Were the King James Bible Translators Correct in Translating Easter in Acts 12:4?

At this point we need to ask the question are Passover and Easter the same day?  The answer to this question is NO.  Passover and Easter are not the same.  Passover is before Easter.  For example, Passover is on March 27, 2021 and Easter is on April 4, 2021.  Passover is the day that the Lord Jesus Christ was crucified on a cross at Calvary.  Easter is the pagan name for the day that the Lord Jesus Christ rose from the grave, being resurrected from the dead.  Herod was a pagan and not a Jew.  He wanted to keep Peter until after his own pagan festival to kill him.  Now let’s look at the preceding verse to Acts 12:4.

Acts 12:3 (KJV) And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.)
Acts 12:4 (KJV) And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.

Acts 12:3 gives us a critical piece of information in parentheses.  Acts 12:3 states he proceeded further to take Peter also (Then were the days of unleavened bread.).  In particular we need to look at the phrase in the parentheses.  Herod takes Peter during the days of unleavened bread.  Acts 12:3 creates a real problem for translating Passover in Acts 12:4.  The Bible makes a difference between the Passover and the days of unleavened bread.  Let’s look at what the Bible has to say about the days of unleavened bread.  We need to look at the Bible and see what relationship the days of unleavened bread has to the Passover. 

Leviticus 23:5 (KJV) In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD’S passover.

Leviticus 23:6 (KJV) And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread.

The Passover is on the fourteenth day of the first month.  The days of unleavened bread are seven days starting on the fifteenth day of the same month.  The Passover has ended and the days of unleavened bread have started in Acts 12:3-4.  Peter was apprehended during the days of unleavened bread.  If the new versions are correct then Herod would have to keep Peter in prison until the next Passover, nearly a year before killing him.  We know from the context of Acts 12 that this could not be true.  Herod planned to kill Peter in just a few days.  Peter is apprehended after the Passover and before Easter during the days of unleavened bread.  The King James Bible is correct in translating Easter in Acts 12:4 and the new versions are in error.

Conclusion:

1. The King James Bible translators chose to translate Easter instead of Passover in Acts 12:4.

2. Peter was taken during the days of unleavened bread in Acts 12:3.  When the Bible speaks about the days of unleavened bread it is speaking about the seven days after the Passover.  Therefore, in Acts 12:4 the Passover is in the past and Easter is in the future.

3. The Passover is one day and not the seven days of unleavened bread.

4. Peter was apprehended after the Passover and before Easter during the days of unleavened bread.

5. If the new versions are correct then Herod would have to keep Peter in prison until the next Passover, nearly a year before killing him.  Why would Herod keep Peter almost an entire year when he can kill him in a few days?

6. The days of unleavened bread come after the Passover.  Therefore, if the King James Bible translators would have translated Passover instead of Easter, they would have introduced an error in an otherwise perfect Bible. 

7.  The King James Bible is correct in translating Easter instead of Passover in Acts 12:4. 

8. This is another example, where the King James Bible translators have correctly translated the Bible.  The new versions are in error in translating Passover in Acts 12:4.  Don’t allow the so-called scholars to cheat you out of your faith in the King James Bible.  All scripture is given by inspiration of God and preserved in the King James Bible. 

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