Jewish Feast Days
| In the Bible the
Jewish nation was instructed by the Lord to observe a number of festive
celebrations called feast days. Some were MAJOR and others were MINOR. But
they had great significance to the Jews, their history, the purpose
for being God's special people. They were events for the convocation of
the people to commemorate some event, often connected in some way with
their agricultural prosperity, a recollection of their hardships, their
blessings and their unity as a people. They were observed faithfully
during most of their history.
The real significance of these feasts to the Christian is their type-antitype nature. The purposes of the feasts noted many similarities and prefigures of matters pertaining to Christianity. It is impossible here to denote such things but only to encourage the serious Bible student to make a study of these feasts. Jews today celebrate many additional feasts other than those in the Bible and have perverted the Biblical feasts as well. But the message of God to man includes knowledge of these feasts. Give it some time.