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According to the Bible’s Acts of the Apostles, on the Pentecost – the Jewish Shavuot harvest festival 50 days after Passover – the Holy Spirit came down in the form of flames over the disciples’ heads.
This man had often escaped drowning, and only recently upon the blessed day of last Pentecost.
Fifty days later was the feast of Pentecost at which time occurred those wonderful events recorded in the second chapter of Acts.Gospel Philosophy|J. H. Ward
And we see the mighty change that was wrought in the disciples when the outpouring of the Spirit actually took place at Pentecost.Separation and Service|James Hudson Taylor
One of the wealthiest ladies of the church received her pentecost and is now one of our best workers.Prisons and Prayer: Or a Labor of Love|Elizabeth Ryder Wheaton
The bride, a girl of about twelve years, was brought to Posen by her parents-in-law at the feast of Pentecost.Solomon Maimon: An Autobiography.|Solomon Maimon
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In the New Testament, the day that the Holy Spirit descended upon the disciples of Jesus. Pentecost is the Greek name for Shavuot, the spring harvest festival of the Israelites, which was going on when the Holy Spirit came. The disciples were together in Jerusalem (see also Jerusalem) after Jesus' Resurrection and return to heaven, fearful because he had left them. On that morning, however, “there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” Because of the festival, crowds of visitors were in Jerusalem, speaking many languages, but the disciples of Jesus moved among them and spoke to them all, and “every man heard them speak in his own language” about “the wonderful works of God.” Peter then made a powerful speech to the crowds in the city, and many were baptized as new followers of Jesus.