One question I got this week after class was regarding the Essene practice of the Messianic Banquet. The idea that a group of religious Jews were practicing a ceremonial feast which is very similar to the Christian Eucharist (Lord’s Supper/Communion) is intriguing. I could tell it caught the imagination of many of the disciples there. More specifically I was asked questions like: How did the practice originate? Did they have a scriptural foundation for it, and if so, where can that be found? What specifically did they do? etc. So I’ve done some further research and below I have presented my findings.