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The Passover is two folds. (a) It is the actual event that took place in Egypt and (b) the ceremony is the reenactment of that ceremony or observance.
The observance has nothing to do with an event to take place in the temple, but this event is to take place in individual's households ( as in the actual events of Egypt )
THE CONGREGATION: The congregation in the context of the Passover is not the entire clan of Israelites. The congregation is the individual households and servants.
One lamb would hardly feed the thousands and the observance was commanded 40 years before any such thing as a temple in Israel existed.
#1 The Passover law or commandment is a reenactment ceremony for individual families and their servants to take place within their house hold.
EXODUS 12:1 And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt saying,
EXODUS 12:2 This month ( March to April ) shall be to you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.
#2 The event is to take place in March? Here it states it is the first month of the year, so it appears the Israelite year started in March?
EXODUS 12:3 Speak you to all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:
EXODUS 12:4 And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next to his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb.
#3a This is not an event in which people from around the area come together. Individual families each take a lamb
#3b With one only the exception if they can not consume it and in that event they may share a lamb with their neighbor.
EXODUS 12:5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: you shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:
Laws or contracts are the same thing. They have specifications of what must be done, what type of thing and what must not be done.
Before you can Fulfil the obligations of a contract or of the commandments of God, you must look at ALL of the text and find EVERY specification or condition. Building contracts can be compared for an example. On one page of the specs, the contract may specify that treated plywood, finished on both sides is required. Through out the rest of the blue prints or contract it may simply state plywood, but if treated plywood (finished on both sides ) is not used, the contract is not fulfilled.
In Exodus 12:25 it states the lamb must be with out blemish, a male, in it's first year. These are the specs for the lamb. Later when speaking of the lamb, these specs are not stated, but they are given and anything that does not meet these specs is a violation of the law / contract.
#4 In the commands / covenants of God or in the contracts of man, there are specifications of what is acceptable and using any thing other than that specified in the specs, is a violation of the contract.
EXODUS 12:6 And you shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.
#5a You get the lamb on the tenth day of the month.
#5b You keep it 14 days.
#5c The whole congregation ( your family, your servants and neighbor if you share the lamb ) kill it. No, not a butcher, not a priest ... THE WHOLE ASSEMBLY OF THE CONGREGATION shall kill it.
EXODUS 12:7 And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.
#6a They (The congregation of your household) shall take the blood and strike it on the two post and upper door post of the house.
#6b ThereIN they shall eat it. Not in a synagogue, not at a restaurant. Your congregation eats the lamb with in your own house.
EXODUS 12:8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
EXODUS 12:9 Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.
#7a It must be eaten with unleavened bred.
#7b It must be roasted.
#7c It is to be eaten with bitter herbs (what kind of bitter herbs did they have in the wilderness)>
#7d It must be eaten in the same night.
EXODUS 12:10 And you shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning you shall burn with fire.
#8 Any left overs in the morning must be burnt in a fire.
EXODUS 12:11 And thus shall you eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste: it is the Lord's Passover.
#8a Eat it with your loins girded ( belt tied or fastened around your waste )
#8b You must have your shoes on.
#8c Eat it with your staff in your hand.
THE EVENT TO TAKE PLACE
EXODUS 12:12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the Lord.
EXODUS 12:13 And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where you are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.
EXODUS 12:14 And this day shall be to you for a memorial; and you shall keep it a feast to the Lord throughout your generations; you shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.
#9 This law was not just for the time of Moses but it is a requirement that must be observed forever.
EXODUS 12:15 Seven days shall you eat unleavened bread; even the first day you shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.
#10 Anyone who eats leaven bread SHALL be cut off from Israel.
Cut off: Strong's Ref. # 3772 Romanized karath, Pronounced kaw-rath'
A primitive root; to cut (off, down or asunder); by implication, to destroy or consume; specifically, to covenant (i.e. make an alliance or bargain, originally by cutting flesh and passing between the pieces):
EXODUS 12:16 And in the first day there shall be an holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be an holy convocation to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat, that only may be done of you.
EXODUS 12:17 And you shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore shall you observe this day in your generations by an ordinance for ever.
EXODUS 12:18 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, you shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even.
EXODUS 12:19 Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever eateth that which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or born in the land.
Cut off: by implication, to destroy or consume; specifically, to covenant (i.e. make an alliance or bargain, originally by cutting flesh and passing between the pieces):
#11 If it be an Israelite or non Israelite who eats bread with yeast in this time, they must be slaughtered, consumed....
EXODUS 12:20 Ye shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall you eat unleavened bread.
EXODUS 12:21 Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said to them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the Passover.
EXODUS 12:22 And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.
#12 Go out and visit, go to some kind of assembly, NO. NONE of you shall go out of your houses to morning.
EXODUS 12:23 For the Lord will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he sees the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the Lord will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in to your houses to smite you.
EXODUS 12:24 And you shall observe this thing for an ordinance to you and to thy sons for ever.
EXODUS 12:25 And it shall come to pass, when you be come to the land which the Lord will give you, according as he hath promised, that you shall keep this service.
EXODUS 12:26 And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say to you, What mean you by this service?
EXODUS 12:27 That you shall say, It is the sacrifice of the Lord's Passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.
THE EVENT TAKING PLACE
EXODUS 12:28 And the children of Israel went away, and did as the Lord had commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.
EXODUS 12:29 And it came to pass, that at midnight the Lord smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.
EXODUS 12:30 And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead.
EXODUS 12:41 And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the Lord went out from the land of Egypt.
EXODUS 12:42 It is a night to be much observed to the Lord for bringing them out from the land of Egypt: this is that night of the Lord to be observed of all the children of Israel in their generations.
EXODUS 12:43 And the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, This is the ordinance of the Passover: There shall no stranger eat thereof:
EXODUS 12:44 But every man's servant that is bought for money, when you hast circumcised him, then shall he eat thereof.
EXODUS 12:45 A foreigner and an hired servant shall not eat thereof.
#13a NO non-Israelite shall take part of the Passover
#13b Except the non Israelite is owned by the Israelite and
#13c After that owned servant has been circumcised.
#13d Any hired gentile/ stranger or any other stranger / gentile could not partake in the Passover.
In any other text about gentiles partaking in the Passover, it might not clarify that ONLY owned / circumcised gentiles meet the specs, but that condition / specification about gentiles is stated in Exod 12:43-45
In other text about the Passover lamb, it does not repeat the specs about the lamb being in the first year, a male with no blemish, but those specifications are indeed with in the laws of the Passover.
Anything that does not meet the requirements / specifications of the law / contract, is a violation of that law / contract.
#13 The ONLY gentiles allowed to partake in the Passover are those OWNED slaves of an Israelite who is circumcised. NO other gentiles are allowed to partake.
EXODUS 12:46 In one house shall it be eaten; you shalt not carry forth ought of the flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall you break a bone thereof.
EXODUS 12:47 All the congregation of Israel shall keep it.
EXODUS 12:48 And when a stranger shall sojourn with you, and will keep the Passover to the Lord, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land: for no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof.
Sojourn = travel. The Sojourning took place for 40 years in the desert before they got to Canaan / Israel. These strangers may have kept the Passover ceremony but they did NOT keep it within the household of the Israelites.
EXODUS 12:43 And the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, This is the ordinance of the Passover: There shall no stranger eat thereof:
EXODUS 12:44 But every man's servant that is bought for money, when you hast circumcised him.
EXODUS 34:25 You shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven; neither shall the sacrifice of the feast of the Passover be left to the morning.
Do "Jews" keep the Passover commanded to the Israelites?
#1 Do they keep the Passover in their homes or do they go out to some
synagogue mocking this commandment?
#2 In the 10th day of the month does each "Jewish" family go out and get a lamb?
#3 Does each "Jew" family examine that lamb for blemish, make sure
it is a male of one year?
#4 Does that "Jew" family keep the lamb alive for 4 days?
#5 Does that WHOLE "Jew" family then kill that lamb?
#6 Does that "Jew" family then paint their door post with the blood of that sacrificed lamb?
Oh don't you
just love the Passover, painting the door post with lamb's blood is my favorite
#10 & #11 Do the "Jews" consume, destroy cut any "Jew" or gentile who eats bread with yeast in those days?
#12 Do these "Jews" remain in their houses or do they go out visiting people, go to some synagogue or go shopping in that night?
#13 Do any of these "Jews" invite non Israelites / strangers to take part of the Passover with them?
Of course all of my pictures are absurd, but if those calling themselves Jews actually did observe the Passover in the commands given to the Israelites, the events here in my funny papers would be a fact.
The absurdness are not in my goofy pictures but in the assertion that the "Jews" or anyone else on earth actually keep the Passover that God commanded to the Israelites.