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|Exod 12:15-20||[removal of all leaven is symbolic of the spiritual cleansing of the heart]|
|Deut 16:3-8||(the Feast of Unleavened Bread)|
|John 10:18||[Jesus had full control over His life as He fulfilled this feast. As a Jew He kept the feast even unto His death.]|
|John 12:24||[Jesus' body was in the grave on this day - like the seed that will grow and produce bread]|
|1Cor 5:6-8||[leaven here is symbolic for sin, this is the call for holiness in living]|
[1 ] Passover falls on the 14th day of the first month, Nissan. Unleavened Bread on day 15th, lasting for 7 days. Jesus / Yeshua fulfilled this feast. It is symbolic of His body - he was born in Bethlehem, (lit. Heb. 'the house of bread') - and is 'The Bread of Life.' To remain within the time constraints of this very feast he had only six hours on the cross. This was unusually short for this kind of execution. (Note that Jewish days are counted from sundown to sundown.)