Annual Feasts of The Bible
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Introduction (on this page)
Part I - Summary List of Feasts (on this page)
Part IIa Added Details of Selected Feasts (Passover)
Part IIb Added Details of Selected Feasts (Firstfruits)
Supplement - Hebrew Calendar of Biblical Feasts

Introduction
In the Bible's Old Testament, God ordained several *Holy Days* that He requires His people to celebrate every year.

  • The Bible refers to these Holy Days [or Holi-days] as "Feasts."

These Feasts have two main goals...

   
  • Goal #1- To look backward in time by serving as Memorial Days. Each individual Feast remembers and honors its own special event in the history of God's people.
  So this day shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast to the LORD throughout your generations. You shall keep it as a feast by an everlasting ordinance. Ex 12.14
  • Goal #2- To look forward in time by providing *Shadows* of things to come.

To understand Goal #2, picture Jesus approaching you with the sun behind Him. Even before Jesus reaches you, you will see His approaching shadow. Thus, as shown by the verse quoted alongside, a feast functions like a *Shadow* of things to come.

  Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of a feast day or a new moon or a sabbath day: which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is Christ's. Col 2.16-17

Structure
This Reference Table is in two parts as follows...

  • Part I- Summary List of Feasts
  • Part II- Details About Each Feast

While viewing Part I, click on the name of a Feast in order to jump to Part II's details about that feast.

Three Feasts are denoted by the words, *Command Performance*. These are Feasts for which God commands every male to *personally* bring Him an offering and present it to Him in His designated sanctuary.

 

Three times a year all your males shall appear before the LORD your God in the place which He chooses:

  • at the Feast of Unleavened Bread
  • at the Feast of Weeks [Pentecost]
  • and at the Feast of Tabernacles.

And they shall not appear before the LORD empty-handed.
Deu 16.16

NOTICE- This Table is a work-in-progress.

  • As of 4/16/2006 I finished Part I, and completed the details about the Passover & Firstfruits Feasts for Part II. I also posted a Hebrew calendar of the Biblical feasts.
  • I will write reference information on the other feasts when I get a round tuit (and be the good Lord willing). I will upload each segment as soon as I finish it.
  • I urge you to read the Passover study NOW, and each future segment as/if I complete and post it.
  • Why? Because I am old and slow. At any minute I might go to the Lord, or He might return to us.
  • Even so, COME Lord Jesus!!!

Part I- Summary List of Feasts

Names of the Feasts

Dates on Bible
Calendar

Months

Key Bible Verses

Passover
[Pesach]

Nisan 14 - Crucifixion of Jesus was on this day. Jesus IS our Passover Lamb! Mar-Apr Ex 12.3-13.10, Lev 23.5, Mt 26.17-20, 1 Cor 5.7

Unleavened Bread
[Matzah Festival]

*Command Performance*

Nisan 15-21  Mar-Apr Lev 23.6-8,1 Cor 5.6-8

Firstfruits

Day after Sabbath, in week of Unleavened Bread - Resurrection of Jesus was on this Feast day Mar-Apr Ex 22.29, Lev 23.10-11, 1 Cor 15.20-23

Pentecost
[Weeks; Shevuoth; Sevens; Harvest]
*Command Performance*

Sivan 6 [50 days after Passover] May-Jun Lev 23.10-22, Deu 16.9-12, Acts 2.1, 1 Cor 15.20-23

Trumpets
[Rosh Hashanah; New Moons]

Tishri 1, 2 Sep-Oct Num 29.1-6

Day of Atonement
[Yom Kippur]

Tishri 10 Sep-Oct Lev 23.26-32, Heb 9.7

Tabernacles
[Booths; Ingathering; Succoth]
*Command Performance*

Tishri 15-22 Sep-Oct Neh 8.13-18, John 7.2

Dedication
[Lights; Chanukah; Hanukkah]

Chislev 25 [8 days] Nov-Dec John 10.22

Purim
[Lots]

Adar 14, 15 Feb-Mar Est 9.18-32

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