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Last Supper 'really a day earlier'.

CHRISTIANS have long marked Jesus Christ's Last Supper on Maundy Thursday but new research by a leading academic suggests they have got the wrong date.

Professor Colin Humphreys, a scientist at the University of Cambridge, has now concluded that the final meal took place on the Wednesday before the crucifixion, a day earlier than previously accepted.

He believes his findings could present a case for finally introducing a fixed date for Easter.

They also present a solution to apparent contradictions in the Gospels and logistical issues relating to the hours before the crucifixion.

In a new book, The Mystery Of The Last Supper, Prof Humphreys uses a combination of historical and astronomical research to address the precise timing of Jesus' final meal.
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Apr 18, 2011
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