leviticus 23

Note: Leviticus 23 describes eight events but packaged into five units – cause for thought – the centre of which is the celebration of blowing trumpets. A is the beginning of the harvest and A’ is the end of harvest. B and B’ may not seem closely connected, but the day of Atonement spoke of the resurrection as the living goat took the sins away. Christ is the first fruits accomplished by fulfilling the prophecy od the day of atonement. 

A. 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy Convocations, even these are my feasts … 3 Six days shall WORK be done: but the seventh day is the Sabbath of rest … 5 In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD’s passover. 6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD:

B. 9 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 10 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them …  then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest … 15. And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete:16 Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the Lord.

C. 23 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 24 Speak 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. 25 Ye shall do no servile WORK therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD.

B’. 26 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 27 Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement:

A’. 33 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 34 Speak unto the children of Israel, sayingthe feast of tabernacles …  44 And Moses declared unto the children of Israel the feasts of the LORD.

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