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

Contents

1 Four mysteries of the last week of Jesus
1
2 Dating the crucifixion the first clues
14
3 The problem of the last supper
26
4 Can we reconstruct the Jewish calendar at the time of Christ?
39
5 The date of the crucifixion
61
6 The moon will be turned to blood
80
7 Did Jesus use the solar calendar ofQumran for his last supper Passover?
95
8 Does ancient Egypt hold a key to unlocking the problem of the last supper?
110
10 Was the lost ancient Jewish calendar used in Israel at the time of Jesus?
135
the hidden clues in the gospels
151
a new analysis of the gospel accounts
169
13 A new reconstruction of the final days of Jesus
191
Notes
197
Bibliography
227
Index of biblical and other ancient sources
234
General index
239

9 Discovering the lost calendar of ancient Israel
121

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About the author (2011)

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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