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During the Last Supper, when Jesus told his disciples to drink the wine because it was his blood. Which cup of wine was this? Was it the third cup, or was it the cup of Elijah (or one of the other cups)?

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What is "the third cup," "the cup of Elijah", or any of the other cups? –  Flimzy Aug 26 '11 at 19:28
@Flimsy - The Passover meal has 4 cups of wine that you drink in a particular order at a particular time. There is also a cup that is not drunken by anyone: the cup of Elijah. The meals Jews observe today are similar to the traditional meal during Jesus' time, so when the Bible says, "the cup" it's talking about a particular cup. Good question, Joel. –  dleyva3 Aug 26 '11 at 20:40
This question suggests the answer is "no", as perhaps the Last Supper was not the Passover at all... –  Flimzy Sep 25 '11 at 20:33
The Last Supper was not the Passover seder, so none. –  H3br3wHamm3r81 Jan 13 '13 at 19:31
@H3br3wHamm3r81 That is an interesting assurance as many elements of the sedar are present. Also the origins of the Seder are beleived to be a custom started around the time of Christ as a way of preserving the jewish Faith after the Romans concord Jerewsalem in 63BC. I am inclined for one to believe Christ was fallowing the traditions of his people as a faithful Jew, and bringing that ritual into the New Covenant, fullfilling it, and perfecting it all the while preserving the Isreal of God through the ritual established by the Rabbis. I say this without any assurance. –  Marc Apr 15 at 11:28

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Per 1 Corinthians 11:25 (NIV)

25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

(emphasis added, obviously)

This seems to indicate that it was the third cup.

Here is a much larger article about it.

This is presuming that it was the Passover meal at all.

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Excellent article, thanks for that resource. –  Joel Aug 30 '11 at 21:39

What is important is the, binding tie, between the first Passover & Last Supper. God told Moses to take an unblemished 1 year old lamb & use it's blood to mark the door sides & top with same. This lamb must be roasted completely & consumed that night with bitter herbs & bread without yeast. God will pass over the houses so marked. He will take the first born of the unmarked houses,man or animal. So the lamb's blood saved us from bondage in Egypt. During the Last Supper Jesus took the cup of new wine, ie. the fruit of the vine, and said, " this is my blood " & the bread without yeast, " this is my body ". So the Blood Of The Lamb saved us ie., if Born-Again, for eternal life with the Lord. So you see that when Born-Again both Jew & Christian are connected to the Vine ( Jesus -the Son of God ) & are chosen to be God's Children.

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Elijah is to come into the house and protect a cup for the Savior. Since his cup is not consumed by anyone at the table it could be the blood of salvation. –  Mark Michael Rubenstein Apr 15 at 0:40
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