The Mystery of the Last Supper: Reconstructing the Final Days of Jesus

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 28, 2011 - Religion
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For hundreds of years, we thought we knew what happened during Jesus' last days. Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday are not only observed by Christians around the world, but are also recognized in calendars and by non-practitioners as commemorating the true timeline of events in the life of Christ. But apparent inconsistencies in the gospel accounts of Jesus' final week have puzzled Bible scholars for centuries. In The Mystery of the Last Supper, Colin Humphreys uses science to reveal the truth about Jesus' final days. Reconciling conflicting Gospel accounts and scientific evidence, Humphreys reveals the exact date of the Last Supper in a definitive new timeline of Holy Week.

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User Review  - oataker - LibraryThing

The book offers a solution to the difficulties of the timing of the events of passion week. There are disparities between the timetable in John’s gospel and the synoptics to say nothing of the number ... Read full review

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User Review  - dangraves - LibraryThing

Science and history combine to explain apparent discrepancies in the Gospel accounts of Christ's last days and to establish the date of Christ's death with almost 100% certainty. The Gospel of John ... Read full review


1 Four mysteries of the last week of Jesus
2 Dating the crucifixion the first clues
3 The problem of the last supper
4 Can we reconstruct the Jewish calendar at the time of Christ?
5 The date of the crucifixion
6 The moon will be turned to blood
7 Did Jesus use the solar calendar ofQumran for his last supper Passover?
8 Does ancient Egypt hold a key to unlocking the problem of the last supper?
10 Was the lost ancient Jewish calendar used in Israel at the time of Jesus?
the hidden clues in the gospels
a new analysis of the gospel accounts
13 A new reconstruction of the final days of Jesus
Index of biblical and other ancient sources
General index

9 Discovering the lost calendar of ancient Israel

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Professor Colin Humphreys is Director of Research at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of The Miracles of Exodus (2003).

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