Passover commemorates the Exodus from Egypt, Exodus 12:1-10

Passover is the first day of a spring Festival for Israel called The Feast Unleavened Bread that lasts for seven days.

This Festival commemorates the Exodus from Egypt when the angel of death passed over and spared the Hebrew people.

The Passover was held on the 14th day of the month Abib (or April) which was the first month of the Hebrew religious calendar.

Passover – a passing over, The Passover Festival, Hebrew Pesach or Greek Pascha.

The Image depicts: A Lamb, Two candles that the woman of the house lights, The Unleavened bread, and The four cups of wine: 1. The Cup of Sanctification. 2. The Cup of Plagues. 3. The Cup of Redemption. 4.The cup that Jesus did not drink from called The Cup of Praise.

Background Reading:

The Passover is Instituted

12:1 The LORD told Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, 2 “This month will mark the beginning of months for you. It will be the first month of the year for you. 3 Tell the entire congregation of Israel, ‘On the tenth of this month they’re each to take a lamb for themselves, according to their ancestors’ households, one lamb for each household. 4 If a household is too small for a lamb, then it and its closest neighbor are to obtain one based on the number of individuals—dividing the lamb based on what each person can eat. 5 Your lamb is to be a year old male without blemish. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats. 6 It is to remain under your care until the fourteenth day of this month, and then the entire assembly of the congregation of Israel is to slaughter it at twilight. 7 They’re to take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat the lamb. 8 That very night they’re to eat the meat, roasted over the fire, with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. 9 Don’t eat any of it raw or boiled in water. Instead, roast it over the fire, with its head, legs, and internal organs. 10 Don’t leave any of it until morning, and whatever does remain of it until morning you are to burn in the fire.
Exodus 12:1-10

Continued Exodus 12:11-51 and Exodus 13:1-16


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