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Definition of "passover" []

  • An eight-day Jewish festival beginning on Nisan 15 and celebrated in commemoration of the passing over or sparing of the Israelites in Egypt, when God smote the firstborn of the Egyptians (Exodus 12) (noun)

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Use "passover" in a sentence
  • "As this happened at the time when the feast of unleavened bread was celebrated, which we call the passover, the principal men among the Jews left the country, and fled into Egypt."
  • "Well, passover is coming up, you know .. that's the holiday with all the plagues, so don't feel too bad."
  • "The word passover might sound to the same sense in those words of his also,"
  • "The name passover was given to the feast because the Lord passed over the houses of the Israelites without slaying their firstborn, while the Egyptians were cut off, Ex 12: 13."
  • "Christ our passover is sacrificed for us (1 Cor.v. 7), and it follows, therefore let us keep the feast."