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Leviticus 23:16 Commentary - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

(16) Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath.—That is, the day after the seven complete weeks, or the fiftieth day. Hence its name, “Pentecost, or fiftieth-day” feast in the New Testament (Act. 2:1; Act. 20:16; 1Co. 16:8), and “feast of weeks” in the Old Testament (Exo. 34:12; Deu. 16:10; Deu. 16:16; 2Ch. 8:13). The fiftieth day, according to the Jewish canons, may fall on the 5th, 6th, or 7th of Sivan, the third month of the year, i.e., from the new moon of May to the new moon of June.

Shall offer a new meat offering.—That is, of the first-fruits of the wheat-harvest in contradistinction to the omer first-fruits, which was of barley-harvest. Hence this festival is also called “the feast of harvest” (Exo. 23:16), because it concluded the harvest of the later grain.

Consult other comments:

Leviticus 23:16 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Leviticus 23:16 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 23:16 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Leviticus 23:16 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Leviticus 23:16 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Leviticus 23:16 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

Leviticus 23:16 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 23:16 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Leviticus 23:16 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)