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Hag HaBikkurim/Feast of Firstfruits

Yom HaBikkurim (Feast of Firstfruits) begins a 50 day period known as the Counting of the Omer. This time is The Feast of Weeks during which Psalms 119 is read as we write the Torah on our hearts and souls. Firstfruits speaks of resurrection. When the Pharisees questioned Maran Yeshua for a sign He rebuked them and said that the only sign would be three days and three nights as Jonah was. Death did not hold our Messiah! On this day Yom HaBikkurim, Maran Yeshua was resurrected from the dead, as He truly is the Firstfruits. The sheaf of Firstfruits is distinctive of The Messiah who has risen from the dead as the firstfruits of those that slept; 1Corinithians 15:20.

The Hebrew root of bikkurim – firstfruits is the same as that of bekhor – firstborn. “For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brothers.” (Romans 8:29)

Leviticus 23:5,6,10,12

This feast occurs on the 1st Sunday after Pesach.