Jewish Passover is the first of the three great annual festivals of the Israelites. The feast was instituted by God to commemorate the deliverance of the Israelites from Egyptian bondage and the sparing of their first-born when the destroying angel smote the first-born of the Egyptians.
God told Moses of the coming of the last, the terrible tenth plague, and warned him to prepare the Israelites against it. The angel of death was to pass through the entire land and take his dread toll from every family. In each among them all, the firstborn son of the house, the oldest, the chief heir, on whom all the future depended, was to die. This was to happen at a single moment through the entire land. The Israelites, lest they too lose their firstborn in that great stroke, were each to mark the door-post of his house with the blood of a lamb, that the death angel might know this sign and pass over the house, without setting foot across the threshold.
The deliverance from Egypt was regarded as the starting point of the Hebrew nation. The Israelites were then raised from the condition of bondmen under a foreign tyrant to that of a free people owing allegiance to no one but Jehovah.
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