Passover (“Pesach”) this year (2020) begins at sundown (or 6 p.m.) on Wednesday, April 8. It’s observance is tied to the Jewish religious calendar established by God over 3,500 years ago, not our Gregorian calendar, which was introduced in 1582 A.D. by Pope Gregory XIII.
It is important that we, as Christians, understand Passover because it is a very detailed foreshadow of God’s plan of salvation with Jesus, the Messiah, the sacrificial Lamb of God.
Israel had been in Egypt 430 years. The first 30 years were in peace and harmony with Egypt due to Joseph’s favor with Pharaoh. The next 400 years, after that Pharaoh died, the Israelites spent as slaves. Conditions worsened for them over time as the Hebrews (Israelites) cried out to God in anguish .

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