unleavened bread

Made without yeast, and ordered for cereal offerings in the Temple (Lev. 2:4, 11). The theory was that the process of fermentation was a kind of corruption from a previously pure condition (1 Cor. 5:8).
During the festival of Unleavened Bread at the beginning of harvest only unleavened bread was eaten. This custom was grafted on to Israelite history by being associated with the Exodus [[➝ Exodus, the]] when, according to the tradition, the people left Egypt in such haste that the women did not even have time to let the dough rise (Exod. 12:14–20). Thus Unleavened Bread and Passover came to be regarded as one festival.

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  • Unleavened Bread —    From time immemorial the bread used in the Holy Communion has generally been unleavened, or wafer bread as it is sometimes called, from its shape, being made round like a wafer. Unleavened bread is used from a sense of reverence, using… …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • unleavened bread — noun brittle flat bread eaten at Passover (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑matzo, ↑matzoh, ↑matzah • Hypernyms: ↑bread, ↑breadstuff, ↑staff of life …   Useful english dictionary

  • unleavened bread — noun bread made without a raising agent …   Wiktionary

  • unleavened bread — matzah, bread that has not risen …   English contemporary dictionary

  • unleavened bread —  Пресный хлеб …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • feast of unleavened bread — Usage: usually capitalized F&U&B : an ancient 7 day agricultural feast marked by the offering of new grain to the Lord which began on the 15th day of the 1st month, the day after the 1st day of the Passover, and finally became one continuous… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Feast of Unleavened Bread — noun → Passover (def. 2) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Feast of the Unleavened Bread — noun (Judaism) a Jewish festival (traditionally 8 days from Nissan 15) celebrating the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt • Syn: ↑Passover, ↑Pesach, ↑Pesah • Topics: ↑Judaism • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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