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Holy Week: Thursday

Holy Week: Thursday

Christ spent the last Thursday of his life participating in The Passover and suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26). Below are a collection of resources that focus on the Last Supper and Christ’s time in Gethsemane. 

“Farewell Discourses and the High Priestly Prayer,” Eric D. Huntsman, BYU New Testament Commentary
The Gospel of John enriches our understanding of the events and teaching of Jesus’ last night with passages that include Jesus’ last discourses and his beautiful Intercessory Prayer (John 13:31-17:26)

“Dating the Death of Jesus Christ,” Jeffrey R. Chadwick, BYU Studies, Volume 54, no.4
While we can’t be certain, evidence suggests that Jesus was crucified on a Thursday in the spring of AD 30, on the eve of Passover, the 14-day Jewish month Nisan, which in that year fell on April 6 in the old Julian calendar.

“John’s Account of the Last Supper: The Lamb of God: Unique Aspects of the Passion Narrative in John,” Eric D. Huntsman, BYU New Testament Commentary
John’s account of the Last Supper contains unique elements recorded nowhere else.

“Maundy Thursday,” Eric Huntsman, blog
This day tells of the Last Supper, the sacrament instituted, the washing of the disciples’ feet, and, most of all, the prayer and agony in the Garden of Gethsemane.