God's Appointed Feasts (pt. 8)
In today's lesson, we explore how the Feast of Trumpets - the first day of the seventh month - became a New Year's celebration - Rosh Hashanah.
In the cultures surrounding ancient Israel, the purging of sins from the king, the city, and the people marked their New Year's celebrations.
In Babylon, their New Year's festival - called Akitu - even included a scapegoat ceremony to remove the sins from the king.
A New Year's ritual is one of rebirth and the renewal of time so humanity can enter the new period of time free of their sins.
Join us today as we explore this ancient ritual and see how closely it resembles our modern New Year's practice.
"Seasonal Renewal in Ancient Mesopotamia" in Britannica
Lupercalia Festival: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lupercalia
Februus - god of the underworld -
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