How Passover became Easter

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In 2016, there was a clear distinction between Passover and Easter. As most Christians know, Passover was the crucifixion day of Yeshua (Jesus). Three days later was the resurrection day. Therefore, Easter should always be three days after Passover. But we find that in 2016, Easter was one month before Passover. Something is obviously wrong here.


It’s quite easy to find the origin of the word Easter in a typical etymology dictionary, and it’s not exactly Christian in origin.

Easter etymology

So, why the discrepancy in dates? Why isn’t Easter, the supposed resurrection day of Yeshua (Jesus), three days after Passover, his crucifixion day? It’s because Easter has nothing at all to do with the resurrection day, and the Roman Catholic Church even uses the Gregorian solar calendar rather than the Biblical luni-solar calendar to calculate the date.

In the 1769 King James Version of the Bible, we see that Easter actually…

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About Jonathan Lankford

Jonathan has a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) in Bible with a concentration in missions and intercultural communication. He also earned his Master's in Business Quality Management (MBQPM) and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master's in Education (MEd) focusing on Administration. He has been an educator since 2007, teaching English and humanities in Vietnamese universities. He currently holds the position of Associate Registrar at Tan Tao University, Vietnam.
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