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.]

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