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Bible Commentaries

Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Deuteronomy 16

Verses 1-8

Moses Commands Israel to Observe the Passover - The Passover is also discussed in Exodus 12:1-28, Leviticus 23:5-8 and Numbers 28:16-25.

Verses 9-12

The Feast of Weeks - The Feast of Weeks is also called:

1. The Feast of Harvest in Exodus 23:16:

Exodus 23:16, “And the feast of harvest , the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field: and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field.”

2. Pentecost in Leviticus 23:15-21

Leviticus 23:16, “Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days ; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the LORD.”

3. The Day of Firstfruits in Numbers 28:26-31:

Numbers 28:26, “Also in the day of the firstfruits , when ye bring a new meat offering unto the LORD, after your weeks be out, ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work:”

4. Also:

Exodus 34:22, “And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest , and the feast of ingathering at the year's end.”

Verses 13-17

The Feast of Tabernacles - The Feast of Tabernacles is discussed in Leviticus 23:33-43 and Numbers 29:12-38. The Feast of Tabernacles is also called the Feast of Ingathering (Exodus 23:16; Exodus 34:22).

Exodus 23:16, “And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field: and the feast of ingathering , which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field.”

Exodus 34:22, “And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year's end.”

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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 16". Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ghe/deuteronomy-16.html. 2013.