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Christ's Crucifixon and the Connection to Passover


Passover origin

The Crucifixion and Ressurection of Christ are closely tied to two Jewish observances The first is Passover which the Torah says begins on. Nissan 14. This is when an unblemished lamb was offered to the Lord, as a sacrifice. The lamb was slaughtered during the afternoon and prepared for the feast. The new day of Nissan 15 began at sundown and was the beginning of the seven-day Festival of Unleavened Bread. At the start of Nissan 15, the Passover lamb that had been sacrificed and prepared hours earlier was eaten that night. Passover commemorates the story of Moses and the children of Israel's exodus from Egypt after eating the Passover meal. They celebrated the fact that the death angel passed over their households even as the firstborn in every Egyptian dwelling died that night. This wonderful journey begins in Exodus chapter 12 so please read in your leisure. You could say that the meal the Israelites ate was their Last Supper prior to fleeing bondage. Passover is what Christ and His disciples were celebrating when they ate their final meal together. This is when Jesus emphasized that the bread represented His body that was about to be broken and the wine was His blood that was going to be shed for the remission of our sins.


A Bibilcal timeline

When the new day started at sundown it was the beginning of the seven-day Festival of Unleavened Bread. On Nissan 1, the Passover lamb that had been sacrificed and prepared the previous afternoon of Nissan 14 was to be eaten. Some Biblical scholars believe this is very telling regarding the Crucifixion because Christ is the Lamb of God that taketh away the sins of the world. (John 1:29). These scholars believe He was Crucified on Nissan 14 the same day as the Passover Lamb is slaughtered. There are many Biblical timelines on the Internet and each seems to prove a theory. One attempts to validate the Friday-Sunday narrative that most Christians have been told related to when Jesus died and rose again. Another suggests the Crucifixion took place on Thursday and a third which is more in line with the celebration of Passover suggests that He was crucified on Wednesday afternoon and His body was removed prior to the Passover celebration which would have begun at Sundown.


Let us reason together

In I Corinthians 14:33 Apostle Paul says: For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. He tells us in verse 40 Let all things be done decently and in order. Our Heavenly Father knows exactly how everything took place and if He desires any of us to know the precise details He can reveal them. Paul further says in Colossians 2:16 Let no man, therefore, judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: Whatever your belief on when Christ was crucified there is no point in causing arguments with those who believe otherwise. Good Friday is an Easter tradition and will probably be son until He returns again. The bottom line to ut all is that the blood of lambs on the doorposts in Egypt prevented the death angel from killing the Israelites. The blood of Jesus was shed for the remission of sin and will prevent all who believe from the second death. Romans 21:8 [A]s for the cowardly, the faithless, the polluted, the murderers, the fornicators, the sorcerers, the idolaters, and all liars, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death." Faith in Christ covers our sins so that we can live with Him eternally.



Please do not allow what seems to be conflicting views regarding the day of the crucifixion to weaken your faith. This information has been shared to enlighten and not to confuse anyone. The bottom line is that faith in the virgin birth, Crucifixion, Ressurection, and return of Yeshua/Jesus is what gives us eternal life. If you have never accepted Him as your Lord and Savior please do so now while you still have time. If you are already a believer then spread the Good News of why Passover and Easter/Resurrection Sunday are so important. He is risen indeed and the tomb is empty. This is the point of it all.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Cheryl E Preston

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