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Acts 12:4 has “Easter” in the AV.  All other versions have “Passover.”  Which is correct?

Easter is the correct translation, because Passover had already happened.  Notice verse 3 says “(Then were the days of unleavened bread.)”.  Verse 4 says “intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.”

Herod put Peter in prison to hold him until after Easter, which hadn’t happened yet.  But this was during the days of unleavened bread.

Notice Numbers 28:16-17 says, “And in the fourteenth day of the first month is the passover of the Lord.  And in the fifteenth day of this month is the feast: seven days shall unleavened bread be eaten.”  The seven feast days, the days of unleavened bread, come after the Passover.  See also 2 Chronicles 30:15 & 21, Ezra 6:19 & 22.

The Passover happens on the 14th day of the month, and the days of unleavened bread are from the 14th to the 21st days.  Therefore, if Acts 12 takes place during the days of unleavened bread, then the Passover had already taken place.  Herod celebrates Easter, not Passover.  He plans to keep Peter in jail until after Easter, when at least some, if not all, of the days of unleavened bread had already transpired, which means the Passover had already taken place.  Thus Easter is the correct translation.


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3 thoughts on “Easter

  1. Carol on said:

    COOL!! That all makes sense. I knew you could answer it 🙂

  2. Cain got his wife from Adam and Eve’s children, or from his brother’s or sister’s children. Remember – Isaac married Rebecca, who was his niece. Adam and Eve were pure. There were no genetic defects. Their children would also be free of any defects. So when a brother married a sister, they had perfect genes and chromosomes.

    Of the men listed in the first part of Genesis, they all had children after they had reached at least age 65, with some not having children until after they were 105 (see Genesis chapter 5). Cain could have been more than 200 years old before he got married and had children.

    People lived a long time in those days, usually about 900+ years. If Adam had Cain when he was 110 years old, and had been out of the Garden of Eden for 100 years, producing children and the children producing children, when Adam was around 350 years old, there would have been more than 100,000 people on the earth when Cain picked his wife, and many commentaries say that there could have been 400,000. Cain’s son Enoch built a city, so there would have been quite a few people at that time.

    If a couple lived to be 900 years old, and they had a child every 20 years starting at age 100, that would be 40 children born to them. If you are good at math, figure those 40 children having a child every 20 years. By the time they were 500 years old, there would be 1,000 children. So you see, there were many people on the earth when Cain picked his wife.

  3. Carol on said:

    Here is a question…. Did Cain really marry his sister? If not then where did Cains wife come from?

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