NUMBERS CHAPTER 29.

The Sacrifices of the Other Festivals.

of the feast of trumpets. V. 1. And in the seventh month, the month Tishri, in the fall, on the first day of the month, the new moon which introduced the civil year, ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work; it is a day of blowing the trumpets unto you. Cp. chap. 10, 2-10; Lev. 23, 23-25. V. 2. And ye shall offer a burnt offering for a sweet savor unto the Lord: one young bullock, one ram, and seven lambs of the first year without blemish; v. 3. and their meat-offering shall be of flour mingled with oil, three-tenth deals for a bullock, and two-tenth deals for a ram, v. 4. and one-tenth deal for one lamb, throughout the seven lambs; v. 5. and one kid of the goats for a sin-offering", to make an atonement for you; v. 6. beside the burnt offering of the month, which had to be brought on the day of the new moon in each month, and his meat-offering, and the daily burnt offering, and his meat-offering, and their drink-offerings, according unto their manner, a threefold sacrifice thus being made on the new month of the month Tishri, for a sweet savor, a sacrifice made by fire unto the Lord.

on the day of atonement. V. 7. And ye shall have on the tenth day of this seventh month, on the great Day of Atonement, an holy convocation, for this was the most solemn day in the entire year, a day of deep humiliation and fasting: and ye shall afflict your souls. Ye shall not do any work therein, v. 8. but ye shall offer a burnt offering unto the Lord for a sweet savor: one young bullock, one ram, and seven lambs of the first year; they shall be unto you without blemish; v. 9. and their meat offering shall be of flour mingled with oil, three-tenth deals to a bullock, and two-tenth deals to one ram, v. 10. a several tenth deal for one lamb, throughout the seven lambs; v. 11. one kid of the goats for a sin-offering; beside the sin-offering of atonement, the special yearly sacrifice, Lev. 16, and the continual burnt offering, and the meat-offering of it, and their drink-offerings, as they were brought daily. Cp. Lev.23, 26-32.

of the feast of tabernacles. V. 12. And on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when the festival of thanksgiving for the entire harvest was celebrated, ye shall have an holy convocation. Ye shall do no servile work, and ye shall keep a feast unto the Lord seven days; v. 13. and ye shall offer a burnt offering, on the first day, in addition to the regular daily sacrifices, a sacrifice made by fire, of a sweet savor unto the Lord: thirteen young bullocks, two rams, and fourteen lambs of the first year; they shall be without blemish; v. 14. and their meat-offering shall be of flour mingled with oil, three-tenth deals unto every bullock of the thirteen bullocks, two-tenth deals to each ram of the two rams, v. 15. and a several tenth deal to each lamb of the fourteen lambs; v. 16. and one kid of the goats for a sin-offering; beside the continual burnt offering, his meat-offering, and his drink-offering. V. 17. And on the second day ye shall offer twelve young bullocks, two rams, fourteen lambs of the first year without spot; v. 18. and their meat-offering and their drink-offerings for the bullocks, tor the rams, and for the lambs shall be according to their number, after the manner; v. 19. and one kid of the goats for a sin-offering, beside the continual burnt offering, and the meat-offering thereof, and their drink-offerings. V. 20. And on the third day eleven bullocks, two rams, fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish; v. 21. and their meat-offering and their drink-offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner; v. 22. and one goat for a sin-offering; beside the continual burnt offering, and his meat-offering, and his drink-offering. V. 23. And on the fourth day ten bullocks, two rams, and fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish; v. 24. their meat-offering and their drink-offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs shall be according to their number, after the manner; v. 25. and one kid of the goats for a sin-offering; beside the continual burnt offering, his meat-offering, and his drink-offering. V. 26. And on the fifth day nine bullocks, two rams, and fourteen lambs of the first year without spot; v. 27. and their meat-offering and their drink-offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs shall be according to their number, after the manner; v. 28. and one goat for a sin-offering; beside the continual burnt offering, and his meat-offering, and his drink-offering. V. 29. And on the sixth day eight bullocks, two rams, and fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish; v. 30. and their meat-offering and their drink-offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs shall be according to their number, after the manner; v. 31. and one goat for a sin-offering; beside the continual burnt offering, his meat-offering, and his drink-offering. V. 32. And on the seventh day seven bullocks, two rams, and fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish; v. 33. and their meat-offering and their drink-offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs shall be according to their number, after the manner; v. 34. and one goat for a sin-offering; beside the continual burnt offering, his meat-offering, and his drink-offering. V. 35. On the eighth day ye shall have a solemn assembly, Lev. 23, 36. Ye shall do no servile work therein, v. 36. but ye shall offer a burnt offering, a sacrifice made by fire, of a sweet savor unto the Lord: one bullock, one ram, seven lambs of the first year without blemish; v. 37. their meat offering and their drink-offerings for the bullock, for the ram, and for the lambs shall be according to their number, after the manner; v. 38. and one goat for a sin-offering; beside the continual burnt offering, and his meat-offering, and his drink-offering. The special sacrifices of this festival, which stamped it as a feast of the greatest joy, thus consisted in double the number of rams and lambs for each of the seven days, and in a total of seventy bullocks, the number being distributed to begin with thirteen and to end with seven. All this set the Festival of Tabernacles apart in the year as one on which the hearts of the people were filled with the greatest joy and gratitude, just as all the other ceremonies expressed the same thought. Lev. 23, 34-36. 39-43. The eighth day, as the conclusion of the festival cycle, was placed on a level with the other festivals. V. 39. These things ye shall do unto the Lord in your set feasts, at the times which were set apart for that purpose by Him, beside your vows, and your free-will offerings, for your burnt offerings, and for your meat-offerings, and for your drink-offerings, and for your peace-offerings. Cp. Lev. 23, 37. 38. V. 40. And Moses told the children of Israel according to all that the Lord commanded Moses. Although the festivals of the New Testament are not celebrated by God's express command, it pleases Him nevertheless that we set aside days for solemn assemblies, to extol the great deeds of God and to praise His wisdom and mercy.