The Mystery of the Last Supper Paperback

Reconstructing the Final Days of Jesus

by Colin J. Humphreys;


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The Mystery of the Last Supper

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Apparent inconsistencies in the gospel accounts of Jesus's final week have puzzled Bible scholars for centuries. Colin Humphreys explains these inconsistencies, whilst proposing a compelling new theory - that the last supper took place on a Wednesday, rather than Thursday as traditionally believed. The contrasting interpretations of the last supper arise from Matthew, Mark and Luke's assertion that it was a Passover meal, whilst John states that it occurred beforehand. To confuse the issue, there does not seem to be enough time for all the events recorded between the last supper and the crucifixion to take place, whilst Wednesday appears to be a 'missing day' on which Jesus did nothing. Humphreys draws on evidence from the Dead Sea Scrolls and Egyptian texts and uses astronomy to reconstruct ancient calendars. In doing so he shows how the last supper took place on a Wednesday and successfully unifies the supposedly contradictory gospel stories.

The Mystery of the Last Supper by Colin J. Humphreys was published by Cambridge University Press in March 2011 and is our 30318th best seller. The ISBN for The Mystery of the Last Supper is 9780521732000.

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Page last updated 6th December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (March 2011)
Weight310g
Number of Pages260
Thickness14 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
ISBN9780521732000
ISBN-10052173200X
Product Code3196393
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