April 06, 2007

THE DAY JESUS DIED. John 19:14. "Now it was the day of Preparation of the Passover...."

In the Gospel of John, Jesus dies on the cross on the day that lambs were slaughtered in preparation for Passover that was to begin at sundown. This means that in the Gospel of John the Last Supper took place about twenty-four hours before the Passover began, so that the Last Supper in the Gospel of John was not a Passover Seder.

However, John's Gospel clearly sees the sacrifice of Christ on the Cross as the slaughter of a new Lamb of God for a new Passover.


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