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Is Jesus The Passover Lamb

Why is Jesus called the Passover lamb? What are the meanings of other symbols in a Passover feast?

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Y'shua died on Passover becoming our Passover Lamb. The meal he ate the evening before was first night of Passover. Remember the Jewish day is from sundown to sundown. It was customary on this festival for 1 prisoner to be set free, Pilot tried to get them to let Y'shua go free, but they asked for Barrabas. Luke 22:11b "Where is the guest room, where I am to eat the Pesach meal with my talmidim?" 22:14b "I have really wanted so much to celebrate this Seder with you before I die!"
---Phyllis on 4/1/07

**look at the other gospels and they show it to be a Passover meal. **

Actually, no.

The Greek Gospels say unequivocally that Our Lord took and blessed ARTOS, which always means raised, leavened bread.
---Jack on 3/31/07

Phil the Elder, John's Gospel account was written from a different perspective on purpose. His account is designed to clarify the other Gospels.

In the case of the Last Supper, the synoptic gospels record Jesus eating the Passover meal with His Apostles; however, John alters it slightly to show that Jesus is the Paschal sacrifice. Jesus is acting as the High Priest making the offering, and then the next day, He is slain as that sacrifice. John just emphasizes that by using a literary device.
---lorra8574 on 3/31/07

Phil the Elder, only the John account says it was not Passover - look at the other gospels and they show it to be a Passover meal. The symbols of Passover are - The Matzah, the Unleavened bread. The Israelites fleeing Egypt had no time for it to rise. It is the bread of affliction, made without leaven, made of fine wheat flour, water and oil; the Roasted Lamb Bone is a reminder of the Temple Sacrifice and the first Passover Lamb;
---phyla3656 on 3/31/07

2 - bitter Herbs recall the bitterness of slavery. Traditionally made of Horseradish, grated by hand by the man of the house as he sheds a tear. This makes up for the ones shed by the wife during the year; a Green Vegetable represents the hyssop branches used to apply the blood of the lam to the doorpost. It is also considred a bitter herb. The Clay of apples, nuts, cinnamon, and wine, represents the brcks nad morar the Israelites were force to make under Pharaoh's taskmasters.
---phyla3656 on 3/31/07

3 - A Roasted Egg is a reminder of the Temple Holiday Sacrifice and also a symbol of life. It was offered at the Temple during the Feast of Passover, Pentecost and Tabernacles; Salt Water symbolized the blood of the frist Passover lamb, also the tears shed by the Israelite slaves. Only the Lamb, Matzayh and Bitter Herbs are commanded by the Torah for Passover, but the other foods have been part of the Passover tradition for centuries.
---phyla3656 on 3/31/07

4 - There are also many other wonderful parts of the Passover such as the Four cups of wine - (sanctification, plagues, redemption and Praise), the washing of hands, the 4 questions, eating the Afikomen, looking for Elijah and the wonderful music. In a Messianic Jewish Passover, you will find the Messiah throughout it all. It is a wonderful celebration and as with any Jewish celebration, would not be complete without dancing in praise and worship to our precious L-rd, Yeshua.
---phyla3656 on 3/31/07

John 1:29 "The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world."
Genesis 14:18; Psalm 110:4; Hebrews Chapter 7, especially 7:21; but also Hebrews 5:5-10; Hebrews 6:20.

Note that Melchisedek offered bread and wine and both King and High Priest.
---lorra8574 on 3/30/07

Please be more specific with your question.
---Lloyd on 3/30/07

Christ was the new Passover Lamb. Christ died in the afternoon prior to Passover at the same times that the passover lambs were slain for for the Passover Feast that would start that evening at Sundown. Christ was the final perfect sacrifice that would end the need for the Jewish sacrificial system.

The Last Supper was not a Passover Meal, the feast of the passover was to be the next day, the evening following the Crucifiction.
---Phil_the_Elder on 3/30/07

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