Acts (i.e. Ma’asei) 12:1-5 (3-4)-KJV “…the days of Unleavened Bread.
And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quarternions (sixteen) of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter (i.e. Ishtar) to bring him forth to the people…” The 1560 Geneva Bible says “Passover” not “Easter.” The ISR Scriptures says “Pesah” meaning “to jump. Skip, or pass over (Passover).”
Mattithyahu 26:1-2 “ And it came to be, when Yahushua ended all these words, He said to His taught-ones, you know that after two days the Pesah takes place, and the Son of Adam is to be delivered up to be impaled.” Ishtar, goddess of both fertility and war, is the Akkadian name of the Sumerian goddess Inanna and the Semitic goddess Astarte, the three names referring to the same deity in different cultural contexts. She inspired great devotion in the ancient Babylonian empire, as evidenced by the many grand temples, altars, inscriptions, and art objects devoted to her.
She was the deity of fertility and love, but also a jealous goddess who could bring vengeance against individuals, go to war, destroy fields, and make the earth’s creatures infertile. Ever young, energetic, and passionate, Ishtar was moody, changing rapidly from love to enmity. She protected her favorites, but brought doom upon those who dishonored her, sometimes with terrible consequences for whole nations.
New World Encyclopedia Mattithyahu 12:39-40 “…For as Yonah was three days and three nights in the stomach of the great fish, so shall the Son of Adam be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” Friday, Saturday, Sunday =3 days. Friday night, Saturday night=2 nights.
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