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To further clarify yourTo further clarify your calculations, Passover begins on the 14th day of the Jewish month of Nisan (originally called Abib). That month begins with the nearest new moon to the Spring Equinox (March 21) as observed over Jerusalem. Thus this year, the nearest new moon will occur around April 1st., putting the celebration of the Passover 14 days later (beginning the evening of April 14 - since the Jewish "day", i.e. 24 hours, starts at sundown). Regarding the use of the word “Easter” in the Bible at Acts 12:4, Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words makes some interesting comments. It says “Pascha is mistranslated "Easter" in Acts 12:4, AV, (it)denotes the Passover (RV). The phrase "after the Passover" signifies after the whole festival was at an end.” Also of interest is this comment: “The term "Easter" is not of Christian origin. It is another form of Astarte, one of the titles of the Chaldean goddess, the queen of heaven. The festival of Pasch held by Christians in post-apostolic times was a continuation of the Jewish feast, but was not instituted by Christ, nor was it connected with Lent. From this Pasch the pagan festival of "Easter" was quite distinct and was introduced into the apostate Western religion, as part of the attempt to adapt pagan festivals to Christianity.”

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