Expiation, Jewish Day of Annual

Expiation, Jewish Day Of Annual (Le 17:1-3a, comp. 23:36, 39; Nu 29:7-11), a solemn fast (Ac 27:9; Philo Opp. 2:206, 296, 591; Josephus, Ant. 14:16, 4) and holy-day (שִׁבִּת שִׁבָּתוֹן Le 16:31; Le 23:32), held from the evening of the 9th till that of the 10th day of the 5th month, Tisri, five days before the feast of Tabernacles. The modern Mohammedan fast called 'Ramadan," held during an entire (lunar) month has sometimes been referred to as having its analogies; likewise the fast of Isis among the ancient Egyptians (Herod. 4:186; comp. 2:40), and the Hindu fast-day "Sandrajonon," etc. SEE FAST.

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