The Jewish Calendar Questions

Recently, a friend asked me when the 7 Feasts occured in the Jewish
Calendar. The question came up because we were taking a look at the Day
of Pentecost and how long Christ was on Earth. We’ve both been in
enough meetings where we knew that 50 days after the Passover was the
Day of Pentacost….but what did that mean?

It meant we had assimilated information without verifying the facts.


Exo 23:15 You shall keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread. You shall
eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded you, in the time
appointed of the month Abib, for in it you came out of Egypt. And no
one shall appear before Me empty.

 

Lev 23:5-8 In the fourteenth day of the first month, between the
evenings, is Jehovah’s Passover, and on the fifteenth day of the same
month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to Jehovah. You must eat
unleavened bread seven days. On the first day you shall have a holy
convocation. You shall do no work of labor, but you shall offer a fire
offering to Jehovah seven days. In the seventh day is a holy
convocation. You shall do no work of labor.

From there we gain the understanding that The Month of Abib is the
first month of the Jewish year and this was the month where the
passover was to be taken. What immediately caught our attention was the
amount of Jews saying "Happy New Year" sometime in September which as
far as we knew (based on Easter) the new year actually started in
Mar/April.

We looked up some information on the Passover and this certain book
stated it was celebrated in the Month of Nissan. Immediately we
wondered, "Where’s Abib?" We jumped back into the word:

Exo 34:22 And you shall observe the Feast of Weeks, of the
first-fruits of wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering at the
year’s end.

Since we know nothing about farming, we were seriously confused. In
this passage it refers to the Feast of Weeks (Pentecost) as the feast
of the first-fruits of the wheat harvest. In Leviticus it refers to
this as the day when the sickle first touches the ground, the following
Sabbath, then the day after is declared the Feast of Weeks! When is
wheat and barley grain gathered?

Read what we discovered!

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