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Discrepancy between Leviticus 23:6 and Matthew 26:17 ?
« on: February 13, 2021, 04:29:49 PM »
Leviticus 23:6 says : 'And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread...'
 
However, Matthew 26:17 says: 'Now on the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover'.

Any thoughts on the seeming discrepancy?

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Re: Discrepancy between Leviticus 23:6 and Matthew 26:17 ?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2021, 05:34:34 PM »
Leviticus 23:6 says : ?And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread...?
 
However, Matthew 26:17 says: ?Now on the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover??

Any thoughts on the seeming discrepancy?
Good point. Some say the day before the passover, the day of preparation, Nisan 14, is also part of the festival, which may thus be said to last for 8 days in total. Although the passover was celebrated at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month, the whole week of the Feast of Unleavened Bread became known as Passover.

The issues with Matt 26:17 are too complex for me. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passover_(Christian_holiday) contains a summary but probably doesn't answer your question.



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Re: Discrepancy between Leviticus 23:6 and Matthew 26:17 ?
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2021, 08:15:18 PM »
Leviticus 23:6 says : 'And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread...'
 
However, Matthew 26:17 says: 'Now on the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover'.

Any thoughts on the seeming discrepancy?
I can't see any discrepancy.
On the fifteenth day of that month is the feast of unleavened bread. Therefore Matthews first day of the feast is on the fifteenth of the month.
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Re: Discrepancy between Leviticus 23:6 and Matthew 26:17 ?
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2021, 04:43:27 PM »
I can't see any discrepancy.
On the fifteenth day of that month is the feast of unleavened bread. Therefore Matthews first day of the feast is on the fifteenth of the month.


Then the Matthew's account would be placing the crucifixion no earlier than the 15th which would be in disharmony with other scriptures which place it no later than the 14th.

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Re: Discrepancy between Leviticus 23:6 and Matthew 26:17 ?
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2021, 04:23:07 PM »

Then the Matthew's account would be placing the crucifixion no earlier than the 15th which would be in disharmony with other scriptures which place it no later than the 14th.
I don't understand. Which scriptures are giving those date numbers?
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Re: Discrepancy between Leviticus 23:6 and Matthew 26:17 ?
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2021, 01:47:19 PM »
francis drake,

re:  "I don't understand. Which scriptures are giving those date numbers?"

Matthew 27:62

Mark 14:12, 15:14, 16:42

Luke 22:7, 23:54

John 19:14

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Re: Discrepancy between Leviticus 23:6 and Matthew 26:17 ?
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2021, 04:13:13 PM »
francis drake,

re:  "I don't understand. Which scriptures are giving those date numbers?"

Matthew 27:62

Mark 14:12, 15:14, 16:42

Luke 22:7, 23:54

John 19:14
But none of those verses give a date do they?
None of them contradict your Leviticus verse do they?

The day of Passover, and the feast of unleavened bread is set by Leviticus, your NT verses then just relate events that happened on that feast, which would be on the dates as prescribed by Leviticus.
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Re: Discrepancy between Leviticus 23:6 and Matthew 26:17 ?
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2021, 12:27:50 PM »
francis drake,
re:  "But none of those verses give a date do they? None of them contradict your Leviticus verse do they?"

Sorry, I should have added in Reply #5 that it was based on the usual assumption that the day of preparation of the Passover and the killing of the animal took place on the 14th.   

 

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