qumran meal, messiah, temple, banquet, essenes, josephus, wine and bread, israel, communal community, eschatological
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The presence of "communal meals" among the Covenanters of Qumran has given birth to the question of the relationship of these meals to the Christian Eucharist as instituted by Jesus Christ. Kuhn notes that "the Qumran texts, as well as Josephus, agree that this order had, as its peculiar features, the constantly repeated baths of immersion and the daily communal meal of the community." Josephus describes the meals of the Essenes (presently considered to be the mother group of the Qumran Convenanters).
Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Ezekiel 44:3-4; Exodus 23:16; Deuteronomy 16:11; Deuteronomy 18:4; Leviticus 23:11; Deuteronomy 16:9; Joshua 5:11; Leviticus 23:27; Leviticus 23:12-14;
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Groh, John E.
"The Qumran Meal and the Last Supper,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 41, Article 28.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol41/iss1/28