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That meant he was likely “safe” for the next week, since the “feast” included the seven days of Unleavened Bread that followed the Passover meal.
As is often the case, the gospel of John preserves a more accurate chronology of what went on.Everyone assumed the reference to the Sabbath had to be Saturday—so the crucifixion must have been on a Friday.However, as Jews know, the day of Passover itself is also a “Sabbath” or rest day—no matter what weekday it falls on. 30, Friday the 15th of the Nisan was also a Sabbath—so two Sabbaths occurred back to back—Friday and Saturday.In Luke, for example, Jesus tells his followers at that last meal: “I earnestly wanted to eat this Passover with you before I suffer but I won’t eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God” (Luke –16).A later copyist of the manuscript inserted the word “again” to make it say “I won’t eat it again,” since the tradition had developed that Jesus did observe Passover that night and changed its observance to the Christian Eucharist or Mass.Another indication that this is not a Passover meal is that all our records report that Jesus shared “a loaf of bread” with his disciples, using the Greek word (artos) that refers to an ordinary loaf—not to the unleavened flatbread or matzos that Jews eat with their Passover meals.
Also, when Paul refers to the “last supper” he significantly does not say “on the night of Passover,” but rather “on the night Jesus was betrayed,” and he also mentions the “loaf of bread” (1 Corinthians ).
On Wednesday Jesus began to make plans for Passover.
He sent two of his disciples into the city to prepare a large second-story guest room where he could gather secretly and safely with his inner group.
He had been hastily put in a tomb until after the festival when a proper funeral could be arranged.
There are some hints outside of John’s gospel that such was the case.
But the fact is, Jesus ate no Passover meal in 30 CE.