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    • Severino Melo
    • 01.04.13 | 03:59 (IDT)

    In all Latin and Scandinavian languages, the word for "Easter" comes from the Greek word and hence from the Aramaic word for Pesach. I wonder when the Jews stopped sacrificing lambs on Pesach. Was that a consequence of the destruction of the temple, or was that a change that happened before that? Was there perhaps a connection between the stopping of lamb sacrifices and the Christian change of the Pesach traditions? It wouldn't be surprising if there was, since the Christian religion started as a sect inside Judaism.

    from the article: Word of the Day / Pascha
    First published 08:31 31.03.13 | Last updated 08:31 31.03.13
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