- List the feasts and note the general character of each. What did they have in common?
And what were their differences?
- What are the New Testament parallels to the three main feasts and what is the significance of each?
(a) The Passover. Cf. 1 Cor. 5:7, 8.
(b) The Feast of Weeks, or Pentecost. Cf. Acts 2:1-4.
(c) The Feast of Tabernacles, the final ingathering of the harvest, Cf. Rev. 7:9, 10.
- Verse 11. The sheaf of the first-fruits of the barley harvest waved on the morrow after the Sabbath points to Christ’s resurrection. Cf. 1 Cor. 15:23.
- Verse 16. ‘Fifty days’: hence the name ‘Pentecost’, i.e., the ‘fiftieth’ (day).
- Verse 17. ‘Two loaves of bread to be waved’: the first-fruits of the wheat harvest, representing the church of Christ in its first beginnings (John 12:24).