As closing instruction, the major Israelite holidays are commanded.
Starting in the Spring, the major festivals are introduced. First, the Passover commemorates the deliverance of the Hebrew people from Egypt as described in the book of Exodus. It is celebrated with worship and a meal on the fourteenth day of the month called Nisan, which is the first month of the Jewish year. The time... More, and then seven weeks later, the festival of First Fruits coincides with the Festival of Weeks (Pentecost was originally a Jewish harvest or pilgrimage festival that fell on the fiftieth day after Passover. It was during this festival that the Holy Spirit visited Jesus' followers in tongues of fire and caused them to speak in many languages, as reported in Acts... More in the Greek). Next, in The fall refers specifically to the disobedience of Adam and Eve when they listened to Satan rather than adhering to God's command not to eat the fruit from the tree. When people act contrary to God's will, they are said to fall from from grace... More (usually September) the Festival of Trumpets (later Rosh Hashanah) is celebrated on the first day of the seventh month. Next comes Yom Kippur or the A Day of Atonement is a ritual occasion of prayer and confession during which a community recalls its disobedience and wrongdoing. Among Christians such an occasion is known as a Day of Penitence. Among Jews Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement; its origins in... More, on the tenth day of the seventh month. Finally the Festival of Booths or Sukkot is celebrated, starting on the 15fth day of the seventh month.