This week we're in Chapter 4 of Erin Davis' book "7 Feasts." Join us on the blog for the teaching links associated with this chapter and our discussion of the Feast of Firstfruits.
Join Jaime Sherman at ufcwomen.blog as she explains the origin of spring cleaning to rid the Jewish home of leaven and how this impossible task helps us remember Jesus' sacrifice and covering of all our sins past, present, and future.
This week we're in Chapter 3 of Erin Davis' book "7 Feasts." Join us on the blog for the teaching links associated with this chapter and our discussion of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
The Psalms have played a central role in the preparation and celebration of Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread since the Jewish return from exile in Babylon. The Psalms of Ascent (120-134) were sung each year during the Jewish pilgrimages to Jerusalem for the spring celebrations as well as for the Feast of Weeks and the Feast of Booths. The Egyptian Hallel (Hebrew for praise, 113-118) and the Great Hallel (136) continue to be recited as part of the Passover seder.
The Egyptians worshiped more than 2,000 gods and goddesses, including the ram, so the Israelites’ sacrifice of thousands of lambs in one night was dangerous and an act of faith. It was also a foreshadowing of the final Passover Lamb, Jesus Christ.