Bible Timeline Events in April

Bible Timeline Events in April

Many interesting biblical events took place in May including the celebration of Pentecost. Get ready to mark your calendar!

April 2 - Nisan 8
The Temple Sanctified: In the first year of King Hezekiah’s rule in Judah, the priests and Levites reached the vestibule eight days after beginning to sanctify the Temple area.           2 Chronicles 29:3, 17

April 4 - Nisan 10

Lamb Selection Day: In preparation for Passover, each family chose a lamb for a sacrifice. The lamb would stay with the family for four days, until it was sacrificed for Passover. Exodus 12:3

Miriam Died: On Nisan 10, 1274, Miriam, sister to Moses, died. She died nearly one year before Moses died. She was buried in Kadesh.Numbers 20:1
Jordan Crossing: After three days of preparation, the children of Israel crossed the Jordan River into the Promised Land and set up camp near Gilgal. Joshua 4:19

April 5 - Nisan 11

Palm Sunday: The Sunday preceding Easter on the Christian calendar is known as Palm Sunday. This commemorates the day Jesus entered Jerusalem for the final time. Palms remind us of when the people laid down clothing and branches on the road as Jesus entered Jerusalem. Matthew 21:8
Jesus Cleansed the Temple: During the last few days of Jesus’ life, He visited the Temple. While there He overturned the tables of those who were using the area of the Temple to buy and sell. Matthew 21:12-17.

April 6 - Nisan 12

Ahava: Ezra and the second group of returning captives departed from the River of Ahava on this day as they made their way from Babylon to Jerusalem. Ezra 8:31

April 7 - Nisan 13

Haman: The Bible records Haman casting lots on this day to determine the date of destruction for the Jews living in Ancient Persia. Once the date was set, he issued the death decree that was sent throughout the kingdom. Esther 3:12

April 8 - Nisan 14

The First Passover: On the evening of Nisan 14, the Hebrews living in Egypt killed their lambs, put blood on their doors, and ate their Passover meals. Leviticus 23:5
Plague of the First Born: On this night, every first-born living in a home without the blood of the lamb on his doors died.  Exodus 12:29

April 9 - Nisan 15

Exodus from Egypt: Following the death of his son, Pharaoh ordered the Hebrews to leave Egypt. On Nisan 15 the children of Israel departed from Egypt for the Promised Land.               Exodus 12:31-32

Passover: This is the first of four spring feasts on the biblical calendar. On this day both Jews and Christians celebrate God’s deliverance of the Hebrews from Egypt. As believers, we are reminded of our deliverance from sin by the blood of The Lamb of God!Exodus 12:1-14; Hebrews 9:11-15

Unleavened Bread Begins: The Feast of Unleavened Bread, the second spring feast, begins today and continues for seven days. Exodus 12:14-20 and Leviticus 23:6

Maundy Thursday: Holy Thursday or Maundy Thursday is the day on the Christian calendar to commemorate the last meal Jesus shared with His disciples before His crucifixion.             Mark 14:12-26

April 10 - Nisan 16

Feast of First Fruits: The third biblical spring feast is the Feast of First Fruits. It is celebrated the first day after the first Sabbath after Passover. This was a time to offer the first fruits of the spring harvest. Leviticus 23:9-14

Good Friday: On the Christian calendar, Good Friday is also known as Holy Friday or Great Friday. Good Friday is remembered as the day Jesus was beaten, crucified, died, and was buried. For some, this is a day of fasting. Mark 15:1-16:6

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