In the OT remembrance is especially ordained to recall the saving acts of the works of God (e.g. Deut. 5: 15); but people could be remembered after death by a memorial pillar (2 Sam. 18: 18), as could events of history (Josh. 22: 10). In the NT the words of Jesus are to be remembered (Acts 20: 35), but above all it is his sacrificial death which is to be held in remembrance (1 Cor. 11: 23 f.) and his living presence renewed. The repeated words in connection with the cup ‘as often as’ (11: 25, 26) indicate that for Paul this rite was enjoined by Jesus to be continued.
Subjects: Biblical Studies.