Eostre - Astarte - Ishtar - Easter

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  1. wopik

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    A distracting, apparent early reference to 'Easter' in the King James Version of the Bible translation of the New Testament, Acts of the Apostles 12:4, is simply an anachronistic mistranslation of the Greek pascha ("Passover"), in which the committee of James I of England followed such earlier translators as William Tyndale and Myles Coverdale.


    The Acts passage refers to the seven-day Passover festival (including the Feast of Unleavened Bread); "it is reasonably certain that the New Testament contains no reference to a yearly celebration of the resurrection of Christ."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eostre


    the New Testament contains no reference to a yearly celebration of the resurrection of Christ. Resurrection celebration, like Christmas, is of later origins, in this case, spring-goddess, pagan-assimilated origins.
     
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    Happy St. Patrick's Day! At least it comes up this month (March 17), as does the first day of spring (March 20).

    Hey, we don't meet in sewers like the early church in Rome did either.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    [​IMG] Happy first day of spring Jim.
     
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    I encourage anyone who believes the Astarte-Ishtar- Easter connection not to celebrate Easter.

    Of course, the connection is speculative and based upon the purported etymology of language, not upon any concrete proof. Hislop would be proud.
     
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    Or... Welcome to Autumn (Fall for the Americans) Here, in Australia we start Autumn on the first day of March, our government doesn't let anything so silly as the position of the sun or moon get in the way of making the seasons convenient :) Much easier to start the seasons on the first of the month than wait for some astronomical event.

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    Happy Purim as well! 13 - 14 March 2006, we'll read the whole Megillah, eat hamentashen and attend to our Mishloach Manot and Matanot La'evyonim!
     
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    Leave it to those Western New Yorkers to break out in tongues!...............*smile*

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    "Hislop would be proud."

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    Ed
     
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    The New Testament of the Bible depicts Jesus as the culmination of the Passover "Lamb of God"; therefore, some Christians continue to celebrate the Passover at its appointed time, but with different meaning from the Jewish celebration.

    As it is recorded in the New Testament, Jesus has become the sacrificed Passover Lamb (1 Corinthians 5:7-8).

    The converted Jews: Paul, Peter, John, etc., continued Passover observance since their jewish Christ (Messiah) was the jewish Passover Lamb.

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    many follow the instructions that Jesus gave to his disciples at the time of his Last Supper before he was crucified. Unleavened bread is used to represent Jesus' body (Eastern Christianity insists on leavened bread, though), and wine represents his blood and the New Covenant. These are a symbolic substitute for Jesus as the true sacrificial Passover "Lamb of God."

    Most Christians who keep Passover are considered to be Quartodeciman as they keep Passover on the 14th of Nisan. Apollinaris and Melito of Sardis were both 2nd Century writers that wrote about the Christian Passover.
     
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    You are right. But I have found some more record about it from P Jensen, a German writer. He collected many pagan customs from the monuments in ME, and the name of goddess there was called Ishtar. Ezkiel 8 tells us Israelites prayed toward East, Sunrise, worshipping sun-god.

    We can celebrate the Day of Resurrection, but should not call it as Easter. The words in the Bible doesn't mean always they are good and right. Asherah is also mentioned many times, but it is the name of the goddess, like Baal. We should not celebrate in the name of Asherah as we should not in the name of Baal.
     
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    Hi Eliyahu
    What day of the week do those that worship baal get together for worship?
     
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    Here we go again...

    It is once again time for the annual Easter is of the devil nonsense. :rolleyes:

    If millions of Christians world-wide celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ is evil, then consign me to the lake of fire. :eek: [​IMG]

    Hey let's go ahead and start the annual "Celebrating Christmas is evil" thread so we can get that over with for 2006. What'd ya say? :rolleyes:
     
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    Hi Bible-Boy


    Paul tells the Corinthian Church that Jesus was the Christian Passover Lamb 1 Corinthians 5:7-8 and, because of this, to keep the Feast. The ancient Passover was a precursor to Jesus' universally redeeming Passover sacrifice? No wonder Paul advocated Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread observance for the redeemed Church people of the NT -- Redeemed in the Passover Lamb's broken body and sacrificial blood.


    The Christian Passover ceremony, which includes the bread and wine, proclaims the Lord's death, not specifically his resurrection. Paul confirmed this when he wrote, "For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death till He comes" (1 Corinthians 11:26).
     
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    It seems that people forget that English is a dynamic, living language and that the meanings of words change. The modern word "easter" has nothing to do with the goddess of a religion that died thousands of years ago, particularly one that nobody would have heard of except for the few boistrous legalist infecting the churches. Nowadays in modern English, particularly within Christian circles, "easter" is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. There really is no reason to quible over this issue or change terms.
     
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    Good, 'cause having a "baal egg hunt" sounds stupid. [​IMG]
     

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