Saturday, September 18, 2010

Today is Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur is a very important Jewish holiday.

You have surely heard about Yom Kippur but you might not know why it is important or what happens on this day.

There are two perspectives from which to view this holiday.

As you probably know, the Jewish Holidays / Feast Days, of which Yom Kippur is one, are viewed by the Jews as simply very important religious days.

But, as understood by Christians, the 7 major Holidays / Feast days of the Jews were established by God to serve as ‘types’ or ‘pictures’ of future events.

Some of these events have now been fulfilled (the Spring Feasts) but the Fall Feasts are still unfulfilled.

Bible Study Net has several Lessons, in the Leviticus series, which go into detail about the 7 feasts, what they ‘picture’, which ones have been fulfilled and how and why, and those which have not yet been fulfilled. 

These lessons (Leviticus lessons 15, 16, 17, 18) can be found AT THIS LINK. Check it out. You will find them very interesting.

In the meantime for a brief (by comparison to the lessons) explanation of Yom Kippur as seen from the Christian perspective, HERE’S A LINK

And for an explanation as seen from the Wikipedia perspective, HERE’S THE LINK.