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Pesach - The Festival of Deliverance

Passover -

The Festival of Deliverance

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Introduction to Pesach

Passover, or Pesach, begins during the full moon in the first month of the year, namely on the 14th day of Nisan. Passover is called the "feast of freedom" since it celebrates the Exodus of the Israelites from bondage in Egypt and memorializes the night when the faithful were protected by the blood of the lamb - a clear picture of the sacrifice of Yeshua the Mashiach as Seh HaElohim - the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.


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  1. Introduction to Passover
    Passover is an eight day springtime holiday observed from Nisan 15 through Nisan 22, which usually occurs in March/April on the Gregorian calendar.
  2. Theology and Passover
    The following articles are intended to help provide a theological framework for the holiday of Passover from a Messianic perspective.
  3. Preparing for Passover
    Preparations for Passover occur a full month in advance, directly following the festival of Purim.
  4. The Traditional Passover Seder
    The traditional Passover Seder begins on Erev Pesach, that is, before sundown on Nisan 14th (at sundown the day changes to Nisan 15th according to the Jewish calendar, the first day of Passover).
  5. Firstfruits
    The festival of Firstfruits provides a picture of the resurrection of Yeshua the Mashiach from the dead.
    • Reshit Katzir - the day of firstfruits (also called Chag HaBikkurim)

  6. Counting the Omer
    The Omer is counted from Nisan 16 through Sivan 5, the start of Shavu'ot (Weeks or Pentecost).
  7. Shavuot
    Exactly seven weeks (i.e., 49 days) after the festival of Firstfruits is the celebration of Shavuot ("Weeks"). Since Shavuot occurs on the 50th day, the Greek translators of the Torah called this day "Pentecost."

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