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Last Supper Was a Day Earlier, Scientist Claims


Society & Culture  (tags: Christians, Jesus Christ, society, culture, religion, crucifixion )

Anna
- 1094 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Christians have long celebrated Jesus Christ's Last Supper on Maundy Thursday but new research released Monday claims to show it took place on the Wednesday before the crucifixion.Professor Colin Humphreys, a scientist at the University of Cambridge......



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Carol Cowbrough (91)
Monday April 18, 2011, 10:55 pm
Noted. Thank you.
 

Lydia S. (171)
Monday April 18, 2011, 11:41 pm
Thanks.
 

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Tuesday April 19, 2011, 4:26 am
Thanks. Noted!
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday April 19, 2011, 5:04 am
noted, thanks Anna
 

patricia lasek (317)
Tuesday April 19, 2011, 6:27 am
The Last Supper was a Passover feast. What does it really matter on what day of the week it falls. These are traditions and as such are not etched in stone.
 

Tarequl M. (170)
Tuesday April 19, 2011, 9:33 am
Noted with thanks.
 

John S. (294)
Tuesday April 19, 2011, 10:34 am
Noted, Thanks Anna.
 

Yvonne White (232)
Tuesday April 19, 2011, 11:17 am
I always suspected it was a Wed., but then again - if he rose on the Third day after his death on Good Fri., wouldn't that be Monday???
 

Mary L. (138)
Tuesday April 19, 2011, 11:26 am
These "findings" always seem to happen in connection to the holiday they relate too. The whole nails of Christ thing is such a load of road apples. The same guy was involved in another unprovable scam some years ago.
 

Deanna Shoemaker Cabrera (7)
Tuesday April 19, 2011, 12:03 pm
What matters is that it happened. The rest... irreleant
 

Rosie Lopez (73)
Tuesday April 19, 2011, 12:16 pm
thanks for sharing
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 19, 2011, 12:17 pm
Noted, very interesting, thanks Anna. I agree with Patricia...the day doesn't really matter.
 

Terry King (108)
Tuesday April 19, 2011, 2:24 pm
The flying spaghetti monster doesn't remember which day it was but they definitely had pasta!
 

Constance F. (434)
Tuesday April 19, 2011, 3:32 pm
Not familar with the Bible, but I thought the Gospels were written many years later after's Jesus's death. I also thought the bible had been re-written many times throughout centuries...What do I know? I'll leave it to Science. If it's meaningful to you, celebrate and honor it whenever you want.
 

Sue Matheson (62)
Tuesday April 19, 2011, 3:34 pm
interesting post.
 

Randi Felix (39)
Tuesday April 19, 2011, 7:20 pm
dont really care about these biblical bedtime stories...yawn!!
 

Rana Sinha (50)
Wednesday April 20, 2011, 8:00 am
Thanks for sharing.
 

Danielle Herie (2)
Wednesday April 20, 2011, 9:58 am
INTERESTING THAT "SCIENTISTS" SPEND SO MUCH TIME ON "PROVING" THESE THINGS...
 

Yvonne White (232)
Wednesday April 20, 2011, 1:40 pm
Science is science, faith is faith.. the science of Archaeology can prove or disprove many things. I love archaeology!:) But you need to question methods & resources used in any scientific investigation.
 

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday April 20, 2011, 2:26 pm
Thanks.
 

Christopher Fowler (84)
Wednesday April 20, 2011, 2:42 pm
The first mistake is assuming that Jesus actually existed, which, of course, is not supported by any ACTUAL historic documentation.

No good theory is started by a presupposition based on faith. It must be based on evidence, not a myth.
 

Noni Pavlik (0)
Wednesday April 20, 2011, 3:00 pm
Which calendar are they using? It happened that's the main thing. Even if there are those who doubt.
 

Michael Carney (205)
Wednesday April 20, 2011, 3:19 pm
Bottom line is either you have faith, and believe, what ther scriptures say, or, you don't...I don't believe that they can pinpoint anything, back to an exact date some 2000 years ago...But I do love reading different theories about these things...But as someone else wrote, if you have faith, the rest doesn't really matter in the end...
 

Mary Donnelly (44)
Wednesday April 20, 2011, 3:26 pm
Thanks Anna.
 

Margaret K. (19)
Wednesday April 20, 2011, 3:50 pm
And..........
 

Sonny Honrado (6)
Wednesday April 20, 2011, 4:21 pm
Interesting information.
 

Charlene Rush (2)
Wednesday April 20, 2011, 5:38 pm
Does the date, honestly, matter?
The point for Christians, is the celebration, itself.

I still think the person to Christ's left, is Mary Magdalene.
 

Joy Mcronald (120)
Wednesday April 20, 2011, 5:47 pm
Don't these scientists have anything else to do? Put your time and money to help animals, not think up a plie of crap...
 

Edgar Zuim (48)
Wednesday April 20, 2011, 6:00 pm
Although there is divergence dates, the most important is that the meaning of the celebration did not change.
 

janet f. (29)
Wednesday April 20, 2011, 9:57 pm
OMG...this changes everything.
 

Susanne R. (248)
Wednesday April 20, 2011, 10:28 pm
Interesting, but does it matter in the grand scheme of things? It's the meaning that's significant.
 

Lionel G. (4)
Wednesday April 20, 2011, 11:22 pm
Ramon K. Jusino, a Catholic theologian, has made a strong case that the Gospel of John could not have been written by John of Zebedee, as commonly believed, that the person referred to in John as the Beloved Disciple was Mary Magdalene, that she was the real author of the Fourth Gospel but the text was clumsily edited to hide that fact, and that the real founder of the Christian church was not Peter but Mary Magdalene. That could go a long way toward explaining the differences between "John" and the other three gospels. Mary Magdalene was so close to Jesus that she has been considered "The apostle to the apostles," She was at the foot of the cross during the crucifixion, and after the crucifixion Jesus appeared first to her. Perhaps the biggest cover-up in history is the concealment of Mary Magdalen's importance in the early church--as well as the importance of women in the early church. Another Catholic theologian, Margaret Starbird, has written several books about Mary Magdalen, including The Woman with the Alabaster Jar, which gave Dan Brown the idea for The Da Vinci Code.
 

Victoria S. (19)
Thursday April 21, 2011, 4:02 am
Very interresting, I posted on Facebook. It won't change the date we celebrate Easter though, as the date is more symbolic that anything else. It's the meaning of the celebration that's important.
 

monka blanke (74)
Thursday April 21, 2011, 5:50 am
noted.
 

William Y. (54)
Thursday April 21, 2011, 6:25 am
This is more of the "don't question the idea" syndrome. Anyone who has studied the history of the fertile crescent, knows that the day was assumed to start a sunset, thus the "Last Supper" would have been on Thursday night (time of occurrence) but would be Wednesday night given the modern start of the day at midnight.
This same feature is seen in the "eves" of Christmas, New Years & All Saints (Halloween). The eve was the evening of rather the evening before.
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Thursday April 21, 2011, 1:38 pm
About 2000 years ago (year 28 AD), the Romans occupying JudŠa (now Israel) executed a JudŠan carpenter named Yeshua bin Yusef for trumped-up charges of sedition, actual interference with financial institutions, and whatever else they could dream up. That much can safely be assumed to be 'true' from all accounts involved. Since then, various post-humous accounts have ascribed various 'arcane' or 'divine' characteristics to what was probably a young Jew discouraged at the Roman occupation. The resulting cult blew up into a religion that ended the Roman Jovist faith.

However 'true' or not the accounts of Yeshua are, I've chosen a pantheistic root (all gods exist, you choose the one or pantheon you favour) and the Asatru of Scandinavia as my focus. I favour the idea that religious differences should produce no conflict beyond discussion or sports competition, as I believe that religious war insults the gods (through deaths of believers on all sides) while sports honours them (by advertising the faiths and all but eliminating attrition of worshippers). I call it Ostara or Estre, and remember the goddesses of fertility like Freya, Astarte, Brigid, and Estre it represented; whether others name it differently doesn't matter.
 

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Thursday April 21, 2011, 2:22 pm
Sunday actually starts the first day of the week if I'm not mistaken according to the Jullian Calender. o one really knows and will always be a mistery. I don't trust scientist anyway. They always experiment and never have true facts or cures.
 

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Thursday April 21, 2011, 2:28 pm
The picture in this article isn't showing the 12 Deciples ....Hmmmm.
 

Lisa Zarafonetis (173)
Thursday April 21, 2011, 7:54 pm
Shared on Facebook! :)
 

Richard E Cooley (0)
Friday April 22, 2011, 3:17 am
Thanks.
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Friday April 22, 2011, 6:53 am
Well, you have the problem that all of the calculations are based on dates that have nothing to do with real calendar events. Both Christmas and Easter are Christian holy days made out of Pagan holy days to ease the replacement of previous religions by Christianity. Christmas was originally Saturnalia replaced by the Festival of Sol Invictus, it is easier to subsume an existing popular religious holiday than enforce a new one, simple Religious Engineering 101. Easter was picked to subsume the Spring/Rebirth festivals of Northern Europe, Germany and the English Isles. And what difference doe it make any way! Organized Christianity has not not acted Christian since it got the political power to do unto others what was done unto them on a much bigger scale. And there is the fact that X-mass and Easter have become Big Commercial enterprises unto themselves with little or no religious significance to the advertising or celebrating.
Me, I will stick to the ritual mutilation of chocolate bunnies after a nice supper of roast rabbit and deviled eggs to celebrate Spring!
 

William Ford (1)
Wednesday April 27, 2011, 9:18 pm
Complain about details but just accept what Jesus doing for us.
 

Willetta S. (3)
Thursday April 28, 2011, 8:35 am
WE ONLY KNOW WHAT PEOPLE SAY AND WHAT WE READ, WHO IS TO SAY IF ANY OF IT IS TRUE !
I DON'T REALLY BUY " ANY " OF THE CRAP ,IF THERE REALLY WERE A LOVING god THERE WOULD BE PROTECTION FOR THE HELPLESS ANIMALS WHO ARE BEING ABUSED, WHAT GOOD IS HE IF HE WONT OR CAN'T PROTECT AN ANIMAL, IF I WERE GIVEN THE POWER TO PROTECT THE VOICELESS I MOST CERTAINLY WOULD DO JUST THAT, LOOK AT THE DUMBA** IN TURKEY MOLESTING THAT DOG, WHERE WAS god DURNING THAT ?
 

Lika S. (130)
Sunday May 1, 2011, 2:06 am
It's probably true, because then the Last supper would be Wednesday, then Maundy Thursday would be when Christ was betrayed, arrested and interrogated until His Crucifixion on Good Friday. And then people know that it should be Easter Monday, right?
 

jane richmond (10)
Sunday June 26, 2011, 9:33 am
does it really matter whether it was Wednesday or Thursday? It happened!!!!
 

jennifer curtis (1)
Thursday October 13, 2011, 12:48 am
i personally think the sciencetist are full of crap. the Bible states when and where the last supper took place and that is good enough for me. i believe what is written in the Bible by the disciples that were there. the sciencist were not there. i love and believe in JESUS.
 

William Y. (54)
Thursday October 13, 2011, 6:00 am
@ jennifer curtis, What the Bible states is Thursday evening, which under the reckoning at the time was the beginning of the day as by their reckoning the day began at sunset, thus Thursday evening old reckoning would be Wednesday evening new reckoning.Since by modern reckoning, the day begins at midnight.
 
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