Leviticus 23

  1. List the feasts and note the general character of each. What did they have in common?
    And what were their differences?
  2. 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.



  1. 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.
  2. Verse 16. ‘Fifty days’: hence the name ‘Pentecost’, i.e., the ‘fiftieth’ (day).
  3. 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).