~ Help With Passover Synopsis




The boy and I read over the passover and last supper passages this morning over breakfast (our church gave us holy week readings)


1 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in Egypt, 2 “This month is to be for you the first month, the first month of your year. 3 Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month each man is to take a lamb for his family, one for each household. 4 If any household is too small for a whole lamb, they must share one with their nearest neighbor, having taken into account the number of people there are. You are to determine the amount of lamb needed in accordance with what each person will eat. 5 The animals you choose must be year-old males without defect, and you may take them from the sheep or the goats. 6 Take care of them until the fourteenth day of the month, when all the people of the community of Israel must slaughter them at twilight.

The 10th day take the lamb in house; the 14th day, kill the lamb.

14 “This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the LORD -a lasting ordinance. 15 For seven days you are to eat bread made without yeast. On the first day remove the yeast from your houses, for whoever eats anything with yeast in it from the first day through the seventh must be cut off from Israel. 16 On the first day hold a sacred assembly, and another one on the seventh day. Do no work at all on these days, except to prepare food for everyone to eat—that is all you may do.

for 7 days eat bread w/out yeast.

1st day hold a sacred assembly and the 7th day hold a holy assembly.

18 In the first month you are to eat bread made without yeast, from the evening of the fourteenth day until the evening of the twenty-first day. 19 For seven days no yeast is to be found in your houses. And whoever eats anything with yeast in it must be cut off from the community of Israel, whether he is an alien or native-born. 20 Eat nothing made with yeast. Wherever you live, you must eat unleavened bread.”

So on 1st month, 14th day to 21 st day, no leavened bread.

Lev 23

The Passover and Unleavened Bread

 4 ” ‘These are the LORD’s appointed feasts, the sacred assemblies you are to proclaim at their appointed times: 5 The LORD’s Passover begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month. 6 On the fifteenth day of that month the LORD’s Feast of Unleavened Bread begins; for seven days you must eat bread made without yeast. 7 On the first day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work. 8 For seven days present an offering made to the LORD by fire. And on the seventh day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work.’ “

This says, Lords passover

1st month

begins 14th day

on 15th day, feast of unleavened bread begins

7 days no leaven bread

1st day (14th day of month) ~ sacred assembly

7th day (21st day of month)  ~ sacred assembly.

Luke 22

The Last Supper

 7Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. 8Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover.”

That would be the 14th day of 1st month.

Was jesus entry four days before passover?

Tying it in with the keeping the passover lamb in the house for 4 days?

so the unleavened bread eating would be the week after this. (?)

a sacred assembly would be that day and the next week.

so, all during this week,  jesus’ arrest and trial was taking place, right?

39But it is your custom for me to release to you one prisoner at the time of the Passover. Do you want me to release ‘the king of the Jews’?” John 18

So, on the 19th day Jesus was crucified and

on 21st day of the month Jesus’ tomb was found empty.

List of Dates

Pesach will occur on the following days of the Gregorian calendar:

  • Jewish Year 5766 : sunset April 12, 2006 – nightfall April 20, 2006
  • Jewish Year 5767 : sunset April 2, 2007 – nightfall April 10, 2007
  • Jewish Year 5768 : sunset April 19, 2008 – nightfall April 27, 2008
  • Jewish Year 5769 : sunset April 8, 2009 – nightfall April 16, 2009
  • Jewish Year 5770 : sunset March 29, 2010 – nightfall April 6, 2010

Taken from here.

This Chart is cool, too

So, we just sort of pick dates close to the jewish month Nisan to celebrate ‘easter’?

Is there certain requirements for celebrating Lord supper? Our church does it wevery week. some other church’es once a month, Should it still be once a year? And should be it be more like the the last supper the Lord had in the New Testament?

Ya’all gotta break it down to me in ’41 year old woman w/no formal bible education’  terms, ok?

Blessings from the Lake House, Kristina

8 responses »

  1. Good post Kris. How can I get a lake house? Every time I read your posts from there I think about my summers spent at the lake at my Grandfather’s cottage. Are there any Cujo-free lake houses needing a house sitter?

    It is my understanding the triumphal entry was on Sunday, Passover began Thursday at twilight, the trials happened in the early hours of Friday morning, crucifixion Friday and taken down from the cross before sundown Friday.

    However, I have explored some different possibilities based on the idea that Friday was a “special Sabbath” since Passover was a “Sabbath” as well as Saturday being a Sabbath. If that was the case it would move everything back one day and Jesus was in the tomb from Thursday twilight until Sunday morning.

    This would mean Jesus celebrated Passover a day early. Long story but there is some textural evidence to point to this as a possibility. I doubt this is the correct interpretation of the texts, but it is possible. Maybe I will change my mind eventually, but right now that’s where I’m at. There are a couple problems texturally with believing Jesus was entombed on Friday.

    Lucy-fur. Tell the boy I bow to his superior wit.

  2. Oops, Eostre is on the first Sunday following the first ecclesiastical full moon that occurs on or after March 21 (the day of the ecclesiastical vernal equinox).

  3. Yuppo, in my estimation, there are only two strictly speaking Biblically extractable timetables for communion: yearly or weekly. Yearly, because it’s the Passover of the New Cov; weekly, because the church met weekly to break bread. You could say, and many do, that that doesn’t mean it was necessarily the sacramental meal. And w/o knowing whether there’s any textual evidence for that (do a word study for me, eh?), I won’t press the idea that it was. But I’ll say this–that Calvin thought it should be weekly. They didn’t do it weekly, because his elders didn’t all agree (perhaps they were paranoid of being to RC, which is a lame reason to do or not do anything, if you ask me, but you didn’t…), but anyway, that’s what he thought, and I think he’s pretty smart. But I didn’t know that till I already thought so, too, so I’m not just getting it from him. “Whenever you eat this… drink this…” implies, to me, and I’m prolly missing/messing with tons of things here (Jason???) that Christ assumed they’d continue celebrating the Passover yearly, now understanding what it truly was, orrrr that “whenever” just meant “whenever” they felt like meeting and doing it. I have to throw in that last option, however lame sounding, because there seems to have been so much early evidence of the Lord’s supper taking on a “sacrament of it’s own,” you could say (though not really a diff sacrament than Passover), and becoming a very regular thing. For Jewish believers to do that, to start celebrating it more often than just yearly… I think that would have been a very huge issue amongst them unless there had been no doubt as to the Lord’s intentions.

    But don’t ask me, I’m a bit of the beaten path when it comes to eucharistic sacramentology (I think Christ is a little more “there” in the Supper than even Calvin and the other non-Luther-ish Reformers give Him credit for, but that’s a topic for another day)! It’s alllll about historical context, but within that, it comes down to What Christ Said, and What Paul Explained, inspired by the HS, about it. In our interpretation of taking Him at His word, we have to, have to, have to take it in historical context. The apostles who were there would have, after all!!

    (Haha, she blathers on and on, and has said nothing–again!) 😛

  4. Hah, typos galore, above.

    Are you still trying to find a home for those bunkbeds? If so, a friend at church is interested.

  5. Kevin, there is no cujo free houses, when son and i took a walk we saw a whole bunch of brown lab looking dogs, there must have been a sale of them at walmart a few years back!
    Ash, bunkbeds will be gone on Saturday.

  6. Well, possibly I can set up some kind of compound to keep the dogs away. I really want a free lake house. I mean I want any lake house, but I can’t pay for one so free is the operative word. Maybe there is a rich family that wants to adopt a 43 year old?

  7. Unfortunately there aren’t many rich families living on that lake.
    i’m surprised at all the people home during the day, i’m thinking maybe welfare/disability/retired. Or they are all zombies 🙂
    My in-laws are probably the most wealthy and they have enough crazy middle aged kids to leave their inheritance to!! 😉

  8. Um, all I gotta do to get a lake house is to get on welfare? Sign me up. Every lake house we’ve looked at was waaaaay beyond our reach.

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