What is the significance of unleavened bread?


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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
The Bible tells us that the Israelites were to eat only unleavened bread every year during Passover as a commemoration of the Exodus from Egyptian bondage. Since the children of Israel left Egypt h...

July 01 2013 2 responses Vote Up Share Report

Stringio Oun Kwon
The English word 'unleavened bread' is translation of Hebrew Matzah (pl.) and Greek AZUMOS. It is bread baked without letting it rise (remains flat like pizza cake) - not only the leavening agent is not to be used, but dough has to be baked quickly without letting stay in room temperature. It is because leavening itself is caused by naturally occurring yeast in the grain, it only takes water, temperature, and time to start leavening - this is how sour dough is made). In Jewish practice, they bake it at very high temp (about 2000 F much higher than home kitchen ovens can bring) - ostensibly not allowing leavening occur even during baking!

As to Matzah (unleavened bread), the word is used not always as in the phrase 'Matzah Festival' (syn. Passover Festival), but also simply as 'Matzah eating' (Mt 26:17 etc.) - it is eaten for the whole 8-day Passover season (Passover day on Abib 14 as well as 7-day Matzah Festival itself on Abib 15 to 21).

[You may look into IRENT translation of N.T. in http://tiny.cc/bostonreaders esp. the  file 'Clarifying the Passion Chronology', which is also attached to each Gospel - all in PDF file format.]

August 29 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Dave Larsen Husband, father and grand father. Student of the Messiah.
Unleavened Bread is a festival that lasts seven days. It starts with a Sabbath and ends with a Sabbath. Seven in Scripture represents compete and/or holy (Genesis 2:2-4). 

Unleavened Bread is the first of the LORD'S three appointed times. It is a seven day festival that begins with Passover. The first day and the seventh day are Sabbaths. During the festival week no leaven is to be eaten, nor is there to be any leaven in your home. 

Each of the LORD'S three appointed times and the feasts associated with them reveal aspects about GOD'S plan of salvation. Passover is the sacrifice of the lamb representing Yoshua’s crucifixion. The Feast of Firstfruits is the day Yoshua returned to heaven.

Yoshua’s covenant sacrifice that begins the week of Unleavened Bread was intended to set all who follow Him free from sin and death. All who do follow Him are agreeing to hand their house (body, mind, will) over to Yoshua. He then becomes the new owner of the house and cleans out the leaven. Leaven or yeast in the Festival of Unleavened Bread represents sin and false doctrines.

Matthew 16:7-12: They discussed this among themselves and said, “It is because we didn’t bring any bread.”

8 Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked, “You of little faith, why are you talking among yourselves about having no bread? 9 Do you still not understand? Don’t you remember the five loaves for the five thousand, and how many basketfuls you gathered? 10 Or the seven loaves for the four thousand, and how many basketfuls you gathered? 11 How is it you don’t understand that I was not talking to you about bread? But be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” 12 Then they understood that he was not telling them to guard against the yeast used in bread, but against the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

Following Yoshua is following His example, He submitted His will entirely to His Father's WORD. All who follow Him will do the same and they, too, will be sanctified. 

John 17:17-19: Sanctify them by the Truth; your WORD is Truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. 19 For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.

GOD'S WORD is Amazing!

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