“Now about that time Herod the king . . .killed James . . . he proceeded . . .to take Peter also… (Then were the days of unleavened bread.) And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison . . . intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.”
Easter is one holiday that many people believe is Biblically supported. This is because the term, “Easter” actually appears in the Bible. What they don’t understand is that, while the word is in the Bible, its celebration is an abomination to the Most High God, YHWH.
The pagan fertility (solar) festival of Easter (Eostre) is celebrated around the same time as the Most High appointed holy days of Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread in Lev. 23:5-6. This scripture tells us that Passover takes place, then the following day Unleavened Bread begins.
The Biblical verses of Acts 12 were speaking of two different celebrations: one for the Most High’s people and one for the pagans. This is why the two celebrations are mentioned separately. So, Passover had already taken place, and he was still awaiting Easter!
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