Celebrating Biblical Feasts: In Your Home or Church

Celebrating Biblical Feasts: In Your Home or Church

by Martha G. Zimmerman
Celebrating Biblical Feasts: In Your Home or Church

Celebrating Biblical Feasts: In Your Home or Church

by Martha G. Zimmerman


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This popular guide explains how families and churches can celebrate seven Hebrew festivals to enhance their understanding of the message of the Bible.,"This unique book brings deeper meaning to seven Jewish feasts by offering a ""guided tour"" through each celebration from a new testament perspective. The author carefully explains the significance of each feast, the materials necessary to observe them, and full directions for the events. Families and church groups will gain a memorable understanding of the symbolic representations of the Christ as found in the holy celebrations of the Old Testament."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764228971
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/01/2004
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 692,716
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Martha Zimmerman developed a love for the Jewish people and their celebrations as a child. She and her husband passed along this tradition to their three now-adult children. Martha is a frequent speaker at churches and conferences and a guest on radio talk shows throughout North America. Her books include Celebrating Biblical Feasts and Celebrating the Christian Year. She and her husband live in Washington.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Sabbath: A Weekend Celebration for the Family21
What is Sabbath?
Activities for the family, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Why is this celebration important?
Meaningful explanations through simple visual aids
Chapter 2Passover: In Order That You Should Remember49
What is Passover?
Its history in Scripture
What will you need for the Seder?
Explanation of symbolism
A Passover Haggadah for Christians
Chapter 3The Omer: An "In Between" Time99
What is the Omer?
Count fifty days
First on stone, then on human hearts
Chapter 4Shavuoth: Fifty Days Counted, Now Celebrate!107
What is Shavuoth?
What will you need for the celebration?
The Night Watch
Festival of First Fruits
Chapter 5Rosh Hashanah: A Day of Blowing127
What is Rosh Hashanah?
What is Tashlich?
Why is the ram's horn significant?
Apples dipped in honey and other symbolic foods
A time of preparation
Chapter 6Yom Kippur: A Day of Returning147
What is Yom Kippur?
Biblical basis
Fasting and feasting
Blessing the children
Putting things in order
Chapter 7Sukkoth: A Family Fort Festival157
What is Sukkoth?
Simhat Torah?
Directions for building a Sukkah
Children learn what they live
A Last Word179
Special Helps183
AppendixBible Reading Plan187
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