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The Raising of Lazarus
O.T. Reference probably from Ezekiel Chapter 37:

‘And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves, 14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.’

The Entry into Jerusalem
O.T. reference Zechariah Chapter 9 v 9:

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.


The Last Supper
Old testament reference Exodus  24 1 - 11, the covenant meal on Mount Sinai: 'Behold the blood of the Covenant'.
The Betrayal of Judas

O.T. reference Zechariah 11:12: ‘And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver.’


The Washing of the Feet
O.T. reference: Isaiah Chapter 1 v 16-17:

‘Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.’

The Communion of the Apostles
The O.T. reference may come from Exodus24.8, when  Moses scatters the sacrificial blood. Alternatively, Psalm 78 v 24-25:

‘And had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven. Man did eat angels' food: he sent them meat to the full.'


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