Numbers 29:1 ¶ And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work: it is a day of blowing the trumpets unto you.

Numbers 29:2 And ye shall offer a burnt offering for a sweet savour unto the LORD; one young bullock, one ram, and seven lambs of the first year without blemish:

Numbers 29:3 And their meat offering shall be of flour mingled with oil, three tenth deals for a bullock, and two tenth deals for a ram,

Numbers 29:4 And one tenth deal for one lamb, throughout the seven lambs:

Numbers 29:5 And one kid of the goats for a sin offering, to make an atonement for you:

Numbers 29:6 Beside the burnt offering of the month, and his meat offering, and the daily burnt offering, and his meat offering, and their drink offerings, according unto their manner, for a sweet savour, a sacrifice made by fire unto the LORD.

 

The chapter break is unfortunate since it is directly connected to the instructions given Moses in the previous chapter. 

 

The first day of the seventh month is designated as yet another special Sabbath.  It is identified as a day of the blowing of the trumpets.  We know this day as Rosh Hashanah, or the Jewish New Year (in September). The burnt offering on this day was to include one young bull, one ram and seven lambs of the first year—all without blemish.  They were to include a meal offering of fine flour mixed with oil—six quarts for the bull, four quarts for the ram, and two quarts each for the lambs. They were also to offer a kid goat for a sin offering.  Again, this offering was in addition to the daily offerings and the first of the month offerings.

 

Numbers 29:7 And ye shall have on the tenth day of this seventh month an holy convocation; and ye shall afflict your souls: ye shall not do any work therein:

Numbers 29:8 But ye shall offer a burnt offering unto the LORD for a sweet savour; one young bullock, one ram, and seven lambs of the first year; they shall be unto you without blemish:

Numbers 29:9 And their meat offering shall be of flour mingled with oil, three tenth deals to a bullock, and two tenth deals to one ram,

Numbers 29:10 A several tenth deal for one lamb, throughout the seven lambs:

Numbers 29:11 One kid of the goats for a sin offering; beside the sin offering of atonement, and the continual burnt offering, and the meat offering of it, and their drink offerings.

 

The tenth day of this month is yet another designated Sabbath, better known as the Day of Atonement.  The offerings for this day were identical to those for Rosh Hashanah. 

 

It was on this day each year that the High Priest went into the Holy of Holies in accordance with God’s instructions.

 

Numbers 29:12 ¶ And on the fifteenth day of the seventh month ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work, and ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days:

 

Five days later, on the 15th day of this month, another designated Sabbath, marked the beginning of the “feast of tabernacles” that was to continue for seven days.

 

Numbers 29:13 And ye shall offer a burnt offering, a sacrifice made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD; thirteen young bullocks, two rams, and fourteen lambs of the first year; they shall be without blemish:

Numbers 29:14 And their meat offering shall be of flour mingled with oil, three tenth deals unto every bullock of the thirteen bullocks, two tenth deals to each ram of the two rams,

Numbers 29:15 And a several tenth deal to each lamb of the fourteen lambs:

Numbers 29:16 And one kid of the goats for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, his meat offering, and his drink offering.

 

 On this day they were to make an offering 13 bulls, two rams, and 14 lambs of the first year—all without blemish.  They were to include a grain offering of fine flour mixed with oil—six quarts for each of the bulls, four quarts for each of the rams, and two quarts each for the lambs.  They were also to make a sin offering of a kid goat.

 

Again it is noted that these offerings are in addition to the other specified offerings.

 

Numbers 29:17 And on the second day ye shall offer twelve young bullocks, two rams, fourteen lambs of the first year without spot:

Numbers 29:18 And their meat offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner:

Numbers 29:19 And one kid of the goats for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, and the meat offering thereof, and their drink offerings.

 

The offerings on the second day were to be identical to those of the first except that it only consisted of 12 young bulls.

 

Numbers 29:20 And on the third day eleven bullocks, two rams, fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish;

Numbers 29:21 And their meat offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner:

Numbers 29:22 And one goat for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, and his meat offering, and his drink offering.

 

The offerings on the third day were to be identical to those of the first except that it only consisted of 11 young bulls.

 

Numbers 29:23 And on the fourth day ten bullocks, two rams, and fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish:

Numbers 29:24 Their meat offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner:

Numbers 29:25 And one kid of the goats for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, his meat offering, and his drink offering.

 

The offerings on the fourth day were to be identical to those of the first except that it only consisted of 10 young bulls.

 

Numbers 29:26 And on the fifth day nine bullocks, two rams, and fourteen lambs of the first year without spot:

Numbers 29:27 And their meat offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner:

Numbers 29:28 And one goat for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, and his meat offering, and his drink offering.

 

The offerings on the fifth day were to be identical to those of the first except that it only consisted of nine young bulls.

 

Numbers 29:29 And on the sixth day eight bullocks, two rams, and fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish:

Numbers 29:30 And their meat offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner:

Numbers 29:31 And one goat for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, his meat offering, and his drink offering.

 

The offerings on the sixth day were to be identical to those of the first except that it only consisted of eight young bulls.

 

Numbers 29:32 And on the seventh day seven bullocks, two rams, and fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish:

Numbers 29:33 And their meat offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner:

Numbers 29:34 And one goat for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, his meat offering, and his drink offering.

 

The offerings on the seventh day were to be identical to those of the first except that it only consisted of seven young bulls.

 

Numbers 29:35 On the eighth day ye shall have a solemn assembly: ye shall do no servile work therein:

Numbers 29:36 But ye shall offer a burnt offering, a sacrifice made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD: one bullock, one ram, seven lambs of the first year without blemish:

Numbers 29:37 Their meat offering and their drink offerings for the bullock, for the ram, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner:

Numbers 29:38 And one goat for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering, and his meat offering, and his drink offering.

 

The eighth day was another designated Sabbath.  The burnt offering on this day was to consist of one young bull, one ram, and seven lambs of the first year—all without blemish.  The meal and drink offerings were to be in accordance with previous offerings.  They were also to make a sin offering of one goat.  As always, these offerings were in addition to the daily offerings.

 

Numbers 29:39 These things ye shall do unto the LORD in your set feasts, beside your vows, and your freewill offerings, for your burnt offerings, and for your meat offerings, and for your drink offerings, and for your peace offerings.

Numbers 29:40 And Moses told the children of Israel according to all that the LORD commanded Moses.

 

This completes the instructions the Lord gave Moses at this time that were associated with the set feasts.  These offerings were in addition to those made for vows and freewill offerings of any kind.

 

Point is made that Moses instructed the people according to the LORD’s command.

 

The New Bible Commentary offers the following insight:  “There is a great spiritual analogy in these festivals. Passover (commemorating deliverance from Egypt and death) corresponds with Christ’s crucifixion; Weeks or Pentecost (the day of firstfruits) corresponds with the sending of the Holy Spirit and the firstfruits of the gospel harvest (Acts 2). So Tabernacles corresponds with Christ’s second coming at the close of the age, marking the end of the harvest. The time between Weeks and Tabernacles was a busy period when Israel laboured for the harvest. Similarly, between Pentecost and the second coming labourers are sent to reap the harvest among the Gentiles…. the Feast of Tabernacles celebrates the inheritance….”

 

Note:  Further commentary on these feasts can be found in my journal on Leviticus.