Numbers 28:16-29:40 — The Holidays


Numbers 28:16-29:40


As closing instruction, the major Israelite holidays are commanded.


Starting in the Spring, the major festivals are introduced. First, the Passover, and then seven weeks later, the festival of First Fruits coincides with the Festival of Weeks (Pentecost in the Greek). Next, in the Fall (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 Day of Atonement, 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.