Thursday, August 05, 2010

Jewish Hopes for the "The Messianic Blanket"?

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".


Brant Pitre said...

Did I say that??
I'd almost already forgotten.

That's the kind of mistake you make when you're a young Catholic Dad with 5 kids under the age of 9--all of whom (except the unborn one) are devoted to their 'blankies'.

scott said...

Haha...was this at the Word of God Conference in New Orleans? I seem to vaguely remember that. Fantastic weekend by the way!!