The word “Easter” is used in the Authorized Version of the Bible (KJV), but it is the result of poor translating from the Greek language in which the book of Acts was originally written. Other translations properly render the Greek word pascha as passover, not Easter.
Note what The Westminster Dictionary of the Bible has to say about this on page 145:
“Easter. Originally the spring festival in honor of the Teutonic goddess of light and spring known in Anglo-Saxon as Eastre. As early as the 8th century the name was transferred by the Anglo-Saxons to the Christian festival designed to celebrate the resurrection of Christ. In A.V. [Authorized Version] it occurs once (Acts 12:4), but is a MISTRANSLATION.”
Also notice the following from the Easton's Bible Dictionary, Thomas Nelson Publ.:
"EASTER - originally a Saxon word (Eostre), denoting a goddess of the Saxons, in honour of whom sacrifices were offered about the time of the Passover. Hence the name came to be given to the festival of the Resurrection of Christ, which occured at the time of the Passover. In the early English versions this word [Easter] was frequently used as the translation of the Greek pascha (the Passover). When the Authorized Version [KJV] (1611) was formed, the word `passover' was used in all passages in which this word pascha occurred, except in Acts 12:4. In the Revised Version the proper word, "passover," is always used."
For much more information about Easter, see:
Is Easter Really a Christian Celebration?
Why don’t Jehovah’s Witnesses celebrate Easter?
What Does the Bible Say About Easter?
Easter or the Memorial—Which Should You Observe?
EASTER (INDEX; Watchtower Online Library)
EASTER—FERTILITY WORSHIP IN DISGUISE (lv chap. 13 pp. 144-159; Watchtower Online Library)
What is the origin of Easter and the customs associated with it? (rs p. 176-p. 182; Watchtower Online Library)
Should We Celebrate Holidays? (bh p. 222-p. 223; Watchtower Online Library)
“There is no indication of the observance of the Easter festival in the New Testament,” states The Encyclopædia Britannica. How did Easter get started?
The *JEWISH RABBIS* added the vowels and vowels points
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the only voice that speaks to me on a regular basis with zero bias, I never feel alone with it's presence. The conscience yearns and suffers with those of conscientiousness, as for those absent of conscience, their pain is suffering the limitations of their exploits.
The black clouds...eternal stain, the bottomless contrived, the ever present weaver of mischievousness, bridges that burns, souls that yearn, the stare that pierce the soul, the cries that molest my deep sleep, and the eternal alarm that never seems to flee.
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Also well level headed circles by-pass my religious orientation and seek truth among all things. No matter what happens " The truth be told ".
“The day of Jehovah(YHWH) against all the nations is near.”—Obadiah 15. http://www.jw.org/en/
“For from the rising of the sun to its setting, my name will be great among the nations. In every place sacrifices will be made to smoke, and offerings will be made to my name, as a pure gift; because my name will be great among the nations,” says Jehovah of armies.
We are all effected equally in this ever embracing challenges that humanity faces, the whole world is under siege mind you; at all corners of the earth. So as a further contraction we are brought together on one issue… survival taking this into account the millions who are just shaking free from the web cast at their resistance and moral fiber (Divine gifts). They have seen the treacherous network in which under attack’ yet have remain focus and steadfast in the events that follow.
It is my good intentions that a few can wake and make a defence against the deceptive and subtle machinations aimed at us the target. By having the proper armour the missiles and craft levelled against’ we can remain an honourable vessel of choice. By uniting in all colours globally we’re gaining that edge. At the end the words spoken from long ago are advancing in marching orders.
The mockingbirds’ and tick tocks have been engineering world crisis as a speciality since 1776…May 1st, to be exact. They (current empire/Vampire and apartheid system) celebrated Independence Day’ one month earlier, before the rise of the greatest miscarriage of humanity along its slave minions (the conditioned and programmed, gullible, complacent water carrying mulls) .They both share the same passion of staining the whole human race. If one keeps submitting to the will of tyranny by being deceived and duped on account of the greater conspiracy, then I have a problem talking to zombies and senseless audience.
To those who have managed to retain a small percentage of Godly morals and still are free to wage a spiritual war, then gird yourselves with the full *armour of the faith*…it’s the only thing that remains. As we observe the system cracking, falling apart and the money changers playing out their ancient ritual of destroy and conquer.Their vision will soon fail, eclipse them because something greater is controlling the chess board and very few can understand the meaning of the last day prophecies.
Only through the Spirit can one attain such revelations and its true value. God (YHWH) has been more then patient, kind, merciful…there is something strange in the air’ besides human crop dusting. As a researcher of bible based prophecies and Divinity, I can tell you that…something menacing is undermining our survival as a global family. For those who run along with us and have stayed the course through the words of *TRUTH*…we have come a long way. Let’s make it our endeavour to stay in the fight until the final call, which is goal to honour the creator and maker…, the Almighty one (YHWH).
We remain steadfast, light bearers shining the path of righteousness’ helping the meek release from the strangle hold the enemy has on the lesser of all the global family. They are the target of these demonic bullies and detestable things that follows their degenerate aspirations. Let’s listen to the wise counsel and prepare for the worst moments yet to come…..
“Go to the ant, you lazy one; see its ways and become wise. Although it has no commander, officer or ruler, it prepares its food even in the summer; it has gathered its food supplies even in the harvest. How long, you lazy one, will you keep lying down? When will you rise up from your sleep? A little more sleep, a little more slumbering, a little more folding of the hands in lying down, and your poverty will certainly come just like some rover, and your want like an armed man.”
A little more sleep…a little more slumbering…a little more lying down….the outcome will be tragic for all who take a lackadaisical posture, please don’t be my friend and find yourselves in need of warnings and signs. I own you this much to stay alert like an elite guard, never lowering countenance; thinking time is not yet. Remember we labor for you’ in my tireless days and restless nights I keep you all in my prayers with heartfelt brotherhood.
Please visit the resources part of this page, I frequent them very often for my input and share them openly for our life’s journey. I don’t take all information as written in stone other then the inspired word, which is my guide and strength in troublesome times. It has not failed me yet and will not in any do time. I have contacts from all over the world because love covers a multitude of designs’ and can overcome the enemies’ plots. I’m also encouraged that we are not left alone in the struggle and that an army of clouds and witnesses will remain in the faith no matter what happens. So as the time keeper moves about with his celestial chariot lets all united under one anthem…and Divine will, theocratic order that cannot be overcome.
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