Thank you for combining this information into a handy study tool for bible students. Just finishing a study in Revelation, the end times are near therefore we believers in Christ should be aware of the promises to the Jewish nation and what they believe. This is a way to quickly view pertinent information on nine Jewish feasts. It is a compact pamphlet which folds neatly and takes up little space on the book shelf. I have a DVD study of the Passover that is quite educational, but the pamphlet is easy to carry and study without a DVD or computer. The Feasts of the Bible are sacred to the Jewish nation and to God. But as Christian we can see the elements of our Messiah in every feast. A good amount of information can be found under fascinating facts and general information, but my favorite section is titled Yeshua and elaborates on how Jesus can be represented in each feast. As a bible study teacher this is a wonderful reference telling when the feast is observed and the biblical reference.
Overall a handy and informative guide to Biblical feasts, the final sentence of this Rose Publishing pamphlet might be one of the most important: Some titles, spellings, dates, pronunciations, traditions, interpretations, and customs vary. That is probably a good assessment of any tool used when dealing with Jewish history and tradition. As they say, get 10 Jews in a room and you will come out with 11 opinions. (The same might be said, of course, for many Christian denominations!)
Before my review, I had a Messianic Jewish friend take a look at it. I didnt ask him anything other than to give me his impression. What I received back was a handful of corrections and the overall impression that the mix of biblical and rabbinical traditions (under Fascinating Facts) could be problematic for the layman who may not be able to differentiate the scriptural from the traditional. The importance of this point depends on your point of view. For me, the Biblical is absolutely trustworthy; whereas, anything arising from tradition we must take with a grain of salt.
The booklet presents the information in two spreadsheets. The shortest is simply a table that identifies the modern dates for each of the feasts, from 2011 to 2018. The larger spreadsheet breaks down each feast according to its names, dates, scriptural basis, general information, how it relates to Jesus, and other fascinating facts.
And while it may not be the best resource for working with the Jewish or Messianic communities, nonetheless, it is a handy guide to the Feasts for the predominately gentile church.
(Full disclosure: I received a review copy of this booklet from Rose Publishing. However, the view expressed here is mine.)
We have been reading so much about the feasts in our Bible study that we wanted to know more about them. However few of us wanted to read a whole book, and I could not afford to buy them. This pamphlet was a good overview of the feasts and precise descriptions. This is a good platform for us to go further if we wish to. I plan to buy more and use it as a group study in the future.