“Every year at Easter time, many Christians celebrate the Jewish Passover meal, known as the Seder, in order to reenact what it might have been like at the Last Supper. In this Bible study, Dr. Brant Pitre will take you step by step through what the Passover sacrifice and the Passover meal were like at the time of Jesus. In this riveting journey into the Jewish roots of Christianity, Dr. Pitre explores questions such as:
- What was Passover like at the time of Jesus?
- What exactly did Peter and John do when they went into Jerusalem to ‘prepare the Passover’?
- Why were the Passover lambs ‘crucified’ in the shape of a cross?
- Why were four cups of wine required for every Passover?
- What were the stages of the Passover ‘Order’? How do they correspond to the ‘Order’ of the Mass?
- What psalms did Jesus sing at the Last Supper? How do they reveal the mystery of his Passion?
- Did Jesus actually finish the Last Supper? When did he drink the fourth Passover cup?
During the Protestant Reformation, the Reformers rejected the idea that the Eucharist is a sacrifice. In this study, Dr. Pitre shows how the Jewish Passover is the key to understanding the Eucharist as both a mean and a sacrifice. By seeing he Last Supper through Jewish eyes, you will learn how Jesus transformed what would have otherwise been simply a Roman execution into a Passover sacrifice – the new Passover of the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.” [From the cover]