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Acts 12:4

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Salty, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club
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    Acts is the only book in the Bible (King James Version) that has the word "Easter". Most other versions even NJK uses the word "passover".

    According to Strongs Condorance Both Easter and Passover ( # 3957 ) come from the same Greek word.

    So why did King James use Easter instead of Passover?

    Thanks
     
  2. Salty

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    Was doing some research and found this page

    Even more, now, I dislike the term Easter and strongly prefer "Resurrection Sunday"
     
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    Easter and Passover were synonyms then.

    Compare Geneva Bible notes:

    at Exodus 23:15:

    and at Matt. 27:15:

    Also Tyndale at Luke 2:41

     
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    Words have meanings, and the intended meaning of the original author, should be translated into our Bibles. The word has at best two meanings, the meal where the passover is remembered, and the lamb that was sacrificed to provide the blood which "bought" the passover, the deliverance from the wrath of God. One or the other of these meanings can be understood in every passage where the Aramaic word translated passover appears. Jesus provided the blood, thus He provides the propitiation which, if we follow the directions, provides the basis which God uses for choosing us for salvation or deliverance from the wrath of God.
     
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    There is no question that using the term "Easter" in the JKV confuses things as most Christians today hold easter as the day Sunday, not the time of the passover meal or even the slaying of the lambs.
     
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    Just a guess:

    By the time the KJV was translated the word Easter was in wide use to describe the celebration of Christ's death, burial and ressurection. Ressurection Sunday leaves out leaves out the rest of the weekend of celebration.
     
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