Excerpt from: The Resurrection: A Critical Inquiry
In summary, the synoptic Gospels, in part, tended to indicate that the Last Supper was a Passover meal. Mark’s narrative presented several anomalies or inconsistencies, perhaps suggesting that the Last Supper was not a Passover meal (see below). Smith (2003, 255) writes: “Thus, even if Jesus did celebrate a Passover meal with his disciples as his last meal, we do not have a clear reminiscence of such a meal in the description we now have.” Or as the apologist N. T. Wright (1996, 555; cf. 1999, 84) suggests, “it seems to me virtually certain that the meal in question was some kind of Passover meal.”
In contrast, John unmistakably does not have a Passover meal. Paul’s letters are doubtful and unclear as to whether or not Jesus’ last meal was a Passover meal. What can be said is that Paul is seemingly tilted toward John.
In conclusion, the lack of consensus regarding Jesus’ last meal among historians, scholars, and theologians raises doubt as to its historicity.
–Jewish author, Michael J. Alter, pp. 73-74
Gary: Once again, if the Gospels were written by eyewitnesses or the close associates of eyewitnesses as conservative Christians claim, shouldn’t we have better corroboration in the accounts of Jesus’ last meal with his disciples???