The Feast of Weeks was also a celebration of the First Fruits of the wheat harvest Exo. 34:22Leviticus 23:17. Its commanded that the Israelites present an offering of new meat (new meal/grain) before the Creator Leviticus 23:16.  When looking at Lev. 23:16 the word 'meat' is there, however, when you go into the Tanakh and read this in hebrew, the word is 'minhah'. For more information on this offering click here


Every year on Shavuot every man is to give as he is able, according to the blessing that the Creator have given you Deuteronomy 16:16-17. They were to offer "two wave loaves of two-tenths of an ephah" which were made of fine flour, baked with leaven."  This offering was to be made with the First Fruits of the harvest, Leviticus 23:17.  Now, with the wave offering they were to also offer seven first-year lambs without blemish, one young bullock, two rams, with other offerings that needed to be observed, Leviticus 23:17-21. When the Israelites were required to do these offerings another important part of the feast must have been kept.  When they harvested the fields, they were required to leave the corners of the field untouched and not to gather from the harvest, so that they would leave it for the poor and the stranger, Leviticus 23:22. You might see Pentecost in your King James Bible, Pentecost is the Greek word for Feast of Weeks and Shavuot’s is the Hebrew word for Feast of Weeks

Also, Shavuot is in the third month according to scriptures Exo. 19:1 this is the month TMH gave the Torah to Moses to give to our ancestors and forefathers.

Shavuot/Feast of Weeks

Shavuot is known as the Feast of Weeks (Deut. 16:9-10, 16) and the Feast of the Harvest (Exo.23:16) because it originally marked the end of the seven weeks of the Passover barley harvest and the beginning of the wheat harvest (Exo. 34:22). It's described in Leviticus 23:15-22 as the second of the three feasts and all males are to come before the Creator on this day (Exodus 23:14-17; Exodus 34:22-23; Deuteronomy 16:16).  The Feast of the Weeks is  fifty days, which is seven weeks, after the conclusion of Passover Leviticus 23:16; Deuteronomy 16:9. It is a time to REJOICE and REMEMBER that thou was a bondsman in Egypt Deuteronomy 16:11-12. Israel is commanded to do work only that pertains to preparing for the feast, but it prohibits you from doing occupational work on this feast day Leviticus 23:21.

“Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year”

Exo. 23:14 and17; Deut.16:16-17

Paul was a true believer in keeping the laws of YHWH he clearly understood that the biblical feast was what was to come in YHWH master plan. Paul shows that these feasts of YHWH are shadows of things to come. (Colossians 2:17)

He warned the saints,Israelites, (Psalms 50:5; 148:14, Exo.24:4-8) and faithful brethren in a letter which were at Colossae (an ancient city of Phrygia in Asia Minor): not to be intimidated by some who were questioning their manner of keeping YHWH feasts, as well as the Sabbaths, new moons, and eating and drinking.  He said, “So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding the holy days or a new moon or Sabbaths, which are a shadow of things to come. Let no man cheat you of your reward (Colossians 2:16-17)


Paul hasted to keep the feast of weeks Acts 20:16 (Pentecost is the Greek name which means 50 days) instead of saying feast of weeks in the New Testament, you will see Pentecost.