the fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer,
the fifteenth to Jerimoth and his sons and relatives – twelve in all,
They assembled in Jerusalem in the third month of the fifteenth year of Asa’s reign.
And on the fifteenth day of this month is the festival. For seven days bread made without yeast must be eaten.
to have them observe the fourteenth and the fifteenth day of the month of Adar each year
In the twelfth year, on the fifteenth day of the month, 1 the word of the Lord came to me:
1 When 2 they journeyed from Elim, the entire company 3 of Israelites came to the Desert of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their exodus 4 from the land of Egypt.
Then on the fifteenth day of the same month 1 will be the festival of unleavened bread to the Lord; seven days you must eat unleavened bread.
“Tell the Israelites, ‘On the fifteenth day of this seventh month is the Festival of Temporary Shelters 1 for seven days to the Lord.
“‘On the fifteenth day of the seventh month you are to have a holy assembly; you must do no ordinary work, and you must keep a festival to the Lord for seven days.
But the Jews who were in Susa assembled on the thirteenth and fourteenth days, and rested on the fifteenth, making it a day for banqueting and happiness.
In the fifteenth year of the reign of Judah’s King Amaziah, son of Joash, Jeroboam son of Joash became king over Israel. He reigned for forty-one years in Samaria. 1
In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, 1 when Pontius Pilate 2 was governor of Judea, and Herod 3 was tetrarch 4 of Galilee, and his brother Philip 5 was tetrarch of the region of Iturea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias 6 was tetrarch of Abilene,
“‘On 1 the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you gather in the produce of the land, you must celebrate a pilgrim festival of the Lord for seven days. On the first day is a complete rest and on the eighth day is complete rest.
In the seventh month, on the fifteenth day of the month, at the feast, 1 he will make the same provisions for the sin offering, burnt offering, and grain offering, and for the olive oil, for the seven days.
Jeroboam inaugurated a festival on the fifteenth day of the eighth month, 1 like the festival celebrated in Judah. 2 On the altar in Bethel he offered sacrifices to the calves he had made. 3 In Bethel he also appointed priests for the high places he had made.
On the fifteenth day of the eighth month (a date he had arbitrarily chosen) 1 Jeroboam 2 offered sacrifices on the altar he had made in Bethel. 3 He inaugurated a festival for the Israelites and went up to the altar to offer sacrifices.
On the fifteenth day after the festival started, 1 he dismissed the people. They asked God to empower the king 2 and then went to their homes, happy and content 3 because of all the good the Lord had done for his servant David and his people Israel.