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What are the origins of Easter?

“Easter” The term ‘Easter’ is simply an old English word that was used in the earliest vernacular speech to substitute for the Greek (and Latin) term Pascha, which in Jewish Greek Old Testament and in the Greek New Testament is a transliteration of the Hebrew term Pesakh, Passover. The term has now been removed from […]

Where does the word Easter come from?

Easter (Ēostur) is the Anglo-Saxon name for the month of April, and is one of the twelve old Anglo-Saxon month names recorded by Bede (d.735). These Anglo-Saxon month names fell out of use after the Norman Conquest (1066) or earlier, and were replaced with the 12 Roman month names like January, February which we use today. […]

What is the difference between Easter and Passover?

There are two answers to this question. 1. Christian ‘Easter Sunday’ = the resurrection Sunday The first answer is that the word “Easter” has become established in Christian usage for the events of Christ’s death and resurrection which happened at the time of the Jewish Passover. So the Christian reference to Easter emphasises the Resurrection […]