Easter Eggs?

what's the story behind easter eggs.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Note: this site tells where Easter Eggs came from.

    http://www.nobleknights.com/~eagle1/eostre1.htm

    EASTER NOT FOUND IN THE BIBLE

    "The English word 'Easter' came from the Anglo-Saxon Eastre or Estera, a Teutonic goddess to whom sacrifice was offered in April, so the name was transferred to the Pashal Feast. The word does not properly occur in Scripture although the AV (King James Translation) has it in ACTS 12:4 where it stands for 'Passover' as it is rightly rendered in RV (Revised Version). There is no trace of Easter celebration in the New Testament..." (INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BIBLE ENCYCLOPEDIA VOL.2, P.889). The word 'Easter' has confused some but the word in the original form is "Pascha" meaning "Passover". It occurs 29 times in the New Testament & everytime it's translated Passover except in Acts 12:4. If you read carefully (ACTS 12:1-4); it says that Herod killed James and was trying to kill Peter in an effort to "vex the church"(Please the Jews). Then in VERSE 3 "were the days of unleavened bread"; see LEV.23. He put him in prison intending to try him "after Easter" (KJV). Now if Herod was trying to "please the Jews" & "vex the church" Why would he have delayed the trial until after 'Easter?'" If this was a "christian holy day", especially one in honoring Christ's resurrection, he would surely not be pleasing the Jews, Wouldn't it be more pleasing to the Jews to vex the church by killing one of it's Apostles on it's own "holy-day," would it not?

    ORIGIN OF EASTER: WHERE DID IT COME FROM?

    Easter was never observed by the Apostles of Christ or Christ's Religion. "The name 'Easter' comes to us from the mythlogical writings of the Ancient Teucrians (who lived 1200BC along the southern coast of Palestine) where it's known as 'Ostern'" BY GROVER STEVENS. "The name 'Easter' is merely the slightly changed English spelling of the name of the ancient Assyrian and Babylonian idol goddess, Ishtar (pronounced eesh-tar)." WEBSTER'S DICTIONARY says "Easter is from the pre-historic name of a pagan spring festival." THE OXFORD DICTIONARY OF ENGLISH ETYMOLOGY says, "Easter is derived from the name of goddess whose feast was celebrated at the vernal equinox." THE SCHOLARY NEW SCHAFF-HERZOG RELIGIOUS ENCYCLOPEDIA says, "This goddess is also widely known as Astarte...The cult originated in Babylonia and spread to Assyria, Mesopotamia, Syria & Palestine, then through the Phoenicians to all of the Meditteranean peoples...Ishtar was in fact primarily and chiefly identified as Venus, the most beautiful of celestial objects & from the terrestrial side, the primarily motive of the worship of Ishtar was the impulse to deify sensuous and sensuality." ALEXANDER HISLOP SAYS IN THE TWO BABYLONS (P.103), "Easter bears its Chaldean origin on its forehead. Easter is nothing else than Asarte, one of the titles of Beltis, the queen of heaven..."

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    http://www.matrifocus.com/IMB04/spotlight.htm

    http://www.albatrus.org/english/festivals/easter/i...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishtar

    http://www.lcg.org/search/search.php?query=easter&...

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    http://www.rightdivision.com/html/easter_pagan_inf...

    VERSES-- DEUT.4:19,28-31; 11:26-28; 17:3 & GAL.4:8-10.

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  • 3 years ago

    nicely a pass could bit slightly a lot, biting off a chocolate Jesus' head is confident to be diverse than biting the ears off your chocolate rabbit....yet eggs are a prior image of spring/rebirth. purely a mixture of previous symbols and new. And candy

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They are symbols of new life in the spring time, there is a lot of backround to it I hope this articale helps!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter_eggs#History

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  • 1 decade ago

    Eggs are symbols of fertility.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Eggs are pretty.

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  • 1 decade ago

    U can paint them PINK!

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  • 1 decade ago

    this site should help answer your question

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter_eggs#History

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  • 1 decade ago

    THE BUNNY

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