Appointed Festivals of YHWH
The Festival Calendar in Leviticus 23
& the sukkot Festival in Other Biblical Texts
Forschungen zum Alten Testament 2. No. 4

By Karl William Weyde
August 2004
Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 316148262X
272 pages, 6 " x 9 "
$97.50 Paper Original


The author discusses the profile and development of the festivals in ancient Israel in the light of the evidence from the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). Particular attention is paid to the sukkot festival, which seems to have been a predominant festival in exilic and post-exilic times. This book contains two parts. The first part is a study of the festival calendar in Leviticus 23, the second deals with texts related to the sukkot festival (the festival of booths) in the Hebrew Bible. Thus, focusing on the last festival of the year mentioned in Leviticus 23, the second part of the book is closely connected to the first.

Contents include: Introduction, "A Sabbath of Complete Rest" Lev. 23:3, Passover and the massot Festival Lev. 23:5-8, The Grain Festival Lev. 23:10-22, The Trumpet Blasts Lev. 23:24-25, The Day of Atonement Lev. 23:27-32, The sukkot Festival Lev. 23:34-36, Additions to the sukkot Legislation Lev. 23:39-43, The Dedication of the First Temple and the Festival in the Seventh Month. 1 Kings 8, The Psalms and the sukkot Festival, Zech 14:16-21 and the sukkot Festival.Bibliography. Source index. Author & subjects indexes.

Religious History; Theology


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