Feast of Weeks or Pentecost

Numbers 28:26-31. This occurred in late spring, seven weeks after Passover and the ingathering of the first harvest (e.g. Wheat).

According to oral tradition, the Feast of Weeks was the time of giving The Torah or The Law of Moses at Mount Sinai.

The Feast of Weeks or Pentecost along with Passover and the Feast of Trumpets make up the three sets of feasts God gave Israel to keep.

In the New Testament, Pentecost or Shavuot was the time when the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples, as promised by Jesus, and there was a harvest of new believers.

The Feast of Weeks or Shavuot in New Testament is called Pentecost, coming 50 days after Passover or Unleavened Bread.

Background Reading:

Feast of Weeks – First Fruit Offerings

28:26 “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. 27You are to offer this burnt offering as a pleasing aroma to the LORD: two young bulls, one ram, and seven one year old lambs, 28along 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, 29one tenth of an ephah for each of the seven lambs, 30and one goat to make atonement for you. 31Offer them in addition to the regular burnt offering, accompanied by its grain offering and its corresponding drink offerings.”
Numbers 28:26-31

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