Gatherings of the people, in a state of ritual purity, for sacred, religious purposes. These purposes include set festivals, such as the seventh day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread (Deut 16:8) or the eighth day of the Festival of Booths (Lev 23:36; Num 29:35; 2Chr 7:9; Neh 8:18). They might also include special assemblies such as that called by Jehu for Baal (2Kgs 10:20) or for times of emergency (Joel 1:14; Joel 2:15-16). Such assemblies were sometimes criticized by prophets when the people acted unjustly in their everyday lives (Isa 1:13; Amos 5:21).
8For six days you shall continue to eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there shall be a solemn assembly for the Lord your God, when you shall do no wo ... View more
36Seven days you shall present the Lord's offerings by fire; on the eighth day you shall observe a holy convocation and present the Lord's offerings by fire; it ... View more
35On the eighth day you shall have a solemn assembly; you shall not work at your occupations.
9On the eighth day they held a solemn assembly; for they had observed the dedication of the altar seven days and the festival seven days.
18And day by day, from the first day to the last day, he read from the book of the law of God. They kept the festival seven days; and on the eighth day there wa ... View more
20Jehu decreed, “Sanctify a solemn assembly for Baal.” So they proclaimed it.
14Sanctify a fast,
call a solemn assembly.
Gather the elders
and all the inhabitants of the land
to the house of the Lord your God,
and cry out to the Lord.
15Blow the trumpet in Zion;
sanctify a fast;
call a solemn assembly;16gather the people.
Sanctify the congregation;
assemble the aged;
gather the children,
even ... View more
13bringing offerings is futile;
incense is an abomination to me.
New moon and sabbath and calling of convocation—
I cannot endure solemn assemblies with iniquit ... View more
21I hate, I despise your festivals,
and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies.