Pentecost Fire, Like Tongues of Fire, Acts 2:1-13

The Holy Spirit appeared as tongues of fire over the heads of the believers on the day of Pentecost or Shavuot.

It seemed as if Tongues of fire came and rested on the early disciples.

Time frame, the 7th Sunday or 50 days or 7 weeks after the resurrection of Jesus. The first weekly Sabbath after Pentecost was called The Feast of First Fruits.

Called Pentecost, Feast of Weeks or Shavuot also called Whitsunday.

One possible date is Sunday 30th May AD32, which is early summer in Israel.

Another possible date is Sunday 24th May AD33, which is early summer in Israel.

Also read Leviticus 23:15-22 about the Feast of Weeks or Shavuot also Leviticus 23:9-14 about the feast of firstfruits.

Background Reading:

The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost

2:1 When the day of Pentecost was being celebrated, all of them were together in one place. 2 Suddenly, a sound like the roar of a mighty windstorm came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw tongues like flames of fire that separated, and one rested on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in foreign languages as the Spirit gave them that ability.

5 Now devout Jews from every nation on earth were living in Jerusalem. 6 When that sound came, a crowd quickly gathered, startled because each one heard the disciples speaking in his own language. 7 Stunned and amazed, they asked, “All of these people who are speaking are Galileans, aren’t they? 8 So how is it that each one of us hears them speaking in his own native language: 9 Parthians, Medes, Elamites, residents of Mesopotamia, Judea, Cappadocia, Pontus, Asia, 10 Phrygia, Pamphylia, Egypt, the district of Libya near Cyrene, Jewish and proselyte visitors from Rome, 11 Cretans, and Arabs, listening to them talk in our own languages about the great deeds of God?”

12 All of them continued to be stunned and puzzled, and they kept asking one another, “What can this mean?”

13 But others kept saying in derision, “They’re drunk on sweet wine!”
Acts 2:1–13

More Information:

The Holy Spirit Came at Pentecost.
Remember God and the burning bush – Exodus 3:1-4:17.
Also read Acts 18 and Acts 19.


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