Wednesday, February 24, 2010

February Twenty Four

Catching up slowly. I need a Carls Jr with a playyard or a park with WiFi and then I would be all caught up :)

The appointed festivals/Leviticus 23:1-4

Passover and the festival of unleavened bread/Leviticus 23:5-8

The festival of firstfuits/Leviticus 23:9-14
Does each person do this? With one Tabernacle and Aaron as the priest wouldn't there be a long line and this take a very long time?? 9 Then the Lord said to Moses, 10 “Give the following instructions to the people of Israel. When you enter the land I am giving you and you harvest its first crops, bring the priest a bundle of grain from the first cutting of your grain harvest. 11 On the day after the Sabbath, the priest will lift it up before the Lord so it may be accepted on your behalf. 12 On that same day you must sacrifice a one-year-old male lamb with no defects as a burnt offering to the Lord. 13

The festival of harvest/Leviticus 23:15-22
Was there a money system yet? How was "the poor" determined? I would think then you had a choice ? Well maybe not if there was a bum crop then ..Well no because....well I am not sure how do you determine poor back then?
22 “When you harvest the crops of your land, do not harvest the grain along the edges of your fields, and do not pick up what the harvesters drop. Leave it for the poor and the foreigners living among you. I am the Lord your God.”

The festival of trumpets/Leviticus 23:23-25
WooHoo. No ordinary work. That is my job "ordinary work". Well really raising a husband and my girls is anything but ordinary.
Now with the Jewish calendar, would the seasons be the same? Would autumn still be around our October???

The day of atonement/Leviticus 23:26-32
He said it not me. I am only following orders....30 And I will destroy anyone among you who does any work on that day.31 You must not do any work at all! This is a permanent law for you, and it must be observed from generation to generation wherever you live.

The festival of shelters/Leviticus 23:33-44
I love this festival. To me it is like a camping festival. Although I am not to sure they would enjoy it like I would. I think it would make you appreciate how God has blessed me with a home to live in.

Pure oil and holy bread/Leviticus 24:1-9
Is this always or during this festival? If it is always what do they do when they move? Or are they in their permanent area now??? [n] Aaron must keep the lamps burning in the Lord’s presence all night. This is a permanent law for you, and it must be observed from generation to generation

An example of just punishment/Leviticus 24:10-23
How literal is this to be taken???19 “Anyone who injures another person must be dealt with according to the injury inflicted—20 a fracture for a fracture, an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. Whatever anyone does to injure another person must be paid back in kind.

The sabbath year/Leviticus 25:1-7
Okay I am not going to lie (lye???sp?)I am all for a sabbath year!!! Yeehaw..okay sorry I couldn't resist :)

The year ofjubilee/Leviticus 25:8-23
Is this still celebrated in traditional Jewish calendar? What year would the next one be? 8 “In addition, you must count off seven Sabbath years, seven sets of seven years, adding up to forty-nine years in all. 9 Then on the Day of Atonement in the fiftieth year,[q] blow the ram’s horn loud and long throughout the land.

2 comments:

Mills Memories said...

Was there a money system yet? How was "the poor" determined?
It was more based on your possessions (how much livestock, land, etc) you had.

Now with the Jewish calendar, would the seasons be the same? Would autumn still be around our October???
The Jewish calendar is based on a lunar cycle (the moon) so it isn't quite the same. Holidays like Passover and such happen around the same time each year though so they would fall along with the seasons.

How literal is this to be taken???
At the time, very literally. When Jesus came though he changed this saying "turn the other cheek" (I don't have long so can't look up the reference right now.

Mommy Melback said...

Allison you are so awesome. I found the following from my blue letter in the top right hand corner of my blog (plug)....Lam 3:30 Let them turn the other cheek to those who strike them. Let them accept the insults of their enemies.
Mat 5:39 But I say, don't resist an evil person! If you are slapped on the right cheek, turn the other, too.
Luk 6:29 If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn the other cheek. If someone demands your coat, offer your shirt also.
Is this what you mean??????