-Ancient customs at .Men alone present at Genesis 40:20; 43:32, 34; 1 Samuel 9:22; Esther 1 :8, 9; Mark

6:21; Luke 14:24

-Men and women attend Exodus 32:6 with Exodus 32:2, 3; Daniel 5:1-3

-Riddles propounded at Judges 14:12

-Marriage feasts provided by the bridegroom Judges 14:10, 17

-Guests arranged according to age Genesis 43:33

-Rank 1 Samuel 9:22; Luke 14:8-10

-Reclined on couches Amos 6:4, 7; Luke 7:38; John 13:25

-Served in one dish Matthew 26:23

-Were presided over by a master of ceremonies John 2:8, 9

-Host served Genesis 18:8

-Wine served at Esther 5:6; 7:7

-Music at Isaiah 5: 12; Amos 6:4, 5; Luke 15:25

-Dancing at Matthew 14:6; Luke 15:25

-Given by kings 1 Samuel 20:5; 25:36; 2 Samuel 9:10; 1 Kings 2:7; 4:22; 18:19; Esther 1:3-8; Daniel 5:1-4

-Drunkenness at 1 Samuel 25:36; Esther 1:10; Daniel 5:1-4

-Covenants ratified by Genesis 26:28-30

-Celebrations by .Birthdays Genesis 40:20; Mark 6:21 .Coronations 1 Kings 1:25; 1 Chronicles 12:38-40

National deliverances Esther 8:17; 9:17-19

-FIGURATIVE Matthew 22:1-14; Luke 14:16-24; Revelation 19:9, 17

-ANNUAL FESTIVALS -(Instituted by Moses) .Designated as SOLEMN FEASTS Numbers 15:3; 2

Chronicles 8:13; Lamentations 2:6; Ezekiel 46:9 .SET FEASTS Numbers 29:39; Ezra 3:5 APPOINTED

FEASTS Isaiah 1 : 14 .HOLY CONVOCATIONS Leviticus 23:4 .First and last days were SABBATIC

Leviticus 23:39, 40; Numbers 28:18-25; 29:12, 35; Nehemiah 8:1-18 .Kept with rejoicing Leviticus 23:40;

Deuteronomy 16:11-14; 2 Chronicles 30:21-26; Ezra 6:22; Nehemiah 8:9-12, 17; Psalm 42:4; 122:4; Isaiah

30:29; Zechariah 8:19 .Divine protection given during Exodus 34:24 .The three principal were:

, , All males were required to attend Exodus 23:17; 34:23;

Deuteronomy 16:16; Psalm 42:4; 122:4; Ezekiel 36:38; Luke 2:44; John 4:45; 7 Aliens (non-Jews) were

permitted to attend John 12:20; Acts 2:1-11 Attended by women 1 Samuel 1:3, 9; Luke 2:41 .Observed .By

Jesus Matthew 26:17-20; Luke 2:41, 42; 22:15; John 2:13, 23; 5:1; 7:10; 10:22 .By Paul Acts 18:21; 19:21;

20:6, 16; 24:11, 17 .For full treatment of annual feasts

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