Wednesday, May 17, 2017

"he withdrew himself into the wilderness" - Jesus Last Supper in an Essene House

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 Jesus Last Supper in an Essene House

There is a study that concludes that Christ Jesus took His last supper in an Essene house in Jerusalem:
If Jesus held his last supper in an Essene house then this throws light on his act of washing the disciples’ feet at the last supper, particularly his puzzling statement: ‘A person who has had a bath needs only to wash his feet’ (John 13:10). The Essenes interpreted the Old Testament rules of bathing and ritual purity very strictly. Jesus’ disciples would almost certainly have taken a bath before eating a Passover meal, but in walking to the Essene house their feet would have become dirty. The allusion to Essene practice would have been a natural one for Jesus to make at an Essene house, and out of respect for his Essene hosts Jesus made sure everyone was ritually clean by washing the feet of his disciples.

This study also solves the mystery on the discrepancy in the description about the date of the Crucifixion of Christ Jesus between the synoptic Gospels and the Gospel according to John.

The study tells that the synoptic Gospels adopt the pre-exilic calendar (sunrise-to-sunrise) to emphasize Christ Jesus' connection to Moses while John adopts the orthodox calendar (sunset-to-sunset).
1 John places the last supper, the trials and the crucifixion of Jesus all before the official Jewish Passover meal. In John’s account, Jesus died at the time the first Passover lambs were slain, at about 3 p.m. on the fourteenth day of the Jewish month Nisan.  
2 In Matthew, Mark and Luke (the synoptic gospels), the last supper is a Passover meal. Jesus was therefore crucified after this Passover meal, on Nisan 15. Hence John and the synoptic gospels apparently disagree not only on whether the last supper was a Passover meal or not, but also on the date of the crucifixion.
However, the theory that Jesus held his last supper in an Essene house seems to be more important, because it implies the hidden connection between Christ Jesus and Qumran.

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Luk 5:16 And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.
Luk 5:17 And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.