The Feast of Passover, Numbers 28:16-31

The first of the Annual Offerings – The Passover.
Passover to day starts the Jewish religious calendar. It is celebrated on the 14th day of the month of Nisan which is either in the month of March or April.

Passover refers back to when God said to Moses about the last of the Ten Plagues. God sends a angel of death who would kill the first born of any one who did not have lamb’s blood on the door of their house.

Passover was the day the Hebrews left Egypt.

Passover along with Pentecost and Feast of Trumpets make up the three sets of feast God gave Israel to keep.

Background Reading:

Annual Offerings – The Passover

28:16 “The LORD’s Passover is to take place on the fourteenth day of the first month. 17You are to hold a festival on the fifteenth day of this month for seven days, during which time unleavened bread is to be eaten.”

A Week of Post-Passover Offerings

18“On the first day, you are to hold a sacred assembly. No servile work is to be done. 19 Bring an offering that is to be incinerated in the LORD’s presence, consisting of two young bulls, a ram, and seven one year old lambs, all without any defects, 20 along with their grain offering of fine flour mixed with olive oil. Offer three tenths of an ephah for each bull, two tenths of an ephah for the ram, 21 and one tenth of an ephah for each of the seven lambs. 22 Then present one goat for a sin offering to make atonement for you, 23apart from the burnt offering in the morning, which you are to continue offering. 23 Do this every day for seven days, as an edible sacrifice to the LORD made by fire, a pleasing aroma. It is to be offered apart from the regular burnt offering and its corresponding drink offering. 25 On the seventh day you are to hold another sacred assembly for your benefit, on which no servile work is to be done.”

First Fruit Offerings

26 “On the first day of your harvest season, you are to hold a sacred assembly when you present your first fruits during the Festival of Weeks. No servile work is to be done. 27 You are to offer this burnt offering as a pleasing aroma to the LORD: two young bulls, one ram, and seven one year old lambs, 28 along with their corresponding grain offerings of fine flour mixed with olive oil; specifically, three tenths of an ephah for each bull, two tenths of an ephah for the one ram, 29 one tenth of an ephah for each of the seven lambs, 30 and one goat to make atonement for you. 31 Offer them in addition to the regular burnt offering, accompanied by its grain offering and its corresponding drink offerings.”
Numbers 28:16-31
Also read Exodus 12:1-30, Leviticus 23:4-14 and Numbers 9:1-14


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