Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper by Brant Pitre

Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist shines fresh light on the Last Supper by looking at it through Jewish eyes. Using his in-depth knowledge of the Bible and ancient Judaism, Dr. Brant Pitre answers questions such as: What was the Passover like at the time of Jesus? What were the Jewish hopes for the Messiah? What was Jesus' purpose in instituting the Eucharist during the feast of Passover? And, most important of all, what did Jesus mean when he said, "This is my body... This is my blood"?

To answer these questions, Pitre explores ancient Jewish beliefs about the Passover of the Messiah, the miraculous Manna from heaven, and the mysterious Bread of the Presence. As he shows, these three keys-the Passover, the Manna, and the Bread of the Presence-have the power to unlock the original meaning of the Eucharistic words of Jesus. Along the way, Pitre also explains how Jesus united the Last Supper to his death on Good Friday and his Resurrection on Easter Sunday.

Inspiring and informative, "Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist" is a groundbreaking work that is sure to illuminate one of the greatest mysteries of the Christian faith: the mystery of Jesus' presence in "the breaking of the bread."

  • Pages: 228
  • Dimensions: 5.25" x 8"
  • Forward by Dr. Scott Hahn


Dr. Brant Pitre

Reviews (3)

  • Jesus and the Jews Roots of the Eucharist

    Mark Pearson May 9th 2023

    This book was given to be by my Catholic son in that he and I at times enter into discussions involving our faith and doctrines. While I am a Missouri Synod Lutheran (my son was raised and educated LCMS Lutheran but converted for the sake of his family upon marriage) I enjoyed Dr Pitre’s historical explanation and was appreciative of his approach from a Jewish foundation. I found his narrative not to be so much Doctrinal but instead scriptural. My current Pastor is from a LCMS Academic Seminary School background and has also taught us about Lutheran Doctrine as it relates to Communion and from a very similar Jewish historical, cultural religious teaching perspective. In my opinion Dr Pitre’s book contains thorough scriptural and necessary historical teachings that is and would be an excellent source for many denominations whether their beliefs are based on a “literal” flesh and blood of Christ or otherwise. As a conservative Lutheran our Lord’s supper is not just an act of “remembering” but a literal act of partaking of a meal Our Lord gives to us. Thank you Dr Pitre for sharing your knowledge and willingness to gain a better understanding for all Christians.

    Mark Pearson May 9th 2023

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  • Game Changer

    Margaret Sanchez Mar 13th 2020

    Eye opener! Thirst quencher! And most importantly, GAME CHANGER. You'll not be able to put it down and you will read the Word of God in a whole new way. I'm buying lots of this book to give out to friends.

    Margaret Sanchez Mar 13th 2020

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