State the significance of the events that took place on the night of the Passover


  • Use of one year old lamb/unleavened bread signified innocence and purity
  • Smearing of blood on door post for identification of Israelites houses by the angel of death
  • Roasting meat was the quickest way of cooking it/there was no time for cooking
  • Eating bitter herbs reminded them of the bitterness they had as slaves
  • Eating while standing with luggage on their backs meant readiness to leave Egypt
  • Asking for Jewellery from the Egyptians meant to compensate them for free labour
  • Remaining in door was for protection against the angel of death
  • Annual commemoration was to honour and remember God’s deliverance and fulfillment of his promise to Abraham
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