Jesus loved eggs, say experts

22-04-11

THE mystic role of eggs in Easter is based on Christ’s love of eating them, experts have claimed.

Earlier this year archaeologists discovered what many believe to be the 'Egg of Christ'

Theologians say new archeological discoveries and a reinterpretation of key biblical passages mean it is almost certain that boiled eggs were the Son of God’s favourite food.

Professor Julian Cook, from Jesus University in Rome, said: “He was born in a manger where hens roamed freely, so he would have experienced them at a very early age. We know for a fact he kept a rooster as this is referenced in Matthew 26:34.

“And a rooster means hens and hens equal eggs. Though I’m sure Jesus could have got eggs from a rooster, if necessary. He could probably make an egg come out of anything he felt like.”

He added: “Logically, boiling was Christ’s preferred mode of preparation. He was constantly persecuted so would have preferred a small, easily-portable ‘egg pot’ as opposed to a cumbersome frying pan.

“In terms of cooking style, Jesus would have preferred a hard-boiled egg. The idea of him dipping something would turn Christianity on its head.”

Professor Cook said there is now a strong case for replacing communion wafers with thin slices of boiled egg and has called on both the Church of England and the Vatican to commission more egg-based hymns.

The theories have also thrown a spotlight on the last supper, which Cook believes must have had an egg course.

He said: “It’s recognised that there was bread and wine at the last supper, but if Christ was overseeing the menu I feel there would certainly have been a boiled or poached egg, perhaps in a nice sauce, for each of the disciples.

“Except Judas who was plagued by a fear a cholesterol.”

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