Event Date: September 27, 2018 at 6:00 pm
We will be reading and discussing Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist by Brant Pitre.
Did you know that many first century Jews were expecting a new manna (heavenly bread) at the coming of the Messiah? Did you know that according to the Jewish historian Josephus, over 200,000 lambs were sacrificed each Passover in the early first century? Did you know that these lambs would have been skewered across the shoulders and from mouth to buttocks, meaning the “paschal lamb was offered in a manner which resembled crucifixion?” Pitre uses scripture, rabbinic commentaries, the Dead Sea Scrolls, historical works, and more to shed light on the Last Supper and in particular the mystery of Jesus’ real presence in the Eucharist. Join us as we look at this mystery through Jewish eyes as Jesus’ first disciples would have done. We meet the second and fourth Thursdays each month: 6:00 potluck (optional), 7-8:30 discussion. For more information contact Ed Loescher or Mary Blain.