During one of his talks at one of the conferences we did together last month Brant referred to an ancient Jewish hope I had never heard of before. He spoke of how the Last Supper traditions relate to the tradition of the "Messianic Blanket."
Of course, he then quickly corrected himself, ". . . Uh, I mean 'Messianic Banquet.'"
Yes--that made more sense.
For a minute though I thought he was referring to a hope in a coming eschatological figure who would be attached to a mysterious blanket. . . a figure we might call an "eschatological Linus".