A few years ago I first saw an infographic running around Facebook about Easter and its “pagan origins”. I was intrigued by this accusation. I knew that it often came from Messianic and Hebraic Roots communities, but since I try to entertain other views, I did some serious digging.
I want to add that Josh and I have been in a Messianic bible study for the last two years (a more balanced one than most), so I am familiar with the arguments for Jewish feasts instead of church holidays. But as always, I like to read original sources for myself. This podcast episode is the summation of that research, the sources for which are all compiled in the Easter ebook.