Feast of Weeks


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Feast of Weeks

n
(Judaism) Judaism a literal translation of Shavuot

Sha•vu•oth

or Sha•vu•ot

(ʃəˈvu oʊs, ʃɑ vuˈɔt)

n.
a Jewish festival, celebrated on the sixth or sixth and seventh days of Sivan, that commemorates God's giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses.
Also called Feast of Weeks, Pentecost.
[1890–95; < Hebrew Shābhū‘ōth literally, weeks]
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Noun1.Feast of Weeks - (Judaism) Jewish holy day celebrated on the sixth of Sivan to celebrate Moses receiving the Ten CommandmentsFeast of Weeks - (Judaism) Jewish holy day celebrated on the sixth of Sivan to celebrate Moses receiving the Ten Commandments
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
Jewish holy day - a religious holiday for Jews
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amp;nbsp;You shall observe the Feast of Weeks, the first fruits of wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering at the year's end.
Herzog describes how these ancient geographical portals accessible in the city of Jerusalem, Bethel, Galilee, and Eden as well as through the Jewish feasts: the Feast of Weeks, the Feast of the Tabernacles and the Passover are accessible to Christians today.
Rabbi Moshe Tzvi Neriah mentions the merits of shepherding in his comments to the verse, Three times a year--on the Feast of Unleavened Bread, on the Feast of Weeks, and on the Feast of Booths--all your males shall appear before the Lord your God in the place that He will choose.