Loading…
Feast of Unleavened Bread
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Feast of Unleavened Bread
Unleavened Bread, Feast of (חָג הַמַּצּוֹת‎, chag hammatstsoth). The springtime festival that the Israelites celebrated annually in conjunction with the Passover (פֶּסַח‎, pesach).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Unleavened Bread, Festival Of
Unleavened Bread, Festival of, originally an agricultural festival marking the beginning of harvest; it was celebrated for seven days beginning on the fifteenth day of the month of Nisan (also called Abib; March/April; Exod. 23:15; 34:18–20). The festival was later combined with the Passover (Exod. 12:1–20;
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Unleavened Bread, Feast of
Unleavened Bread, Feast ofThe first of three festivals mentioned in the earliest festival prescriptions in Exod. 23:14–17; 34:18–24. It has generally been argued that the Pilgrimage of Unleavened Bread (ḥag̱ hammaṣṣôṯ) was initially an agricultural observance of the Canaanites associated with the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Unleavened Bread, Feast of
Unleavened Bread, Feast of (Heb. ḥag hammaṣṣôṯ). A seven-day agricultural festival of the Hebrews that early on formed an element of the Passover celebration and constituted one of the three pilgrimage festivals requiring the presence of Israelite males at the sanctuary (Exod. 23:14–15). Cakes
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Unleavened Bread, Feast of the
Unleavened Bread, Feast of TheUnleavened Bread, Feast of the (also called ‘The Feast of Mazzoth,’ from Heb. matsōt, ‘unleavened bread’), originally an agricultural festival marking the beginning of harvest; it was celebrated for seven days beginning on the fifteenth day of the month Abib (Nisan, the
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, Second Edition
3.1.2. The Feast of Unleavened Bread (Heb. ḥag hammaṣṣôt)
3.1.2. The Feast of Unleavened Bread (Heb. ḥag hammaṣṣôt). In the early festival lists this festival is a period of seven days in the first month during which no leavened bread was eaten (Ex 23:15; 34:18). Each day sacrifices and grain offerings were to be made. Also, the first and the last days of the
Key passages
Ex 23:14–17

“ ‘Three times in the year you will hold a festival for me. You will keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread; for seven days you will eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you at the appointed time, the month of Abib, because in it you came out from Egypt, and no one will appear before me empty-handed. …

Le 23:4–6

“ ‘These are Yahweh’s appointed times, holy assemblies, which you shall proclaim at their appointed time. In the first month, on the fourteenth of the month at the evening is Yahweh’s Passover. And on the fifteenth day of this month is Yahweh’s Feast of Unleavened Bread; for seven …

Dt 16:1–8

“Observe the month of Abib, and you shall keep the Passover to Yahweh your God, for in the month of Abib Yahweh your God brought you out from Egypt by night. And you shall offer the Passover sacrifice to Yahweh your God from among your flock and herd at the place that Yahweh will choose, to let his …

See also
Topics & Themes