"In the book of Matthew, we are given an account of the Last Supper. Many scholars now believe it was a Passover Seder where Jesus and his disciples most likely recounted, in story and song, the exodus of the Jewish people from their bondage in Egypt over a thousand years earlier."
What does he mean by 'now'? Since I went to seminary in 1993, it was taught that Jesus and his disciples were partaking in the Seder meal. And it wasn't presented as some new, radical theory. I had the impression that view had been around for many moons. But sometimes I think we can't resist saying 'now' as if the audience in question won't have a clue anyway, so it will be news to them. Perhaps that's it. I don't know. It just makes me wonder when I hear the word now applied to things I've long known about.