The Holiday of Easter is one of the most widely known celebrations of the Christian Faith. It is commonly taught that this was originally a pagan holiday baptized by the Christian people in the early centuries of the Church. However, the evidence paints a different picture. Easter is a product of Jewish practice in the first century and the robust Christology of the early Jewish Christians.
Easter = Ishtar?
In part one of two teachings, Aaron Gann, friend of CMJ USA, looks at the name of the feast and its timing.
Where did the eggs and bunnies come from?
In his second teaching, Aaron Gann examines the practices that surround Easter, namely Lent, Holy Week, eggs & bunnies.