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18 hours ago, Tyndale said:

It is not actually demonstrated to be self-evident.   

Self evident 101.... the words and the context. They necessitated the use of Easter because Christians were looking towards the resurrection and Herod was attempting to disrupt the Easter observance of the church in favor of the Jews observance of Passover. Acts 12:1-4 Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. 2 And he killed James the brother of John with the sword. 3 And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.)[Passover week Ezekiel 45:21] 4 And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter [Christian observance of the resurrection which (has been, was then, and is now, part of the "Pasch week", and) culminated the weeks commemorations for the Christian but not for the lost Jew] to bring him forth to the people.

John 19:4 Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him.

Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

American Dictionary OF THE English Language


E'ASTER, noun

A festival of the christian church observed in commemoration of our Savior's resurrection. It answers to the pascha or passover of the Hebrews, and most nations still give it this name, pascha, pask, paque.


P'ASSOVER, noun [pass and over.] A feast of the Jews, instituted to commemorate the providential escape of the Hebrews, in Egypt, when God smiting the first-born of the Egyptians, passed over the houses of the Israelites, which were marked with the blood of the paschal lamb.

1. The sacrifice offered at the feast of the passover


PASCH, noun [See Paschal.] The passover; the feast of Easter.


PAS'CHAL, adjective [Latin pascha.] Pertaining to the passover, or to Easter.

Acts 12:24 But the word of God grew and multiplied.


Mark 16:1-2 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. 2 And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.


EAST, noun [Latin oriens, this word may belong to the root of hoise, hoist.]

1. The point in the heavens, where the sun is seen to rise at the equinox, or when it is in the equinoctial, or the corresponding point on the earth; one of the four cardinal points. The east and the west are the points where the equator intersects the horizon. But to persons under the equinoctial line, that line constitutes east and west.

2. The eastern parts of the earth; the regions or countries which lie east of Europe, or other country. In this indefinite sense, the word is applied to Asia Minor, Syria, Chaldea, Persia, India, China, etc. We speak of the riches of the east the diamonds and pearls of the east the kings of the east

The gorgeous east with richest hand,

Pours on her kings barbaric, pearl and gold.

EAST, adjective Towards the rising sun; or towards the point where the sun rises, when in the equinoctial; as the east gate; the east border; the east side. The east wind is a wind that blows from the east

Edited by John Young

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Easter is not associated with the Passover in fact.

Check the dates of Easter as compared to the Passover - they can be as much as a month different. They are calculated differently.

I am making no other statement than that Easter is not always during the feast of unleavened bread.

Draw whatever conclusions you like from that, but it is fact. 

Edited by DaveW

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Biblically Easter is associated with and follows the feast of unleavened bread, regardless of extra biblical calculations. Our feast is symbolized in the Lord's Supper and Easter proper is on the first Sunday after the Passover sacrifice.


1 Corinthians 5:7-8 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: 8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

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