E25: The Kingdom of God and the Messianic Banquet

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In this episode, we discuss the kingdom and expectations concerning the coming of the messiah and the eschatological banquet developed in the prophets, second temple literature, and the New Testament.  The messianic banquet was forefront in the minds of Jesus and the apostles, particularly at the Last Supper. Rather than realizing or redefining these expectations, Jesus affirms the first century Jewish hope of “eating and drinking” at the messianic table (Luke 22:30) in the age to come.