What is Passover and why is it important?
Passover is one of the most important religious festivals in the Jewish calendar. Jews celebrate the Feast of Passover (Pesach in Hebrew) to commemorate the liberation of the Children of Israel who were led out of Egypt by Moses.
“In early Church history, particularly the first two centuries, followers of Jesus commemorated the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ on the same day as Passover. Back then, Easter was known as pascha (Greek for Passover). … The word Passover comes from the Hebrew “Pesach,” which means “to pass over.”
How many times did Jesus celebrate Passover?
Today, Passover begins on day 15 of the Hebrew month of Nissan, which falls in March or April and continues for 8 days. Jesus goes up to Jerusalem for the feast of the Passover at least 3 times, possibly 4: 1.
Why is Passover so important?
Why is Passover celebrated? Passover commemorates the Biblical story of Exodus — where God freed the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. The celebration of Passover is prescribed in the book of Exodus in the Old Testament (in Judaism, the first five books of Moses are called the Torah).
What the Bible says about Passover?
The LORD said to Moses and Aaron, “These are the regulations for the Passover: “No foreigner is to eat of it. but a temporary resident and a hired worker may not eat of it. “It must be eaten inside one house; take none of the meat outside the house. Do not break any of the bones.