What biblical events took place in the month of October? This October the first biblical event is the dedication of the First Temple by Solomon and ends with the furnishings of the Tabernacle being moved into the newly built Temple.
October 3 – Tishrei
Dedication of Temple: Tishrei 8, 826 BC, marks the day that King Solomon dedicated the First Temple. The First Temple replaced the Tabernacle as the central place of worship and sacrificed for the children of Israel and stood for over 400 years. 1 Kings 8:22-66
October 5 – Tishrei 10
Day of Atonement: Today is the second fall holy day of the Day of Atonement, a day of fasting and repentance. This was the one day of the year the High Priest would enter the Holy of Holies to make atonement for himself, his family, and the nation. Today, we remember that Jesus is our eternal High Priest. Leviticus 23:26-32; Hebrews 9:1-28
Moses Returned: On Tishrei 10, 1312 BC, Moses returned from Mount Sinai with the second set of tablets. When Moses came close to the people, they were afraid of him because his face glowed. This was the second time Moses had ascended and then descended Mount Sinai. Exodus 34:29-35
Rebekah: Tishrei 10, 1677 BC, is the birthday of Rebekah according to Jewish history. Rebekah was the wife of Isaac and mother to Jacob and Esau. Rebekah is buried in the Machpelah Cave, along with Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob, and Leah. Genesis 49:31
October 10 – 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 was transferred from the Tabernacle to the newly built First Temple in Jerusalem. 2 Chronicles 5:2-10
First Celebration: Even before the Second Temple was built, the rst group of captives to return from Babylon gathered in Jerusalem to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles. Ezra 3:1, 6
October 12 – Tishrei 17
Ark Rested: On the seventeenth of Tishrei, the Bible records that the ark nally came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. Genesis 8:4
October 17 – Tishrei 22
Feast of Tabernacles: Today is the nal 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 18 – 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 19 – 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. 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 26 – 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
Now that you know the Bible timeline events in October of this year, you can mark them on your calendar!