11-13 Nisan

​12 Nisan

2Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.

3Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,4And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him5But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people.

13 Nisan 

17Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover?

14 Nisan

… and they made ready the passover.

20Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve. 21And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.

13 Nisan = Preparing for Passover 

On this day from sunrise till sunset Passover preparations were made as the start of Passover were 14 Nisan at 6 pm, the Passover meal had to be observed. (the Hebrews’ days according to YHWH S calender starts at sunset and ends at sunset).  

In the 13th many things are done :

  • The house were cleaned 
  • All leaven were removed (symbolic of removal of sin) 
  • The dishes had to be exchanged for Passover dishes
  • The father puts on his white priestly robe (signifying ongoing righteousness) 

Preparing the lamb

Exodus 12; 6And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening. 

8And they shall eat:

  • the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and 
  • unleavened bread; and 
  • with bitter herbs they shall eat it.

Authority of Jesus 

Jesus’ Authority Challenged

23And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority? 24And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things.

And he answered and said unto them, I will also ask you one thing; and answer me: 4The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men? 

5And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then believed ye him not? 6But and if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they be persuaded that John was a prophet. 7And they answered, that they could not tell whence it was

8And Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.

10 Nisan = Entering Jerusalem 

​ZECHARIAH 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.

Matthew 21:2 Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me.

And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strayed them in the way.

9And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.

The Triumphal Entry

(Zechariah 9:9-13Matthew 21:1-11;Mark 11:1-11Luke 19:28-40)

12On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord. 14And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written,15Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass’s colt.16These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him. 

Preparing The Lamb

Exodus 12:it shall be the first month of the year to you. 3Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:…5Your lamb shall be 

  • without blemish, 
  • a male 
  • of the first year: (born on Passover the previous year) 
  • ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats: 

6And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening. 

8And they shall eat:

  • the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and 
  • unleavened bread; and 
  • with bitter herbs they shall eat it.

Idolatry

Warning against Idolatry

15Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye saw no manner of similitude on the day that the LORD spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire

Scorched tip of Mount Sinai / Jabal-al-lawz

Exodus 17: 6 Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink.

16Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, 

  • the likeness of male
  • or female
  • 17The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, 
  • the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the air, 
  • 18The likeness of any thing that creepeth on the ground, (swarms /insects) 
  • the likeness of any fish that is in the waters beneath the earth: 

    The Egyptian name for the owl is Mulak or Moloch represented by the letter symbolism of M (m) because its name began with M, and the eyes or horns of this secret deity looks just like the letter m.  In the Hittite myth of Elkunirsha and Athi or Asertu, Ishtar becomes an owl in the hand of Elkunirsha. (El-creator-of-the-earth).  

    19And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the starseven all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.

    Sun worship 

    Moon worship 


    Star worship

     

     20But the LORD hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnaceeven out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance, as ye are this day.

    Egyptian gold Smith working at a small furnace

    The first depiction of an iron smelting furnace was found on the wall of an Egyptian tomb dating to about 1500 BC

    Warning against Idolatry

    29When the LORD thy God shall cut off the nations from before thee, whither thou goest to possess them, and thou succeedest them, and dwellest in their land; 30Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou inquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise31Thou shalt not do so unto the YHWH  thy God: for every abomination to the YHWH , which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods.

    Moloch – child sacrifice

    Astarte, Ashtaroth, Ashtoreth, Athtar, Atar, Atargatis, Ishtar and Isis to name a few. 

    32What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.

    Judgment against Idolatry

    1And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 2Son of man, set thy face toward the mountains of Israel, and prophesy against them, 

    3And say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord GOD; Thus saith the Lord GOD:

    •  to the mountains, and 
    • to the hills, 
    • to the rivers, and 
    • to the valleys; 

    Behold,

    •  I, even I, will bring a sword upon you, and 
    • I will destroy your high places. 4And your altars shall be desolate, and your images shall be broken: and 
    • I will cast down your slain men before your idols.5And 
    • I will lay the dead carcases of the children of Israel before their idols; and 
    • I will scatter your bones round about your altars. 

    6In all your dwellingplaces the cities shall be laid waste, and the high places shall be desolate; that your altars may be laid waste and made desolate, and your idols may be broken and cease, and your images may be cut down, and your works may be abolished. 7And the slain shall fall in the midst of you, and ye shall know that I am YHWH .