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"WHAT DOES PENTECOST MEAN?"
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Pentecost-Greek name for “Shavout” (Sabuot, plural of Sabu’a, “week”, from seba, “seven”) which was the “Feast of Weeks”, a Jewish harvest festival observed on the 50th day of the Omer.
(Leviticus 23:16) In modern day Judaism, it is a festival, celebrated on the sixth and seventh days of Sivan by Orthodox
and Conservative Jews outside of Israel but only on the sixth day by Reform Jews and Jews in general, in Israel. “Commemorating God giving the ten commandments to Moses.”
To Christians, it is the Hellenic Greek term “pentekoste hemera”, meaning “fiftieth day” which is the feminine of “pentekostos”, derived from “pentekonta” meaning “fifty” from “pente”, meaning “five”, which commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples. Also called “Whitsunday”. Shavout was convening during the time that the Holy Spirit descended upon the disciples.