Passover (Lk 22:7-22:7)

“Then came

The day

Of the Unleavened Bread,

On which the Passover lamb

Had to be sacrificed.Ӡ

Ἦλθεν δὲ ἡ ἡμέρα τῶν ἀζύμων, ᾗ ἔδει θύεσθαι τὸ πάσχα

Luke said that the day of the Unleavened Bread (δὲ ἡ ἡμέρα τῶν ἀζύμων) came (Ἦλθεν), when the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed (ᾗ ἔδει θύεσθαι τὸ πάσχα).  This was similar to Matthew, chapter 26:17, and Mark, chapter 14:12.  Mark said that this was the first day of the Unleavened Bread (Καὶ τῇ πρώτῃ ἡμέρᾳ τῶν ἀζύμων).  He then explained that the Passover lamb was sacrificed then (ὅτε τὸ πάσχα ἔθυον), but Matthew did not feel the need to explain that to his Jewish Christian readers.  Matthew simply said that this was the first day of the Unleavened Bread (Τῇ δὲ πρώτῃ τῶν ἀζύμων), with no mention of Passover.  Mark and Luke explained that this was the Passover (τὸ πάσχα), but Matthew did not feel the need to explain that to his Jewish Christian readers.  Do you know what Passover is?

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