– Terms – Passover
is a Jewish holiday.
commemorates the story of the Exodus, in which the ancient Israelites were
freed from slavery in Egypt.
tells that God helped the Children of Israel escape slavery in Egypt by
inflicting ten plagues upon the Egyptians
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.
the day on the 14th of Nisan, they were to slaughter the animal and use its
blood to mark their lintels (horizontal
and door posts (upright pieces of wood at the sides of a door).
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.