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 Jesusa 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 Jesusa purpose in instituting the Eucharist during the feast of Passover? And, most important of all, what did Jesus mean when he said, aThis is my bodyab This is my blooda? 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 keysathe Passover, the Manna, and the Bread of the Presenceahave 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 Jesusa presence in athe breaking of the bread.a From the Hardcover edition.What were the Jewish hopes for the Messiah? What was Jesusa purpose in instituting the Eucharist during the feast of Passover? And, most important of all, what did Jesus mean when he said, aThis is my bodyab This is my blooda?
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