Old Testament


Passover – Discussion Questions

Interpretation Questions:

  1. How do we deal with the morality of God killing all the Egyptian first-born?
  2. What is the relationship of Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread?
  3. How does the text transform a one-time event into an annual occurrence?
  4. What is the importance of the repeated instruction to tell the Exodus story to one’s children?

Application Questions:

  1. Are the citizens of Egypt a single oppressive force? Do they deserve the suffering inflicted upon them, particularly that of the final plague?
  2. In the passover story, the Israelites were told to mark their houses in order to receive God’s protection. What signals do you give, both to the world and to God, that you seek God’s love and protection?
  3. Many interpret Jesus’ death as parallel to the death of the lamb at passover. What does this connection tell us about Jesus’ death?
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