Throughout my life, I’ve heard references to the different feasts of the ancient Hebrews, such as Sukkoth and the Feast of the Trumpets. I used to have no idea about what they meant.
I’m gradually coming to know why they are relevant to me as a non-Jew and why I should care about them. This video below by Rhonda and Farrell Pickering will enlighten you as it has me.
The Come, Follow Me Study Guide this year for the Old Testament has us skip the book of Leviticus. I wonder why? Maybe because most people think it’s boring? Watching this video will help you think it’s exciting instead. The knowledge you gain from watching this video will make your study so wonderful!
As the Pickerings explain in the video above, the Hebrew word “Hamoedim” means feasts in Hebrew. It also means target or destination. If you translate the Hebrew pictograms for the Hebrew letters of the word hamoedim into their literal meanings, you get the phrase “to enter and know the work of His hand.” The Pickerings expand this into a broader meaning, “to know the appointed times of the betrothed (wedding supper)”.
How cool is that? Every feast of the ancient Hebrews was to point them to the appointed times when the Savior comes for the wedding supper with His betrothed, His covenant people. It’s all so beautiful!
The Hebrew letters are so fascinating! If you want more of what I’ve blogged about the Hebrew letters, go here. If you want to know more about prophetic appointments, check out Rhonda and Farrell’s website here. Their page full of presentations on video is here. If you want to study more about the poetry of the ancient Hebrew pictograms, go to my friend Katie’s site here. Prepare to be inspired!