Numbers 29-30

Numbers 29-30

Chapter 29: Sacrifices During the 7th Month

Feast of Trumpets: On the first day of the seventh month, the Israelites are to have a sacred assembly wherein they are commanded to do none of their “regular” work. They are commanded to sound their trumpets.

In addition to their regular daily and monthly offerings they are to offer the following:

  • A burnt offering of : one young bull, one ram and seven year old male lambs without defect.
  • Grain offering of: 6.5 liters of fine flour mixed with oil for the bull, 4.5 liters for the ram and 2 liters for each lamb.

Day of Atonement: On the 10th day of the seventh month, they were required to hold another “sacred assembly”

In addition to their regular daily and monthly offerings they are to offer the following:

  • A burnt offering of : one young bull, one ram and seven year old male lambs without defect.
  • Grain offering of: 6.5 liters of fine flour mixed with oil for the bull, 4.5 liters for the ram and 2 liters for each lamb.

Feast of Tabernacles: On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, they were required to hold yet another sacred assembly and the usual… no regular work. This was the start of a seven day long festival, on each day they were to offer a variety of different offerings of bulls, rams and lambs. Following the above guide of burnt and grain offerings.

  • Day 1: 13 young bulls, 2 rams, and 14 male lambs
  • Day 2: 12 young bulls, 2 rams, and 14 male lambs
  • Day 3: 11 young bulls, 2 rams, and 14 male lambs
  • Day 4: 10 young bulls, 2 rams, and 14 male lambs
  • Day 5: 9 young bulls, 2 rams, and 14 male lambs
  • Day 6: 8 young bulls, 2 rams, and 14 male lambs
  • Day 7: 7 young bulls, 2 rams, and 14 male lambs
  • Day 8: 1 young bull, 1 ram, and 7 male lambs

 

Chapter 30: Law of Vows and Oaths

  • If a man makes a vow or an oath, he shall not break his word (see verse 2).
  • If a woman (living in her father’s house) make a vow or an oath, then her father can say whether it is valid or not.
  • If a woman (living with her husband) make a vow or an oath, then her husband can say whether it is valid or not.
  • If a woman however is divorced or widowed and make a vow or an oath, then she is bound by it.
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