Was Jesus’ Final Meal a Passover Seder?

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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3 Responses to Was Jesus’ Final Meal a Passover Seder?

  1. Interesting post. I vaguely remember way back in the cobwebs of my mind that in my catholic school days, I learned that it was a Passover Seder that was the Last Supper, which made the covenant special because it became the new covenant. I think. πŸ™‚

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  2. jamesbradfordpate says:

    There’s disagreement on that, since some argue that the seder was a rabbinic innovation after the destruction of the Temple in 70 C.E., which would place its origin after the time of Jesus on earth. But Mike’s post offers reasons that some see the Last Supper as a seder, on some level. His links are probably a good spectrum of opinion on this debate.

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  3. How very interesting. πŸ™‚

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