convocation

convocation

A calling together or a summons to meet. The term appears primarily in the phrase “holy convocation” and signifies the call to assembly at the sanctuary of the Israelite congregation on a holy day. The days decreed as “holy convocation” were the weekly Sabbath (Lev 23:3); the first and seventh days of Passover (Lev 23:5-8; Num 28:18-25); the Festival of Weeks (Lev 23:21; Num 28:26); the first day of the month Tishrei (Lev 23:24; Num 29:1); the Day of Atonement (Lev 23:27; Num 29:7); and the first and eighth days of the Festival of Tabernacles (Lev 23:35-36; Num 29:12-35). Characteristic of these days was the prohibition of work.

Lev 23:3

The Sabbath, Passover, and Unleavened Bread
3Six days shall work be done; but the seventh day is a sabbath of complete rest, a holy convocation; you shall do no ... View more

Lev 23:5-8

5In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, at twilight, there shall be a passover offering to the Lord,6and on the fifteenth day of the same month ... View more

Num 28:18-25

18On the first day there shall be a holy convocation. You shall not work at your occupations.19You shall offer an offering by fire, a burnt offering to the Lord ... View more

Lev 23:21

21On that same day you shall make proclamation; you shall hold a holy convocation; you shall not work at your occupations. This is a statute forever in all your ... View more

Num 28:26

Offerings at the Festival of Weeks
26On the day of the first fruits, when you offer a grain offering of new grain to the Lord at your festival of weeks, you sha ... View more

Lev 23:24

24Speak to the people of Israel, saying: In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall observe a day of complete rest, a holy convocation comme ... View more

Num 29:1

Offerings at the Festival of Trumpets
1On the first day of the seventh month you shall have a holy convocation; you shall not work at your occupations. It is a ... View more

Lev 23:27

27Now, the tenth day of this seventh month is the day of atonement; it shall be a holy convocation for you: you shall deny yourselves and present the Lord's off ... View more

Num 29:7

Offerings on the Day of Atonement
7On the tenth day of this seventh month you shall have a holy convocation, and deny yourselves; you shall do no work.

Lev 23:35-36

35The first day shall be a holy convocation; you shall not work at your occupations.36Seven days you shall present the Lord's offerings by fire; on the eighth d ... View more

Num 29:12-35

Offerings at the Festival of Booths
12On the fifteenth day of the seventh month you shall have a holy convocation; you shall not work at your occupations. You s ... View more

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