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How do you determine the correct biblical date for Passover? [closed]

Why did Easter fall on Sunday about a month ago? The Jewish Passover is happening tonight (April 22, 2024) and yet the Catholic Church and Christendom celebrated Easter about a month ago. What full ...
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Six days before the Passover a weekly Sabbath?

John 12:1 states that Jesus arrived in Bethany six days before the Passsover. John places the Passover on Saturday, Nisan 15. This would mean Jesus arrived in Bethany on Nisan 9, a Sunday. But when on ...
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When does the Feast of Unleavened Bread begin?

I am having trouble knowing when the Feast of Unleavened Bread actually starts and if the Passover is part of the Feast or a procedure of its own. This is what I saw: Evening of 14th Day until Evening ...
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Why did the Jews refuse to kill Christ in John 18:31?

John 18:31 ESV: Pilate said to them, “Take him yourselves and judge him by your own law.” The Jews said to him, “It is not lawful for us to put anyone to death.” In the above text the Jews refused ...
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Why was the Praetorium an unclean place?

We read in Jn 18, of the beginning of the trial of Christ: Then they brought Jesus from Caiaphas into the Praetorium, and it was early; and they themselves did not enter the Praetorium, so that they ...
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Is there any reference from the Church Fathers regarding the approximate time when the disciples asked Jesus in Matthew 26:17?

Matthew 26:17 NIV On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?” I ask because ...
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When Jesus said "It is finished" (John 19:30) did the High Priest also say it was finished at the end of the Passover slaughter

I’m looking for a historical source on any Jewish sacrificial ritual (e.g., Passover, Day of Atonement) in which the high priest would cry something like, “It is finished.” I’ve seen a number of blogs ...
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Did the Chief Priests change their minds about crucifying Christ during the festival?

Initial the Chief Priest had stated that Christ should not be killed during the festival as this would have caused a riot Mark 14:1-2 NIV Now the Passover and Festival of Unleavened Bread were two ...
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In the Greek, does 1 Corinthians 5:7 say Jesus is our Passover Lamb?

A friend of mine recently saw a teaching, where it was claimed that in Greek, 1 Corinthians does not say “Passover lamb”. I’ve copied and pasted his comment below. Since I don’t know Greek, I don’t ...
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Why Does NET Bible say the Passover lasted 8 days?

I'm accustomed to the idea that the Passover, or the Feast of the Unleavened Bread, lasts for 7 days, beginning 15th and ending 21th. But in the NET Bible at Luke 22:7W, one ca see: The celebration ...
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In Matthew 27:62, what is "the day of preparation"?

I investigated this matter at https://judaism.stackexchange.com and I was assured that there is no such Jewish holy day. So to what does the term actually refer? [Matthew 27:62 NKJV] (62) On the next ...
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Was Barabbas released from prison temporarily?

It is generally understood that when Barabbas was released from prison, he was not required to return after the Passover festival. Why believe this was the case? Perhaps a more modest temporary ...
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What is the meaning behind Psalm 114:2

Psalm 114 is recited by Jews at Passover, commemorating the departure of God's people from Egypt. This year (2021) it falls on the evening of Sunday 28 March. Verse 1 recalls God's great redemptive ...
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Exodus 12:39 says the dough was without yeast because the Israelites had been driven out of Egypt

Exodus 12:39 says: Since their dough had no leaven, the people baked what they had brought out of Egypt into unleavened loaves. For when they had been driven out of Egypt, they could not delay and ...
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Is the existence of the lamb implied?

In Exodus 12:8 (NASB) They shall eat the flesh that same night, roasted with fire, and they shall eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. we can read of a roasted lamb that goes together with ...
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".........neither shall ye break a bone thereof...." Exodus 12:46b, Numbers 9:12, John 19:36

God commanded that the Israelites shall not break any bone of the Passover Lamb and it was fullfilled in Christ Jesus. My doubt is "what is the significance of this command, that the "bone ...
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At the Feast of Unleavened Bread, who harvested the barley sheaves for offering?

The weeklong festival of unleavened bread brought every male of the Israelites to the temple. Deuteronomy 16:16 Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the Lord thy God in the place ...
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Time of Jesus' crucifixion in relation to the Passover

John 19:14 seems to indicate that Jesus had been arrested, and brought before the priests, and then Pilate, and was then being sent for crucifixion on the day of preparation for the Passover. Now it ...
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What exactly was "contrary to what was written" in 2 Chronicles 30:18?

Numbers 9:6-14 talks about some israelites that were unclean but still wanted to celebrate the Passover. They asked Moses if they could, and Moses asked God, and God said (verse 10, NIV): ... When ...
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Background on Joshua 5:10-11

Why were there no celebrations of the Passover while Israel wandered for 40 years in the wilderness?
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Why is the indefinite aorist tense used in Luke 22:15 'With desire I have desired / 'Ἐπιθυμίᾳ ἐπεθύμησα?

Why is the indefinite aorist tense used in Luke 22:15 And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer... I am most interested in the hebraism used here ...
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Was blood sprinkled on the door posts of neighbours who had also partaken of the lamb in Exodus 12:4-13?

Exodus 12:4,7,13 NASB [4]Now if the household is too small for a lamb, then he and his neighbor nearest to his house are to take one according to the number of persons in them; according to what ...
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Question about the Egyptian firstborn in Exodus [closed]

So I reread how the death of the Egyptian firstborn was the final and most severe/tragic plague that God inflicted upon Egypt and I have a few questions: Were all the Egyptian firstborn affected? Did ...
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At what three times were Israelites required to make a pilgrimage to the tabernacle?

If I understand the passages correctly, Exodus 23:14-17 lists the feast of unleavened bread, feast of firstfruits, and feast of ingathering (presumably booths). Exodus 34:22-24, however, lists the ...
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Are the feast of unleavened bread (Leviticus 23:11) and the feast of first fruits (Leviticus 23:14) mutually exclusive?

I'm trying to work out the Jewish holidays as a modern Christian, and am having trouble with it. Passover starts on the 14th of Nisan (a Saturday Sabbath). The next day (a Sunday) starts the feast of ...
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Does John place the Bread of Life Discourse at the time of Pesach Sheni?

John places the feeding of the 5,000, Jesus walking on water, and the Bread of Life Discourse which follows at a time before Passover: Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was at hand. (John 6:...
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Why the leaven prohibition in Exodus 23:18 and Leviticus 2:11?

We find many times in the OT that leaven or anything containing leaven is not to be served to God. For example, Leviticus 2:11 exhorts the Israelites: No meat offering, which ye shall bring unto ...
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Does the sixth day before the Passover in John 12:1 rule out a Friday crucifixion day?

John 12:1-3, "Jesus, therefore, six days before the passover, came to Bethany, where was Lazarus, who had died, whom he raised out of the dead; 2 they made, therefore, to him a supper there, and ...
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When did Jesus enter Jerusalem? Passover or Sukkot?

According to gospel of john and gospel of mark, Jesus entered Jerusalem a week before Passover. But the crowds were shouting "Hosanna" and waving with leafy palm tree leaves while jesus rode on the ...
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Which bitter herbs were required to be eaten in the original Passover and why? (Exodus 12:8)

Exodus 12:8 (NKJV) Then they shall eat the flesh on that night; roasted in fire, with unleavened bread and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. 1) Why were bitter herbs required when the first ...
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Is John 6:53 consistent with the position of the law as regards to the drinking of blood? [closed]

I know that the Bible prescribes the drinking of wine during communion. But it also requires Christians to consider that wine to be blood!! David refused to drink water from the well of Bethlehem in 1-...
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In 2-Ch 30:2, why was a Passover on the second month accepted contrary to the ordinance of Moses?

2 Chronicles 30:2 KJV For the king had taken counsel, and his princes, and all the congregation in Jerusalem, to keep the passover in the second month....... According to the above passage, ...
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Who is the "he who destroyed the firstborn" in Hebrews 11:28?

In Hebrews 11:28, it says By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of the blood, so that he who destroyed the firstborn would not touch them. Who is "he who destroyed the firstborn"? Is ...
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On what day was the Passover lamb slaughtered?

Luke 22:7 (KJV) shows that passover was a single day: Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed. While Numbers lists the passover as a weeklong event: Numbers 28:16-...
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John 19:30 - What did Jesus say "was finished"?

Closely Related: - Is there an allusion to Psalm 22 in John 19:30, ‘It is finished’? NKJV, John 19:30 - So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished (Τετέλεσται, interlinear)!...
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According to the Gospels, Was the Last Supper Actually a Passover Feast?

Very Closely Related: - In the early church, was the Last Supper Considered a Passover Feast? The above question is asking for extra-Biblical references - from Early Church authorities. This question ...
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During the Passion - What laws might Jesus and his disciples been accused of breaking?

Related to: Luke 22 : What was Jesus' Basis to Order His Disciples to Violate the Passover Sabbath? 1. Question - During the Passion Narrative1 - What laws might Jesus and his disciples been ...
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Luke 22 : What was Jesus' Basis to Order His Disciples to Violate the Passover Sabbath?

Related: - In the early church, was the Last Supper Considered a Passover Feast? - During the Passion - What laws might Jesus and his disciples been accused of breaking? NOTE: Hopefully, this ...
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What is the significance of cooking the passover lamb by fire rather than boiling?

What is the significance of cooking the passover lamb by fire rather than boiling? Exodus 12:8-9 They shall eat the flesh that night, roasted on the fire; with unleavened bread and bitter herbs ...
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How old is the Passover animal required to be in Exodus 12:5?

According to Exodus 12:5 is the animal required to be less than one year old (but at least 8 days old), at least one year old (mature/adult), or a year old (older than zero, less than two, aka a "...
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In the Gospels, Can "Day of:" the Passover - be Interpreted Idiomatically?

Related: - The Correct Research Methodology To Substantiate If an Expression is an Idiom? - In the early church, was the Last Supper Considered a Passover Feast? - The meaning of παρασκευή ('day ...
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Was the Passover meal to be boiled according to Deuteronomy 16:5-7?

In a recent exchange, Peter Enns responded to a review of his recent book, defending what he sees as a a contradiction between Exodus 12:8-9 and (from what I can gather) Deuteronomy 16:5-7. He seems ...
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