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2020 Printable Calendar
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New Moon 2020 to 2025
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31 May 2020
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Tag Archives: shavuot
I experienced something this past week that I am sure many of you have experienced before. While I was reading Psalm 50 earlier this week, I was suddenly reminded very clearly of something that happened many years ago – 21 years ago, to be exact. I am not sure why I started to read this … Continue reading
Daar is ‘n dimensie wat met die aftel van die omer te make het, wat ontsettend belangrik is en wat ons nooit uit die oog uit moet verloor nie. Die periode van 50 dae wat bekend staan as “the counting of the omer” mag vir baie mense voel soos ‘n oefening in die geloof wat … Continue reading
Let us look at some of the main features of SHAVUOT by highlighting each of the seven letters making up the word S-H-A-V-U-O-T (A Hebrew word literally meaning “weeks”): S Setting aside the Set-apart days of Yahweh The sanctity of time … Lev 23:21 And on this same day you shall proclaim a set-apart gathering … Continue reading
“Shavuot” kom van die woord “sheva” wat in Hebreeus twee betekenisse kan hê: (1) Om iets sewe maal te doen en (2) om ‘n eed te neem, te sweer of iets te belowe. Hierdie twee betekenisse hou baie sterk met mekaar verband, want in die antieke tye het jy ‘n eed geneem of gesweer deur … Continue reading
Shavuot is ‘n fees waarop daar van die vroegste tye af, eerstelinge gebring is na die plek van byeenkoms. Die ensiklopedie van Wikipedia beskryf dit as volg: “Shavuot was also the … day on which individuals could bring the Bikkurim (first fruits) to the Temple in Jerusalem. The Bikkurim were brought from the Seven Species … Continue reading
Shavuot, ook bekend as Fees van Weke (Shemot / Ex 34:22); Fees van die Oes (Shemot / Ex 23:16), Dag van die Eerstelinge (Bemiedbar / Num 28:26) en Pinkster (Engels: “Pentecost” – afgelei van die getal “50”) is seker een van die mees kleurryke feeste wat in die Skrif vermeld word. In die Skrif word … Continue reading