FEASTS

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Ancient customs at
Men alone present at
Ge 40:20; 43:32,34; 1Sa 9:22; Es 1:8,9; Mr 6:21; Lu 14:24
Men and women attend
Ex 32:6; with 32:2,3; Da 5:1-3
Riddles propounded at
Jud 14:12
Marriage feasts provided by the bridegroom
Jud 14:10,17
Guests arranged according to age
Ge 43:33
Rank
1Sa 9:22; Lu 14:8-10
Reclined on couches
Am 6:4,7; Lu 7:38; Joh 13:25
Served in one dish
Mt 26:23
Were presided over by a master of ceremonies
Joh 2:8,9
Host served
Ge 18:8
Wine served at
Es 5:6; 7:7
Music at
Isa 5:12; Am 6:4,5; Lu 15:25
Dancing at
Mt 14:6; Lu 15:25
Given by kings
1Sa 20:5; 25:36; 2Sa 9:10; 1Ki 2:7; 4:22; 18:19; Es 1:3-8; Da 5:1-4
Drunkenness at
1Sa 25:36; Es 1:10; Da 5:1-4
Covenants ratified by
Ge 26:28-30
Celebrations by
Birthdays
Ge 40:20; Mr 6:21
Coronations
1Ki 1:25; 1Ch 12:38-40
National deliverances
Es 8:17; 9:17-19

FIGURATIVE

Mt 22:1-14; Lu 14:16-24; Re 19:9,17

ANNUAL FESTIVALS

(Instituted by Moses)
Designated as SOLEMN FEASTS
Nu 15:3; 2Ch 8:13; La 2:6; Eze 46:9
SET FEASTS
Nu 29:39; Ezr 3:5
APPOINTED FEASTS
Isa 1:14
HOLY CONVOCATIONS
Le 23:4
First and last days were SABBATIC
Le 23:39,40; Nu 28:18-25; 29:12,35; Ne 8:1-18
Kept with rejoicing
Le 23:40; De 16:11-14; 2Ch 30:21-26; Ezr 6:22; Ne 8:9-12,17; Ps 42:4; 122:4; Isa 30:29; Zec 8:19
Divine protection given during
Ex 34:24
The three principal were: PASSOVER, PENTECOST, TABERNACLES
All males were required to attend
Ex 23:17; 34:23; De 16:16; Ps 42:4; 122:4; Eze 36:38; Lu 2:44; Joh 4:45; 7
Aliens (non-Jews) were permitted to attend
Joh 12:20; Ac 2:1-11
Attended by women
1Sa 1:3,9; Lu 2:41
Observed
By Jesus
Mt 26:17-20; Lu 2:41,42; 22:15; Joh 2:13,23; 5:1; 7:10; 10:22
By Paul
Ac 18:21; 19:21; 20:6,16; 24:11,17
For full treatment of annual feasts
See PASSOVER
See PENTECOST
See PURIM
See TABERNACLES
See TRUMPETS