April 08, 2017
On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb was being sacrificed, His disciples said to Him, “Where do You want us to go and prepare for You to eat the Passover?” And He sent two of His disciples and said to them, “Go into the city, and a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow him…And he himself will show you a large upper room furnished and ready; prepare for us there.”
The Passover dinner would be the last time Jesus met with all His disciples gathered together.
Jesus knew the Passover dinner would be the last time he met with all His disciples gathered together. The dinner typically involved Seder bread, unleavened to commemorate the Israelites' hasty departure from Egypt; a lamb bone, signifying the Passover lamb that was slain and whose blood marked the threshold of Jewish homes; and bitter herbs, used to prepare the meal (and to remind the Israelites of the bitterness of slavery from which God had rescued them).