Basic Passover Timeline
March 27th through April 4th
Scripture References: Exodus 3; 12
It is a night to be observed for the Lord for having brought them out from the land of Egypt; this night is for the Lord, to be observed by all the sons of Israel throughout their generations” (Exodus 12:42).
- Pharaoh becomes intimidated by the Jewish people (institutionalizes slavery and orders that the Jewish male babies be killed) Exodus 1
- Moses is saved (his mother Jochebed (Numbers 26:59 )builds an ark and places him on the Nile river Exodus 2:1-4
- He is discovered and adopted by Pharaoh's daughter Exodus 2:5-6
- Moses kills a slave master Exodus 2:11-12
- He flees into the desert and encounters God through a burning bush Exodus 3:1-4
- God instructs Moses to confront Pharaoh to let His people "go" Exodus 3:10
- Pharaoh refuses and God sends a plague down on Egypt (blood, frogs, lice, wild animals, pestilence, boils, hail, locusts, darkness, and death of the firstborn). Exodus 7:14
- The children of Israel protected the firstborn, by marking their doors with lamb's blood (this caused the angel of death to Passover them). Exodus 11; 12
The Passover, which is "Pesach" in Hebrew. The Israelites were freed from slavery and wandered in the wilderness for 40 years before they entered the promised land.
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