Ruth D – David, my old King James Version in Acts 12:4 – “And when they had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.” I know this Passover, but Easter was not established until 190 Ad. Why do you think it is in the KJV?

Dave – Good question. I do not think “Easter” in Acts 12:4 in the KJV is an error. From the early church until relatively recently “Passover” and “Easter” were basically synonyms and used interchangeably. The event referred to in Acts 12:4 is the Jewish week-long feast of unleavened bread (not the Christian commemoration of Christ’s resurrection, nor a pagan festival), and to refer to it as “Easter” was common, even though it is no longer so.