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Why did Mary Magdalene and the other women disciples wait until the dawn of Sunday before arriving at the tomb?

Two Considerations (1) Luke stated that they had to "prepare the spices." (Luke 24:1) Now, it was illegal to prepare them on the Sabbath, so they had to wait until Saturday evening to do ...
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Why is the date of the 2016 Passover a month late when compared to Easter?

Jehovah's Witnesses time their Memorial based on the current apparent movements of the actual physical moon and sun, as observable from Jerusalem. This, they say, is what happened in first century ...
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How did Christians get from the biblical feast of Passover to Easter sunday?

Easter and Passover are two different celebrations. Passover celebrates the escape of the Israelites from Egypt and the sparing of them from the plague of killing the firstborn. Easter celebrates the ...
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Why did Mary Magdalene and the other women disciples wait until the dawn of Sunday before arriving at the tomb?

Why did Mary Magdalene and the other women disciples wait until dawn of Sunday before arriving at the tomb? Because it would not have been safe to do so otherwise at night. With all the visitors in ...
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The Jewish Pesach Passover date of Nisan 14 is on Monday 22 April 2024, so why are Jehovah's Witnesses holding their Memorial on Sunday 24 Mar 2024?

Why are Jehovah's Witnesses holding their Memorial on Sunday 24 March 2024? According to this June 1977 Watchtower article the Memorial should be held on the date of the Passover which is the 14 day ...
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The Jewish Pesach Passover date of Nisan 14 is on Monday 22 April 2024, so why are Jehovah's Witnesses holding their Memorial on Sunday 24 Mar 2024?

Since the Jewish calendar date of Nisan 14 falls on Tuesday 23 April 2024, why are Jehovah's Witnesses holding their Memorial on Sunday 24 March 2024? The Jehovah's Witnesses have the practice of ...
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The Jewish Pesach Passover date of Nisan 14 is on Monday 22 April 2024, so why are Jehovah's Witnesses holding their Memorial on Sunday 24 Mar 2024?

Since the Jewish Calendar date of Nisan 14 falls on Tuesday 23 April 2024, Why are Jehovah's Witnesses holding their Memorial service on Sunday 24th March? From my perspective as an evangelical, ...
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Was the feast of unleavened bread celebrated for 8 days (opposed to 7) as it is outside Israel today in Jesus' time?

There is no 'contradiction' between the the evangelists once all factors are properly taken into consideration. The following synchronisation of all four gospel accounts in relation to the sabbath ...
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How do we know the Sacrament of Communion as practiced in the Catholic Church was instituted at the Last Supper?

See How Christ Said the First Mass by Fr. James L. Meagher, D.D. Excerpt from its preface, p. 11: Worldly people look with wonder at the Mass, and Often say: What is the meaning of this form of ...
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Why is the Jewish Passover on 28 March 2021 but Good Friday is on 2 April 2021?

Why is the Jewish Passover on 28 March 2021 but Good Friday is on 2 April 2021? Actually everything is in its’ proper place. Easter is a “movable feast” and does not have a fixed date. However, it is ...
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According to Catholics, when is Luke 22:8?

The Catholic Encyclopaedia, discussing the timing of the Last Supper, refers to Luke 22:7, along with parallels Matthew 26: 17 and Mark 14 12 and says: From these passages it seems to follow that ...
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Was the Last Supper not the Passover meal?

Was the Last Supper not the Passover meal? Before answering this it is necessary to lay some background. It is entirely critical to get the correct day of crucifixion before attempting anything else: ...
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Was the Last Supper not the Passover meal?

Jesus entered Bethany six days before the Passover (John 12:1). I believe John is referring to the Passover Seder on the 15th of Nisan. That would make Jesus there on the 9th of Nisan. Then the ...
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Why is the date of the 2016 Passover a month late when compared to Easter?

The Christian method for calculating Easter is not the same as the Jewish for calculating Passover. This was settled in the fourth century in Council of Nicea. Christians use the Sunday after the ...
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Did Jesus have His Last Supper standing?

Did Jesus have His Last Supper standing? The Short answer is no Scripture seems to indicate that Jesus and his disciples were reclined while eatig at the Last Supper. Institution of the Lord's Supper ...
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According to Calvinism, when and what happen during the Lord's Passover in the time of Moses?

Calvin's view of the 14th or 15th of Nisan observance is inferred, rather than explicit, but there's no reason not to conclude that Calvin thought Christ died on the 15th of Nisan a Passover Friday. ...
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How did Christians get from the biblical feast of Passover to Easter sunday?

One of the great controversies that led to the Schism of 1054 was the type of bread to be used at Passover. For the Roman Catholic, it was unleavened. For the Eastern Orthodox, it was leavened. The ...
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Why is the Jewish Passover on 28 March 2021 but Good Friday is on 2 April 2021?

Long ago at Nicea it was decided not to permit things Christian (Good Friday, resurrection Sunday) to coincide with things Jewish (Passover, full moon), as the two could fall on the same day. So, the ...
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Why did Mary Magdalene and the other women disciples wait until the dawn of Sunday before arriving at the tomb?

Before electric lighting, "midnight" used to literally mean that. People might sleep from 8 or 9 pm until 4 or 5 am. Or perhaps they had two sleeps with a break in the middle for sewing, ...
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Why did Mary Magdalene and the other women disciples wait until the dawn of Sunday before arriving at the tomb?

Why did Mary Magdalene and the other women disciples wait until dawn of Sunday before arriving at the tomb? It is because, for the disciples, the Sabbath day ended not at sunset on Saturday evening, ...
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Observance of the Passover - Timeline

Hezekiah observed the Passover prior to Josiah. And Hezekiah sent to all Israel and Judah, and wrote letters also to Ephraim and Manasseh, that they should come to the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, ...
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Did the Passover Crucifixion Involve a Double Sabbath?

Couple of things. Passover proper, the 14th of Nisan, is never defined in Scripture as a Sabbath. The first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread is, however, referred to as a Sabbath type, a high ...
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Why is the Jewish Passover on 28 March 2021 but Good Friday is on 2 April 2021?

The Rabbinic Jewish month of Nisan 5781 begins this year on March 14 (that is, at sunset on March 13). The Feast of Unleavened Bread is on its 15th day, hence March 28th. The Gregorian month of Nisan ...
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According to Catholicism, is are there any teachings or traditions about who was the host of the house where Jesus celebrated his Last Supper?

Although not strictly a Catholic Church point of view, a good argument can be made that the Upper Room in which the Last Supper (Passover) was held belonged to Joseph of Arimathea. He was a disciple ...
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Was the feast of unleavened bread celebrated for 8 days (opposed to 7) as it is outside Israel today in Jesus' time?

Thank you so much everyone for your thoughts. I agree that there is no contradiction and I will share how the pieces seem to fit together to me bellow. I am particularly grateful to Nigel Johnstone ...
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How did Christians get from the biblical feast of Passover to Easter sunday?

Going from Passover to Easter Sunday is straight-forward. The Passover occurs on the 14th of Nissan. The next 7-days (the 15th through the 21st) are observed by eating Unleavened Bread. During the ...
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How did Christians get from the biblical feast of Passover to Easter sunday?

"Make it clear from scripture based on the bible, where did a prophet or Jesus or his disciples/apostles tell us how to keep this feast we call Easter IN THE BIBLE?" TL;DR: That's not possible. The ...
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Did Jesus have His Last Supper standing?

They ate the Last Supper reclining. The reason Alfred Edersheim gives to this is more than a little interesting, which can be summarised thus: The reason they ate the Last Supper, and the Passover ...
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Is Jesus seen as both the Passover Lamb and Goat(s) of the Atonement in any Protestant Theology?

I would expect that every Christian denomination would see Jesus's death as the fulfilment of both the Passover sacrifice and the Day of Atonement sacrifices and rituals, because the identification is ...
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