Matzoh, the cracker-like bread eaten during the week of Passover, represents the unleavened bread the Jews took with them when they hurriedly left Egypt.
Wine, symbolic of redemption, is an important part of the Seder ritual with the cup refilled four times during the service.
2. One of the major issues or themes in the accounts of the last supper was the idea "transubstantiation" indicating a miraculous or mystical change in the substance of the bread and wine into Jesus' body and blood. Rather, these food items are emblems or symbols which represent the spiritual significance of the death of Jesus Christ when His body was broken and His blood was shed. These serve only as a substantial, physical substance designed to draw out attention to the Person and Work of Jesus. Partaking of the bread and wine serves only as a picture of assimilating Christ's life into our lives. For example, when Jesus said, "I am the bread of life...The bread which I shall give for the life of the world is My flesh...He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life" (John 6:48-58), we can be quite certain that His Jewish followers did not think