Was wine or grape juice served at the last supper?

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  • Passover wine, then and now, is naturally fermented; the natural yeasts on the grapes ferment the wine. Grain-based yeasts would render the wine chametz, and unfit for Passover. The wine drank at the Last Supper--and at every Passover--was not grape juice. It was wine.

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At the Last Supper, Jesus said to His disciples, "Do this in remembrance of me." He was referring to communion. The wine (or grape juice) is His blood, shed for us. The bread is his body, broken ...

So if God forbid the Israelites to eat fermented bread at Passover — Do you think He would want them to drink fermented grape juice — alcoholic wine? The Last Supper Jesus, on the night of His betrayal, took the unleavened bread, motzah, and blessed it and brake it, saying, “This is my body which is broken for you; eat this in remembrance of me.”

The wine that the disciples drank at the Last Supper was un-fermented grape Juice because during the Passover leaven or yeast was strictly forbidden as it was a symbol of sin.In the OT, the Lord clearly instructed that the Passover “bread (be) made without yeast” (Leviticus 23:5-6; Exodus 12:8). And in the NT, the Lord symbolized leaven to wickedness and evil (1 Cor. 5:8; Matt. 16:6, 12 ...

But we cannot match bitter herbs or fruit of the vine or wine. We saw in the earlier section, that the fruit of the vine is not the fermented vine. Mismatch between Passover of the LORD and the last supper by Jesus raises lots of questions since they both refer to the same event. What does fruit of the vine doing in the last supper? Why no mention of bitter herbs? The original translation does not include “herbs” but marar which means bitter. In modern Palestine the Jews use ...

Was wine or grape juice served at the Last Supper? Many Bible scholars argue that Jesus served wine, not grape juice, at the Last Supper. Certain passages in the Gospels use the phrase “fruit of the vine” (e.g. Matt. 26:29), which they contend is shorthand for wine.

Prior to the advent of pasteurization, fermentation was something which happened in all grape juice whether a fermenting agent was consciously introduced or not (and it happened with relative immediacy). The last supper, then, would have had wine and not plain grape juice.

The last supper was in April and there was no refrigeration at that time, so it would have been impossible for Jesus to drink grape juice at the last supper. The wine drunk in those days was generally diluted by water 3:1 wine. Plutarch testifies to this. So maybe 2 -3% alcohol by content at most.

The description of abuses of the Passover service in Corinth strongly suggests that the fruit of the vine used at the service was, in fact, wine—not grape juice—because Paul corrected them for their drunkenness, followed immediately by his explanations of the proper procedure for the Passover.

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