By the time of Christ the Passover celebration was an eight day period comprising the preparation day, eating the Passover & seven days of unleavened bread:
Preparation day of the 14th Abib, starts at sunset and all leaven is removed the following morning, before the Passover lambs are killed in the afternoon. They then eat the Passover with the unleavened bread sometime after sunset starting the 15th Abib: For these seven days they eat unleavened bread !

Memorial Passover is eaten near home and they march back after midnight !

The Passover is eaten standing up !

The Biblical day starts at sunset - each night preceding its own day ! A faultless Passover lamb is carefully chosen and separated on the tenth day of the year: i.e. on the 10th of Abib !

It is scrutinised until the afternoon of the fourteenth when it is killed. It is roasted, then eaten after sunset on the evening of the fifteenth. A holy convocation starts the next morning, still the fifteenth.

Yahshua arrived in Bethany by sunset on the ninth, six days before Passover - prior to the evening supper on the tenth (see John 12: 1–15). After the next morning, still the tenth, Christ humbly entered into Jerusalem riding a donkey. Later that afternoon - the tenth day of Abib, He presented Himself unblemished in the temple, and then returned to Bethany (Mark 11: 1–11).

The next day, the 11th Abib Sabbath, He drove the traders out the Temple. Teaching daily in the Temple under their scrutiny to discredit Him, they conspired how to trade back inside the Temple.

On the 13th as He sat at supper (Mark 14:3 and Matthew 26:6): “the most Holy” was anointed in Bethany (Daniel 9:24).


“And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week (a non calendar week - week ═ period of sevens i.e. the seven days from the 11th to 17th Abib – between selecting the Passover lamb and the resurrection !) and in the midst of the week ( i.e. the 4th of these 7 days: the 14th Abib !) he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease . . .” (Daniel 9: 27).

After sunset starting the 14th Christ had the “Last Supper.”

The Passover is not “sodden at all with water” ! i.e. “The Last Supper” was not the Feast of the Passover !

When eating the Passover standing up, they were not permitted outside “until the morning”- after midnight. Also, Yahshua would not have broken an everlasting “ordinance” by refraining from partaking in Yahweh’s Passover Feast !

They were obviously still preparing the needs for the Passover, and as John noticeably stated, this supper was in fact the evening meal “before the feast of the passover” - the evening starting the twenty four hour “preparation” day, in which the Passover lamb was to be killed.

“And when they had sung a hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.” Probably long before midnight, however, after Passover they proceed home after midnight, simulating the Exodus out of the land of bondage !

Later that evening He was arrested, un-scripturally tried at night and condemned to a slow torturous death by the Sanhedrin. After sunrise that same 14th the Roman governor, Pontius Pilate, was too weak to save Him. The murderer Barabbas was freed in Christ’s stead. Cabbalistically, Bar Abba ═ “son of the father” !
Pontius Pilate gave Yahshua to them, and they crucified Him soon afterwards.

Yahshua was crucified and then His body placed in the tomb just before sunset on the fourteenth.

The fifteenth day Passover evening feast was then eaten !

Surely after this sunset the fearful disciples again met as planned, in that house as they had the preparation evening before, and ate the Passover without Him - as He had prophesied ! Some disciples would have still completely prepared the Passover along with many others in Jerusalem: as Yahshua had instructed them ! “And the disciples did as Yahshua had appointed them; and they made ready the passover.” They prepared it to be eaten at Yahweh's appointed time and place - “according to all the ordinances of the passover”

So that evening the Passover was eaten and they refrained from work. As they stood and ate the Passover lamb, were they too traumatised by the events of the last 24 hours to fully understand the significance of Yahweh’s Passover Sacrifice, with the words of Yahshua at the last supper ?

Early the next morning, that same fifteenth day, Christ's body was obviously first checked, the tomb sealed and the guard set. This fifteenth day was still the High Day Sabbath.

According to the Dead Sea Scroll’s and Maccabean and Enoch solar calendar, the sixteenth of Abib is the fifth day of the week. The seventeenth of Abib was the third night and also the third day in the tomb: Yahshua rose after this seventeenth day of Abib on the seventh day of the week, as “Lord of the Sabbath” (See Matthew 12:8 ). After the third day, the 18th is the resurrection centre of the Feast of Unleavened Bread ! This Sabbath was deliberately mistranslated to “first (day) of the week”.

Christ’s body was hurriedly laid in the tomb on the fourteenth afternoon - just before that sunset beginning the fifteenth Passover Feast and High Day Sabbath: evening Passover supper and following day holy convocation. The sepulchre was then made sure until the third day, and the seal and guard prevented the traditional anointing of the body. Christ’s body was therefore not fully prepared according to tradition. Before dawn on the eighteenth, the two Mary’s arrived hoping to finally access the tomb and anoint the body – as permitted on the normal weekly Sabbath.

Christ had already risen before dawn this eighteenth day and appeared to many people throughout this weekly Sabbath day.

The evening of the 19th is the first working day of this Biblical week. The reaping of the Omer took place immediately after sunset, publically starting the harvest. The firstfruits sheaf offering was waved in the morning Temple service. Yahshua too, presented Himself to His Father, before accepting any mortal human contact. This is the morning after the Sabbath, when the first cut corn is waved:

I.e. the 19th Abib of Deuteronomy 16:9, after the Passover and weekly Sabbath, when the sickle initially cuts the wave sheaf, begins the 7 × 7 day calculation of the harvest weeks up to the feast of the grain harvest on the 50th day of Pentecost !

7 × 7 + 1 ═ 50 days

I.e. after He was “cut off” His body was laid in the tomb before sunset on the fourteenth. The fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth it remained in the tomb. Sometime on the eighteenth day Sabbath Yahshua rose from the dead – the first-fruits of the grave. After sunset starting the nineteenth, the Omer was reaped. In the morning the wave sheaf first-fruits was offered in the Temple: Yahshua ascended to His and our Fathers throne, and presented Himself to Yahweh our God ! (See John 20: 17)

Christ’s crucifixion ended all our sacrifice and sin offerings, which foreshadowed the same covenant in stone, confirmed and renewed in His flesh and blood:

“Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:28)

“ . . . to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness. . .” (Daniel 9:24).

However, the sacrifice of the Feast of Yahweh’s Passover, is forever, even when Christ eats it, as He said He would, in the Kingdom !

After the third day, the 18th is the Sabbath resurrection centre of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.


For an inspiring account of the Passover, see “The Passover Lamb of God” at
http://www.declarethedecree.com/marr...e_linkpg93.doc