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Title: Seeing the Johannine Last Meal as a Covenant Meal (John 13 and Exodus 24)
Author(s): SONG, Seung-In
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 100    Issue: 2   Date: 2019   
Pages: 282-292
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.100.2.3286603

Abstract :
This article investigates structural and thematic similarities between John 13 and Exodus 24: (1) the representatives of each group were invited to a meal, and they saw God and ate before him; (2) the groups received divine commandments; (3) the groups responded positively but failed soon afterward; (4) the narratives include or imply a blood ritual; and (5) there was an intermediary among the invited who had a more intimate relationship with God. These common elements encourage us to understand John 13 as a covenant meal.

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