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Last Supper
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Last Supper
Last Supper The meal that Jesus held with His disciples on the night before His death. Four primary biblical descriptions of the Last Supper exist in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and 1 Corinthians.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Last Supper
LAST SUPPER. According to the NT, Jesus of Nazareth was present at a final meal with his disciples on the night before his death (1 Cor 11:23–25; Mark 14:22–25; Matt 26:26–29; Luke 22:15–20; cf. John 6:51c). What actually happened at the Last Supper? Numerous analyses of the Last Supper have led to a
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Lord’s Supper, The
Lord’s Supper, The. The supper Jesus shared with his disciples a few hours before he was arrested and taken to his trial and death; the ceremony of the bread and wine that Christians have come to call the Lord’s Supper (1 Cor 11:20), the breaking of bread (Acts 2:42, 46; 20:7), Holy Communion (from the
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Lord’s Supper, the
LORD’S SUPPER, THE The supper Jesus shared with his disciples a few hours before he was arrested and taken to his trial and death (thus often called “The Last Supper”); the ceremony of partaking of the bread and wine that Christians have come to call the Lord’s Supper (1 Cor 11:20), the breaking of bread
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Last Supper
Last SupperThe term “Last Supper” (rather than “Lord’s Supper”) broadens the focus from just the eucharistic words and actions to the entire meal, which John and Luke portray as also the context for Jesus’ farewell address. The Last Supper, Jesus’ final meal with his disciples before his death (1 Cor.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Last Supper
Last Supper. †The last evening meal that Jesus ate with the twelve apostles. The Last Supper is described by the Synoptic Gospels in connection with the betrayal of Jesus by Judas and the institution of the Lord’s Supper (Matt. 26:20–29; Mark 14:17–25; Luke 22:14–30). The gospel of John gives additional
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Last Supper
Last Supper. The final meal of Christ with His Apostles on the night before the Crucifixion. The institution of the *Eucharist is seen in the symbolic acts which He performed with the bread and wine at this meal. There is no mention of these in St *John’s Gospel; it alone records the washing of the
Pocket Dictionary of Liturgy & Worship
Last Supper
Last Supper. In the Synoptic *Gospels, the final meal Jesus had with his disciples before his *Passion, a meal in which Jesus established the Christian *sacrament of the *Eucharist. All three Synoptics have the meal take place at the time of the *Passover, and thus it is a Passover meal (Mt 26:17–19
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Last Supper
LAST SUPPER.—Although the relation of the Last Supper to the Jewish Passover is treated with more or less fulness elsewhere (see Dates, vol. i. p. 413 ff., and Lord’s Supper (I.)), it appears advisable to handle the whole subject in a special article.The Paschal controversy, which agitated the first
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Last Supper
LAST SUPPER The last meal Jesus shared with His disciples before the crucifixion. The high point of the Bible and central event of the ages is the passion (betrayal, crucifixion, death, burial, resurrection, and ascension) of Jesus Christ. All that goes before it in the Bible anticipates His coming.
Key passages
Mt 26:17–35

Now on the first day of the feast of Unleavened Bread the disciples came up to Jesus, saying, “Where do you want us to prepare for you to eat the Passover?” And he said, “Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The Teacher says, “My time is near. …

Mk 14:12–31

And on the first day of the feast of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrificed the Passover lamb, his disciples said to him, “Where do you want us to go and prepare, so that you can eat the Passover?” And he sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go …

Lk 22:7–34

And the day of the feast of Unleavened Bread came, on which it was necessary for the Passover lamb to be sacrificed. And he sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover for us, so that we may eat it. So they said to him, “Where do you want …

Jn 13:1–38

Now before the feast of Passover, Jesus, knowing that his hour had come that he would depart from this world to the Father, and having loved his own in the world, loved them to the end. And as a dinner was taking place, when the devil had already put into …

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