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Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
A solemn festival of the Jews, instituted in commemoration of their coming out of Egypt; because, the night before their departure, the destroying angel, who put to death the first-born of the Egyptians, passed over the houses of the Hebrews, without entering therein; because they were marked with the blood of the lamb, which was killed the evening before, and which for this reason was called the paschal lamb.
See Exodus 12:1-51 : Brown's Dict. article FEAST; and Mc'Ewen on the Types. p. 172.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Passover'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/p/passover.html. 1802.