Leviticus 23:6, The First Passover, Part II of II
And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread.
//Yesterday, I presented a passage from the book of Jubilees that seems to tie the arrival of Abraham and Isaac to the place of Isaac’s sacrifice on the day of the Passover. That same passage continues:
And Abraham went to his young men and they got up and went to Beer-sheba together. And Abraham dwelt by the Well of the Oath. And he named it “the feast of the Lord” according to the seven days during which he went and returned in pace. And thus is it ordained and written in the heavenly tablets concerning Israel and his seed to observe this festival seven days with festal joy.
The only seven-day festival in the first month is, of course, the Passover week, known as the feast of unleavened bread. See today’s verse.
The author of Jubilees seems to be saying that Abraham’s journey was seven days: three to get to the altar, one day (the Sabbath) without travel, and three to return. This seven days relates to the seven days of Passover. Did the first Passover occur several hundred years before we think?
Have a great Passover this year!