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6-18-2021

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Some say Passover is the longest continuously celebrated holiday and commemorates an event that took place in about 1800 BC/BCE. This makes it about 1,830 years before what we call Easter. So what are the connections? I've always been fascinated by chronologies, but especially those that are also Kairos which are defined as opportune or decisive moments. Wikipedia says the Bible uses the word Kairos this way: In the New Testament, it means "the appointed time in the purpose of God," the time when God acts. (See Mark 1:15) Both Passover and Easter fit the definition of kairos.

What follows are select slides from an ongoing research project where I endeavor to show the chronos of the Passover that Jesus was celebrating and the kairos that came from it. How Jesus was fulfilling prophecy, not having a "last supper", (indeed he would eat other meals after this with his disciples) Time and tradition can cloud what really happened. Words and titles can be given like "Good Friday" and Easter Sunday" yet they are not recorded in the Biblical record.

This is not a refutation of the the Death and Resurrection of Jesus. Both of those events are factual and historic. I want to instead look very closely at what the whole Bible records about Passover, what Jesus instructed his disciples to do, and what Jesus said about this event.

An illustrator and designers job is to help visualize and make things more clear. It is my goal to shed light on these two holidays and show how what is recorded in the New Testament is the fulfillment of the Old Testament.

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