Shavuot, which means “weeks,” concludes the counting of the Omer, a seven-week period that falls after Passover. The Feast of Weeks is so called because it takes place after this seven-week interim; it is also known as Pentecost, which in Greek means “Fiftieth” (i.e., the fiftieth day after Passover).

So what is Pentecost-Jewish or Christian?
April 25, 2013

This year, Shavuot (the Jewish festival behind the Christian Pentecost Sunday) is May 14-15 (sundown to sundown). You can read more Jews for Jesus articles on this holiday here. Beyond that, David Brickner and Rich Robinson have written a very thorough guide to understanding this holiday and how it relates to believers in Jesus. Christ…

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The Day Pentecost Was Fulfilled*
May 29, 2008

This month, the Festival of Pentecost will slip past most Jews and Christians unnoticed; yet it is one of the three most important Festivals in the Old Testament and it marks a pivotal point in the history of Christianity. Allow me to transport you back to that event, and to the day when this festival…

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Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks: is it Jewish or Christian or both?
June 1, 2005

Is Shavuot a Jewish holiday or is it the birthday of the Christian church? It’s both! Find out more about the origins and the fulfillment of this biblical holiday.

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Celebrating Shavuot in Israel
May 1, 2002
Topics: recipes, shavuot
Author: Daphna Sadan
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Celebrating Shavuot With the Mishpochah
May 1, 1999
Topics: shavuot

A Bit of Background Shavuot begins on the evening of the sixth of Sivan. In Bible times, this holiday was an agricultural festival—a time for our people to present the firstfruits of the crops to God. It was a holiday of gratitude; of giving back to the Lord that which He had given to us….

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