A Family Guide to the Biblical Holiday by Robin Sampson A Family Guide to the Biblical Holidays
by Robin Sampson, Linda Pierce

Paperback - 585 pages
6 edition (May 1, 1997)
Heart of Wisdom Publishing
ISBN: 0898260760

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Editorial Reviews: Ron Mosley, Founder of the Arkansas Institute of Holy Land Studies and author of The Spirit of the Law and Yeshua: A Guide to the Real Jesus and the Original Church -- Many books about the Holy Days have crossed my desk, most with only an explanation of the New Testament view. I was delighted to see that A Family Guide to The Biblical Holidays includes the historical purpose and meaning of each holiday as well as the foreshadows of Christ. The authors have done an excellent job explaining each holiday to the fullest in an easy-to-understand text. These often overlooked teachings reveal significant insights to the predominantly Jewish early church.

Pastor Peter Michas, author of The Almond Tree in God's Master Plan -- Over the years I have been privileged to read and recommend many books on various subjects. I have read and recommended several books on Hebraic roots and especially the feast days of Israel. Many of these books were the best material available in their time, but now I have seen by far the most thorough and yet very balanced book written on the subject of the Jewish feast days...

Dr. Marvin Wilson, Professor and Chairman of Biblical and Theological Studies at Gordon College, Wenham, MA and author of Our Father Abraham: Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith -- I enthusiastically endorse this exceedingly creative project. This family guide is a Christian exploration of Biblical Holidays adaptable for all ages. This impressive work is visually attractive and scripturally anchored. Here is a delightful educational tool serious students will appreciate, for it will provide them with a detailed understanding of one of the foundational instructional pillars of the earliest Jewish church. Explore wonderful basic foundational truths that are found in the only Bible the earliest church knew. The glossary is a real asset.

Our Review: A Family Guide to Biblical Holidays contains a wealth of information for anyone desiring to learn more about the Biblical Holidays and the Hebrew roots of Christianity. A large format book, (8"x11" and over an inch thick!), with over 380 pages packed full of activities and information. It is perfect for homeschoolers as it contains many activities, games, coloring pages and even some crossword puzzles and word searches. Many of the activities are geared towards elementary grade level children but there is plenty of information here that all ages will find interesting as well as enlightening. The authors do a wonderful job of showing the Messianic fulfillment of the prophetic aspects of these holidays. They also mention the several different eschatological views without endorsing a particular view. Included are all sorts of teaching on the traditional ways of celebrating the feasts including recipes, songs, etc. The book is well planned and would be a great addition to any homeschool curriculum and library. At around $40, the book is comparably priced to most homeschool curriculum. -- CL

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Section 1: God's Holidays
  • Section 2: Preliminary Activities and Crafts
  • Section 3: The Spring Holidays
    • Overview of the Spring Holidays
    • Feast of Passover (Pesach)
    • Feast of Unleavened Bread (Hag HaMatzah)
    • Feast of Firstfruits (Yom HaBikkurim)
    • Feast of Weeks (Shavuot)
  • Section 4: The Fall Holidays
    • Overview of the Spring Holidays
    • Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hoshanah)
    • Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur)
    • Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkoth)
  • Section 5: Post Mosaic Holidays
    • Overview of Post-Mosaic Holidays
    • Hanukkah
    • Purim
  • Section 6: The Seventh Day Holiday
    • Sabbath
  • Section 7: Holidays Across the Curriculum
  • Appendixes:
    A: Controversies or Why All the Fuss?
    B: The Festival Dates
    C: The New Moon
    D: God's and Jesus' Names
    E: Symbolism and Numbers
    F: Law
    G: Resources to Study Hebrew Roots
    H: Home School Resources

Back Matter
Answer Key
Glossary of Jewish Terminology
Works Cited
End Notes
Game Board


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