- Why did Jesus choose blood as a symbolic way of saying that there is life in his blood? Tanakh clearly says that blood is life and no one should consume it.
- I know it is very symbolic but yet why choose this when G-d specifically says no to it
- Was Jesus opposing G-d by saying this?
Matthew 26:27 Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. 28 This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Genesis 9:4 But you must not eat meat that has its lifeblood still in it.
Deuteronomy 12:16 But you must not eat the blood; pour it out on the ground like water.
Deuteronomy 12:23 But be sure you do not eat the blood, because the blood is the life, and you must not eat the life with the meat.
Deuteronomy 12:24 You must not eat the blood; pour it out on the ground like water.
Deuteronomy 15:23 But you must not eat the blood; pour it out on the ground like water.