Jesus and the jewish roots

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jesus and the jewish roots

Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper by Brant Pitre

A revelatory exploration of the Jewish roots of the Last Supper that seeks to understand exactly what happened at Jesus final Passover.

Clear, profound and practical--you do not want to miss this book.--Dr. Scott Hahn, author of The Lambs Supper and The Fourth Cup

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 Jesus purpose in instituting the Eucharist during the feast of Passover? And, most important of all, what did Jesus mean when he said, This is my body... This is my blood?

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 keys--the Passover, the Manna, and the Bread of the Presence--have 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 Jesus presence in the breaking of the bread.
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The Law of Moses, the Gentiles and Jesus: Hebrew Roots part 2

Brant Pitre uses the Hebrew Scriptures and Jewish tradition to frame the actions of Jesus at the Last Supper, and to provide a fresh look at the heart of Catholic practice — the Eucharist.
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Brant Pitre's "Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist"

They can be found in the writings of the New Testament, the works of the ancient Christian writers known as the early Church Fathers first through seventh centuries A. It is a strange thing to see because he is insistent on profound literalness in some of his readings when it suits his argument, while at the same time appealing to typological or allegorical readings when that is a more successful path for him. Meyer, Critical Realism and the New Testament , ix. This is the case, even though I am in agreement with much that he says. This is what I like most of all about the book. That this reality might reach a wide, popular audience is good news.

Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper

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Look Inside. Oct 30, Minutes Buy. Oct 30, ISBN Oct 30, Minutes. Are Catholic teachings on Mary really biblical? By praying to Mary, are Catholics worshipping her? And what does Mary have to do with the quest to understand Jesus?

Look Inside. Feb 02, ISBN Feb 15, ISBN 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?

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