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The Feasts of the Lord,     Leviticus chapter 23

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Required annual feasts in bold:   given to the Israelite's in Deuteronomy 16:1-17     Exodus 23:14-19

Feast name Jewish
month/day
Month
length
Description and reason
grouped by: (3 Spring Feasts), (Feast of Weeks) & (3 Fall Feasts)
LORD's
Passover
Nisan
1stmonth
14th day
March/
April
1 day
Sacrifice of the passover lamb the day before the Israelite's exodus from Egypt after the 10th plague, (killing of the first born). Corresponds with / fulfilled by: Jesus' crucifixion on the Jewish passover, what Christians acknowledge on Easter.
Unleavened
Bread
Nisan
1stmonth
15th day
March/
April
7 days
When the children of Israel were delivered from the bondage of Egypt, they had no time to let their bread rise. Corresponds with / fulfilled by: Jesus' burial.
Firstfruits Nisan
Harvest
time
within
above
feast
Held on the morrow after the Sabbath, the 2nd day of unleavened bread. Celebrating the first fruits of the barley harvest and the promise of a larger harvest to come, acknowledging the LORD giving the promise land to the Israelite's. Corresponds with / fulfilled by: Jesus' resurrection.
Feast of
Weeks
Sivan
50 days after
Passover
May/
June
1 day
Known also as the feast of the harvest or (Shavuot), celebrating the wheat crop, seven weeks after Passover. Marks the day when Moses received the law on Mount Sinai (Old Testament). Corresponds with / fulfilled by: the day of Pentecost, when people received the Holy Spirit, Acts chapter 2.
Feast of
Trumpets
Tishri
7th Month
1stday
Sept./
Oct.
1 day
A Sabbath rest, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, no customary work could be done and each man gave as the Lord prospered him. Considered to be the end of the harvest and begins the Jewish new year, (Rosh-Hashanah)
Day of
Atonement
Tishri
7th Month
10thday
Sept./
Oct.
1 day
Everyone afflicted their souls, (possibly by fasting or through examining of their soul), and gave an offering to the priest, to make atonement for himself before the LORD their God.
Ends the celebration of the Jewish new year, (Yom-Kippur)
Feast of
Tabernacles
Tishri
7th Month
15thday
Sept./
Oct.
7 days
Also, referred to as the Feast of Booths. Living in booths for seven days, signifies the Israelite's, wandering in the wilderness for forty years, no customary work could be done.
A thanksgiving celebration for the harvest, (Sukkot)