If Judas was dismissed before Christ initiated the New Covenant in Luke 22:19-20, why does verse 21 say “But the hand of him who is going to betray me is with mine on the table.”
Luke records the moment of the Last Supper this way:
Luke's account covers the key details but doesn’t provide the exact sequence of events. In Matthew's Gospel we have a more precise account:
Mark’s Gospel confirms this sequence:
Finally, John’s Gospel also shows the departure of Judas happened at the start of the evening in Chapter 13. So, Judas was dismissed prior to Jesus inaugurating the New Covenant ordinance with His true disciples.