Possibly the best explanation is that there were different calendars in use (Ed: see note below). It links the setting with the previous teaching of Jesus on the last judgment (Matt –46) and records Jesus uttering another Passion prediction on the very threshold of the Passover celebration.

Jesus died as the Passover victims were being slain according to the official calendar; but he had held the Passover with his followers the previous evening according to an unofficial calendar. The death of Christ was the life of the world.—No part of our Lord’s history is so fully given by all the gospel writers as this. It thus heightens the tension as the decisive hour draws near, and solemnly declares the betrayal and the ensuing crucifixion (Matt 26:1–2).

This discourse would have occurred in the context of the events of the Last Supper which Luke described in Luke -38. The four Spring feasts have been fulfilled at the First Coming of the Messiah.

There are minor differences between the Synoptic Gospel accounts and these will be described as we work through Luke 22 verse by verse. The final three feasts will be fulfilled at the Second Coming of the Messiah when He returns to to establish His Kingdom (cf Lk ff , Lk ) and fulfill God's literal promises to the literal nation of Israel, promises which are summarized by Paul when he wrote "all Israel will be saved; just as it is written, “THE DELIVERER WILL COME FROM ZION, HE WILL REMOVE UNGODLINESS FROM JACOB.” (Ro ) Matthew 26:3-5 Then the chief priests and the elders of the people were gathered together in the court of the high priest, named Caiaphas; 4 and they plotted together to seize Jesus by stealth (dolos - craft, deceit) and kill Him.

So at this time in Jerusalem, there would be Jewish pilgrims flooding in for these two great feasts which were in effect a celebration of Israel's past temporal salvation! For forty days before the execution took place, a herald went forth and cried, 'He is going forth to be stoned because he has practised sorcery and enticed Israel to apostacy. means that Moses instituted and kept the Passover (Sept.: Ex. 26:2; Mark 14:1; Luke ; 22:1; John , 23; 6:4; ; 12:1; 13:1; ; ; Acts 12:4). ; Mark ; Luke 22:8, 13); to kill the passover (Mark ; Luke 22:7; Sept.: Ex. (2) Saadia, Rashi, and Kimchi say the first evening is when the sun begins to decline in the west and cast its shadows, and the second evening is the beginning of night. ISBE on Passover - The Passover was the annual Hebrew festival on the evening of the 14th day (Wikipedia says 15th day) of the month of Abib or Niṣan , as it was called in later times. As alluded to above, the tragic irony is that the very men who should have been leading Israel to the way, the truth and the life, were the very ones plotting to kill the only One Who is Himself "the Way, the Truth and the Life," the only One through Whom one could receive eternal access to God the Father (John 14:6, Acts ) and entrance into the Kingdom of God (cf Jn 3:3), the very Kingdom which the Jews were thinking Jesus would soon bring to fruition (cf Lk , "the King" in Lk ). (Word Pictures in the New Testament) This section is filled with irony, and here we see the sad irony that the Jewish leaders feared men but did not fear God!

How ironic that the very One to Whom all of the Feasts pointed (1 Cor 5:7) was preparing to sacrifice Himself to make a way for the eternal salvation of their souls! Any one who can say anything in his favour, let him come forward and plead on his behalf.' But since nothing was brought forward in his favour he was hanged on the eve of the Passover! The whole Passover is sometimes called the Feast of Unleavened Bread. (C) The expression "to eat the pass-over" means to keep the festival (Matt. (3) The view adopted by the Pharisees and the Talmudists (b. Pesahim 5:1) indicates the lamb was killed about P. It was followed by, and closely connected with, a 7 days' festival of unleavened bread, to which the name Passover was also applied by extension (Leviticus 23:5 and here in Luke 22:1). The religious leaders' plot will soon become much easier to carry out as the last piece of the puzzle falls into place when one of Jesus' inner circle decides to betray the Lord. The feared the crowds more than they feared the crime.

Mark 14:1 Now the Passover and Unleavened Bread were two days away (LUKE SIMPLY SAYS "WAS APPROACHING); and the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to seize Him by stealth and kill Him; Notice that Luke shifts the scenes from Jesus in the Temple to Jesus in the City. "RELIGION" CAN BE A TREACHEROUS THING IN THE WRONG HANDS!

He also shifts content from the teachings of Jesus to stories about Jesus. )." (Trites) Mark 14:1-2 Now the Passover and Unleavened Bread were two days away; and the chief priests and the scribes were (ACTIVELY) seeking how to seize Him by stealth (dolos) and kill Him; 2 for they were saying, “Not during the festival, otherwise there might be a riot of the people.

The goal is to edify and equip you for the work of service (Eph -13-note) that the Lord God might be glorified in your life and in His Church. (Luke 22 Commentary) Rob Mattoon adds "The Passover lamb was slain at the end of the 14th between to in the afternoon.

Amen (Isa 61:3b-note, Mt -note) THE FULFILLMENT OF THE LORD'S PASSOVER A note of warning as we begin to study what is often referred to as Jesus' Passion (suffering) - Reading different commentaries may result in some confusion as to the timing of events on the last days of Passion week. As many as a quarter of a million lambs were slain at this time.

We can only guess that it was a day of private preparation by Jesus for what will begin on the Passover, which began on Thursday afternoon." Mac Arthur places the events in Luke 22:1-6 on Wednesday. The Temple Mount was on a hill with a flat limestone surface.

So that is one point of difference in many of the commentaries. The drains emptied the blood into the Brook Kidron in the Kidron Valley that was below the Temple.

As this happened at the time when the feast of unleavened bread was celebrated, which we call the Passover, the principal men among the Jews left the country, and fled into Egypt. In NT times, however, in popular thinking, the Passover was the beginning of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. 46 But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them the things which Jesus had done. While Luke does not say, clearly they feared inciting a riot (Mt 26:5, Mk 14:2) as Jesus was still very popular among the Jews. There were still Messianic expectations among the people.