When was The Last Supper

When was The Last Supper

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When was The Last Supper

 There has been always been a question about the day the Last Supper of Jesus and the Disciples was held. The Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke state that the Last Supper was held at the start of Passover which would have been a Thursday. The Gospel of John says that the Last Supper was held just before Passover which would have been on a Wednesday or earlier. This would have allowed more time for the events in the Gospels to play out before Friday which some scholars say is the day of the Crucifixion. Some authorities try to reconcile the discrepancy between the Gospels by saying that the writers used different calendars. This debate has raged for centuries.

Now Cambridge Professor Colin Humphreys has weighed in with his own theory for the day of the week for the Last Supper in his book “The Mystery of the Last Supper.” Humphreys agrees with the argument that different calendars were being used by the Gospel Writers. Humphreys concludes that Jesus, Matthew, Mark and Luke were using an old Jewish calendar while John was referencing the official lunar calendar. Humphreys says that the actual day of the Last supper was Wednesday.

One result of his analysis of dates of these Biblical events would be to fix an actual date for Easter in the modern solar calendar. According to Humphreys, the Last Supper was Wednesday, April 1. This would place the Crucifixion on Friday, April 3rd and Easter on Sunday, April 5th.