Matsot – The Feast of Unleavened Bread (Plus: Evidence for the Exodus)

Today (for me, in Australia) is the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. On my calendar, the feast started on the evening of the 30th in America.

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Yesterday (in Australia) was Pesach – The Feast of Passover.  Today is Matsot, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which takes place from the 15th to the 21st of the month Aviv.  You can see my feastly calendar at Feast Calendar.  You can see my explanation of the calendar at Yom Teruah – The Feast of Trumpets.

Matsot and Pesach are often confused with each other, and some view them as one, celebrating Passover on the 15th of Aviv.  However, Scripture is very clear that they’re separate feasts.  Passover is the 14th.  Here are the Biblical instructions (for both feasts):

14 And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the Lord throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.

15 Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye…

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