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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Passover

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1: πάσχα

(Strong's #3957 — Noun Neuter — pascha — pas'-khah )

the Greek spelling of the Aramaic word for the Passover, from the Hebrew pasach, "to pass over, to spare," a feast instituted by God in commemoration of the deliverance of Israel from Egypt, and anticipatory of the expiatory sacrifice of Christ. The word signifies (I) "the Passover Feast," e.g., Matthew 26:2; John 2:13,23; 6:4; 11:55; 12:1; 13:1; 18:39; 19:14; Acts 12:4; Hebrews 11:28; (II) by metonymy, (a) "the Paschal Supper," Matthew 26:18,19; Mark 14:16; Luke 22:8,13; (b) "the Paschal lamb," e.g., Mark 14:12 (cp. Exodus 12:21 ); Luke 22:7; (c) "Christ Himself," 1 Corinthians 5:7 .

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Passover'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/p/passover.html. 1940.

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