In which year, or decade, was the last Korban Pesach performed by Jews on Har Habayit?

So far, my research has found Rabbi Gamliel of Yavneh, and his slave Tevi, which would be around 80-120 CE. But I wouldn't know where to look for the actual answer.

  • Its not clear that they actually did a real one and not a zecher lepesach
    – Double AA
    Dec 22, 2013 at 13:59
  • @DoubleAA It's pretty clear.
    – avi
    Dec 22, 2013 at 15:07
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    See the Netziv / Ha'amek Davar. "Vahashimosi es mikdesheichem, velo ariach bre'ach nichocachem." Destruction of the Temple ruled out any reiach nichoach sacrifices, but he says that they continued the Pesach (never uses that phrase) for some time afterwards. Check his language and his sources.
    – Shalom
    Dec 22, 2013 at 17:36
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    @Menachem It's just this Mishna. Apparently that's considered "pretty clear [evidence]".
    – Double AA
    Jan 14, 2014 at 21:22
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    Gamliel II was appointed Nasi about 10 years after the Churban. Hence he definitively lived and offered Korbanei Pesach during the Temple time. So no Chiddush.
    – Double AA
    Apr 26, 2015 at 18:41

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According to machon mikdash, the last korban pesach was done during the reign of empiror Justinian between 482 and 565

see: http://www.templeinstitute.org/Jews-Worship.pdf

Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Chayot (1805, Galicia- 1855, Russia) thought it likely that the Pascal sacrifice continued to be offered as late as the reign of Emperor Justinian (482–565).8

8 Responses nos. 2 and 76, as well as ch.2 of his Darkei Hora'ah

  • Do you know that machon hamikdash agrees with R Chayot's analysis?
    – Double AA
    Jan 20, 2014 at 14:51
  • If they don't agree, then they shouldn't have made a post about it :D
    – avi
    Jan 20, 2014 at 16:32
  • ????? You're joking, right? People post interesting opinions all the time even without necessarily agreeing to them.
    – Double AA
    Jan 20, 2014 at 16:34
  • Why would I be joking? They host the pdf on their site, and advertised it. The only reason I know about this, is because they advertised that specific line.
    – avi
    Jan 20, 2014 at 16:36
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    ...and therefore what? Who says they have any scholarly opinion on the matter? They are just presenting an interesting opinion. This post should read, "According to machon mikdash, Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Chayot thought it likely that the last korban pesach was done during the reign of empiror Justinian between 482 and 565"
    – Double AA
    Jan 20, 2014 at 16:39

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