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Pentecost- Reality Check: Is There a Reason For The Theory Of The End of The World?

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The holy day of the Christians which is celebrated after the fifty days of the Easter Sunday is known as Pentecost. In the UK, this day is also known as ‘White Sunday’ or ‘Whitsunday’. In the next day of the White Sunday, there is a public holiday in the UK. This is known as ‘White Monday’. In Germany, this day is known as ‘Pfingsten’ and this day opens the doors for lots of activities, organizations and festivals. It is a moveable feast because its date is fixed on the basis of the Easter event.

The term Pentecost is derived from the Greek word which means fiftieth. In the rabbinic tradition, this day is also known as ‘Feast of 50 days’ or ‘Feast of weeks’. In order to signify this holy day, the Septuagint writers write this day as the year of jubilee. According to them, this year occurs only once in fifty years. We can also see the use of this term in the literature of Hellenistic Judaism. In the deuterocanonical Book of Tobit, the term Pentecost is also used for the two times.

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