In 1 Corinthians 10:16 does Paul's mention of the “cup of blessing” suggest that the meal was a seder?

2018-10-17 13:00:54

1 Corinthians 10:16:

KJV The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of

the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion

of the body of Christ?

MGNT τὸ ποτήριον τῆς εὐλογίας ὃ εὐλογοῦμεν οὐχὶ κοινωνία ἐστὶν

τοῦ αἵματος τοῦ Χριστοῦ τὸν ἄρτον ὃν κλῶμεν οὐχὶ κοινωνία τοῦ σώματος

τοῦ Χριστοῦ ἐστιν

Is the reference to "the cup of blessing" referring to the third cup of the seder, which speaks of the redemption of the Jews from Egypt?

There is a tradition that the [son of] David would pronounce the blessing over the wine of the great eschatological feast in the kingdom of God:

...Death did not put an end to David's greatness and splendor, for he was also among the elect in paradise (Jellinek, "B. H." v. 168; vi. 25, 26), and on the Day of Judgment he will pronounce the blessing over the wine during the great feast (Pes. 119b; compare Cup of Benediction)...

But Jesus is still in negotiations about his drinking