When Is Passover According To The Bible

When Is Passover According To The Bible

When Is Passover According To The Bible?




Passover is a Jewish festival that commemorates the Israelites' liberation from slavery in ancient Egypt. According to the Bible, Passover is celebrated on the 14th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan (usually falling in March or April on the Gregorian calendar).


In the book of Exodus, God instructs Moses and Aaron to tell the Israelites to take a lamb without blemish, slaughter it at twilight, and smear its blood on the doorposts and lintel of their homes. This was to serve as a sign for the angel of death to "pass over" their homes and spare their firstborn sons from the final plague that God would inflict upon the Egyptians.


The Israelites were also instructed to roast the lamb and eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs, and to not leave any of it until morning. This meal, known as the Passover Seder, is still observed by Jews around the world.


So according to the Bible, Passover is celebrated on the 14th day of Nisan, which begins at sunset the evening before. The exact date varies from year to year on the Gregorian calendar since the Hebrew calendar is lunar-based and has a different number of days than the Gregorian calendar.

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