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The Feast of Passover — Hiding the Matzah

The Feast of Passover — Hiding the Matzah


During the Passover feast, the Passover lamb
would have been sacrificed at the temple. That night, Jesus sat down at the Last Supper,
and after that, He was taken from the upper city, which would be beyond the Roman fortress
on the top of the hill…He would have been taken down to a trial with Pilate, and then
from there again, led out to crucifixion outside the city walls where the Passover Lamb, Jesus
the Messiah, would have been sacrificed for the sins of the world. Michael B: You know what’s interesting,
though? There are some customs in the Seder that the rabbis can’t really explain in
terms of the origins, and there…there’s a debate among historians as to how they got
in there. I mean, we know certain things. You eat this, and it reminds you of the bitterness
of suffering, and this reminds you of this, and w…we know what the matzah reminds of,
but there’s a whole ceremony called afikomen… Michael R: Yeah. Michael B: …and…and…I mean, you grew
up with these things… Michael R: And you take…what you do is you
take a piece of matzah like this, you break it in half…k…or thirds…and you take
a piece of the afikomen and you wrap it in linen…napkin…hide it away, and then you
bring it back at the third cup. Now, where’d that come from? Michael B: Right. I know the rabbinic community doesn’t accept this argument, but some believe that Messianic
Jews who were part of the Jewish community in those early centuries or early decades
after Messiah came…that they instituted this to speak of the Son who was hidden, He
was buried, He was wrapped in a burial cloth, and then He rises, because people don’t
really know what that’s doing in the Seder. Michael R: Yeshua was…His body was wrapped
in linen; it was hidden away, brought back on the third day. It’s so similar, and in
fact, the word “afikomen,” which I’m sure you’ve heard…it means “dessert.”
It’s been… Michael B: Right. Michael R: But it actually has a Greek root,
and it means “the one who has come.” Avner: Apikomenos, Michael R: Yeah. Avner: So it’s interesting that this really
beloved tradition that I did as a kid and… Michael R: I did as a kid. Avner: …that you did as a kid… Michael R: and do now… Avner: Right. Michael R: …but now it’s a different signifi… Avner: …and…could very well have come
from the original Messianic Jews of the 1st Century who were saying, “Now this meal
is focusing on Messiah.”

2 thoughts on “The Feast of Passover — Hiding the Matzah”

  1. This celebration is shallow compared to the original Passover…to make it about the seder is a very diluted childish affair….where is the search for a lamb without blemish…where is the days it was to kept in your home 4 days and then slaughtered? this is a joke and has lost it's pure spiritual meaning and beauty …how sad is this …all that matters is a silly meal

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