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 12:25-27The Hebrew term “Passover” derives from a verb meaning “to pass over” with the sense of “to spare”.
It was celebrated by Jesus ChristLk 22:15At Passover time Jesus Christ himself was sacrificed and he inaugurated the Lord’s Supper. See alsoMt 26:17-19 pp Mk 14:12-16 pp Lk 22:7-13; Jn 2:23 Jesus Christ observed the Passover like other Jews.
Dictionary of Bible Themes Scripture index copyright Martin H. Manser, 2009. As Editor, Martin Manser wishes to thank all those who compiled or edited the NIV Thematic Study Bible, on which this work is based.
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