Pentecost originated as a Jewish holiday that fell 50 days after Passover. Its purpose was to thank God for the harvest. Members of the Christian religion mark Pentecost as the day when the Holy Spirit came to Earth, 40 ... More »

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The first Pentecost feast took place 50 days after Passover. In the Old Testament, Pentecost celebrated God’s gift of the 10 commandments to Moses. In the New Testament, the Pentecostal feast took on new meaning as the c... More »

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"A Kind of Murder," by Hugh Pentecost, is a short story that appeared in "Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine" in August 1962. The story is autobiographical and is based on the author's experiences during his youth when he a... More »

The first Pentecost feast took place 50 days after Passover. In the Old Testament, Pentecost celebrated God’s gift of the 10 commandments to Moses. In the New Testament, the Pentecostal feast took on new meaning as the c... More »

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According to the Bible and church history, at the Pentecost the 12 apostles and other Christians that were assembled in an upper room in Jerusalem received the Holy Spirit for the first time. This caused them to be able ... More »

Christians celebrate Pentecost to commemorate Jesus' early followers receiving the Holy Spirit as described in the second chapter of the biblical book of Acts. The first Pentecost occurred a few weeks after Jesus' resurr... More »

Historically, the Pentecost is considered to be the birth date of the Christian church. Despite having a small number of followers prior to the Pentecost, it was on this day that the Apostles are said to have witnessed t... More »

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