Now on the first day of the Feast of the Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying to Him, “Where do You want us to prepare for You to eat the Passover?” And He said, “Go into the city to a certain man, and say to him, ‘The Teacher says, “My time is at hand; I will keep the Passover at your house with My disciples.” ‘ ” So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them; and they prepared the Passover. ~Matthew 26:17-19 (NKJ)
“Passover is the name of the celebration of the release of the children of Israel from Egyptian bondage. It is celebrated with a feast called Seder, the evening meal that teaches God’s miraculous deliverance from Egyptian bondage. Y’shua (Jesus), the disciples, and every author of the New Testament celebrated Passover. In the year 196 AD the celebration of Passover was replaced with the worship of Ishtar, the Babylonian fertility goddess. The name Ishtar was written in Greek as Istar because there is no “sh” sound in the Greek language. Because the Greek and Latin letters for I are pronounced EE, Istar became Easter when spelled with English letters. The celebration of Ishtar brought with it eggs and rabbits, symbols of reproduction. This was done to separate from Jewish roots and to make it easier for heathens to become Christian by letting them retain the pagan customs.”
-Page 1771 in the glossary of The One New Man Bible.