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Broken Bread: An Ancient Look at the First Last Supper

The Last Supper - we all know what it was like or do we? In fact, it looked nothing like Leonardo Da Vinci's famous painting. But when we understand ancient mealtime customs and traditions why Jesus and His disciples did the things they did.


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5 STAR REVIEW FROM CUSTOMER - "In this amazing book, Jay McCarl takes you on a journey to the life and times of the Last Supper. As you gain perspective on the customs of those times and of the Jewish community specifically, a new understanding of communion opens up. He explains everything from the significance of the seating arrangement at the table to hand and foot washing. The seating arrangement cannot be understood without a working knowledge of a dining table layout of those times, so that is explored as well. As you gain clarity on these things, certain things can be known about where some of the apostles must have been in relation to Jesus at this particular meal ~ information which carries its own amazing relevance. The meaning of the bread and even of being an honored guest at a feast is pretty much lost on our current culture so these facets and many others take on new meaning. The author delves into the mental image that so many of us carry of this scene as defined by Michelangelo's famous painting ~ and why it is almost comically erroneous. I know I'll never see that picture the same way ~ nor, God willing, the Lord's Supper itself and the depth of the many symbols contained therein. McCarl, a pastor himself, has done a lot of very impressive background research to put all this together. I highly recommend this informative and very readable book to other pastors for the benefit of their respective church bodies as well as to lay people."


Author: Jay McCarl (Host of Decoding the Future DVD Series)
Paperback: 195 pages
Publisher: Biblical Dinners Ministries; 1st edition (February 27, 2010)
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5 x 0.6 inches

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