Guest room (Lk 22:11-22:11)

“Say to the owner

Of the house!

‘The Teacher

Asks you.

Where is the guest room?

Where may I

Eat the Passover

With my disciples?’”

καὶ ἐρεῖτε τῷ οἰκοδεσπότῃ τῆς οἰκίας Λέγει σοι ὁ Διδάσκαλος Ποῦ ἐστιν τὸ κατάλυμα ὅπου τὸ πάσχα μετὰ τῶν μαθητῶν μου φάγω;

Luke indicated that Jesus told Peter and John to say (καὶ ἐρεῖτε) to the owner or master of the house (τῷ οἰκοδεσπότῃ τῆς οἰκίας) that the Teacher (ὁ Διδάσκαλος) wanted to know (Λέγει σοι) where was the guest or lodging room (Ποῦ ἐστιν τὸ κατάλυμα), so that he might eat the Passover with his disciples (ὅπου τὸ πάσχα μετὰ τῶν μαθητῶν μου φάγω).  This is something similar in Matthew, chapter 26:18, and Mark, chapter 14:14, with Mark closer to LukeMark indicated that Jesus told his two unnamed disciples, not Peter and John, what to say to the proprietor or the owner of the house, as they entered it (καὶ ὅπου ἐὰν εἰσέλθῃ εἴπατε τῷ οἰκοδεσπότῃ).  They were to say that the teacher asked him where his guest room was (ὅτι Ὁ Διδάσκαλος λέγει Ποῦ ἐστιν τὸ κατάλυμά μου).  Jesus wanted to eat the Passover at this house with his disciples (ὅπου τὸ πάσχα μετὰ τῶν μαθητῶν μου φάγω).  There is no indication of whose house this was or who the owner of the house was.  Certainly, it was someone who knew Jesus.  Matthew had no explicit mention of a guest room in this house, as in the other two synoptic gospels.  This Passover was the remembrance of the Israelites fleeing Egypt by eating special foods.  Have you ever eaten a Passover meal not in your own house?

The house for the Passover meal (Mt 26:18-26:18)

“Jesus said.

‘Go into the city

To a certain man!

Say to him!

‘The Teacher says.

My time is near.

I will keep

The Passover

At your house

With my disciples.’”

 

ὁ δὲ εἶπεν Ὑπάγετε εἰς τὴν πόλιν πρὸς τὸν δεῖνα καὶ εἴπατε αὐτῷ Ὁ Διδάσκαλος λέγει Ὁ καιρός μου ἐγγύς ἐστιν· πρὸς σὲ ποιῶ τὸ πάσχα μετὰ τῶν μαθητῶν μου.

 

This is similar to Mark, chapter 14:13-14, and Luke, chapter 22:10-12, who both mention that the man has a jar of water, something not mentioned here.  Jesus said that they were to go into the city of Jerusalem (ὁ δὲ εἶπεν Ὑπάγετε εἰς τὴν πόλιν) to a certain unnamed man (πρὸς τὸν δεῖνα).  The other 2 gospel writers said that this man was going to be carrying a jar of water.  They were to say to him (καὶ εἴπατε αὐτῷ) that the teacher said that his time was near (Ὁ Διδάσκαλος λέγει Ὁ καιρός μου ἐγγύς ἐστιν).  Jesus wanted to keep the Passover (πρὸς σὲ ποιῶ τὸ πάσχα) at his house with his disciples (μετὰ τῶν μαθητῶν μου).  There was no explicit mention of a guest room in this house as in the other 2 synoptic gospels.  This Passover was the remembrance of the Israelites fleeing Egypt by eating special foods.