Holy Day Words

One of the great topics of the Bible is the Biblical Holy Days. In this study, we concentrate on the Hebrew and Greek words used in relation to the Holy Days. This helps us to understand more of the meaning and purpose of the different Holy Days and of God's Plan for His people. Using the Englishman's Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance, we can see all usages of a particular Hebrew word in Scripture, and thereby let the Bible interpret the Bible. We will study the following words: moed, chag, paam, rehgel, atsereth, zikarown, aciph, qatsiyr, mikra kodesh, melakah abodah, hodesh, teruwah, shofar, succoth, and chuqqah. These Hebrew words may sound strange to our ears, but they contain much meaning and lessons for us all.

Moed, Set Time, Festival

Moed, "festival time," Strong's #4150, means "set festival time, divine appointment, a fixed, set time or season, festival, an assembly convened for a definite purpose, appointed time or place of solemn assembly, set or solemn feast."

Genesis 1:14 The sun and moon are for signs and for seasons.

Genesis 17:21 Sarah would bear Isaac at the set time next year (see also 21:2).

Exodus 13:10 Feast of Unleavened Bread to be kept in his season from year to year.

Exodus 23:15 Thou shalt keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread in the time appointed in the month Abib. Also 34:18.

Leviticus 1:1, etc. Many times in Leviticus, Numbers and elsewhere, moed is translated, "tabernacle of the congregation." This shows us that the congregation of Israel is the same as the set time of Israel. Israel, God's congregation (moed), meets at specific set times.

Leviticus 23:2, 4, Feasts of the LORD, include Sabbaths and Holy Days. 37, 44

Numbers 9:2, 3, 7, 13 Keep the Passover at its appointed season.

Numbers 10:10 Blow trumpets over offerings in days of gladness, solemn days, and beginning of months.

Numbers 15:3 Make a sacrificial offering in your solemn feasts.

Numbers 28:2 Sacrifices in due seasons, including Sabbath, New Moons, Holy Days.

Numbers 29:39 Make offerings in your set feasts.

Deuteronomy 16:6 Passover season is when Israel came out of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 31:10 Year of Release is a solemnity.

I Chronicles 23:31 Sabbaths, New Moons, set feasts.

II Chronicles 2:4 Sabbaths, New Moons, solemn feasts. See also 31:3.

II Chronicles 8:13 On the Sabbaths, new moons, solemn feasts.

II Chronicles 30:22 Hezekiah and people ate throughout the feast [of Unleavened Bread] seven days.

Ezra 3:5 Offerings of the New Moons and all the set feasts of the Lord.

Nehemiah 10:33 Sabbaths, New Moons, set feasts.

Psalms 102:13 The set time is come to favor Zion.

Psalms 104:19 He appointed the moon for seasons, and the sun . . . .

Isaiah 1:14 Your New Moons and your appointed feasts I hate.

Isaiah 33:20 Zion is the city of our solemnities.

Jeremiah 8:7 Storks know their appointed times (to migrate), but God's people don't know His judgment.

Lamentations 1:4 None come to the solemn feasts.

Lam. 2:6-7, 22 LORD has caused the solemn feasts to be forgotten.

Ezekiel 36:38 Flock of Jerusalem in her solemn feasts.

Ezekiel 44:24 God's laws will be taught at His assemblies.

Ezekiel 45:17 Feasts, New Moons, Sabbaths are solemnities of Israel.

Ezekiel 46:9,11 Solemn feasts, solemnities.

Daniel 8:19 Day of the LORD is an appointed (prophetic) time.

Daniel 11:27, 29, 35 Same as above.

Daniel 12:7 A time and times (moed and moedim).

Hosea 2:11 He will cause the mirth of her solemn feasts to cease.

Hosea 9:5 What will you do in the solemn day (when you are in captivity)?

Hosea 12:9 God will make Israel live in tabernacles, as in the days of the solemn feast.

Habakkuk 2:3 The vision is for an appointed time.

Zephaniah 3:18 God will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly, (those that sorrow for the wrong way the feasts are kept).

Zechariah 8:19 Fast days shall become feasts.

Chag, Feast

Chag (pronounced khawg) "feast," Strong's #2282, means "feast, festival, solemn feast day, sacrifice, solemnity," and comes from #2287, chagag "to keep a feast, to move in a circle, march in a sacred procession, observe a festival, celebrate, dance, keep a solemn feast."

Exodus 5:1 Let My people go, that they may hold a feast in the wilderness.

Exodus 10:9 Moses told Pharaoh: we must hold a feast unto the Lord.

Exodus 12:14 This day (Passover) shall be a memorial; you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord throughout your generations.

Exodus 13:6 In the seventh day (Nisan 21) shall be a feast to the Lord.

Exodus 23:14-16 Three times in the year shall you keep a feast unto God: the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Harvest (Pentecost), and the Feast of Ingathering (Tabernacles).

Exodus 32:5 Aaron proclaimed: tomorrow is a feast unto the Lord, (yet this was the false worship of the golden calf).

Exodus 34:18 The Feast of Unleavened Bread shall you keep, seven days you shall eat unleavened bread.

Exodus 34:22 Observe the Feast of Weeks (Pentecost), of the firstfruits of wheat harvest.

Exodus 34:22 The Feast of Ingathering (Tabernacles) at year's end.

Exodus 34:25 The sacrifice of the Feast of Passover shall not be left unto the morning.

Leviticus 23:6 On the fifteenth day of the first month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread, for seven days you must eat unleavened bread.

Leviticus 23:34, 39, 41 Fifteenth day of the seventh month is the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days unto the Lord.

Numbers 28:17 Feast of Unleavened Bread for seven days.

Numbers 29:12 Feast of Tabernacles for seven days.

Deuteronomy 16:10 Keep the Feast of Weeks (Pentecost) with a freewill offering, according as the Lord has blessed you.

Deut. 16:13-14 Observe the Feast of Tabernacles, after you have gathered in your corn and wine. Rejoice in your feast with your family and servants, the Levite and the poor.

Deuteronomy 16:16 Appear before the Lord in the place He chooses three times a year: in the Feast of Unleavened Bread, Feast of Weeks (Pentecost), and Feast of Tabernacles.

Deuteronomy 31:10 At the Feast of Tabernacles, read God's Law in seventh year.

Judges 21:19 There was a yearly feast of the Lord in Shiloh (probably Tabernacles).

I Kings 8:2, 65 Israel assembled unto Solomon in the feast of the seventh month (Tabernacles). They stayed fourteen days in all.

I Kings 12:32-33 Jeroboam ordained a (false) feast on the fifteenth day of the eighth month, like the feast (of Tabernacles) in Judah.

II Chronicles 5:3 Solomon's Feast of Tabernacles.

II Chronicles 7:8-9 Solomon's Feast of Tabernacles at the Temple dedication.

II Chronicles 8:13 Feasts of Unleavened Bread, Weeks, Tabernacles.

II Chronicles 30:13, 21, 35:17 Hezekiah's Feast of Unleavened Bread in the second month; Josiah's Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Ezra 3:4 They kept the Feast of Tabernacles, as it is written.

Ezra 6:22 They kept the Feast of Unleavened Bread seven days with joy.

Nehemiah 8:14, 18 Dwell in booths in the Feast of the seventh month; they kept the Feast(of Tabernacles) seven days.

Psalms 42:4 I had gone with the multitude to the house of God, with joy and praise with a multitude that kept holyday.

Psalms 81:3 Blow the trumpet on the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day. (Literal translation: Blow in the new moon the trumpet, at the full moon on day our feast.)

Isaiah 30:29 Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept.

Ezekiel 45:17 In the Feasts, the New Moons, and the Sabbaths.

Ezekiel 45:21, 23 The Passover, a feast of seven days, unleavened bread shall be eaten. . . . seven days of the feast.

Ezekiel 45:25 (Feast of Tabernacles) a seven day feast.

Ezekiel 46:11 And in the feasts the offering shall be . . . .

Hosea 2:11 I will cause all her mirth to cease, her feast days, her new moons, and her Sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts.

Hosea 9:5 (In captivity), what will you do in the solemn day, and in the day of the feast of the Lord?

Amos 5:21 I hate, I despise, your feast days.

Amos 8:10 I will turn your feasts into mourning.

Nahum 1:15 O Judah, keep thy solemn feasts.

Zechariah 14:16-19 All nations shall worship in Jerusalem, keeping the Feast of Tabernacles. Those that come not to keep the Feast of Tabernacles shall have no rain.

Malachi 2:3 The dung of your solemn feasts, one shall take you away (to captivity).

Chagag hag, meaning, "to feast a feast," is often translated "you shall keep a feast," and is used in: Exodus 12:14 (Passover), Exodus 23:14 (Three Pilgrimage Feasts), Leviticus 23:39, 41 (Tabernacles), Numbers 29:12 (Tabernacles), Nahum 1:15, Zechariah 14:16-19 (Tabernacles).

The purpose of the Exodus was to keep a Feast unto the Eternal, the Feast of Unleavened Bread. There are three Feasts during the year: Feast of Unleavened Bread, Feast of Weeks (Harvest), and Feast of Tabernacles. There is no recorded usage of hag or hagag referring to the Day of Trumpets or the Day of Atonement. Trumpets and Atonement are Holy Days, but not Feasts.

Paam, Footstep, Time;
Rehgel, Pilgrimage Time

Paam, "time," Strong's #6471, means "a stroke, footstep, time."

Exodus 23:17 Three times in the year.

Exodus 34:23-24 Thrice (lit. three times) in the year.

Deuteronomy 16:16 Three times in the year.

Rehgel, "pilgrimage time," Strong's #7272, means "a foot (as used in walking), a step, journey, time," and is derived from #7270 ragal, "to walk along." Scores of times rehgel is translated "foot" or "feet."

Exodus 23:14 Three times a year keep a Feast: Unleavened Bread, Harvest (Weeks), Ingathering (Tabernacles).

Atsereth, Solemn Assembly, Day of Restraint

Atsereth, "solemn assembly," Strong's #6116, means "a solemn festival assembly meeting, day of restraint," and comes from #6113 atsar, "to hold back."

Leviticus 23:36 Last Great Day is a solemn assembly, (margin: day of restraint).

Numbers 29:35 Last Great Day, a solemn assembly.

Deuteronomy 16:8 Nisan 21, last Holy Day of Feast of Unleavened Bread, is a solemn assembly.

II Kings 10:20 Solemn assembly for Baal.

II Chronicles 7:9 Last Great Day, a solemn assembly.

Nehemiah 8:18 Last Great Day, a solemn assembly.

Isaiah 1:13 Solemn meeting of Israel was an iniquity to God.

Joel 1:14, 2:15 Proclaim a solemn assembly with a fast.

Amos 5:21 I will not smell in your solemn assemblies.

Zikarown, Memorial, Remembrance

Zikarown, "memorial," Strong's #2146, means "memorial, record, remembrance," and comes from #2142 zakar, "remember."

Exodus 12:14 Passover is a memorial.

Exodus 13:9 Passover is a memorial between your eyes, that the LORD'S law may be in your mouth.

Exodus 17:14 A memorial in a book is written of a great battle victory over the Amalekites.

Leviticus 23:24 Day of Trumpets is a memorial of blowing of trumpets.

Numbers 10:10 Trumpets blown over offerings, were a memorial before God.

Joshua 4:7 Twelve stones carried from the middle of Jordan were a memorial unto the children of Israel forever, that the Eternal parted the waters of the Jordan.

Esther 6:1 King Ahasuerus read in the book of records about Mordecai's saving his life.

Ecclesiastes 1:11 Human beings don't remember the past like they should: there is no rememberance of former things.

Ecclesiastes 2:16 The wise is not remembered any more than the fool.

Malachi 3:16 They that feared the Lord spake often one to another, and the Lord heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for them that feared the Lord and thought upon His name.

Aciph, Ingathering;
Qatsiyr, Harvest

Aciph, "ingathering," Strong's #614, means "a gathering in of crops, ingathering," and is derived from #622 acaph, "to gather, bring."

Exodus 23:16 The Feast of Ingathering, (Tabernacles) at the end of the year, when you have gathered in thy labors out of the field.

Exodus 34:22 The Feast of Ingathering at the year's end.

Qatsiyr or katzer, Strong's #7105, means "harvest, reaping," and comes from #7114, qatsar, "to harvest."

Exodus 23:16 Another name for Feast of Weeks is "Feast of Harvest."

Exodus 34:22 Weeks (Pentecost) is the "firstfruits of wheat harvest."

Leviticus 23:10 When you reap the harvest, bring the wavesheaf.

Leviticus 23:22 When you reap the harvest, leave the corners of the field and the gleanings for the poor.

Leviticus 25:5 During the Sabbatical year, that which grows of its own accord of thy harvest thou shalt not reap.

Deuteronomy 24:19 When you cut your harvest and have forgotten a sheaf in the field, do not fetch it; leave it for the poor.

Jeremiah 5:24 God reserves unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest.

Jeremiah 8:20, 22 The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved. Is there no balm in Gilead to heal the sins of my people?

Jeremiah 51:33 Yet a little while, and the time of Babylon's harvest of punishment shall come.

Joel 3:13 Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe . . . their wickedness is great.

Qatsiyr shows us that Feast of Weeks is a harvest festival. We should have concern for the poor. The spiritual harvest in the future will be God's judgment on the wicked.

Miqra Qodesh, Holy Convocation

Miqra qodesh (or, mikra kodesh), means "holy convocation, sacred called out meeting." It comes from Strong's #4744 miqra, "a called out public meeting (the act, the persons, or the place), a rehearsal, assembly, convocation, reading," derived from mi, "from, out of," and #7121 qara, meaning "called"; and Strong's #6944 qodesh, "a sacred place or thing, consecrated, dedicated, hallowed, holiness, sanctuary." No work is allowed on holy convocations.

Exodus 12:16 Nisan 15, 21, the first and last days of the Feast of Unleavened Bread are holy convocations.

Leviticus 23:2, 4, 37 Holy Days are holy convocations.

Leviticus 23:3 The seventh day is the Sabbath, a holy convocation with no work therein.

Leviticus 23:7 Nisan 15, first day of Feast of Unleavened Bread, is an holy convocation.

Leviticus 23:8 Nisan 21, the seventh day of the Feast, is an holy convocation.

Leviticus 23:21 Feast of Weeks (Pentecost) is an holy convocation.

Leviticus 23:24 Trumpets is a Sabbath, an holy convocation.

Leviticus 23:27 Day of Atonement is an holy convocation.

Leviticus 23:35 Tishri 15 (first Holy Day of Feast of Tabernacles) is an holy convocation.

Leviticus 23:36 Last Great Day, the eighth day of Feast, is an holy convocation.

Numbers 28:18 Nisan 15 is an holy convocation, no servile work.

Numbers 28:25 Nisan 21 is an holy convocation, no servile work.

Numbers 28:26 Day of Firstfruits (Pentecost) is an holy convocation with no servile work.

Numbers 29:1 Trumpets is an holy convocation, no servile work.

Numbers 29:7 Atonement is an holy convocation with no work.

Numbers 29:12 Tishri 15 is an holy convocation with no servile work.

Mikra only:

Numbers 10:2 Silver trumpets were used for the calling of the assembly.

Nehemiah 8:8 At Trumpets, they read in the book of the Law and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.

Isaiah 1:13 The New Moons and Sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.

Melakah Abodah, Servile Work

Melakah abodah means "work of service, servile work." It comes from Strong's #4399 melakah, "employment, (one who represents another in) a business or occupation, work," which is related to #4397 malak, "angel or messenger," meaning the line of work you have been sent to do, your occupation, your life's calling; and #5656 abodah, "bondage, service, labor, work of any kind," akin to #5647 abad, servant. The literal Hebrew in several passages forbidding servile work on Sabbaths is: "all work of service, no!"

Leviticus 23:7 Nisan 15: no servile work.

Leviticus 23:8 Nisan 21: no servile work.

Leviticus 23:21 Feast of Weeks: no servile work.

Leviticus 23:25 Trumpets: no servile work.

Leviticus 23:35 Tishri 15: no servile work.

Leviticus 23:36 Last Great Day: no servile work.

Numbers 28:18 Nisan 15: no servile work.

Numbers 28:25 Nisan 21: no servile work.

Numbers 28:26 Day of Firstfruits (Pentecost): no servile work.

Numbers 29:1 Trumpets: no servile work.

Numbers 29:12 Tishri 15: no servile work.

Numbers 29:35 Last Great Day: no servile work.

abodah, "work, bondage":

Genesis 29:27 Jacob served Laban for Rachel.

Genesis 30:26 Same as above.

Exodus 1:14, 2:23, 6:6, 9 Israel was put in hard bondage by the Egyptians.

Exodus 12:25-26, 13:5 God delivered Israel out of Egypt and had them keep the service of the Passover Feast.

Exodus 30:16, 35:21, 39:32, 40, 42 Levites performed God's service in the tabernacle.

melakah, "occupation, line of work":

Genesis 2:2-3 God rested on the Sabbath from His work of creating.

Exodus 12:16 No manner of work permitted on the first and last days of Feast of Unleavened Bread, except that which pertains to necessary eating.

Exodus 20:9, 10 We are not to do our own work on the Sabbath.

Exodus 31:15, 35:2 Death penalty for working on the Sabbath.

Exodus 31:3, 5 and I Kings 7:14 Melakah refers to workmanship, or skilled labor.

Exodus 36:1-8 Levites performed work in the tabernacle.

Leviticus 16:29, 23:28, 30, 31 On Atonement, no work at all is allowed.

Leviticus 23:3 Six days shall work be done.

Deut. 5:13-14 Six days shall ye labor and do all your work.

Deuteronomy 16:8 Nisan 21: no work.

Proverbs 18:9, 22:29 He that is slothful in his work is a waster. A man diligent in his business shall stand before kings.

Hodesh, New Moon, Month

Hodesh, Strong's #2320, means "month, new moon."

Exodus 12:2 Abib is the first month of the year.

Numbers 10:10 Trumpets blown at beginning of months.

Numbers 28:11 Special sacrifices at beginning of months.

I Samuel 20:5, 18, 24 The New Moon festival.

II Kings 4:23 New Moon, Sabbath.

I Chronicles 23:31 Sabbaths, New Moons, Set Feasts.

II Chronicles 2:4 Sabbaths, New Moons, Solemn Feasts.

II Chronicles 8:13 Same as above.

II Chronicles 31:3 Same as above.

Ezra 3:5 Offerings for the New Moons and set feasts.

Nehemiah 10:33 Sabbaths, New Moons, Set Feasts.

Psalms 81:3 Blow the trumpet in the New Moon.

Isaiah 1:13, 14 God hates "your new moons and your appointed feasts."

Isaiah 66:23 In the millennium, all flesh shall worship from one New Moon to another, from one Sabbath to another.

Ezekiel 45:17 Feasts, New Moons, Sabbaths.

Ezekiel 46:1, 3, 6 The day of the New Moon is a time of worship.

Hosea 2:11 I will cause the mirth of her New Moons, Sabbaths, Feast Days to cease.

Amos 8:5 When will the New Moon be gone, that we may sell corn?

Teruwah, Alarm or Sound of Joy

Teruwah, Strong's number 8643, means "clamor, acclamation of joy or a battle-cry, especially the alarm of trumpets, blowing, loud noise, rejoicing, shouting." It comes from #7321, ruwah, "to split the ears with sound, shout for alarm or joy."

Leviticus 23:24 Memorial of blowing of trumpets (zikrown teruwah).

Leviticus 25:9 Trumpet of the jubilee.

Numbers 10:5, 6 Israel blew an alarm to assemble and journey.

Numbers 29:1 Day of blowing trumpets (yom teruwah).

Numbers 31:6 Trumpets to blow led Israel in war.

Joshua 6:5, 20 Israel gave a great shout, Jericho's walls fell flat.

I Samuel 4:5-6 Israel shouted when the ark came into camp.

II Samuel 6:15 David and Israel regained the ark with a great shout and trumpets (see also I Chronicles 15:28).

II Chronicles 15:14 With shouting and trumpets, Israel and Asa entered into a covenant with God.

Ezra 3:11-13 Israel shouted for joy when Temple foundations were laid.

Psalm 33:3 Sing a new song; play skillfully with a loud noise.

Psalm 47:5 God is gone up with a shout, with the sound of the trumpet.

Psalm 89:15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound.

Jeremiah 4:19 The trumpet, the alarm of war.

Jeremiah 49:2 I will cause an alarm of war to be heard.

Zephaniah 1:16 The Day of the LORD is a day of the trumpet and alarm.

Shofar, Trumpet

Shofar, Strong's #7782, means "a cornet (as giving a clear sound), or curved horn, trumpet," and comes from #8231, shaphar, "to glisten, to cause to make fair, goodly."

Exodus 19:16, 19 At Sinai, LORD's voice sounded like a trumpet exceedingly loud.

Leviticus 25:9 The trumpet of jubilee.

Joshua 6:4-20 The trumpets were blown around Jericho.

Judges 6:34 Gideon blew a trumpet, and rallied Israel. See also 7:8-22.

I Samuel 13:3 Saul blew the trumpet to call Israel to battle the Philistines.

II Samuel 6:15 David and Israel brought up the ark with shouting and the sound of the trumpet.

I Kings 1:34, 39, 41 When Solomon was anointed king, the trumpet was blown.

Nehemiah 4:18, 20 The sound of the trumpet rallied defenders of Jerusalem.

Psalm 47:5 God goes up with a shout, with the sound of a trumpet.

Psalm 81:3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon.

Psalm 98:6 Make a joyful noise before the Lord with trumpets.

Psalm 150:3 Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet.

Isaiah 18:3 When God blows a trumpet, listen.

Isaiah 27:13 Israel regathered at that day, when the great trumpet shall be blown.

Isaiah 58:1 Lift up thy voice like a trumpet, show My people their sins.

Jeremiah 4:5, 19, 21 Blow the trumpet, the alarm of war. See also 6:1, 51:27.

Ezekiel 33:3-6 God's watchman is to warn the people with the sound of the trumpet; if he doesn't blow the trumpet, he is at fault.

Joel 2:1, 15 Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly.

Amos 3:6 Shall the trumpet be blown, and the people not be afraid?

Zephaniah 1:16 The Day of the Lord is a day of the trumpet and alarm.

Zechariah 9:14 The Lord God shall blow the trumpet when He returns.

Succoth, Booth

Succoth, Strong's #5521, means "hut, lair, booth, cottage, covert, den, pavilion, tent, tabernacle." It is the feminine of soke, #5520, which means the same thing.

Genesis 33:17 Jacob made booths for his cattle.

Leviticus 23:34 Feast of Tabernacles.

Leviticus 23:42 Ye shall dwell in booths seven days, all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths.

Leviticus 23:43 That you generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 16:13 Feast of Tabernacles. Also 16:16, 31:10.

II Samuel 11:11 Uriah said, the ark, Israel, and Judah, abide in tents, encamped in open fields, shall I then go to my house to eat and drink and lie with my wife?

II Chronicles 8:13 Feast of Tabernacles. Also Ezra 3:4.

Nehemiah 8:14-17 Israel made booths and sat under the booths.

Psalm 31:20 Thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues (place of safety?).

Isaiah 4:6 There shall be a tabernacle for shade in the daytime heat.

Jonah 4:5 Jonah made him a booth and sat under it.

Zech. 14:16, 18, 19 Feast of Tabernacles.

Chuqqah, Ordinance, Statute

Chuqqah, Strong's #2708, means "appointed, custom, manner, ordinance, site, statute." It is most often translated "ordinance," or "statute." Sometimes, chuqqah refers to sacrifices, but more often it refers to Holy Days, and sometimes even pagan holidays. The phrase chuqqah olam means "everlasting statute."

Genesis 26:5 Because that Abraham obeyed My voice, kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws.

Exodus 12:14 Passover is a feast by an ordinance forever.

Exodus 12:17 Feast of Unleavened Bread is to be observed by an ordinance forever.

Exodus 12:43 This is the ordinance of the Passover: no stranger shall eat thereof.

Exodus 13:10 You shall keep this ordinance (Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread) in its season from year to year.

Leviticus 3:17 A perpetual statute that you eat neither fat nor blood.

Leviticus 16:29 Atonement is a statute forever to afflict your souls. Also verses 31, 34.

Leviticus 18:3-5 You shall not do after the ordinances of Egypt and Canaan, but keep My statutes and ordinances. Also verses 26, 30.

Leviticus 20:22, 23 Keep My statutes, and do not walk in the manners of the nation I cast out before you.

Leviticus 23:14 A statute forever that you eat no new grain until you have brought a wavesheaf offering.

Leviticus 23:21 Weeks (Pentecost) is a holy convocation with no servile work, a statuteforever throughout your generations.

Leviticus 23:31 Do no manner of work on Atonement, a statute forever.

Leviticus 23:41 Feast of Tabernacles is a feast for seven days, a statute for ever in your generations in the seventh month.

Leviticus 25:18 Do My statutes and keep My judgments and you shall dwell in the land in safety.

Leviticus 26:3,15,43 Walk in My statutes, keep My commandments, and you shall be blessed. If you despise My statutes, you shall be cursed.

Numbers 9:3,12,14 Keep the Passover on the 14th with all the rites of it, according to all the ordinances of it, for there is one ordinance for both stranger and home born.

Numbers 10:8 Trumpets are to be blown to gather the congregation, for an ordinance forever.

Numbers 15:15-16 One ordinance for you and the stranger, forever.

Numbers 18:21-23 Levites shall receive the tithe for an inheritance, and serve the congregation by a statute forever.

Deuteronomy 8:11 Don't forget the LORD in not keeping His commandments, judgments and His statutes.

Deuteronomy 10:13 His commands and statutes are for our good.

Deuteronomy 11:1 Love the LORD thy God, keep His statutes and commandments and judgments.

Jeremiah 10:3 The customs of the people are vain, to cut a (Christmas) tree. See Micah 6:16, the statutes of Omri.

Ezekiel 20:11 I gave them My statutes, which if a man do, he shall even live in them.

Ezekiel 20:13,16,21 They walked not in My statutes, and despised statutes (v. 24).

Ezekiel 33:15 If the wicked makes restitution, and walks in the statutes of life, he shall live and not die.

Ezekiel 37:24 David shall be restored as king, and they shall walk in My judgments, and observe My statutes.

Ezekiel 44:23-24 Sons of Zadok shall teach My people the difference between holy and profane, and keep My statutes.

Summary Test

To test your knowledge of the foregoing, take the following Holy Day words matching test. Answers are at the end.

___ aciph

1. Set time, festival

___ atsereth

2. Footstep, time

___ chag

3. Solemn assembly, day of restraint

___ chuqqah

4. Ingathering

___ hodesh

5. Holy Convocation

___ melakah abodah

6. New Moon, month

___ mikra kodesh

7. Trumpet

___ moed

8. Ordinance, statute

___ paam

9. Feast

___ qatsiyr

10. Pilgrimage time

___ rehgel

11. Memorial, remembrance

___ shofar

12. Harvest

___ succoth

13. Servile work

___ teruwah

14. Alarm or sound of joy

___ zikarown

15. Booth

 

Answers to Holy Day matching test: 4, 3, 9, 8, 6, 13, 5, 1, 2, 12, 10, 7, 15, 14, 11.

 

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Holy Days, General Information
Responding to the Attack on God's Holy Days
Pagan Holidays - or God's Holydays -Which?
Holy Days or Feast Days?
What Should We Do During the Eternal's Feasts?
God's Second Tithe
Miscellaneous Information on Holy Days
Did God Intend For the Holy Days To Be Fund-Raising Occasions?

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Written by: Richard C. Nickels
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