When Jesus sat down with his Discpiles around the table at the last supper, certain foods were eaten. In this section we shall discover why such foods were eaten and the symbolism of them from bible passages.


Matzah (Unleavened bread)


Deuteromomy 16;3

Do not eat it with bread made of yeast, but for seven days eat unleavened bread, the bread of affliction, because you left Egypt in haste - so all the days of your life you may remember the time of your departure from Egypt.



Maror (Bitter herbs) Reminder of the bitterness of slavery

Exodus 14;12

Didn't we tell you this would happen while we still in Egypt? We said "Leave us alone! Let us be slaves to the Egyptians. It is better to be a slave in Egypt than a corpse in the wilderness"


Salt Water

Exodus 14; 21-22

Then Moses raised his hand over the sea, and the Lord opened up a path through the water with a strong east wind. The wind blew all that night turning the seabed into dry land. So the people of Iserel walked through the middle of the sea on dry ground with walls of water on each side.


Karpar, (Means 600,000 and is symbolised by celery, parsley and greens)


Exodus 12;37

That night the people of Israel left Rameses and started for Succoth. There were about 600,000 men, plus all the women and children.


Charoset (This symbolises the motar the Jews used in building while in cavptivity in Egypt)

Psalm 127;1

Unless the Lord builds a house, the work of the builders is wasted. Unless the Lord protects a city gaurding it with sentries will do no good.


Roasted Lamb

Revelation 5;12

And they sang in a mighty chorus "Worthy is the lamb who was slaughtered  to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing"


Red wine/Grapes (This represents the joy that was complete when the Israelites were out of bondage

John 15;5

"Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them will produce much fruit. For, apart from me you can do nothing"