January-February 2001
Theme: The Feasts of Israel

In the Beginning
Introducing the theme of The Feasts of Israel

The Feast of Dual Deliverance
The world’s oldest continually celebrated feast, the Passover, commemorates the deliverance of Israel’s firstborn and the nation.

The Passover of Hezekiah
A verse by verse study in 2 Chronicles 30. After falling into disuse over the years, the Passover feast is re-established.

When the Day of Pentecost was Fully Come
An ancient Hebrew feast takes on new meaning with tongues of fire marking the real beginning of the Christian church.

News and Views
Items from the current press of interest to students of the Bible.

The Feast of Tabernacles
This fall harvest festival, commemorating how the Israelites lived during 40 years in the wilderness, pictures the coming kingdom.

A Sabbath of Affliction
The Day of Atonement was the only one of Israel’s annual celebrations which was a fast instead of a day of feasting.

The Feast of Purim and the Lot of the Jew
The deliverance of the Hebrews from a plot for their destruction by Haman finds its counterpart in the 20th century holocaust.

The Feast of Dedication
The victory of the Maccabees over the forces of Antiochus Epiphanes provided the origin for this feast celebrated by Jesus.

Poems and Short Features:
"Cleanse Me"
"The Good Lord Pardon Every One"
"The Better Gift"
"The Seven Jewish Feasts of Leviticus 23" (Table)
"The Master’s Voice"
"The Praise Belongs To Him"