The Feast Of Unleavened Bread
Israel's Second Feast is named after the bread that is required to be eaten during the Holiday of Passover.
It is the second day of what is called the Feast of Passover, and is known as the Feast of Unleavened Bread, because during this Feast, what is eaten is matzoh, and there was an important understanding of Biblical truth and Godly living required and brought to the attention of the participants in this Feast.
I. The Biblical Observance.
The Feast of Unleavened Bread is also a reminder of God's miraculous deliverance from Egyptian bondage, for when Israel fled from Egypt to the middle of the night, there was no time for bread dough to rise, so the Lord commanded:
"Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread with it. That is the bread of affliction, where you came out of the land of Egypt in haste, that you may remember the day in which you came out of Egypt all the days of your life."
It begins on the 15th day of the Month of Nisan, the day after the Feast of Passover, and lasts for seven days.
Collectively today, these eight days are usually called Passover; but during the days of the Second Temple, which was in Jesus' time, it was common to call the eight days the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
1 Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread, called the Passover, was approaching, 2 and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were looking for some way to get rid of Jesus, for they were afraid of the people. 3 Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve.
7 Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. 8 Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, "Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover." NIV
This was a prominent Biblical feast.
Unlike the other feasts that were instituted in Leviticus 23, the commandments instituting this Feast were given prior to the exodus ...
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