(This article is the beginning of a study series on Shavuot. Day 1 of 50.) Today is First Fruits–day ONE of counting towards Shavuot. Why is Shavuot (Pentecost) so closely connected to the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Matzah)? Good question. I’m happy you asked. Recap: Unleavened Bread is a 7… Read More »On Your Mark. Get Set. Grow.
Matzah (Unleavened Bread)
What is the deal with leaven, you ask? Must be an Old-Testament thing, you guess? Surprisingly, the word leaven is mentioned more times by Messiah and Paul than its combined mentions in the entire “Old” Testament. That should take the “old” right out of the equation, regardless of… Read More »Kingdom Leaven
By: Ellie Patton We’re entering the final countdown towards the spring feasts, and many of us are finding ourselves cleaning out cabinets and freezers, searching for any remnants of leaven that may be in our houses that need to be used up before the night of Pesach and… Read More »The Care and Feeding of Wild Leaven
Exodus 12:15, “Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. On the first day you shall remove leaven out of your houses, for if anyone eats what is leavened, from the first day until the seventh day, that person shall be cut off from Israel.” The word translated as “unleavened… Read More »The Week of Matzah (Isn’t Really About Bread)
In Exodus 12:8 we read, “They shall eat the flesh that night, roasted on the fire; with unleavened bread and bitter herbs they shall eat it.” The most common word to describe YHWH’s appointed times is “feast,” such as “the feasts of the LORD,” “the Biblical feasts,” or “Jewish feasts.” I’m not… Read More »Flesh, Bitter Herbs, Matzah, and Wine
At first glance, it’s very difficult to reconcile the timing of Pesach events detailed in Leviticus 23, and the related details in the Gospels. The first thing we need to come to grips with is that even the original Greek manuscripts of the new testament contain a flagrant… Read More »Messiah’s Pesach Week, From Start to Finish.