SEDER PLATE IS IT BIBLICAL?
In Europe in the 16th century artisans began making Seder plates with scenes from the Passover story. Much traditions are placed on this including the placement of the dish on a plate.
“Pesach Haggadah:. The Haggadah is the classic Jewish book used as the basis of the Passover Seder its text was compiled during the periods of the Mishnah (collections of Jewish ORAL TRADITIONS). And the Talmud (Judaism).
With later medieval additions, it exists today in many forms as different communities around the world developed their own variations, this clearly states that the Seder is not Biblical, as these traditions are based on Mishnah and the Talmud, which add on and subtract from the Holy celebration.”
“The purpose of the Seder plate was to show that all the foods that emphasize the ideas of the people of Israel, and are designed to express the uniqueness of the Seder”.
The Seder plate consists of:. Zeroa..(shank bone) symbolizes the Passover sacrifice. Beitza..(hard boiled egg) circle of life. Maror..(horseradish) bitterness of slavery. Charoset..( unique blend of fruits and nuts) mortar used by Israelites when enslaved. Karpas (parsley) represents spring.
Is the Seder plate Biblical? The Seder plate is not to the best of my knowledge mentioned in the Bible, without the added traditions, bitter herbs are mentioned only. Exodus 12:8 and Numbers 9:11 talk about unleavened bread, the lamb, and bitter herbs only.
It is so hard to celebrate such a Holy holiday without the traditions of man filtering through it.
Yahusha, at the last supper was our lamb and there was served unleavened bread dipped in wine, nothing more!
This all boils down to research everything before you engage.
We should do as we feel in our hearts, in line with the Bible, is correct and seek earnestly to what the Bible says, and not the traditions of man.
We should not add on or subtract anything. We need to seek discernment and understanding of what is truly of Yahuah or any subject matter at that!!!!