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Jesus and the Jewish roots of the Eucharist

unlocking the secrets of the Last Supper

1st ed.

Published by Doubleday Religion in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

In recent years, Christians everywhere are rediscovering the Jewish roots of their faith. Every year at Easter time, many believers now celebrate Passover meals (known as Seders) seeking to understand exactly what happened at Jesus' final Passover, the night before he was crucified. Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist shines fresh light on the Last Supper by looking at it through Jewish eyes. Using his in-depth knowledge of the Bible and ancient Judaism, Dr. Brant Pitre answers questions such as: What was the Passover like at the time of Jesus? What were the Jewish hopes for the Messiah? What was Jesus' purpose in instituting the Eucharist during the feast of Passover? And, most important of all, what did Jesus mean when he said, "This is my body… This is my blood"? To answer these questions, Pitre explores ancient Jewish beliefs about the Passover of the Messiah, the miraculous Manna from heaven, and the mysterious Bread of the Presence. As he shows, these three keys -- the Passover, the Manna, and the Bread of the Presence -- have the power to unlock the original meaning of the Eucharistic words of Jesus. Along the way, Pitre also explains how Jesus united the Last Supper to his death on Good Friday and his Resurrection on Easter Sunday. Inspiring and informative, Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist is a groundbreaking work that is sure to illuminate one of the greatest mysteries of the Christian faith: the mystery of Jesus' presence in "the breaking of the bread." - Publisher.

Table of Contents

The mystery of the Last Supper
What were the Jewish people waiting for?
The new Passover
The manna of the Messiah
The bread of the presence
The fourth cup and the death of Jesus
The Jewish roots of the Christian faith
On the road to Emmaus.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
234/.163
Library of Congress
BV825.3 .P58 2011

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
xi, 228p.
Number of pages
240

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24538841M
Internet Archive
jesusjewishroots00pitr
ISBN 13
9780385531849
LC Control Number
2010024979
OCLC/WorldCat
630500245

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