Pentecost Fire, Acts 2:1-13

Timeframe: 7 weeks plus one day after the start of the feast firstfruits, the third feast, which was the on the first weekly Sabbath after Passover. Which makes it a Sunday and therefore Pentecost or Shavuot a Sunday as well.

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Timeframe: 7 weeks plus one day after the start of the feast firstfruits, the third feast, which was the on the day after Passover.
Passover in the Jewish calendar is on the 14 of Nisan, therefore, makes it 5th or 6th in the month of Sivan for Shavuot or feast of weeks. Passover may be nearly any day of the week which makes Shavuot or Pentecost to on the same day of the week. Therefore Pentecost would and did fall on nearly any day of the week including weekdays.

2. In the church tradition, Pentecost is 50 days after Jesus rose from the dead which was a Sunday.

What day you chose to have Shavuot, the feast of weeks or Pentecost depends on which year and day you chose to have Passover or the Easter Crucifixion also which day you chose to have the feast of firstfruits.

A possible date is 30th May AD32, which is early summer in Israel. If you have a Wednesday -Thursday Crucifixion with the feast Unleavened bread starting the day after and that year you have a special Sabbath and a normal weekly Sabbath. (Matthew 28:1 – the word Sabbath is in the plural.)

Another possible date is Sunday 24th May AD33, which is early summer in Israel, if you have a Friday Crucifixion with the feast Unleavened bread starting the day after and then you have only one Sabbath.

Pentecost is also known by, Feast of Weeks or Shavuot and also called by some white Sunday or Whitsunday.

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

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Pentecost Fire

The Fire Symbol is used to symbolize the coming of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost or Shavuot.

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

Timeframe, 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. It is also called Whitsunday by some.

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 23:9-14 about the feast of firstfruits.
Also, read: Leviticus 23:15-22 about the Feast of Weeks or Shavuot is a Jewish holiday that occurs on the sixth day of the Hebrew month of Sivan (late May or early June).

Next Module The Early Church – part one.

Background Reading:

Pentecost- The Coming of the Holy Spirit

2:1 When the day of Pentecost was being celebrated,a all of them were together in one place. 2 Suddenly, 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

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