For instance, if a translator subscribes to the doctrine that Y'shua was crucified on “Good Friday”, when in fact, He was crucified on a Wednesday; it will be extremely difficult for him to understand the chronology of the week Y'shua died. If he does not understand the Hebrew reckoning of a day (sunset to sunset) or concepts like Sabbaths and Preparation Days, he is not likely to understand when the “Last Supper” occurred. This is exactly why the translations of the Gospel accounts available to us have the chronology of the week Y'shua died all wrong.
To understand why the Last Supper could not have been the Passover Seder, we first need to understand the Biblical Hebrew traditions concerning; the reckoning of time, Sabbaths, Preparation Days, and the particular Feast of Yahveh known as the Passover / Unleavened Bread. Although some reckon Passover and Unleavened Bread as two separate Feasts or Appointed times, I believe they should be considered one Feast. We also need to understand that from the 4th century on, Christians had little or no understanding of the Feasts of Yahveh because they had been forbidden to do “anything the detestable Jews did”. These are not my words but the words of the Roman Emperor Constantine in support of his edicts changing the Sabbath from the Biblical seventh day, to “the venerable day of the Sun” (i.e. the day Tammuz, the Sun god was worshiped by pagans) and moving the celebration of the Resurrection from the Biblical Feast of First Fruits (when it actually happened) to the pagan Feast of Ishtar (Easter), the mother of Tammuz.
In my next post I will define some of the Biblical Hebrew traditions that one must know to determine whether the Last Supper could have been Passover.