14:12 Unleavened Bread. This feast symbolized the removal of sin in the life of Israelite believers (Ex. 12:14–20). The Passover meal fell on the first day of this feast (v. 1 note; Ex. 12:14, 15), the fourteenth day after the beginning of the Jewish year (Ex. 12:6).
sacrificed the Passover lamb. Jesus died at Passover, the feast that celebrates how the blood of a lamb protected the Israelites in Egypt from God’s wrath. Jesus’ death shows the profound continuity in the divine plan of redemption (cf. 1 Cor. 5:7). In the order of these feasts is affirmed the priority of God’s act of salvation (Passover and redemption) over against all our works of righteousness (Feast of Unleavened Bread and the believer’s putting away of sin).