Arthur Bailey

What is the Feast of Unleavened Bread?

  • The Feast of Unleavened Bread is a commanded Feast of YeHoVaH.

When is the Feast of Unleavened Bread?

  • The Feast of Unleavened Bread is held on the 15th Day of the first Biblical Month of Aviv or Abib. This corresponds to March/April on the Gregorian Calendar.
  • The first day of the first Biblical Month is determined when the barley is Abib and by the sighting of the Re-Newed Moon in Israel.
  • Abib or Aviv refers to a stage, before the full maturation of the barley, where the grain is in the head and can be eaten when parched.

What am I required to do for the Feast of Unleavened Bread?

  • The 1st and 7th days of the Feast are Holy Convocations.
  • There is no ordinary work on the 1st and 7th days; however, you are allowed to cook on the 1st day.
  • Unleavened bread is required to be eaten for 7 days.
  • No Leaven is allowed in food or homes during this week.
  • Firstfruits are given (The amount is determined by the giver; also recite Deuteronomy 26:5-10)

How do I celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread?

  • The Feast of Unleavened Bread is a Sabbath, so you should attend a Holy Convocation or Sacred Assembly.
  • Celebrate with Fellowship and Feasting.

Are we required to make animal sacrifices?

  • No. There are the responsibilities of the people and separate responsibilities for the Priests. Making the sacrifices was the responsibility of the Priests. The people could not perform the Priests’ responsibilities; otherwise, they would be violating the Commands.

  • Because there is no Tabernacle or Temple, the Priests’ responsibilities for sacrificing cannot be carried out. However, the responsibilities of the people continue.


What is a Pilgrimage Feast?

A Pilgrimage Feast is a Feast where all Israelites (including all grafted in by faith in Yeshua Messiah) must appear before YeHoVaH, our Elohim, at the place He will choose. The three Pilgrimage Feasts are the:

  1. Feast of Unleavened Bread

  2. Feast of Weeks or Pentecost or Feast of Harvest

  3. Feast of Tabernacles

Scripture References:

Exodus 12:14-20
Exodus 12:43-48
Leviticus 23:6-8
Leviticus 23:9-17
Deuteronomy 16:3-4, 8
Deuteronomy 16:10
Deuteronomy 16:16-17
Deuteronomy 26:5-10


Feast of Firstfruits (Book)

In this Teaching, you will learn why this offering is vital and assures the blessings of prosperity upon those who present this offering unto YeHoVaH.


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