Thursday, April 05, 2018

Was the Last Supper a Passover Seder?

BIBLE HISTORY DAILY: Was Jesus’ Last Supper a Seder? (Jonathan Klawans). For Passover and, belatedly, for Easter. This is the full text of an article published in BAR in 2001. It is still very informative.

I am less skeptical than Professor Klawans about Jaubert's theory that Jesus and his followers observed Passover on a different date than that observed by the Jerusalem authorities. There is some reason to infer that such situations also arose for the Qumran sectarians, who seem to have observed the same solar calendar. But this is just a possibility. I am not saying it is right.

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