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Prior to the advent of pasteurization, fermentation was something which happened in all grape juice whether a fermenting agent was consciously introduced or not (and it happened with relative immediacy). The last supper, then, would have had wine and not plain grape juice. It is also noteworthy to point out that wine, unless something bizarre has occurred, ...


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My new understanding of the Last Supper is mostly based on the information at http://www.therefinersfire.org/celebrating_passover.htm. The key verses which indicate that Christ was actually crucified on the day before the Passover feast are John 18:28 and John 19:14. John 18:28 NIV Then the Jewish leaders took Jesus from Caiaphas to the palace of the ...


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In regards to Passover, Jesus is closely identified with the Passover lamb. Exodus 12 gives the specific details on how to select the lamb and how it was to be used. 3 Announce to the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month each family must choose a lamb or a young goat for a sacrifice, one animal for each household. ... 5 The ...


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Paul wasn't talking about the Passover feast, but the original Passover that the feast was meant to commemorate. It refers to the last of the ten plagues of Egypt, just before the Exodus. God told Moses that the tenth plague would involve the death of the firstborn son of every household throughout the land of Egypt, and how the Israelites could be spared ...


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Two things are clear from scripture: The "last supper" was in fact a passover meal. Multiple references in Mark 14, Matthew 26 and Luke 22 make it clear that the disciples prepared a passover meal. In Matthew Jesus says "I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house." In Luke it reads "So they prepared the Passover. When the hour ...


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To expand on my comment a bit, there are hundreds of speices of yeast. During Passover five of those are prohibited, and they are the yeasts that come from grains called chametz. Yeasts that come from grapes or its sugars are not prohibited. The prohibited yeasts are: wheat barley spelt rye oats *note these are the European grains for more ...


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No, paticularly if you are not a Jewish (Messianic) Christian. The outcome of the Council of Jerusalem is quite clear - Gentile (non-jewish) believers do not need to follow Jewish customs or ceremonial law with the following caveat: ...It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us not to burden you with anything beyond the following requirements: 29 You ...


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In Eastern Orthodoxy these verses are often read (if other hymns do not supplant or if the verses are not readily available) during the time communicants are coming up and receiving communion. It is also a part of many communion prayers verbatim. We are meant to understand they refer to the Eucharist itself. Protestants usually say these are not literal but ...


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Jesus was speaking about the spiritual world, not about the physical. When He spoke of Himself as the Bread of Life, He was not speaking of bread that we eat with our mouths, but rather spiritual food which sustains our souls. So when Jesus says "you must eat my flesh", He means that our souls need Him if we are to continue living after our physical bodies ...


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In short, if you recall the Passover was a celebration of the memorial of The Angel of Death 'passing over' the houses whose doorframes (wooden frames) were stained with the blood of the Passover Lamb. Inasmuch as Jesus' death does the same, that is, causes death to 'pass over' those that are marked with his blood, he is in effect 'our passover' both in the ...


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I want to expand a bit on the other good answers already given. Slavery One of the first things to note is the state of the people of Israel at the time. They were enslaved to Egypt. So they ruthlessly made the people of Israel work as slaves 14 and made their lives bitter with hard service, in mortar and brick, and in all kinds of work in the ...


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As far as I know no Christian Churches except Jewish ones kept the Passover, as it is a Jewish holiday. You probably refer to the timing of Easter. The Council of Nicaea ruled that Easter should be celebrated on the first Sunday on/after the first full moon on/after the vernal equinox. Sometimes it matched the Jewish Passover sunday and sometimes it did ...


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What did Jesus mean when He said that we must eat His Flesh and drink His Blood? Jesus meant that we must eat His Flesh and drink His Blood. Jesus' followers said "This is a hard saying." Many of them left because they could not believe it was possible and Jesus did not call them back to say He did not mean that they were to eat His Flesh and drink His ...


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At Passover all the yeast in the entire country was destroyed. This includes the sourdough that every household made bread from. If all the yeast is not destroyed on a regular basis the yeast becomes contaminated and the bread does not rise. The practise of destroying yeast was started by the Egyptians and they therefore get the credit for inventing ...


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There is no reason to think that the wine of the Last Supper was unfermented. The prohibition is explicitly made against "leavened bread", and there no indication that it is against other products of yeast. It's not clear to me that wine was thought of in Biblical times as containing 'leaven'. Fermentation of wine largely happened without added yeast.



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