Jean Stepnoski (4 Oct 2011)
"Two Studies About Yom Kippur"

Dear Doves,
      There are two studies about Yom Kippur which I will be reading and studying this week. According to the Hillel Calendar, Yom Kippur will be 10-7 to 8. According to the sighting of the moon from Israel on 9-29, that would place Yom Kippur one day later, from 10-8 to 9.
      One of these studies is available at which is a book excerpt from a book by Eddie Chumney. It is ten pages and gives a fine overview of the importance of Yom Kippur. The other is a posting from five doves on 10-6-2005. It is by Arlene at archives at the following website and is  8 pages at One of the things she notes is the need to complete 40 days of repentance and teshuvah until Yom Kippur rather than after the 30 days of Elul at Rosh Hashanah (The Feast of Trumpets) 10 days earlier. The number 40 is The Scriptures is about a period of preparation and/or repentance. The life of Moses of 120 years was in three 40 year periods. There were 40 years in the wilderness and 40 years between the Ascension and the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. The Master had 40 days of preparation before His public ministry began. There were 40 days and nights of rain in the times of Noah. Ninevah was given 40 days to repent after the preaching of Jonah. The sign of Jonah was 3 days or 40 days. There were 40 days from The Feast of First Fruits until Christ's Ascension. The concept of 40 is very significant in The Scriptures. It can be argued that the most important 40 day period in The Scriptural Year, begun at Nisan 1, would be from Elul 1 to Tishri 10 (Yom Kippur).
      As I have noted in posts in recent years at Doves, Rosh Hashanah is not complete until Yom Kippur. They are connected to each other in a process of 10 days and days 30 to 40 and 40 days. As Arlene noted, Yom Kippur is THE DAY of REPENTANCE for THE REDEEMED! What are most of the houses of faith, the congregations, told to do in The Book Of Revelation? They are commanded by Christ to repent. REPENT! Eddie Chumney notices that one of the phrases for Yom Kippur is "THE DAY." This is the phrase used about the times of Noah or Lot by Messiah/Christ! "They knew not until the day that Noah entered the ark." Paul noted that some would "see the day approaching" and we have that phrase again of "the day." The Scriptures note that "the day" is about Yom Kippur. Perhaps The Master using the phrase "the day" would have been understood by those of His times as relating to Yom Kippur, but not recognized by people in our times? First was "the day" in the times of the family Noah, then "the day" in the times of the family Lot, then "the day" for the Repentant and Redeemed of Messiah/Christ? Is Yom Kippur the link and THE DAY for us?
   I hope many Doves will be blessed in reading these two studies. For Jews and Gentiles alike, Yom Kippur is well worth our understanding. If it is "THE DAY" linked to The Blessed Hope, the apostacia ( the departure) then it is ALL IMPORTANT! Come quickly, Lord... May we be WATCHING!
With Love and Shalom,