What kind of bread did jesus use in the last supper?


#1

Im assuming he used matzo bread, was it in one square or round piece and broke it and gave to his disciples


#2

I think all we know for sure is that the bread at the Last Supper was unleavened.
(see Matthew 26:17; Mark 14:12; Luke 22:1)


#3

In all the photos I have seen, it was round. :wink: Just being a smart aleck here. Seriously, how could we possible know?


#4

1334 In the Old Covenant bread and wine were offered in sacrifice among the first fruits of the earth as a sign of grateful acknowledgment to the Creator. But they also received a new significance in the context of the Exodus: the unleavened bread that Israel eats every year at Passover commemorates the haste of the departure that liberated them from Egypt; the remembrance of the manna in the desert will always recall to Israel that it lives by the bread of the Word of God;156 their daily bread is the fruit of the promised land, the pledge of God’s faithfulness to his promises. The "cup of blessing"157 at the end of the Jewish Passover meal adds to the festive joy of wine an eschatological dimension: the messianic expectation of the rebuilding of Jerusalem. When Jesus instituted the Eucharist, he gave a new and definitive meaning to the blessing of the bread and the cup.

156 Cf. Deut 8:3.

1339 Jesus chose the time of Passover to fulfill what he had announced at Capernaum: giving his disciples his Body and his Blood:

*Then came the day of Unleavened Bread, on which the passover lamb had to be sacrificed. So Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the passover meal for us, that we may eat it. . . .” They went . . . and prepared the passover. And when the hour came, he sat at table, and the apostles with him. And he said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer; for I tell you I shall not eat it again until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.”. . . . And he took bread, and when he had given thanks he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” And likewise the cup after supper, saying, “This cup which is poured out for you is the New Covenant in my blood.”*166

166 Lk 22:7-20; Cf. Mt 26:17-29; Mk 14:12-25; 1 Cor 11:23-26.

vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p2s2c1a3.htm


#5

google.com/search?q=unleavened+bread&prmd=sivn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjm3IbWqNfRAhVB04MKHeB7AdUQ_AUICCgC&biw=1280&bih=800#imgrc=sRFzoFLsC9iahM%3A

Lol so it was probably something like the above photo


#6

:rotfl:

I think it’s pretty safe to assume it was something like one of those. Glad to see you’re a good sport.


#7

Garlic. Garlic has always been my favorite. (psst I take bribes in garlic bread. If you show up to heaven with some, I’ll cleanse you of your sins)


#8

Obviously, it was Wonder Bread.


#9

It probably resembled the traditional round unleavened loaves we see in middle eastern stores and restaurants today. That kind of bread has been around for generations.

But we know it was unleavened.


#10

He was celebrating Passover so it would have been unleavened.


#11

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