One of the major OT feasts. It specifically commemorates the exodus from Egypt as an act of God’s deliverance. In Israel’s calendar of feasts it was always celebrated with the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
The institution of the Passover
Ex 12:25-27 The Hebrew term “Passover” derives from a verb meaning “to pass over” with the sense of “to spare”.
Celebrating the Passover
Combined with the Feast of Unleavened Bread Ex 34:25
The need for ritual cleansing Jn 11:55
Provision for ritual uncleanness Nu 9:6-13
Ezekiel’s vision of the future observance of the Passover Eze 45:21-24
The Passover in the NT
It was celebrated by Jesus Christ Lk 22:15 At Passover time Jesus Christ himself was sacrificed and he inaugurated the Lord’s Supper. See also Mt 26:17-19 pp Mk 14:12-16 pp Lk 22:7-13; Jn 2:23 Jesus Christ observed the Passover like other Jews.
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