The Passover / Last Supper / Timing of the Crucifixion issue in all its glory will be re-explored on Messianic Jewish Musings. Over the years, the posts about these matters have repeatedly been the favorite and most-searched ones on Messianic Jewish Musings. Also, resources and help for those wanting a deeper understanding of Passover, the haggadah, and their history will be a recurring theme in February and into the beginning of April. So stay tuned.
Meanwhile, I’d enjoy hearing from those who are already tuned in before the inevitable explosion of visitors who will come for these posts. What are some questions and issues about this general subject area that are most important to you? Do you have any brief comments to make, resources you think people should know about, etc?
Issues include the following questions: (1) Was the Last Supper a Passover Seder? (2) Do John and the other three gospels have a discrepancy? (3) If we think there is a discrepancy, which might we accept as historical? (4) Was Yeshua crucified on a Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday? (5) What was Passover like in the first century? (6) What elements in the synoptic gospels are clearly Passover customs? (7) Are there signs of a Passover Seder in John? (8) What is the origin of the Christian communion / Eucharist / Lord’s Supper? (9) What can we tell from the New Testament about some practices in the Pauline congregations? (10) How has the Passover haggadah and the Seder in Judaism developed over time? (11) What are some good resources for Messianic Jews to celebrate Passover? (12) What are some good resources for Christians to have an adapted Passover for non-Jews? (13) Is it improper, as some claim, for non-Jews to celebrate Passover?