The Feasts of Israel

How does Christ Jesus fulfill the Feast of Tabernacles? (Feasts, #9)

The Feast of Tabernacles. The seventh major festival of the Hebrew calendar is Tabernacles which is a seven-day long feast beginning on the fifteenth day of Tishri (Lev 23:34-43). The Hebrew word translated as “Tabernacles” comes from sukkāh (סֻכָּה) which simply…
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How does Christ Jesus fulfill the Day of Atonement? (Feasts, #8)

The Day of Atonement (Lev. 23:27-32) is the sixth and most somber feast of the Hebrew calendar. This festival constituted one of Israel’s special Sabbaths and was celebrated on the tenth day of Tishri, the seventh month of the Hebrew…
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How does Christ Jesus fulfill the Feast of Trumpets? (Feasts, #7)

The Feast of Trumpets. The fifth major festival of the Hebrew calendar is the Feast of Trumpets occurring in the fall on the first day of Tishri, the seventh month (Num. 29:1; Lev. 23:23-25). The Hebrew word translated as “trumpets” in…
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How did Christ Jesus fulfill the Feast of Pentecost? (Feasts, #6)

Pentecost: the Feast of Weeks.  The Feast of Pentecost (Lev 23:15-21) is the fourth mô‘ēd on the Hebrew calendar and is also known as the Feast of Weeks (i.e. Shavout), the Day of Firstfruits, and the Feast of Harvest. This…
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How did Christ Jesus fulfill the Feast of Firstfruits? (Feasts, #5)

The Feast of Firstfruits. The third major feast of the Hebrew calendar is Firstfruits occurring during the seven-day long Feast of Unleavened Bread. The Hebrew word translated as ‘firstfruits’ (בִּכּוּרִים – bikkûrîm) is derived from the verb בָּכַר (bākar), meaning…
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How did Christ Jesus fulfill the Feast of Unleavened Bread? (Feasts, #4)

The Feast of Unleavened Bread. Strictly speaking, Unleavened Bread is the second major feast of the Hebrew calendar and begins on the fifteenth day of Nisan, the day after Passover. However, because of this festival’s close connection with Passover, the…
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How did Christ Jesus Fulfill the Feast of Passover? (Feasts, #3)

The Feast of Passover. The first major feast of the Hebrew calendar is Passover which occurs in the spring on the fourteenth day of Nisan.[1] The Hebrew word translated as Passover (פֶּסַח – pesaḥ) is derived from the verb פָּסַח…
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An Overview of the Feasts of Israel (Feasts of Israel, Part 2)

Although Leviticus 23 distinguishes each of the seven mô‘ădîm (מוֹעְַדִים), the Scriptures frequently subsume the seven under the three major festivals: the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Weeks, and the Feast of Tabernacles. In fact, the Torah commanded…
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The Feasts of Israel: Shadows of the Christ and the New Covenant (Intro)

“These are the appointed feasts of the LORD, the holy convocations, which you shall proclaim at the time appointed for them” (Lev 23:4).[1] With these words, God instituted seven[2] feasts for Israel to observe under the Mosaic Covenant. Not only…
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