שִׁבְעַת יָמִים, מַצּוֹת תֹּאכֵלוּ
sheevAT yaMEEM matZOT to'kheLOO
Seven Days, unleavened bread you shall eat.
מַצּוֹת is the plural form of Matzah, or unleavened bread. This commandment is partly to commemorate the Exodus from Egypt, and the haste in which the Israelites were allowed to leave. It also continues the meditation of the Spring Cleaning and ridding oneself from leavening (i.e. sin) in our lives.
Christians/Messianics also think of the Passover Lamb, Yeshua, and of the Firstfruits of the Resurrection during this time.
I Corinthians 5:7-8 says:
"Don’t you know that a little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough? 7Get rid of the old yeast, so that you may be a new unleavened batch—as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. 8Therefore let us keep the Festival, not with the old bread leavened with malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth."
I Corinthians 15:20-23.
"But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. 21For since by mancame death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. 22For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 23But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming."
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