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Study Resources :: Charts and Outlines :: Jewish Observances

Jewish Observances

The Sabbath - Signifies rest. Observed every seventh day.

Feast of the New Moon - Marked the completion of the Lunar month.

Sabbatical Month - The Seventh of the Sacred Year, but the first of the Civil.

Feast of Trumpets - New Year's Day. Ushered in by blowing of trumpets.

Sabbatical Year - Each seventh day and month and year were holy. The land rested and creditors and slaves were released.

Year of Jubilee - Every fiftieth year.

The Passover - Lasted for seven days, from the 14th to 21st of Nisan. A memorial of the Nation's birth and typical of Christ.

Pentecost, or Feast of Weeks - A supplement to the Passover, lasting one day.

Feast of Tabernacles - A harvest Home, or Thanksgiving time, lasting seven days.

Day of Atonement - A day of humiliation and fasting. Observed five days before the Feast of Tabernacles.

Feast of Purim - An annual feast to commemorate the preservation of the Jews in Persia.

Feast of Dedication - A rededication of the Temple after the expulsion of the Syrians by Judas Maccabaeus.

Sacrificial Offerings:

  • The Burnt Offering
  • The Meat Offering
  • The Sin Offering
  • The Trespass Offering
  • The Drink Offering
  • The Peace Offering
  • Promiscuous Oblations
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