What Does The Bible Say About Holy Communion Prefigured?

What Does The Bible Say About Holy Communion Prefigured?

Quotes are from the RSV Catholic Edition or the Douay-Rheims

Exodus 16:15, 31 – And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another: Manhu! which signifieth: What is this! for they knew not what it was. And Moses said to them: This is the bread, which the Lord hath given you to eat. […] And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna: and it was like coriander seed white, and the taste thereof like to flour with honey.

3 Kings 19:7-8 – And the angel of the Lord came again the second time, and touched him, and said to him: Arise, eat: for thou hast yet a great way to go. And he arose, and ate, and drank, and walked in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights, unto the mount of God, Horeb.

Psalms 77:23-25 – And he had commanded the clouds from above, and had opened the doors of heaven. And had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them the bread of heaven. Man ate the bread of angels: he sent them provisions in abundance.

Wisdom 16:20 – Instead of which things thou didst feed thy people with the food of angels, and gavest them bread from heaven prepared without labour; having in it all that is delicious, and the sweetness of every taste.

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