Tag Archives: Old Testament Feasts

The Eighth Day

For many years the former Worldwide Church of God associated Jesus’ statements of “the last day, that great day of the feast” with the sacred assembly held on the day after the seventh day of the Feast of Tabernacles. Many … Continue reading

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Revelation and Response In Torah-based Festivals – Part 2

[I finished the last post with two important questions my Theology of Christian Worship paper was intending to answer.The first is “what overarching revelatory themes should a liturgy convey?”  And the second is “what constitutes properly reverent obedience?”  The final … Continue reading

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Revelation and Response In Torah-based Festivals – Part 1

Last time I ranted about what I perceive to be a trend toward mysticism in Evangelicalism that was promulgated in the classrooms of seminaries I attended. One might well wonder what views of my own I was formulating about worship … Continue reading

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“You Shall Read This Law”

[Bible references in this post are from the New Revised Standard Version] One of the clues that the so-called old covenant follows a fairly standard ancient covenant format is that ancient covenants usually have what the experts refer to as … Continue reading

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Feast of Tabernacles: Get Into the Flow

[Note: The material in this post may seem familiar because it has appeared in other forms in previous posts on this website.] The book or John organizes Jesus’ ministry around different “Jewish” festivals, many of which were ordained by God … Continue reading

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“They Shall be My People, and I Will Be Their God”

The story of the relationship between God and humanity begins with God forming the first human being from the soil and “breathing into his nostrils the breath of life” (Gen. 2:7 NRSV throughout). He directly operates on the man, removing … Continue reading

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A Memorial of the Blowing of Trumpets

The Feast of Trumpets is the only festival in the Bible that is named after a (more-or-less) musical instrument. There were apparently two different kinds of trumpets used in religious services in ancient Israel: a long silver trumpet used for … Continue reading

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