What are the biblical events in October? This October begins with the third and final fall biblical feast and ends with Benjamin’s birthday. Ready to take a look?
October 3 – Tishrei 15
Feast of Tabernacles: This is the last of the fall feasts and is a joyful celebration lasting eight days. The first and last days are days of rest. During this time, the people are to build “tabernacles” to remember the time the children of Israel spent wandering in the desert and living in tents/tabernacles. Leviticus 23: 33-44
Furnishing the Temple: Scripture records Tishrei 15 as the day the Ark of the Covenant and the furnishings were transferred from the Tabernacle to the First Temple. 2 Chronicles 5:2-10
First Celebration: Even before the Second Temple was built, the first group of captives to return from Babylon gathered in Jerusalem to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles. Ezra 3:1, 6
October 5 – Tishrei 17
The Ark Rested: On the seventeenth of Tishrei, the Bible records that the ark finally came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. Genesis 8:4
October 10 – Tishrei 22
Feast of Tabernacles: Today is the final day of the Feast of Tabernacles. In some communities, this night is marked by reading the books of Deuteronomy and Psalms. Leviticus 23:33-44
October 11 – Tishrei 23
Yearly Bible Reading: Each year Jewish and Messianic congregations read through the Bible. Messianic congregations add New Testament readings. Today marks the day in which the new weekly reading cycle begins.
October 12 – Tishrei 24
Confession of Sins: After hearing the Law read the previous day, the people fasted and prayed, confessing their sins and the sins of their fathers. They separated from those not serving the one true God. For a quarter of this day the Law was read again, and then for another quarter of the day, they confessed their sins and worshiped the Lord. Nehemiah 9:1-3
October 19 – Cheshvan 1
New Moon/New Month: The month of Cheshvan begins today. Cheshvan is pronounced khesh-VAN
First Temple Completed: The First Temple, built under the leadership of King Solomon, was completed after seven years. The furnishings from the Tabernacle were moved into the Temple along with additional lampstands and tables. 1 Kings 6:38 and 2 Chronicles 4:7-8
October 25 – Cheshvan 7
Praying for Rain: Three times a year all Jewish men were required to go to the Temple: Passover, Pentecost, and Feast of Tabernacles. Today marks the traditional day in Jewish history that people living in the Second Temple period would begin praying for rain. This allowed those who were traveling home from the last of the fall feasts, the Feast of Tabernacles, to reach home before
the prayers for rain began.
October 29 – Cheshvan 11
Benjamin Born/Rachel Died: After giving birth to Benjamin, Rachel died on Cheshvan 11, 1553 BC. Rachel was the beloved wife of Jacob and mother to Joseph and Benjamin. Rachel is buried on the outskirts of Bethlehem. Genesis 35:16-20
Now that you know the Bible timeline events in October of this year, you can mark them on your calendar! If you are want to know all the events for the rest of 2020 and all of 2021 I recommend the new 2021 Bible events calendar.