An Outline Of Appointed (Feast) Days

(FEAST) APPOINTED DAYS

DESTRUCTION OF NICANOR

PURIM

PASSOVER

1- UNLEAVENED BREAD

FIRST FRUITS

2- FEAST OF WEEKES

DAY OF SIMON

FEAST OF TRUMPETS

DAY OF ATONEMENT

3- FEAST OF TABERNACLES

HANNAKAH (DEDICATION)

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QUICK EXPLANATIONS & SUMMARY OF (FEAST) APPOINTED DAYS

1- New Moon (Silver Trumpet blown Numbers 10:1-10,Jubilees 6:23)

2- Passover

3- Feast of Unleavened Bread

4- First Fruits

5- Feast of Weeks

6- Day of Simon

7- Blowing of Trumpets

8- Day of Atonement

9- Feast of Tabernacles

1o- Hannukkah

11- Destruction of Nicanor

12- Feast of Purim

All the dates for the feasts are highlighted in *** BOLD*** within the related scriptures presented. ***This page is only meant to show you where the feasts are in the scriptures, it is not an exhaustive list of scriptures.*** More in-depth explanations on the feasts days is coming very soon!

NEW MOON

Psalms 81:3-4

3Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.

4For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of  Jacob.

Jubilees 6:23

23. And on the new moon of the first month, and on the new moon of the fourth month, and on the new moon of the seventh month, and on the new moon of the tenth month are the days of remembrance, and the days of the seasons in the four divisions of the year. These are written and ordained as a testimony for ever.

The Three Major Feast (Appointed) Days Are As Follows:

1- Feast of Unleavened Bread

2- Feast of Weekes

3- Feast of Tabernacles

Deuteronomy 16:15-17

15Seven days shalt thou keep a solemn feast unto the LORD thy God in the place which the LORD shall choose: because the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thine increase, and in all the works of thine hands, therefore thou shalt surely rejoice.

16Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the LORD empty:

17Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee.

PASSOVER

Leviticus 23:4-5

4These are the feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.

5In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD’s passover.

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1– FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD

Leviticus 23:4-8

4These are the feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.

5In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD’s passover.

6And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread.

7In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

8But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD seven days: in the seventh day is an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

FIRST FRUITS

Leviticus 23:10-16

10Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest:

11And he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath (i.e. after the sabbath of unleavened bread, which is the 16th day of the first month) the priest shall wave it.

12And ye shall offer that day when ye wave the sheaf an he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering unto the LORD.

13And the meat offering thereof shall be two tenth deals of fine flour mingled with oil, an offering made by fire unto the LORD for a sweet savour: and the drink offering thereof shall be of wine, the fourth part of an hin.

14And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the selfsame day that ye have brought an offering unto your God: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

NOTE ****** THERE IS NO NEED FOR AN OFFERING TODAY AS THE MESSIAH HAS FULFILLED SACRIFICES AND OFFERINGS, AND BECAME THE FIRST FRUIT WHEN HE RESURRECTED, WHICH IS OUR END GOAL THIS IS A TIME TO REMEMBER, WHY WE ARE KEEPING THE MORAL LAWS AND OBSERVING THE FEAST (HOLY) DAYS*******

2– FEAST OF WEEKES

Leviticus 23:15-16,21

15And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath (i.e. first fruits, which is the 16th of the first month, and 7 x 7 = 49 days + 1 (i.e. the 2nd month 22nd day) = 50, including the day of first fruits), from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete:

16Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the LORD.

21And ye shall proclaim on the selfsame day, that it may be an holy convocation unto you: ye shall do no servile work therein: it shall be a statute for ever in all your dwellings throughout your generations

DAY OF SIMON

1 Maccabees 13:51-52

51And entered into it the three and twentieth day of the second month in the hundred seventy and first year, with thanksgiving, and branches of palm trees, and with harps, and cymbals, and with viols, and hymns, and songs: because there was destroyed a great enemy out of Israel.

52 He ordained also that that day should be kept every year with gladness. Moreover the hill of the temple that was by the tower he made stronger than it was, and there he dwelt himself with his company.

BLOWING OF TRUMPETS

Leviticus 23:23-24

23And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

24Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.

DAY OF ATONEMENT

Leviticus 23:26-32

26And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

27Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD.

28And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the LORD your God.

29For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people.

30And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people.

31Ye shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

32It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath.

3– FEAST OF TABERNACLES

Leviticus 23:33-36

33And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

34Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the LORD.

35On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

36Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein.

Leviticus 23:39-43

39Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days: on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath.

40And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God seven days.

41And ye shall keep it a feast unto the LORD seven days in the year. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month.

42Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths:

43That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.

HANNAKAH (Re-dedication)

John 10:22-23

22And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication (Hannukkah), and it was winter.

23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch.

1 Maccabees 4:59

59Moreover Judas and his brethren with the whole congregation of Israel ordained, that the days of the dedication of the altar should be kept in their season from year to year by the space of eight days, from the five and twentieth day of the month Casleu, with mirth and gladness.

2 Maccabees 1:18

18Therefore whereas we are now purposed to keep the purification of the temple upon the five and twentieth day of the month Casleu, we thought it necessary to certify you thereof, that ye also might keep it, as the feast of the tabernacles, and of the fire, which was given us when Neemias offered sacrifice, after that he had builded the temple and the altar.

DESTRUCTION OF NICANOR

2 Maccabees 15:36

36And they ordained all with a common decree in no case to let that day pass without solemnity, but to celebrate the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which in the Syrian tongue is called Adar, the day before Mardocheus’ day.

2 Maccabees 15:1- 35

1But Nicanor, hearing that Judas and his company were in the strong places about Samaria, resolved without any danger to set upon them on the sabbath day.

2Nevertheless the Jews that were compelled to go with him said, O destroy not so cruelly and barbarously, but give honour to that day, which he, that seeth all things, hath honoured with holiness above all other days.

3Then the most ungracious wretch demanded, if there were a Mighty one in heaven, that had commanded the sabbath day to be kept.

4And when they said, There is in heaven a living Lord, and mighty, who commanded the seventh day to be kept:

5Then said the other, And I also am mighty upon earth, and I command to take arms, and to do the king’s business. Yet he obtained not to have his wicked will done.

6So Nicanor in exceeding pride and haughtiness determined to set up a publick monument of his victory over Judas and them that were with him.

7But Maccabeus had ever sure confidence that the Lord would help him:

8Wherefore he exhorted his people not to fear the coming of the heathen against them, but to remember the help which in former times they had received from heaven, and now to expect the victory and aid, which should come unto them from the Almighty.

9And so comforting them out of the law and the prophets, and withal putting them in mind of the battles that they won afore, he made them more cheerful.

10And when he had stirred up their minds, he gave them their charge, shewing them therewithal the falsehood of the heathen, and the breach of oaths.

11Thus he armed every one of them, not so much with defence of shields and spears, as with comfortable and good words: and beside that, he told them a dream worthy to be believed, as if it had been so indeed, which did not a little rejoice them.

12And this was his vision: That Onias, who had been high priest, a virtuous and a good man, reverend in conversation, gentle in condition, well spoken also, and exercised from a child in all points of virtue, holding up his hands prayed for the whole body of the Jews.

13This done, in like manner there appeared a man with gray hairs, and exceeding glorious, who was of a wonderful and excellent majesty.

14Then Onias answered, saying, This is a lover of the brethren, who prayeth much for the people, and for the holy city, to wit, Jeremias the prophet of God.

15Whereupon Jeremias holding forth his right hand gave to Judas a sword of gold, and in giving it spake thus,

16Take this holy sword, a gift from God, with the which thou shalt wound the adversaries.

17Thus being well comforted by the words of Judas, which were very good, and able to stir them up to valour, and to encourage the hearts of the young men, they determined not to pitch camp, but courageously to set upon them, and manfully to try the matter by conflict, because the city and the sanctuary and the temple were in danger.

18For the care that they took for their wives, and their children, their brethren, and folks, was in least account with them: but the greatest and principal fear was for the holy temple.

19Also they that were in the city took not the least care, being troubled for the conflict abroad.

20And now, when as all looked what should be the trial, and the enemies were already come near, and the army was set in array, and the beasts conveniently placed, and the horsemen set in wings,

21Maccabeus seeing the coming of the multitude, and the divers preparations of armour, and the fierceness of the beasts, stretched out his hands toward heaven, and called upon the Lord that worketh wonders, knowing that victory cometh not by arms, but even as it seemeth good to him, he giveth it to such as are worthy:

22Therefore in his prayer he said after this manner; O Lord, thou didst send thine angel in the time of Ezekias king of Judea, and didst slay in the host of Sennacherib an hundred fourscore and five thousand:

23Wherefore now also, O Lord of heaven, send a good angel before us for a fear and dread unto them;

24And through the might of thine arm let those be stricken with terror, that come against thy holy people to blaspheme. And he ended thus.

25Then Nicanor and they that were with him came forward with trumpets and songs.

26But Judas and his company encountered the enemies with invocation and prayer.

27So that fighting with their hands, and praying unto God with their hearts, they slew no less than thirty and five thousand men: for through the appearance of God they were greatly cheered.

28Now when the battle was done, returning again with joy, they knew that Nicanor lay dead in his harness.

29Then they made a great shout and a noise, praising the Almighty in their own language.

30And Judas, who was ever the chief defender of the citizens both in body and mind, and who continued his love toward his countrymen all his life, commanded to strike off Nicanor’s head, and his hand with his shoulder, and bring them to Jerusalem.

31So when he was there, and called them of his nation together, and set the priests before the altar, he sent for them that were of the tower,

32And shewed them vile Nicanor’s head, and the hand of that blasphemer, which with proud brags he had stretched out against the holy temple of the Almighty.

33And when he had cut out the tongue of that ungodly Nicanor, he commanded that they should give it by pieces unto the fowls, and hang up the reward of his madness before the temple.

34So every man praised toward the heaven the glorious Lord, saying, Blessed be he that hath kept his own place undefiled.

35He hanged also Nicanor’s head upon the tower, an evident and manifest sign unto all of the help of the Lord.

PURIM

Esther (Apocrypha) 10:4 – 13

4Then Mardocheus said, God hath done these things.

5 For I remember a dream which I saw concerning these matters, and nothing thereof hath failed.

6A little fountain became a river, and there was light, and the sun, and much water: this river is Esther, whom the king married, and made queen:

7And the two dragons are I and Aman.

8And the nations were those that were assembled to destroy the name of the Jews:

9And my nation is this Israel, which cried to God, and were saved: for the Lord hath saved his people, and the Lord hath delivered us from all those evils, and God hath wrought signs and great wonders, which have not been done among the Gentiles.

10Therefore hath he made two lots, one for the people of God, and another for all the Gentiles.

11And these two lots came at the hour, and time, and day of judgment, before God among all nations.

12So God remembered his people, and justified his inheritance.

13Therefore those days shall be unto them in the month Adar, the fourteenth and fifteenth day of the same month, with an assembly, and joy, and with gladness before God, according to the generations for ever among his people.

Esther 9:20-21

20And Mordecai wrote these things, and sent letters unto all the Jews that were in all the provinces of the king Ahasuerus, both nigh and far,

21To stablish this among them, that they should keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the fifteenth day of the same, year

Esther 9:25-28

25But when Esther came before the king, he commanded by letters that his wicked device, which he devised against the Jews, should return upon his own head, and that he and his sons should be hanged on the gallows.

26Wherefore they called these days Purim after the name of Pur. Therefore for all the words of this letter, and of that which they had seen concerning this matter, and which had come unto them,

27The Jews ordained, and took upon them, and upon their seed, and upon all such as joined themselves unto them, so as it should not fail, that they would keep these two days according to their writing, and according to their appointed time every year;

28And that these days should be remembered and kept throughout every generation, every family, every province, and every city; and that these days of Purim should not fail from among the Jews, nor the memorial of them perish from their seed.

All of the above feasts should be observed today, although sacrifices are not necessary,  you can get help on how to understand the bible here

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