by Judi McLaren
Passover: The First Biblical Eclipse?
“After Ahab’s death, Moab rebelled against Israel. Now Ahaziah had fallen through the lattice of his upper room in Samaria and injured himself. So he sent messengers, saying to them, “Go and consult Baal-Zebub, the god of Ekron, to see if I will recover from this injury.”2nd Kings 1-2
From the herald of Isiah came the foretelling of oncoming corruption upon any man, woman, or child who did not worship and anoint the one true God; Yahweh, the Israelites rock of salvation. Further told in Exodus, and dictated by the Pharaoh, to stop the rise and flight of slavery of the Israelites. Which was led by Moses, the firstborn son of each house would be slaughtered.
The belief in the summations of Isiah, the blood of a lamb was used to symbolize the ward off the Angel of Death and bid him pass over each house that so followed the word of God and had its mantle swathed in the blood of a sacrificial lamb during the full moon. Therefore, Jesus is also referred to as being the Lamb of God as is testified in John 1:29 “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” and was hence baptized in the Holy Spirit.
Each doorway was shrouded by the darkness of Death and seemed to cover the moon light until the decree had ended. When the moon had escaped the fullness of the dark eclipse, the light was again reborn.
A Moveable Feast
There truly are many symbolic references surrounding the story of Easter and why the date of celebration is always in motion.
- The calendar rule is that Easter will always fall on the first Sunday after the first full moon, following the spring equinox.
- The Passover meal, or Pesach, is memorialized in the Last Supper.
- This meal was eaten at the start of the Sabbath and lends credence to Good Friday.
- 3 days after the waning of the full moon, the Son of God was resurrected and experienced a rebirth.
- The egg is revered due to its association with fertility and was symbolically linked to the
- Pagan goddess Eostre and is indicative of such rebirth.
Never-Ending Faith in Spring and Rebirth
The miraculous resurrection is a pure celebration and renewal of faith. There can be no more joyous reason to share the gift of resurrection and life eternal than by visiting our selection of traditional wares and theme-appropriate to uplift the Lamb of God into your home, heart, and spirit.