John 13 is not the Passover or the Lord’s Supper and the Lord’s Supper was Instituted During Passover; New2Torah Refuted

Thanks to Dr. Lightfoot!

Thesis: The Meal in John 13 is the meal at the home of Simon of Bethany before the Passover and not The Lord’s Supper, and that the Lord’s Supper is not the Passover but was instituted during that Ceremony.

1.The meal of John 13 was before the Passover but the Lord’s Supper was cleaerly on the Passover.

John 13:1 Now before the Feast of the Passover

Mark 14: 12 On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb was being sacrificed…22 While they were eating, He took some bread, and after a blessing He broke it, and gave it to them, and said, “Take it; this is My body.

2. We see that Satan entered into Judas before the Passover but after the meal of John 13. Thus the meal of John 13 was before the Lord’s Supper because as per 1, the Lord’s Supper was enacted during Passover.

Luke 22: 1 Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which is called the Passover, was approaching. 2 The chief priests and the scribes were seeking how they might put Him to death; for they were afraid of the people.3 And Satan entered into Judas who was called Iscariot, belonging to the number of the twelve

John 13:27 After the morsel, Satan then entered into him. Therefore Jesus *said to him, “What you do, do quickly.”

3. The identity of the traitor is made known by giving a morsel in John 13 but in Matt. 26 is made known by Judas’ hand in the dish with Yeshua.  These are different events at different meals.

John 13: 26 Jesus then *answered, “That is the one for whom I shall dip the morsel and give it to him.” So when He had dipped the morsel, He *took and *gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. 

Mat 26:  23 And He answered, “He who dipped his hand with Me in the bowl is the one who will betray Me.

4. The confrontation between Yeshua and Judas in John 13 ends ambiguously with the disciples wondering what Yeshua meant when he spoke to Judas.

John 13:  26 Jesus then *answered, “That is the one for whom I shall dip the morsel and give it to him.” So when He had dipped the morsel, He *took and *gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. 27 After the morsel, Satan then entered into him. Therefore Jesus *said to him, “What you do, do quickly.”28 Now no one of those reclining at the table knew for what purpose He had said this to him. 29 For some were supposing, because Judas had the money box, that Jesus was saying to him, “Buy the things we have need of for the feast”; or else, that he should give something to the poor.30 So after receiving the morsel he went out immediately; and it was night.

Yet the confrontation in Matthew 26 is blatantly clear.

Mat. 26: 20 Now when evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the twelve disciples. 21 As they were eating, He said, “Truly I say to you that one of you will betray Me.” 22 Being deeply grieved, they each one began to say to Him, “Surely not I, Lord?” 23 And He answered, “He who dipped his hand with Me in the bowl is the one who will betray Me. 24 The Son of Man is to go, just as it is written of Him; but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had not been born.” 25 And Judas, who was betraying Him, said, “Surely it is not I, Rabbi?” Jesus *said to him, “You have said it yourself.”

5. In John 13 Yeshua says to Judas, “What you do, do quickly”, referring to buying the things needed for Passover vs 29 or preparing his betrayal. Matt. 26:14-16. This phrase, , “What you do, do quickly”,  is not used in Matthew 26, Mark 14 or Luke 22.  His actual betrayal by Judas happens after the Lord’s Supper and when they left the house into the Garden of Gethsemane, during which time Judas sneaks off.

6. In Mark 14 the Passover has clearly been enacted as we read in vs 12:

12 On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb was being sacrificed, His disciples said to Him, “Where do You want us to go and prepare for You to eat the Passover?”

And yet the word artos is used for bread in verse 22. The word is simply a generic word for breads or else we must say Yeshua was disobeying Yah which is blasphemy.

7. The prohibition to leave the house on Passover in Exodus 12:22 was specifically for that night as the destroyer was going through Egypt that night. Just like in Exo. 16:29 it appears this command was specific to the circumstances at the time for the people not to go out of their tent to gather manna. So does Mr. New2Torah not leave his house to gather with others on the Sabbath? Thus, Yeshua does not contradict the Passover by leaving the house after the Passover and entering the Garden of Gethsemane in Matthew 26:36.

8. Yeshua’s arrest was the same night as the Lord’s Supper which night is said to be the Passover in John 18:28.

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