Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread begins at sunset Monday. We are also in Christian Holy Week and will celebrate the resurrection of Yeshua the Messiah next Sunday.
It is an important time for both Christians and Jews. Even more important is the link between the two sets of holy days.
The early believers in Jesus celebrated Passover on the Hebrew date of Nisan 14. However, in the late second century, these “quartodecimans” — Latin for the fourteeners — were threatened with excommunication. Already antisemitism was creeping into what was originally a Jewish sect that believe Messiah had come in Yeshua of Nazareth.
Paul in Romans 11 warns gentile believers in Yeshua not to be arrogant because they recognize Yeshua as Messiah when many among the Jews still do not.
But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among them and became partaker with them of the rich root of the olive tree, do not be arrogant toward the branches; but if you are arrogant, remember that it is not you who supports the root, but the root supports you. — Romans 11:17-19 (NASB)
The video below from Maoz Israel concisely shows how Jesus fulfills the requirements of the Passover lamb.
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