"Take this, and divide it among yourselves. For I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes."
On this late afternoon of the thirteenth of Adar 30 CE the Master saw the Day of the Pesach פסח preparation approaching. The narratives left us by Luke, Paul's faithful scribe who collected his information from those who were first hand witnesses say,
Then came the day of Unleavened Bread, on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. So Yeshua sent Peter and John, saying, "Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat it." They said to him, "Where will you have us prepare it?" He said to them, "Behold, when you have entered the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him into the house that he enters and tell the master of the house, 'The Teacher says to you, Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?' And he will show you a large upper room furnished; prepare it there." And they went and found it just as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover. And when the hour came, he reclined at table, and the apostles with him. And he said to them, "I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I tell you I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God" (Luke 22:8—16).
Yeshua said that he will not eat that Passover with the disciples until he eats it in the kingdom … at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb ((Rev.19: 9). In the meantime, he had to prepare his disciples for the next day's Passover Seder without him. Most people were ready one night ahead and the master decided to follow the sometimes traditional pre-Seder celebration. Adding a new wrinkle to the age-old tradition, he,
… took a (Kiddush) cup, and when he had given thanks he said, "Take this, and divide it among yourselves. For I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes" (Luke 22:17-18). (He did not drink it; did he take a Nazarite vow?).
The Master also added to the traditional hand-washing part of the Seder,
Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, "Adon, do you wash my feet?" Jesus answered him, "What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand." Peter said to him, "You shall never wash my feet." Yeshua answered him, "If I do not wash you, you have no share with me." Simon Peter said to him, "Adon, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!" Jesus said to him, "The one who has bathed does not need to wash, except for his feet, but is completely clean. And you are clean, but not every one of you" (John 13:5—10).
It is the priests who washed their hands and their feet before they enteried the Holy, the first chamber of the Tabernacle; that is why peter objected. But the Master was enacted Moses ancient words, "And you shall be to me a kingdom of priests …" (Exod. 19:6), which Peter later bestowed on the disciples (Jews and Gentiles) of the Roman congregation, " But you are a … a royal priesthood" (1Pet. 2:9).
And at the time of the dipping in the charoset,
After saying these things, Jesus was troubled in his spirit, and testified, "Truly, truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me." The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he spoke. One of his disciples, whom Yeshua loved, was reclining at table close to Yeshua, so Simon Peter motioned to him to ask Jesus of whom he was speaking. So that disciple, leaning back against Yeshua, said to him, "Adon, who is it?" Yeshua answered, "It is he to whom I will give this morsel of bread when I have dipped it." So when he had dipped the morsel, he gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. Then after he had taken the morsel, Satan entered into him. Jesus said to him, "What you are going to do, do quickly" (John 13: 21—27).
, Then after dinner,
… he took the (Afikomen) matzah, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me." And likewise the (3rd) cup after they had eaten, saying, "This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood (Luke 22:17—20).
The Master and the disciple ended their pre-Seder Seder with the customary singing of Psalms 136, "And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives" (Matt. 26:30).
It is at the Mount of Olive, on this night of the 14th of Nissan that Judas and the Temple guards would meet Yeshua to bring him to his Sadducee enemies. During the course of the night he would face all the authorities of the land: Caiphas the High-Priest, Herod the Jewish leader, and finally Pilate, the Roman governor who, washing his hands of his fate would find no fault in him (Matthew 27).