Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Greater Biblical Meaning of the Passover

What is the higher symbolism of the Passover? What does the Passover command say about itself? How should we be teaching about the Passover and the significance of the command to our children? Should we listen to the biblical text or should we listen to later additions? Furthermore, what is the significance of the law? Exodus 12:26-27 and Deuteronomy 6:20-25.


[Aleksandr Sigalov:] Here are the verses that you must literally say when you asked the question about Passover and Torah in general. It is a good idea to have them handy on a small piece of paper if you are being asked this question a lot. You can try to memorize it too but I prefer to read from the text so as to avoid making a mistake or omitting important details.

YLT Ex 12:26 and it hath come to pass when your sons say unto you, What is this service ye have? 
YLT Ex 12:27 that ye have said, A sacrifice of passover it is to Jehovah, who passed over the houses of the sons of Israel in Egypt, in His smiting the Egyptians, and our houses He delivered.'
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 YLT Dt 6:20 'When thy son asketh thee hereafter, saying, What are the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, which Jehovah our God hath commanded you?
YLT Dt 6:21 then thou hast said to thy son, Servants we have been to Pharaoh in Egypt, and Jehovah bringeth us out of Egypt by a high hand; 
YLT Dt 6:22 and Jehovah giveth signs and wonders, great and sad, on Egypt, on Pharaoh, and on all his house, before our eyes;
YLT Dt 6:23 and us He hath brought out thence, in order to bring us in, to give to us the land which He had sworn to our fathers. 
YLT Dt 6:24 And Jehovah commandeth us to do all these statutes, to fear Jehovah our God, for good to ourselves all the days, to keep us alive, as at this day;

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