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Of course Christ's resurrection is emphasized in the Bible, but Passover was

April 21 2017 at 8:43 AM
Tomas  (Login TomasSedlacek)

Response to Re: Passover is of course usually translated well in KJV, but mistranslated in Acts 12:4.


celebrated at first by Israelites to remember their freeing from slavery and exodus from Egypt. First century Christians observed Passover too, not only to remember the exodus, but most importantly to remember Christ's death for our sins, which happened on a Passover day one year in the first century, and of course Christ's death for our sins is the most important event in history. Without it no salvation could be possible.
First century Christians called Passover by the name Pascha, in Aramaic, Greek, and Latin. That is the name used in the New Testament in Greek, including in Acts 12:4. Christians of that time observed Passover the way Jesus taught them, with the Lord's supper, with unleavened bread and fruit of the vine, in the evening of Passover day, on Nisan 14th. This was continued at first by the Catholic church in the 2nd century and by some Catholic congregations even in the 3rd century, but some congregations already in the 2nd century started observing Passover (Pascha) on a following Sunday, to remember Christ's resurrection, instead of on Nisan 14th, to remember Christ's death. So this became a big controversy in the Catholic church. Finally, at the council of Nicea, in early 4th century, Catholics decided that only the Sunday Passover would be allowed, to remember Christ's resurrection. So congregations which kept observing Passover on Nisan 14th, called Quartodeciman Christians, were excommunicated. Very sad.
Then later as Christianity spread among the English in England, a new name was given to this Catholic Passover, namely Easter, named after a pagan holiday of that time of the year, honoring a pagan goddess. That just compounded the Catholic error. And it was this pagan name, which then crept into the KJV, in Acts 12:4. God does not like this at all.


  1.   Re: Of course Christ's resurrection is emphasized in the Bible, but Passover was - almario on Apr 21, 2017, 3:08 PM
    1. With Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Jews, Passover begins only on the 15th - Tomas on Apr 22, 2017, 10:01 PM
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