Mark 15:42

Many presume that because this was a preparation day, Christ must have been crucified on the day before the weekly Sabbath, but they are incorrect; it was an annual Sabbath: The first day of Unleavened Bread (see Luke and John below).


Luke 23:54-56

John 19:13-14, 31

John 19:31

The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.



Abib is the first month of the year.


Matthew 26:

Mark 14:12

Luke 22:7, 14

1 Corinthians 11:23-26

Exodus 12:1-


twilight: the time between when the sun starts to go down, and complete darkness; twilight represents the start of a new day


The night Christ was betrayed was the same night that the Jews were hastily (in fear) eating the Passover meal as the angel of death swept across Egypt, striking the first-born.


Leviticus 23:5-6

Passover and Unleavened Bread are clearly two separate days: Abib 14 and 15; today many Jewish people merge the two days in one: Abib 15


Number 9:2

Numbers 28:13

Joshua 5:10


The left Egypt the next morning (still Passover Day) but they didn’t have time to add the yeast to the bread and let it rise; hence: unleavened bread. (We now keep this as the Night to Be Much Observed, in remembrance)


Numbers 33:3

Exodus 12:37


600,000 Israelites + women and children; 2.5 million people total at a modest estimate. It would take several hours for them to depart and cross the Red Sea.


Exodus 12:40

The were in Egypt for 430 years; they depart on the anniversary of their enslavement.

Genesis 15:13-18


Genesis 14:11-Genesis 15:21

Matthew 27:45, 50

The connection from Passover in Genesis to the New Testament can be seen in these scriptures.


John 2:13

John 6:4

PPT: The Lord’s Passover