BIBLE Terms Passover

 

- Info:

- Pass-over is a Jewish holiday.

- It commemorates the story of the Exodus, in which the ancient Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt.

- Bible tells that God helped the Children of Israel escape slavery in Egypt by inflicting ten plagues upon the Egyptians

before Pharaoh would release his Israelite slaves.

- The tenth and worst of the plagues was the slaughter of the first-born.

 

- Four days before the Exodus, the Hebrews were commanded to set aside a lamb.

- During the day on the 14th of Nisan, they were to slaughter the animal and use its blood to mark their lintels (horizontal

beams) and door posts (upright pieces of wood at the sides of a door).

- Upon seeing the sign the spirit of the Lord would pass-over these homes, without taking the first-born.

- Up until midnight on the 15th of Nisan, they were to consume the lamb.