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applied the term to Christ, and it is unlikely that the Ephesian and Corinthian Christians were the first to hear Exodus 12 interpreted as speaking about the death of Jesus, not just about the Jewish Passover ritual.
He identified the matzah and cup of wine as his body soon to be sacrificed and his blood soon to be shed.
The scriptural instructions specify that the lamb is to be slain "between the two evenings", that is, at twilight.
By the Roman period, however, the sacrifices were performed in the mid-afternoon.
It assumes that text literally translated "the preparation of the passover" in John refers to Nisan 14 (Preparation Day for the Passover) and not necessarily to Yom Shishi (Friday, Preparation Day for the Passover week Sabbath) Jewish Christians, the first to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, timed the observance in relation to Passover.
Easter is linked to the Jewish Passover by much of its symbolism, as well as by its position in the calendar.
In most European languages the feast called Easter in English is termed by the words for passover in those languages and in the older English versions of the Bible the term Easter was the term used to translate passover.
The modern English term Easter, cognate with modern Dutch ooster and German Ostern, developed from an Old English word that usually appears in the form Ēastrun, -on, or -an; but also as Ēastru, -o; and Ēastre or Ēostre.
The most widely accepted theory of the origin of the term is that it is derived from the name of an Old English goddess mentioned by the 7th to 8th-century English monk Bede, who wrote that Ēosturmōnaþ (Old English 'Month of Ēostre', translated in Bede's time as "Paschal month") was an English month, corresponding to April, which he says "was once called after a goddess of theirs named Ēostre, in whose honour feasts were celebrated in that month".
Direct evidence for a more fully formed Christian festival of Pascha (Easter) begins to appear in the mid-2nd century.