Shavuot – a big day for Israel, twice

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Tuesday at sunset begins the Jewish Festival of Weeks, called Shavuot in Hebrew. Many of us know it by its Greek name, Pentecost.

Pentecost is not an exclusive “Christian” event. First, Pentecost is what the Greek-speaking Jews of the first century called Shavuot. Secondly, the 120 who were the first to experience the comforting Spirit of Truth that Yeshua promised in John 14 were all practicing Jews. So were the 3,000 baptized after Peter’s sermon that day.

Messianic ministry Maoz Israel has made a fantastic video explaining the feast as well as giving some background on what was happening in Acts 2. Maoz writes:

Did you know Shavuot was one of the biggest days in the history of the world?  Also known as ‘the Feast of Weeks’ or ‘Pentecost’, it’s the day that God gave Moses the Torah and the day God poured out His Holy Spirit on the first believers in Yeshua!

 

 

 

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