jewish Calendar in Ancient Hebrew History

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The Jewish Calendar in Old Testament Times (Click around the Image)

jewishyear_shg.jpg Nisan - Ancient Hebrew Calendar Iyyar - Ancient Hebrew Calendar Sivan - Ancient Hebrew Calendar Tammuz - Ancient Hebrew Calendar Av - Ancient Hebrew Calendar Elul - Ancient Hebrew Calendar Tishri - Ancient Hebrew Calendar Heshvan - Ancient Hebrew Calendar Chislev - Ancient Hebrew Calendar Tebeth - Ancient Hebrew Calendar Shebat - Ancient Hebrew Calendar Adar - Ancient Hebrew Calendar The Jewish Year in Ancient Hebrew History

Nisan

Iyyar

Sivan

Tammuz

Av

Elul

Tishri

Heshvan

Chislev

Tebeth

Shebat

Adar

 

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