“What is the structure of the Jewish calendar?”……The Jewish calendar is based on the lunar month, which is a bit longer than 29 Ôö¼┬ó days. As such, the Jewish lunar months are 29 or 30 days long. Twelve lunar months usually amount to 354 days, 11 days short of a solar year. In order for […]

“What is the Feast of Weeks?”……Answer: Described in Leviticus 23, The Feast of Weeks is the second of the three "solemn feasts" that all Jewish males were required to travel to Jerusalem to attend (Exodus 23:14-17, 34:22-23Deuteronomy 16:16). This important feast gets its name from the fact that it starts seven full weeks, or exactly […]

“What is the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur)?”……The Day of Atonement (Leviticus 23:27-28), also known as Yom Kippur, was the most solemn holy day of all the Israelite feasts and festivals, occurring once a year on the tenth day of Tishri, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar. On that day, the high priest was […]

“Should Christians celebrate Passover?”……The celebration of Passover is in remembrance of the time in Israel's history when the angel of the Lord moved through Egypt destroying the firstborn of all people and animals (see Exodus 11 and 12.) This was the final of the ten plagues God visited upon Egypt designed to force Pharaoh to […]

Boundaries of the Promised Land Some 3,500 years ago the Canaanites inhabited the land that God promised to give to the offspring of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (see Timeline). The promise of the land was unconditional. God confirmed it at least 55 times with an oath and stated, at least 12 times, that the covenant […]

John, celebrate Yeshua and the…Festival of Lights with us. ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’” (John 8:12) On the Hanukkah menorah (called a hanukkiah), the shamash (servant candle)…sits higher than the other eight candles and is used to light […]

“What are the different Jewish festivals in the Bible?”……There are seven Jewish festivals or feasts outlined in the Bible. While they are mentioned throughout Scripture we find instructions for all seven laid out in Leviticus 23:2 refers to the seven Jewish festivals, literally "appointed times," also called "holy convocations." These were days appointed and ordained […]