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Feast of Weeks
Feast of Harvest • Festival of Weeks • Shavuoth • Weeks
Dictionaries
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Weeks, Festival of
WEEKS, FESTIVAL OF. In the Hebrew Bible the second of the three pilgrimage festivals is named “the feast of harvest” (ḥag haqqāṣı̂r [Exod 23:16]), “the feast of weeks” (ḥag šābuʿôt [e.g. Deut 16:10]), and “the day of the first fruits” (yôm habbikkûrı̂m [Num 28:26]).A. Definitions and Sources
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Weeks, Feast of
Weeks, Feast of. Celebration of the wheat harvest (Ex 23:14–17; Dt 16:16), occurring seven weeks after Passover on the sixth day of Sivan (June); also known as the Feast of Pentecost.See Feasts and Festivals of Israel.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Weeks, Feast of
WEEKS*, FEAST OF Celebration of the beginning of the wheat harvest (Ex 23:14–17; Dt 16:16), occurring seven weeks after Passover on the sixth day of Sivan (June); also known as the Feast of Pentecost. See Feasts and Festivals of Israel.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Weeks, Feast Of
Weeks, Feast ofA spring agricultural festival (ḥag̱ šāḇuʿôṯ; Deut. 16:10) that required a pilgrimage to a sacred site; also termed “the feast of harvest” (ḥag̱ haqqāṣɩ̂r; Exod. 23:16) and “the day of the first fruits” (yôm habbikkûrɩ̂m; Num. 28:26). After the Babylonian Exile, the festival
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Weeks, Feast of
Weeks, Feast of (Heb. ḥag šāḇu˓ôṯ; Gk. pentēkostḗ). † The second of the three great annual feasts of Israel (Exod. 23:14; 2 Chr. 8:13), to be celebrated seven full weeks (or fifty days) from the beginning of the barley harvest (Lev. 23:15–16; Deut. 16:9). In later Judaism it became an
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Weeks, Feast of
Weeks, Feast of. The Jewish celebration (Exod. 23:16) of the completion of the grain harvest. It was held on the 50th day (hence the Greek title ‘Pentecost’) after the offering of the barley-sheaf at the feast of unleavened bread (i.e. in the late spring or early summer). Two loaves of leavened bread
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Harvest, Feast of
HARVEST, FEAST OF Alternate name for Pentecost or the Feast of Weeks (Exod. 23:16; 34:22). See Festivals; Pentecost.
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, Second Edition
3.1.3. Feast of Weeks (Heb. ḥag šābû‘ôt)
3.1.3. Feast of Weeks (Heb. ḥag šābû‘ôt). This feast is also called “the day of the first fruits” (Ex 34:22; Num 28:26) or “the feast of the harvest” (Ex 23:16). Being celebrated “fifty” (lxx: pentēkonta) days after the raising of the sheaf of the first fruits at the end of Passover and Unleavened
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
HAGIGAH
HAGIGAH [חֲגִיגָהkhaghighah]. The twelfth and final tractate of the second order of the Mishnah, Moʿed. This order deals with regulations pertaining to biblically mandated religious festivals. The biblical basis for the Hagigah is Deut 16:16 (as well as Exod 23:14), which requires that “all your males
WEEKS, FEAST OF
WEEKS, FEAST OF [חַג שָׁבֻעוֹתkhagh shavuʿoth; ἑβδομάδων ἑορτή hebdomadōn heortē]. The Feast of Weeks is one of the three scripturally mandated pilgrimage festivals in the OT.Exodus 23:16, part of the Covenant Code, mentions a harvest festival “of the first fruits of your labor, of what you sow
Key passages
Ex 23:14–17

“ ‘Three times in the year you will hold a festival for me. You will keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread; for seven days you will eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you at the appointed time, the month of Abib, because in it you came out from Egypt, and no one will appear before me empty-handed. …

Le 23:15–16

“ ‘And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day of your bringing the wave offering’s sheaf—there shall be seven full weeks. Until the day after the seventh Sabbath you shall count fifty days; then you shall present a new grain offering …

Dt 16:9–12

“You shall count off seven weeks for you; from the time you begin to harvest the standing grain you shall begin to count seven weeks. And then you shall celebrate the Feast of Weeks for Yahweh your God with the measure of the freewill offering of your hand that you shall give just as Yahweh your …