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What does PASSOVER mean?
Pesach, Hebrew for “Passover,” first appears in the verse that describes God “passing over” the houses of the Israelites during the tenth and final plague, the killing of the firstborn.

וְעָבַ֣ר יְהֹוָה֮ לִנְגֹּ֣ף אֶת־מִצְרַ֒יִם֒ וְרָאָ֤ה אֶת־הַדָּם֙ עַל־הַמַּשְׁק֔וֹף וְעַ֖ל שְׁתֵּ֣י הַמְּזוּזֹ֑ת וּפָסַ֤ח יְהֹוָה֙ עַל־הַפֶּ֔תַח וְלֹ֤א יִתֵּן֙ הַמַּשְׁחִ֔ית לָבֹ֥א אֶל־בָּתֵּיכֶ֖ם לִנְגֹּֽף׃

For when Hashem goes through to smite the Egyptians, He will see the blood on the lintel and the two doorposts, and Hashem will pass over the door and not let the Destroyer enter and smite your home.

v'-a-VAR a-do-NAI lin-GOF et mitz-RA-yim, v'-ra-AH et ha-DAM al ha-mash-KOF, v'-al sh'-TAY ha-m'-zu-ZOT, u-fa-SAKH a-do-NAI al ha-pe-TAKH, v'-lo yi-TAYN ha-mash-KHEET la-VO el ba-TEY-khem lin-GOF.

Exodus 12:23

שָׁמוֹר֙ אֶת־חֹ֣דֶשׁ הָאָבִ֔יב וְעָשִׂ֣יתָ פֶּ֔סַח לַיהֹוָ֖ה אֱלֹהֶ֑יךָ כִּ֞י בְּחֹ֣דֶשׁ הָֽאָבִ֗יב הוֹצִ֨יאֲךָ֜ יְהֹוָ֧ה אֱלֹהֶ֛יךָ מִמִּצְרַ֖יִם לָֽיְלָה׃

Observe the month of Abib and offer a Pesach sacrifice to Hashem your God, for it was in the month of Abib, at night, that Hashem your God freed you from Egypt.

sha-MOR et-KHO-desh ha-a-VIV v'-a-see-TA PE-sakh la-a-do-NAI e-lo-HE-kha, KEE b'-KHO-desh ha-a-VIV ho-tzee-a-KHA a-do-NAI e-lo-HE-kha mi-mitz-RA-yim la-y'-LAH

Deuteronomy 16:1

Description about PASSOVER
Pesach, Hebrew for “Passover,” first appears in the verse that describes God “passing over” the houses of the Israelites during the tenth and final plague, the killing of the firstborn. In order to save themselves, the Israelites were commanded to take the blood of a slaughtered sheep and place it on the door post of their home. This served as a sign that Israelites lived in the house, preventing the destroyer from entering the home and killing the firstborn of the family during the plague. In recognition of this miracle, the foundational holiday of the people of Israel is called “Passover.” When the Temple stood in Jerusalem, the people of Israel were obligated to celebrate the three pilgrimage festivals – Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot – together with God in the holy city. “Three times a year… [you] shall appear before your God in the place that God will choose” (Deuteronomy 16:16). On the afternoon before Passover began, each family would bring the korban pesach, the sacrificial paschal lamb, which was eaten at the Passover Seder. The word pesach is derived from a combination of two other Hebrew words, peh and sach, meaning “the mouth speaks.” This reflects an essential element of Seder night, the first night of Passover, when Jews are commanded to speak about the miracles that God performed for their ancestors in Egypt. Every year, parents are obligated to share this story with their children to ensure the tradition and history of the people of Israel is passed on to each successive generation. On this night, we remember God’s great love for the Israelites and the awesome wonders and miracles He performed to bring the chosen nation from slavery to freedom.
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Where is PASSOVER in the Bible?
Exodus 12:23, Deuteronomy 16:1
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