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  • ( John 19:16 Matthew 27:26 Mark 15:15 Luke 23:23, crucified Only 34 X’s in NAU) (John 19:6 Matthew 20:19, Mark 15:13, only use in Luke 23:21 crucify, Only 17 X’s in NAU) , Matthew 26:2, only 1 X’s NAU use crucifixion),
  • The Archaeological Study Bible says, on Page 1609, 26:3
  • The Archaeological Study Bible says, on Page 1609, 26:3
  • Joshua 20:6 Nehemiah 3:1 Mark 14:47 John 18:13 Acts 5:17 Haggai 1:1 Matthew 26:3 Zechariah 3:8 Numbers 35:25 Psalm 110:4 Hebrews 2:17, 4:15, High PriestThe Archaeological Study Bible says, on Page 1609, 26:3
  • The Christ in Prophecy Journal noreply@blogger.com via google.com Mark 14:1 Exodus 12 Matthew 26:17 Luke 22,  the Last Supper
  • The Christ in Prophecy Journal noreply@blogger.com via google.com Mark 14:1 Exodus 12 Matthew 26:17 Luke 22,  the Last Supper
  • The Christ in Prophecy Journal noreply@blogger.com via google.com Mark 14:1 Exodus 12 Matthew 26:17 Luke 22,  the Last Supper
  • The Christ in Prophecy Journal noreply@blogger.com via google.com Mark 14:1 Exodus 12 Matthew 26:17 Luke 22,  the Last Supper
  • The Christ in Prophecy Journal noreply@blogger.com via google.com Mark 14:1 Exodus 12 Matthew 26:17 Luke 22,  the Last Supper
  • Mark 14:10 Luke 22:4 John 6:64 Matthew 7:22,
  • Luke 11:42 Mark 14:21 John 8 Matthew 23, 26:24, Not Your Sunday School Jesus
  • Mark 14:32
  • Explorations in Antiquity Center: Vine and the BranchesThe Christ in Prophecy Journal noreply@blogger.com via google.com  Dr. James FlemingRevelation 11:4 Zechariah 4:3-14 Hosea 14:6 Mark 14:32 Matthew 26:36, Gethsemane, Olive Press
  • Explorations in Antiquity Center: Vine and the BranchesThe Christ in Prophecy Journal noreply@blogger.com via google.com  Dr. James FlemingRevelation 11:4 Zechariah 4:3-14 Hosea 14:6 Mark 14:32 Matthew 26:36, Gethsemane, Olive Press
  • Explorations in Antiquity Center: Vine and the BranchesThe Christ in Prophecy Journal noreply@blogger.com via google.com  Dr. James FlemingRevelation 11:4 Zechariah 4:3-14 Hosea 14:6 Mark 14:32 Matthew 26:36, Gethsemane, Olive Press
  • Explorations in Antiquity Center: Vine and the BranchesThe Christ in Prophecy Journal noreply@blogger.com via google.com  Dr. James FlemingRevelation 11:4 Zechariah 4:3-14 Hosea 14:6 Mark 14:32 Matthew 26:36, Gethsemane, Olive Press
  • Explorations in Antiquity Center: Vine and the BranchesThe Christ in Prophecy Journal noreply@blogger.com via google.com  Dr. James FlemingRevelation 11:4 Zechariah 4:3-14 Hosea 14:6 Mark 14:32 Matthew 26:36, Gethsemane, Olive Press
  • Explorations in Antiquity Center: Vine and the BranchesThe Christ in Prophecy Journal noreply@blogger.com via google.com  Dr. James FlemingRevelation 11:4 Zechariah 4:3-14 Hosea 14:6 Mark 14:32 Matthew 26:36, Gethsemane, Olive Press
  • Explorations in Antiquity Center: Vine and the BranchesThe Christ in Prophecy Journal noreply@blogger.com via google.com  Dr. James FlemingRevelation 11:4 Zechariah 4:3-14 Hosea 14:6 Mark 14:32 Matthew 26:36, Gethsemane, Olive Press
  • Explorations in Antiquity Center: Vine and the BranchesThe Christ in Prophecy Journal noreply@blogger.com via google.com  Dr. James FlemingRevelation 11:4 Zechariah 4:3-14 Hosea 14:6 Mark 14:32 Matthew 26:36, Gethsemane, Olive Press
  • Isaiah 40:9-18 1 Peter 2:25 1 Peter 5:4 Hebrews 13:20 Matthew 2:6 Matthew 26:31 Mark 14:27 John 10:14 Zechariah 13:7 Micah 5:4 Ezekiel 34:11-17 Ezekiel 37:24 Isaiah 44:28 Psalm 23:1, 28:9 Genesis 49:24, the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel
  • Isaiah 40:9-18 1 Peter 2:25 1 Peter 5:4 Hebrews 13:20 Matthew 2:6 Matthew 26:31 Mark 14:27 John 10:14 Zechariah 13:7 Micah 5:4 Ezekiel 34:11-17 Ezekiel 37:24 Isaiah 44:28 Psalm 23:1, 28:9 Genesis 49:24, the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel
  • Isaiah 40:9-181 Peter 2:25 1 Peter 5:4 Hebrews 13:20 Matthew 2:6 Matthew 26:31 Mark 14:27 John 10:14 Zechariah 13:7 Micah 5:4 Ezekiel 34:11-17 Ezekiel 37:24 Isaiah 44:28 Psalm 23:1, 28:9 Genesis 49:24, the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel
  • Stopped here 5-19-2013, Start here next time 6-2-2013
  • Isaiah 40:9-18 1 Peter 2:25 1 Peter 5:4 Hebrews 13:20 Matthew 2:6 Matthew 26:31 Mark 14:27 John 10:14 Zechariah 13:7 Micah 5:4 Ezekiel 34:11-17 Ezekiel 37:24 Isaiah 44:28 Psalm 23:1, 28:9 Genesis 49:24, the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel
  • Shasta Bible College Alpha Omega Conference, 2013, Session #9, “The Good Shepherd and the Dark Tribulation.”Dr. George Gunn, Professor at Shasta Bible College (to order CD or DVD call (530) 221-4275) did a great on Psalm 23Genesis 48:15, 49:24 Micah 7:14 Zechariah 11:15, 13:7 Matt 26:31 Psalm 80:1, 23:1, Shepherd/King
  • Question: "How should a Christian view gun control?" Got Questions Ministries | 6050 Stetson Hills Blvd., #254 | Colorado Springs, CO 80923
  • Question: "How should a Christian view gun control?" Got Questions Ministries | 6050 Stetson Hills Blvd., #254 | Colorado Springs, CO 80923
  • Question: "How should a Christian view gun control?" Got Questions Ministries | 6050 Stetson Hills Blvd., #254 | Colorado Springs, CO 80923
  • Question: "How should a Christian view gun control?" Got Questions Ministries | 6050 Stetson Hills Blvd., #254 | Colorado Springs, CO 80923
  • Mark 14:53 John 18:13 Luke 22:54 Matthew 26:3,57, 27:2, Jesus Trial
  • The Archaeological Study Bible, on page 1613, Matthew 26:63http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Adjure+?s=t
  • Romans 1:30 Proverbs 1:8; 13:1; 30:17 Matthew 26:39 Luke 2:51 2 Timothy 3:2 Jeremiah 35:18-19 Ephesians 6:1-3 Exodus 20:12,
  • http://www.gotquestions.org/Got Questions Ministries | 6050 Stetson Hills Blvd., #254 | Colorado Springs, CO 80923Question: "How should a Christian view gun control?"
  • The Christ in Prophecy Journal noreply@blogger.com via google.com Mark 14:1 Exodus 12 Matthew 26:17 Luke 22,  the Last Supper
  • Shasta Bible College Alpha Omega Conference, 2013, Session #9, “The Good Shepherd and the Dark Tribulation.”Dr. George Gunn, Professor at Shasta Bible College (to order CD or DVD call (530) 221-4275) did a great on Psalm 23

Matthew 26, caiaphas, high priest, last supper table, gethsemane olive press, the shepherd, your sword, guns, gun control, self defense, adjure, tear his clothes, blasphemy, god knows the heart, ss Matthew 26, caiaphas, high priest, last supper table, gethsemane olive press, the shepherd, your sword, guns, gun control, self defense, adjure, tear his clothes, blasphemy, god knows the heart, ss Presentation Transcript

  • Matthew 26:1-75
  • 1st Use Of any Crucified, Crucify,Crucifixion Words (Matthew 20:19)• The only 1 X’s NAU use “crucifixion”,Matthew 26:2 "You know that after two daysthe Passover is coming, and the Son of Man isto be handed over for crucifixion.“
  • Matthew 26:3, High Priest, Caiaphas• Matthew 26:3 Then the chief priests and the elders of thepeople were gathered together in the court of the highpriest, named Caiaphas;• Archaeological Study Bible on 26:3 says, “Caiaphas was thehigh priests from A.D. 18 – 36. He was the son-in-law ofAnnas, a former high priest, who served from A.D. 6– 15and still wielded much influence following his tenure inoffice. Caiaphas knew well how to maneuver the politicalscene. The reputation of the office had been ruined, sincethe Roman governor appointed and he deposed theofficeholder. The Jewish Qumran community (whichproduced the Dead Sea Scrolls) was especially critical ofthis Roman puppet, whom they called the “WickedPriest.".… In 1991 and ossuary (a limestone chestcontaining the bones of the dead) was discovered inJerusalem, inscribed with the name Caiaphas.”
  • Matthew 26:3,Who Really Is The High Priest• Matthew 26:3 Then the chief priests and theelders of the people were gathered togetherin the court of the high priest, namedCaiaphas;• Numbers 35:25 =1st. Mention of High Priest• Hebrews 3:1 …consider Jesus, the Apostle andHigh Priest of our confession;• Jesus is our High Priest fulfilling Psalm 110:4The LORD has sworn and will not change Hismind, "You are a priest forever According tothe order of Melchizedek."
  • Matthew 26:3, Jesus The High Priest• Jesus’ high-priestly work is/was different than OT;• Hebrews 4:15 For we do not have a high priest whocannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One whohas been tempted in all things as we are, yet withoutsin.• Hebrews 7:26…a high priest, holy, innocent, undefiled,separated from sinners and exalted above theheavens; 27 who does not need daily, like those highpriests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins andthen for the sins of the people, because this He didonce for all when He offered up Himself.• Hebrews 8:1…we have such a high priest, who hastaken His seat at the right hand of the throne of theMajesty in the heavens,
  • Matthew 26:14-30
  • Matthew 26:17-20, The Last Supper• Can we know what the table was shaped likeat the Last Supper? Christ in Prophecy Show• Dr. David R. Reagan and Dr. James Fleming,one of the most knowledgeable teachers ofBiblical Archaeology.
  • Problems with Da Vincis "The Last Supper"• Dr. Fleming: ....There certainly are. As you know, DaVincis "The Last Supper" is unique from his perspectiveand for the facial expressions, the hand movements,and so on. For example, its too bad that he painteddaylight coming in, for the Passover is held in theevening. It occurs in the eve after sun goes down. Itsalso too bad Da Vinci painted table and chairs. The LastSupper was a reclining meal. Sure, that Jesus and theApostles are all painted as being on one side of thetable makes it easy to observe their facial expressions,but that wouldnt be how you would have been seatedat the time of Jesus....
  • Clues as to What Type of Table• There are four words we look to in Luke 22:11-12 forunderstanding the room where the Last Supper washeld....First Century people understand those fourdescriptive words?... The first word is "large." Think mega.Now, if it was a small room, youd have a one-sidedreclining table. Archaeologists have discovered such likethat where food gets put on a little bench along one wallwith a mat in front of it... If it was a medium sized room, itwould be an "L" shaped reclining table where you reclineon two sides. If the room was mega-sized, then the tablewas a large, three-sided, reclining table. They would haveuse the word "triclinium" even though it is based on a Latinword. Today in modern Israel, a couch in the living room isalso called a triclinium. And so, we can deduce that the LastSupper was held at a three-sided reclining table.
  • Clues as to What Type of Table• The second word is "upstairs." The reclining table forthe Last Supper is in a large room particularly locatedupstairs. Most downstairs rooms have to have supportsto support a heavy upstairs and a roof, so larger roomstend to be located upstairs....• The third word is "furnished." The upstairs room isfurnished actually with a table with mattresses. Thiscan be translated as "furnished" or a "table withcushions." In all the Gospels the Apostles are said to bereclining at the table....
  • Clues as to What Type of Table• The fourth word is "guest." The guest chamber is calleda "kataluma." The guest chamber is a room where aguest both eats and sleeps, meaning there is a tablethat also happens to be with one step down from themattresses. ... The Last Supper was clearly in a guestroom where guests could both eat and sleep....• So, in Jesus day you were supposed to both eat andsleep in the guest room. Archaeologists have actuallyfound over a thousand First Century reclining tables inthe triclinium form....
  • Matt 26:21, Some Will Betray Him• Matthew 26:21…"Truly I say to you that one ofyou will betray Me."• Too many of us have a Christian vocabulary ratherthan a Christian experience. Charles F. Banning• John 6:64 "But there are some of you who do notbelieve." For Jesus knew from the beginning whothey were who did not believe, and who it wasthat would betray Him.• Acts 8:21 "You have no part or portion in thismatter, for your heart is not right before God.
  • Matthew 26:24,Not Your Sunday School Jesus• Matthew 26:24 "The Son of Man is to go, just as itis written of Him; but woe to that man by whomthe Son of Man is betrayed! It would have beengood for that man if he had not been born."• Much of the history of Christianity has beendevoted to domesticating Jesus- to reducing thatelusive, enigmatic, paradoxical person todimensions we can comprehend, understand,and convert to our own purposes. So far it hasntworked. Andrew Greeley
  • Back In Matthew 15:31, The CrowdMarveled, But They Should Not Have• Isaiah 29:18 …the deaf will hear…the blind will see.• Isaiah 32:3 Then…not be blinded…ears of …will listen.• Matthew 26:28 for this is My blood of the covenant,which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins.• This should not have been a surprised them either…• Isaiah 42:6 …I will appoint you as a covenant to thepeople, As a light to the nations, 7 To open blind eyes,To bring out prisoners from the dungeon, And thosewho dwell in darkness from the prison.
  • Matthew 26:31-46
  • Matthew 26:36Gethsemane• Matthew 26:36 ThenJesus came with themto a place calledGethsemane, and saidto His disciples, "Sithere while I go overthere and pray."
  • Matthew 26:36Gethsemane= Olive Press• Hosea 14:4 I will heal their apostasy, I will love themfreely, For My anger has turned away from them. 5 Iwill be like the dew to Israel; He will blossom like thelily, And he will take root like the cedars of Lebanon. 6His shoots will sprout, And his beauty will be like theolive tree And his fragrance like the cedars ofLebanon. 7 Those who live in his shadow Will againraise grain, And they will blossom like the vine. Hisrenown will be like the wine of Lebanon.
  • Matthew 26:36Gethsemane, Olive Press• Explorations in Antiquity Center: Vine and the Branches• The Christ in Prophecy Journal , Dr. Reagan and Dr. James Fleming
  • Matthew 26:36Gethsemane, Olive Press• Explorations in Antiquity Center: Vine and the Branches• The Christ in Prophecy Journal , Dr. Reagan and Dr. James Fleming
  • Matthew 26:36Gethsemane, Olive Press• Dr. Fleming: We are now where we press olives. Understandthat you would have baskets or sometimes sacks held up bystones in the back. A large stone is made ready so you canreally have a flat surface.• Dr. Reagan: The olives are put under the stone on top andthen youd hang weights on the beam that holds the stonedown?• Dr. Fleming: Notice there are places to put more than oneweight. We just have a second weight on right now. Usually aweight is as big as two people can lift up. Imagine as you putthe weight on seeing the olive juice running down the sidesand then into a collection vat for the olive oil.
  • Matthew 26:36Gethsemane, Olive Press• What is interesting is that this oil press is called, believe it ornot, a gethsemane. Geth means press and semane means oil,so "pressed oil." Therefore, Jesus liked to pray at a gardencalled The Garden of the Oil Press. If you ask anyone what doyou picture when you picture an oil press, theyll say liquidrunning down the sides and something getting flatter andflatter under pressure. So, I think the imagery is there. Jesusfeels pressed in The Garden of the Oil Press. With fourdifferent weights there can be four different grades of oliveoil. When you put the first weight on, thats called the firstpressing for the virgin oil, which is used for religious purposes.Its for anointing the sick. Its for the menorah in yoursynagogue with the special seven day ceremony used in
  • Matthew 26:36Gethsemane, Olive Press• your synagogue with the special seven day ceremony used inthe lamp stand in the Temple.• After you cupped the virgin oil all up, then youd put thesecond weight on. That becomes the largest press which isused for cooking and eating.• After taking the cooking oil away, youd add the third weight.The third press is a little bit bitter, so it is for your oil lamps.Youd have a place for the wick in your lamp and youd pourthe oil in the top.• The fourth and final pressing is to make lye. Lye is used forsoap. We joke about Palmolive soap, but palm and olive oilare actually used in soap. Isnt that amazing?
  • Matthew 26:36Gethsemane, Olive Press• Olive trees have so many uses that the people in Bible timeswould see them as beautiful trees. The book of Hosea says,"Like as an olive tree to a beautiful tree." In terms of olivewood, the doors of the Temple were made of olive wood.Then they got healed with anointing oil. For cooking, they hadsalad oil used for eating. Today we can use olive oil togenerate electricity which provides lighting. Its used to makesoap. So, the olive tree truly makes for a beautiful tree....
  • Matthew 26:36Gethsemane, Olive Press
  • Matthew 26:31, Who Is The Shepherd?• Matthew 26:31 Then Jesus said to them, "You will allfall away because of Me this night, for it is written, IWILL STRIKE DOWN THE SHEPHERD, AND THE SHEEPOF THE FLOCK SHALL BE SCATTERED.‘• Zechariah 13:7 "Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd,And against the man, My Associate," Declares theLORD of hosts. "Strike the Shepherd that the sheepmay be scattered; And I will turn My hand against thelittle ones.• Genesis 49:24 …From the hands of the Mighty One ofJacob (From there is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel),• 1 Peter 2:25…the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.
  • Matthew 26:31, Who Is The Shepherd?• 1 Peter 5:4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, youwill receive the unfading crown of glory.• Micah 5:4 And He will arise and shepherd His flock Inthe strength of the LORD, In the majesty of the nameof the LORD His God. And they will remain• Ezekiel 37:22-28….24 "My servant David will be kingover them, and they will all have one shepherd;• Psalm 23:1 …. The LORD is my shepherd…• John 10:14 "I am the good shepherd, and I know Myown and My own know Me,• Hebrews 13:20 Matthew 2:6 Mark 14:27 Isaiah44:28 Psalm 28:9
  • Isaiah 40:9-18, Who Is The Shepherd?• Isaiah 40:9… O Jerusalem…"Here is your God!" 10 Behold, the LordGod will come with might, With His arm ruling for Him. Behold, Hisreward is with Him, And His recompense before Him. 11 Like ashepherd He will tend His flock, In His arm He will gather thelambs, And carry them in His bosom…12 Who has measured thewaters in the hollow of His hand, And marked off the heavens bythe span, And calculated the dust of the earth by the measure, Andweighed the mountains in a balance, And the hills in a pair ofscales? 13 Who has directed the Spirit of the LORD, Or as Hiscounselor has informed Him? 14 With whom did He consult and whogave Him understanding? And who taught Him in the path of justiceand taught Him knowledge, And informed Him of the way ofunderstanding? 15…Behold, He lifts up the islands like fine dust….17All the nations are as nothing before Him, They are regarded by Himas less than nothing and meaningless. 18 To whom then will youliken God? Or what likeness will you compare with Him?...
  • Ezekiel 34:11-17, Sheep And Goats• Ezekiel 34:11 For thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I Myself willsearch for My sheep and seek them out. 12 "As a shepherd cares forhis herd in the day when he is among his scattered sheep, so I willcare for My sheep and will deliver them from all the places to whichthey were scattered on a cloudy and gloomy day. 13 …I will feedthem on the mountains of Israel, by the streams, and in all theinhabited places of the land. 14…on the mountain heights of Israel.There they will lie down on good grazing ground and feed in richpasture on the mountains of Israel. 15 "I will feed My flock and I willlead them to rest," declares the Lord GOD. 16 "I will seek the lost,bring back the scattered, bind up the broken and strengthen thesick; but the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them withjudgment. 17 "As for you, My flock, thus says the Lord GOD, Behold,I will judge between one sheep and another, between the rams andthe male goats.
  • Matthew 26:47-56• Last Time, The Shepherd
  • Matt 26:31, Last Time,Who Is The Shepherd?• We examined the deity of The Shepherd;• Genesis 48:15 He blessed Joseph, and said,"The God before whom my fathers Abrahamand Isaac walked, The God who has been myshepherd all my life to this day,• Genesis 49:24 But his bow remained firm, Andhis arms were agile, From the hands of theMighty One of Jacob (From there is theShepherd, the Stone of Israel),
  • Matt 26:31 Psalm 23:1,Shepherd/King• Dr. George Gunn, Professor at Shasta Bible College (to order CDor DVD call (530) 221-4275) did a great on Psalm 23, showing theOT, NT and extra Biblical ancient references to andunderstanding of a Shepherd/King.• Very clearly, the ancient Middle Eastern understanding of aShepherd/King was not “your Christmas card theology” view.• When David wanted to kill “…this Philistine and takes awaythe reproach from Israel...” (1 Samuel 17:26)• David explained that he was a shepherd and had killed thelion and the bear (Daniel 7:4-5) and that was in the context ofIsrael being blasphemed, and threatened with extinction.• Then David, the Shepherd to be King, killed Goliath, whomakes me think of the beast of Revelation 13. Who will, inthe Great tribulation, blaspheme God and threaten Israelwith extinction.
  • Matthew 26:48-49, Kiss/ Kissed• Matthew 26:48 Now he who was betraying Himgave them a sign, saying, "Whomever I kiss [φιλέω(phileo)] , He is the one; seize Him.”• Matthew 26:49 Immediately Judas went to Jesusand said, "Hail, Rabbi!" and kissed [καταφιλέωkataphileo, Meaning: to kiss fervently] Him.• Judas told the chief priests and elders he wouldgive Jesus a Middle Eastern peck on the cheek.• Then, in deception, Judas kissed Jesus fervently.• John 3:16 "For God so loved [<25> ἀγαπάω agapao] theworld…
  • A Kiss Can Be A Trojan Horse• Another Kiss Of Deceit in;• 2 Samuel 20:9 And Joab said to Amasa, "Is it wellwith you, my brother?" And Joab took Amasa bythe beard with his right hand to kiss him. 10 ButAmasa was not on guard against the sword whichwas in Joabs hand so he struck him in the bellywith it…• Proverbs 27:6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend,But deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.
  • Matthew 26:50, Friend• Matthew 26:50 And Jesus said to him, "Friend,do what you have come for." Then they cameand laid hands on Jesus and seized Him.• 2083 ἑταῖρος hetairos {het-ah-ee-ros}• Meaning: 1) a comrade, mate, partner 2) inkindly address 2a) friend, (my good friend)• Origin: from etes (a clansman); TDNT -2:699,265; n m• Usage: AV - friend 3, fellow 1; 4
  • Matthew 26:50, Friend (hetairos)• Matthew 26:50…Friend… (hetairos)• This word for love is only used 3X’s in the whole Bible,all in Matthew, all by Jesus• Matthew 20:13 "But he answered and said to one ofthem, Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you notagree with me for a denarius?• Matthew 22:12 and he said to him, Friend, how didyou come in here without wedding clothes? And theman was speechless.• All 3 uses are in an adversarial situation, of a superiorspeaking to a lesser, all other uses are leading up tothis betrayal scene.
  • Matthew 26:51,Other Gospels Give Additional Info• Matthew 26:51 And behold, one of those who werewith Jesus reached and drew out his sword, and struckthe slave of the high priest and cut off his ear.• John 18:10 Simon Peter then, having a sword, drew itand struck the high priests slave, and cut off his rightear; and the slaves name was Malchus.• Luke 22:47 …Judas, one of the twelve, was precedingthem… Luke 22:49 When those who were around Himsaw what was going to happen, they said, "Lord, shallwe strike with the sword?"
  • Matthew 26:51, Cut Off His Ear• Matthew 26:51 …struck the slave of the highpriest and cut off his ear.• Luke 22:51 But Jesus answered and said, "Stop!No more of this." And He touched his ear andhealed him.• Jesus is still in control of the entire proceedings.• Some think that Jesus healed him becauseotherwise Peter would have been charged with acapital crime and executed. This was attemptedhomicide, not a little cosmetic surgical operation.
  • Matthew 26:52,Keeping Your Sword In Its Place• Matthew 26:52 Then Jesus said to him, "Put yoursword back into its place; for all those who takeup the sword shall perish by the sword.• Luke 22:49 When those who were around Himsaw what was going to happen, they said, "Lord,shall we [plural] strike with the sword?"• These guys were “packin’ heat”• And at least Peter wasnt afraid to use it• <3162> μάχαιρα machaira• Meaning: a short sword or dagger…
  • Matthew 26:52, How should aChristian view gun control? Got Questions Ministries• Question: "How should a Christian view gun control?"Answer: ...Guns are readily available in the U.S., andownership is protected by the Constitution. ... the Biblerecords many accounts of wars, battles, and the use ofweapons. Warfare is presented as an inevitable part ofliving in a fallen world (Mark 13:7; James 4:1), andweaponry is a necessary part of warfare. Weapons in theBible were also used for personal protection....In fact, itwas mentioned in a positive light by Jesus Himself on oneoccasion (Luke 22:35-38) [Luke 22:36 And He said to them,"But now, whoever has a money belt is to take it along,likewise also a bag, and whoever has no sword is to sellhis coat and buy one.].
  • Matthew 26:52, How should aChristian view gun control?• Christians are called to submit to governing authorities, andthey are to obey the laws of the land (Romans 13:1-7; 1Peter 2:13-17)....Another biblical principle to consider isthat “all who draw the sword will die by the sword”(Matthew 26:52)....There is “a time for war and a time forpeace” (Ecclesiastes 3:8), and Peter confused the two.Christianity supports personal freedom. Romans 14:1-4indicates that, when Scripture does not clearly address aparticular issue, there is freedom for individual choice....Since the very beginning of humanity, people have beenkilling other people, with and without weapons (seeGenesis 4). ...As far as the Bible is concerned, the use ofguns is a matter of personal conviction. There is nothingunspiritual about owning a gun or knowing how to use one.
  • Matthew 26:52, How should aChristian view gun control?• There is nothing wrong with protecting oneself or lovedones, even if it involves the use of weapons. We need notpretend there is never a need for guns, but pointing a gunat a person should always be a last resort. We should seekto neutralize threats without violence whenever possible.So, how should a Christian view gun control? With theauthority God has entrusted to it, the government has theright to allow or disallow gun ownership to whateverdegree it deems right. We, as citizens, are called to submitto whatever gun control laws the government institutes.This is not, however, a statement on the wisdom of guncontrol.
  • Matthew 26:52, How should aChristian view gun control?• There are good reasons to allow law-abiding citizens to ownguns. Ultimately, guns are not the problem. Sinful peopleare the problem.Recommended Resource: Politics - According to the Bible:A Comprehensive Resource for Understanding ModernPolitical Issues in Light of Scripture by Wayne Grudem.• http://www.gotquestions.org/• Got Questions Ministries | 6050 Stetson Hills Blvd., #254 |Colorado Springs, CO 80923• [DLK adds, “If you ever need input on self defense, call KarlPoppelreiter. As a pastor and law enforcement officer, he’sdone a complete study on this.]
  • Matthew 26:53, 12 Legions Of Angels• Matthew 26:53 "Or do you think that I cannotappeal to My Father, and He will at once put atMy disposal more than twelve legions of angels?• 3003 λεγιών legion {leg-i-ohn}• Meaning: 1) a legion, a body of soldiers whosenumber differed at different times, and in thetime of Augustus seems to have consisted of6826 men (i.e. 6100 foot soldiers, and 726horsemen)…• More than twelve legions=?
  • Matthew 26:53, 12 Legions Of Angels• Matthew 26:53…more than twelve legions of angels?• Easton’s says, “2267 Legion, a regiment of the Romanarmy, the number of men composing which differed atdifferent times. It originally consisted of three thousandmen, but in the time of Christ consisted of six thousand,exclusive of horsemen, who were in number a tenth of thefoot-men. The word is used Mt 26:53 Mr 5:9 to expresssimply a great multitude.”• 2 Kings 19:35 Then it happened that night that the angel ofthe LORD went out and struck 185,000 in the camp of theAssyrians; and when men rose early in the morning,behold, all of them were dead.• 6600 X 12= 79, 200 X 185,000 = 14,652,000,000,• More than 14 billion! These Romans haven’t got a clue
  • Matthew 26:54, It Must Happen• Matthew 26:54 "How then will the Scriptures befulfilled, which say that it must happen thisway?“• Matthew 26:24 "The Son of Man is to go, just asit is written of Him…• Matthew 1:22 Now all this took place to fulfillwhat was spoken by the Lord through theprophet:• Luke 24:44 …all things which are written aboutMe in the Law of Moses and the Prophets andthe Psalms must be fulfilled."
  • Matthew 26:54, Which Scriptures?• Matthew 26:54 …the Scriptures be fulfilled…• Acts 1:16 "Brethren, the Scripture had to be fulfilled,which the Holy Spirit foretold by the mouth of Davidconcerning Judas, who became a guide to those whoarrested Jesus.• John 13:18 "I do not speak of all of you. I know the ones Ihave chosen; but it is that the Scripture may be fulfilled, HEWHO EATS MY BREAD HAS LIFTED UP HIS HEEL AGAINSTME.‘• Psalm 41:9 Even my close friend in whom I trusted, Whoate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against me.• Psalm 55:12 For it is not an enemy who reproaches me,Then I could bear it; Nor is it one who hates me who hasexalted himself against me, Then I could hide myself fromhim.
  • Matthew 26:54, Which Scriptures?• Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few; Let another take hisoffice.• Zechariah 11:12 I said to them, "If it is good in yoursight, give me my wages; but if not, never mind!" Sothey weighed out thirty shekels of silver as my wages.• Psalm 2:2 The kings of the earth take their stand Andthe rulers take counsel together Against the LORD andagainst His Anointed, saying,• Psa 118:22 The stone which the builders rejected Hasbecome the chief corner stone.• Isaiah 52:14 Just as many were astonished at you, Mypeople, So His appearance was marred more than anyman And His form more than the sons of men.
  • Matthew 26:54, Which Scriptures?• Psalm 22:1 …My God, my God, why hast Thouforsaken me?• Psalm 22:8 "Commit yourself to the LORD; letHim deliver him; Let Him rescue him, becauseHe delights in him.“• Mat 27:43 “…let Him deliver Him…"• Psalm 22:17 I can count all my bones. Theylook, they stare at me; 18 They divide mygarments among them, And for my clothingthey cast lots.
  • Matthew 26:57-68
  • Matthew 26:3,57, Jesus’ Trials• Matthew 26:57 Those who had seized Jesus ledHim away to Caiaphas, the high priest, where thescribes and the elders were gathered together• Jesus went through an unfair trial in our place sothat we would not have to face a fair trial andreceive the well-deserved punishment for oursins. Life Application Study Bible• Matthew 27:2 and they bound Him, and led Himaway and delivered Him to Pilate the governor.
  • Matthew 26:63, I Adjure You• Matthew 26:63 But Jesus kept silent. And thehigh priest said to Him, "I adjure You by the livingGod, that You tell us whether You are the Christ,the Son of God.“• Adjure=“…to charge, bind, or commandearnestly and solemnly, oftenunder oath or the threat of a penalty…”• The Archaeological Study Bible, on page 1613,Matthew 27:3. " Jesus was legally obliged to replyafter having been "charged" under oath.”
  • Matthew 26:63,The Christ, The Son Of God• Matthew 26:63…the Christ, the Son of God.“• Matthew 16:16 Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, theSon of the living God.”• Martha said in John 11:27 “She said to Him, "Yes, Lord; I havebelieved that You are the Christ, the Son of God, even He whocomes into the world.”• Matthew 4:3 And the tempter came and said to Him, "If Youare the Son of God, command that these stones becomebread.” Mark 5:7…Jesus, Son of the Most High God…• John 1:49 Nathanael answered Him, "Rabbi, You are the Son ofGod; You are the King of Israel.“• Zephaniah 3:15 The LORD has taken away His judgmentsagainst you, He has cleared away your enemies. The King ofIsrael, the LORD, is in your midst; You will fear disaster nomore.
  • Matthew 26:65,The High Priest Tore His Robes• Matthew 26:65 Then the high priest tore his robes andsaid, "He has blasphemed! What further need do we haveof witnesses? Behold, you have now heard the blasphemy;• Leviticus 10:1 Now Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron,took their respective firepans, and after putting fire inthem, placed incense on it and offered strange fire beforethe LORD, which He had not commanded them.• Leviticus 10:6 Then Moses said to Aaron and to his sonsEleazar and Ithamar, "Do not uncover your heads nor tearyour clothes, so that you will not die and that He will notbecome wrathful against all the congregation…• Leviticus 21:10 The priest who is the highest…shall notuncover his head nor tear his clothes;• This “kangaroo court” is in session at night (Mat 27:1)
  • Matthew 26:65, Blasphemy• Matthew 26:65…you have now heard theblasphemy;• Leviticus 24:16 Moreover, the one whoblasphemes the name of the LORD shall surely beput to death; all the congregation shall certainlystone him. The alien as well as the native, whenhe blasphemes the Name, shall be put to death.• John 10:33 The Jews answered Him, "For a goodwork we do not stone You, but for blasphemy;and because You, being a man, make Yourself outto be God."
  • Matthew 26:65, Why Blasphemy?• Matthew 26:64 Jesus said to him, "You have said it yourself;nevertheless I tell you, hereafter you will see THE SON OFMAN SITTING AT THE RIGHT HAND OF POWER, and COMINGON THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN.“• Psalm 110:1…The LORD says to my Lord: "Sit at My righthand Until …• Daniel 7:13 …And behold, with the clouds of heaven One likea Son of Man was coming, And He came up to the Ancient ofDays And was presented before Him. 14 "And to Him wasgiven dominion, Glory and a kingdom, That all the peoples,nations, and men of every language Might serve Him. Hisdominion is an everlasting dominion Which will not passaway; And His kingdom is one Which will not be destroyed.• 1 Sam 7:3…direct your hearts to the LORD and serve Himalone…
  • Matthew 26:67, Almighty God Abused• Matthew 26:67 Then they spat in His face andbeat Him with their fists; and others slapped Him,• Isaiah 52:14 Just as many were astonished at you,My people, So His appearance was marred morethan any man And His form more than the sonsof men. 15 Thus He will sprinkle many nations,Kings will shut their mouths on account of Him;For what had not been told them they will see,And what they had not heard they willunderstand.• Please open your Bibles to Isaiah 50:1-11
  • Matthew 26:67, Almighty God Abused• Isaiah 50:1 Thus says the LORD…• 2 "Why was there no man when I came? When I called, why wasthere none to answer? Is My hand so short that it cannot ransom? …• 3 "I clothe the heavens with blackness And make sackcloth theircovering."• 4 The Lord GOD has given Me the tongue of disciples, …• 5 The Lord GOD has opened My ear; And I was not disobedient Nordid I turn back.• 6 I gave My back to those who strike Me, And My cheeks to thosewho pluck out the beard; I did not cover My face from humiliationand spitting.• 7 For the Lord GOD helps Me, Therefore, I am not disgraced;Therefore, I have set My face like flint…I will not be ashamed.…• 9 Behold, the Lord GOD helps Me; Who is he who condemns Me? …
  • Matthew26:69-75
  • Matthew 26:74, God Knows The Heart• Matthew 26:74 Then he began to curse and swear, "Ido not know the man!" And immediately a roostercrowed.• We should not try to guess about some ones salvation;• John 13:29…because Judas had the money box…• Acts 15:8 "And God, who knows the heart…• Psalm 44:21 Would not God find this out? For Heknows the secrets of the heart.• 1 John 3:20…our heart condemns us; for God is greaterthan our heart and knows all things.• <2617a> καταθεματίζω katathematizo• Meaning: to curse vehemently…
  • God Knows The Heart• So let’s try to keepyour hearts rightthe rest of thisday, at least!
  • THE ENDMeteora, Greece
  • Romans 1:30 Proverbs 1:8; 13:1; 30:17 Matthew 26:39 Luke 2:51 2Timothy 3:2 Jeremiah 35:18-19 Ephesians 6:1-3Exodus 20:12, Honor Father And Mother• Question: "What does it mean to honor my father and mother?"Answer: Honoring your father and mother is being respectful in word and action and having an inward attitude of esteem for their position. The Greek word for honor means “to revere,prize, and value.” Honor is giving respect not only for merit but also for rank. For example, some Americans may disagree with the President’s decisions, but they should still respect hisposition as leader of their country. Similarly, children of all ages should honor their parents, regardless of whether or not their parents “deserve” honor.God exhorts us to honor father and mother. He values honoring parents enough to include it in the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:12) and again in the New Testament: “Children, obeyyour parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother which is the first commandment with a promise, so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on theearth” (Ephesians 6:1-3). Honoring parents is the only command in Scripture that promises long life as a reward. Those who honor their parents are blessed (Jeremiah 35:18-19). Incontrast, those with a “depraved mind” and those who exhibit ungodliness in the last days are characterized by disobedience to parents (Romans 1:30; 2 Timothy 3:2).Solomon, the wisest man, urged children to respect their parents (Proverbs 1:8; 13:1; 30:17). Although we may no longer be directly under their authority, we cannot outgrow God’scommand to honor our parents. Even Jesus, God the Son, submitted Himself to both His earthly parents (Luke 2:51) and His heavenly Father (Matthew 26:39). Following Christ’s example,we should treat our parents the way we would reverentially approach our heavenly Father (Hebrews 12:9; Malachi 1:6).Obviously, we are commanded to honor our parents, but how? Honor them with both actions and attitudes (Mark 7:6). Honor their unspoken as well as spoken wishes. “A wise son heedshis fathers instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke” (Proverbs 13:1). In Matthew 15:3-9, Jesus reminded the Pharisees of the command of God to honor their father andmother. They were obeying the letter of the law, but they had added their own traditions that essentially overruled it. While they honored their parents in word, their actions provedtheir real motive. Honor is more than lip service. The word “honor” in this passage is a verb and, as such, demands a right action.We should seek to honor our parents in much the same way that we strive to bring glory to God—in our thoughts, words, and actions. For a young child, obeying parents goes hand inhand with honoring them. That includes listening, heeding, and submitting to their authority. After children mature, the obedience that they learned as children will serve them well inhonoring other authorities such as government, police, and employers.While we are required to honor parents, that doesn’t include imitating ungodly ones (Ezekiel 20:18-19). If a parent ever instructs a child to do something that clearly contradicts God’scommands, that child must obey God rather than his/her parents (Acts 5:29).Honor begets honor. God will not honor those who will not obey His command to honor their parents. If we desire to please God and be blessed, we should honor our parents. Honoringis not easy, is not always fun, and certainly is not possible in our own strength. But honor is a certain path to our purpose in life—glorifying God. “Children, obey your parents ineverything, for this pleases the Lord” (Colossians 3:20).RecommendedResource: Your Family Gods Way by Wayne Mack.
  • Matthew 25:5, They All Got Drowsy• Matthew 25:5 "Now while the bridegroom wasdelaying, they all got drowsy and began to sleep.• Matthew 26:38-45 Then He said to them, "My soul isdeeply grieved, to the point of death; remain here andkeep watch with Me." …40 And He came to the disciplesand found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "So, youmen could not keep watch with Me for one hour?...41"Keep watching and praying that you may not enterinto temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh isweak.“… 43 Again He came and found them sleeping,for their eyes were heavy…45 Then He came to thedisciples and said to them, "Are you still sleeping andresting?
  • • Mat 26:1-16. CHRISTS FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT OF HIS DEATH, AS NOW WITHINTWO DAYS, AND THE SIMULTANEOUS CONSPIRACY OF THE JEWISH AUTHORITIESTO COMPASS IT--THE ANOINTING AT BETHANY--JUDAS AGREES WITH THE CHIEFPRIESTS TO BETRAY HIS LORD. ( = Mar 14:1-11 Luk 22:1-6 Jhn 12:1-11). For theexposition, see on JF & B for Mr 14:1-11. Mat 26:17-30. PREPARATION FOR ANDLAST CELEBRATION OF THE PASSOVER ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE TRAITOR, ANDINSTITUTION OF THE SUPPER. ( = Mar 14:12-26 Luk 22:7-23 Jhn 13:1-3, 10, 11, 18-30). For the exposition, see on JF & B for Lu 22:7-23. Mat 26:31-35. THEDESERTION OF JESUS BY HIS DISCIPLES AND THE DENIAL OF PETER FORETOLD. ( =Mar 14:27-31 Luk 22:31-38 Jhn 13:36-38). For the exposition, see on JF & B for Lu22:31-38. Mat 26:36-46. THE AGONY IN THE GARDEN. ( = Mar 14:32-42 Luk 22:39-46). For the exposition, see on JF & B for Lu 22:39-46. Mat 26:47-56. BETRAYALAND APPREHENSION OF JESUS--FLIGHT OF HIS DISCIPLES. ( = Mar 14:43-52 Luk22:47-54 Jhn 18:1-12). For the exposition, see on JF & B for Joh 18:1-12. Mat26:57-75. JESUS ARRAIGNED BEFORE THE SANHEDRIM CONDEMNED TO DIE, ANDSHAMEFULLY ENTREATED--THE DENIAL OF PETER. ( = Mar 14:53-72 Luk 22:54-71Jhn 18:13-18, 24-27). For the exposition, see on JF & B for Mr 14:53-72.
  • Romans 13:4 John 18:10 Mark 14:47 Matthew 26:52,Gun Control, Self Defensehttp://www.gotquestions.org/• Question: "How should a Christian view gun control?"Answer: The recent shootings across the United States have caused much heartache. The senseless and tragic incidents have also renewed the intensity of discussion regarding Americangun laws. Politicians, sportsmen, and theologians have all weighed in on the issue of gun control. Guns are readily available in the U.S., and ownership is protected by the Constitution.How should a Christian view gun control? What does the Bible have to say that would apply to gun control?The Bible was written long before the invention of any type of gun, so the phrase “gun control” will not be found in Scripture. However, the Bible records many accounts of wars, battles,and the use of weapons. Warfare is presented as an inevitable part of living in a fallen world (Mark 13:7; James 4:1), and weaponry is a necessary part of warfare. Weapons in the Biblewere also used for personal protection. In some parts of Israel, robbers were common (see Luke 10:30), and many people carried weapons when they traveled. Carrying a weapon forself-defense is never condemned in the Bible. In fact, it was mentioned in a positive light by Jesus Himself on one occasion (Luke 22:35-38).Christians are called to submit to governing authorities, and they are to obey the laws of the land (Romans 13:1-7; 1 Peter 2:13-17). This would have to apply to gun laws, too. If Americangun laws change, American Christians should submit to these changes and work through democratic means toward any desired alternatives. The Bible does not forbid the possession ofweapons, and neither does it command such possession. Laws may come and go, but the goal of the believer in Jesus Christ remains the same: to glorify the Lord (1 Corinthians 10:31).Another biblical principle to consider is that “all who draw the sword will die by the sword” (Matthew 26:52). Jesus said this to Peter when Peter tried to mount an imprudent “defense”of Jesus against the mob that had come to arrest Him. Peter’s actions were not only futile against such a “large crowd armed with swords and clubs” (verse 47), but his rash behavior alsobelied Jesus’ submissive attitude (verse 50) and worked against the fulfillment of Scripture (verse 54). There is “a time for war and a time for peace” (Ecclesiastes 3:8), and Peter confusedthe two.Christianity supports personal freedom. Romans 14:1-4 indicates that, when Scripture does not clearly address a particular issue, there is freedom for individual choice. America hashistorically embraced the concept of personal freedom that resonates with this principle, and the founding documents guarantee wide freedoms regarding firearms. Some point toMatthew 5:9, in which Jesus pronounces a blessing on the peacemakers, and apply it to the issue of gun control. The idea is that guns are antithetical to peace. This may be more of aphilosophical or political idea than a theological one, however. There is nothing theologically, or even logically, that links guns to a lack of peace; sometimes, guns help maintaincivilpeace.Debates over whether to control guns or how much to control them depend largely on political and philosophical arguments, not moral ones. This is not to say that there is no moralcomponent to the issue. Obviously, the gun itself is amoral, an object that can be used for good or for evil. More important is the morality of the person wielding the gun, and that is toooften the missing consideration in the gun control argument. The fact that some sinners use guns to commit sin does not mean guns are the problem. Sin is the problem, and that’s amoral and spiritual issue. Since the very beginning of humanity, people have been killing other people, with and without weapons (see Genesis 4). Taking a certain weapon out ofcirculation might make murder more difficult but by no means impossible.As far as the Bible is concerned, the use of guns is a matter of personal conviction. There is nothing unspiritual about owning a gun or knowing how to use one. There is nothing wrongwith protecting oneself or loved ones, even if it involves the use of weapons. We need not pretend there is never a need for guns, but pointing a gun at a person should always be a lastresort. We should seek to neutralize threats without violence whenever possible.So, how should a Christian view gun control? With the authority God has entrusted to it, the government has the right to allow or disallow gun ownership to whatever degree it deemsright. We, as citizens, are called to submit to whatever gun control laws the government institutes. This is not, however, a statement on the wisdom of gun control. There are goodreasons to allow law-abiding citizens to own guns. Ultimately, guns are not the problem. Sinful people are the problem.RecommendedResource: Politics - According to the Bible: A Comprehensive Resource for Understanding Modern Political Issues in Light of Scripture by Wayne Grudem.••• http://www.gotquestions.org/• Got Questions Ministries | 6050 Stetson Hills Blvd., #254 | Colorado Springs, CO 80923• Question: "How should a Christian view gun control?"
  • Matthew 26:17-20, The Last Supper• By Dr. David R. Reagan• Can we know what the table was shaped like at the Last Supper?• This question was posed to Dr. James Fleming, one of the most knowledgeable teachers of Biblical Archaeology, on our show Christ in Prophecy. Dr. Fleming lived and taught in Israel for37 years at Jerusalem University College and at the Hebrew University. His first claim to fame is that he discovered the ancient Eastern Gate buried beneath the current one. Dr. Fleminghas walked or motorcycled about every square mile of Israel, and is so familiar with Israel past and present that Israeli tour guides come to him for training.• He now operates the Explorations in Antiquity Center in LaGrange, Georgia, an interactive museum where people here in the U.S. can experience the life and times of Jesus Christ in theFirst Century. Its a fascinating place, and so in this series were going to tour the facility to glean new insights into the Bible by understanding the manners, customs and times of theBible.••Problems with Da Vincis "The Last Supper"• Dr. Reagan: Jim, I want to talk with you about the Last Supper. As you well know, whenever Americans think of the Last Supper they always think of one thing — the magnificent paintingby Leonardo Da Vinci. But, theres some problems with that painting, right?• Dr. Fleming: There certainly are. As you know, Da Vincis "The Last Supper" is unique from his perspective and for the facial expressions, the hand movements, and so on. For example, itstoo bad that he painted daylight coming in, for the Passover is held in the evening. It occurs in the eve after sun goes down.• Its also too bad Da Vinci painted table and chairs. The Last Supper was a reclining meal. Sure, that Jesus and the Apostles are all painted as being on one side of the table makes it easy toobserve their facial expressions, but that wouldnt be how you would have been seated at the time of Jesus.• At the Antiquity Center, one of the things weve tried to do here without demeaning that iconic picture is to help people better understand what the real setting may have been like.•Clues as to What Type of Table• There are four words we look to in Luke 22:11-12for understanding the room where the Last Supper was held. Do you remember that Jesus told Peter and John to make thepreparations? Well, they were to follow a man with a water pot. When they got to the doorman they were supposed to inquire of him. Jesus said that he would show them a — large,upstairs, furnished, guest — chamber. How would First Century people understand those four descriptive words? That is what we have tried to do at the Antiquity Center.• The first word is "large." Think mega. Now, if it was a small room, youd have a one-sided reclining table. Archaeologists have discovered such like that where food gets put on a littlebench along one wall with a mat in front of it. I have a replica in our little village in the museum.• If it was a medium sized room, it would be an "L" shaped reclining table where you recline on two sides.• If the room was mega-sized, then the table was a large, three-sided, reclining table. They would have use the word "triclinium" even though it is based on a Latin word. Today in modernIsrael, a couch in the living room is also called a triclinium. And so, we can deduce that the Last Supper was held at a three-sided reclining table.• The second word is "upstairs." The reclining table for the Last Supper is in a large room particularly located upstairs. Most downstairs rooms have to have supports to support a heavyupstairs and a roof, so larger rooms tend to be located upstairs. Jerusalem is a hill and valley city, so the upstairs often had a balcony that looked out over a lower roof. Just lovely!• The third word is "furnished." The upstairs room is furnished actually with a table with mattresses. This can be translated as "furnished" or a "table with cushions." In all the Gospels theApostles are said to be reclining at the table. Modern translations might say "sat at the table" to make it modern, but the word is actually "reclined," and so we know it was at a table withadjoining mattresses.• The fourth word is "guest." The guest chamber is called a "kataluma." The guest chamber is a room where a guest both eats and sleeps, meaning there is a table that also happens to bewith one step down from the mattresses. If they hadnt gone to the Garden of Gethsemane they would have slept in the room of the Last Supper. In your house you have some roomswhere you eat and other rooms where you sleep, but every house that is able to afford a guest chamber or guest room in Jesus time had a place where your guests both eat and sleep.The Last Supper was clearly in a guest room where guests could both eat and sleep.• Because the room was a guest chamber, I have a hunch that Judas first brought the guards back to the room of the Last Supper. Remember that he left during the meal? He did probablybecause he thought they were going to be sleeping there. When they werent there, Judas must have known Jesus enough as a person of habit that there was a favorite garden where Heliked to pray. Judas then may have said to the Temple guards something like, "Dont worry. I can take you to another place where you probably can get Jesus when Hes away from thecrowds."• So, in Jesus day you were supposed to both eat and sleep in the guest room. Archaeologists have actually found over a thousand First Century reclining tables in the triclinium form.•In the eleventh part of this series with archaeologist Dr. James Fleming at his Explorations in Antiquity Center, well glean some biblical insights by learning where at the Last Supper Jesus,John and Judas Iscariot would have sat.
  • Genesis 48:15, 49:24 Micah 7:14 Zechariah 11:15, 13:7Matt 26:31 Psalm 80:1, 23:1, Shepherd/King• Hi Josh, George Gunn did great on Psalm 23. Call me whenyou can and remind me to talk to you about Goliath. LoveBapa David killed the lion and the bear and that was in thecontext of him explaining that he was a shepherd. And thenwhen Israel is being blasphemed, threatened withextinction, he killed Goliath who reminds me of the beastof chapter 13 Revelation, in the Great trib..• Genesis 48:15 He blessed Joseph, and said, "The Godbefore whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, TheGod who has been my shepherd all my life to this day,• Genesis 49:24 But his bow remained firm, And his armswere agile, From the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob(From there is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel),
  • DLK & JLK• Judith said that not understanding thedistinction between Israel and the church islike having one piece in the wrong place in thepuzzle border. You can squeeze and force thepieces, to kinda fit, but something still seemsnot quite right. I said the distinction is morelike having the wrong colored glasses whileputting the puzzle together by colors.