American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
Is improperly put for Acts 12:4; Passover being the name of the ancient Jewish festival here referred to; while Easter, from the Saxon goddess Eostre, is the modern name of a Christian festival, in commemoration of the events of Passover-week, and fixed at the same period of the year.
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Easter'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/e/easter.html. 1859.