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Daniella Da Costa wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • What is the Passover?

Daniella

  { What is the Passover? }

Mike replied:

Dear Daniella,

I hope this is not a test question or any part of a paper that you have to write. If it is, you are obliged to tell your teacher where you received this answer from, as plagiarism is a serious sin.

Most, if not all people, who refer to the Passover, are referring to the Old Testament series of events in Egypt when God’s saving power brought the Israelites out of slavery and on a journey into the Promised Land.

This article from New Advent should be able to give you the specifics of the Passover celebration/recollection of events.

What many, Jews and non-Jews alike, are unfamiliar with is the connection between the Old Testament Passover and New Testament Passover.

This article addresses the issue well:

We have answered similar questions on the Jewish Passover and its relationship to our Passover, the New Testament Passover. I searched our knowledge base for you and found these web postings that should help you understand the relationship:

I hope this helps,

Mike

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