The Last Supper May Have Been Held On A Different Date

04.19.11 |

 A scientist is claiming the Last Supper was held a day earlier then everyone thinks. His argument could strengthen the case for finally introducing a fixed date for Easter.
    There isn't a fixed date right now because no one can agree on an official timeline of when things occured-- and in fact, it's been a major reason some athiests believe there are inconsistencies in the Bible. But Professor Colin Humphreys, a scientist at the University of Cambridge, believes it is all due to a calendar mix-up. He says Christians have long celebrated Jesus Christ's Last Supper on Maundy Thursday, but new research released Monday claims to show it took place on the Wednesday before the crucifixion. In Humphreys' theory, Jesus went by an old-fashioned Jewish calendar rather than the official lunar calendar which was in widespread use at the time of his death. If that proves true, that the last supper was a day earlier, it would mean Jesus' arrest, interrogation and separate trials did not all take place in the space of one night but in two. Working on the basis that the crucifixion took place on April 3, Easter Day would be on April 5 every year. If you want to read more on this story, go here.