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Jesus at the Feast of Tabernacles

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The context seems to indicate that Jesus brought only the Twelve with him when he went up to Caesarea Philippi (Luke 9:18; cf. John 6:66-68). It seems the disciples still needed some R&R due to their preaching mission (Luke 9:1-2), which they didn’t receive when the crowds followed them into the wilderness area near Bethsaida. Furthermore, since Caesarea Philippi could be considered pagan territory, it wasn’t likely that anyone would follow Jesus there but the Twelve. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2017 in Gospel of Luke

 

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Life in Adam and Life in Christ

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It was during these days (cf. Mark 3:6-14; Luke 6:11-13 – i.e. the Feast of Tabernacles), that Jesus withdrew to meet with his Father in solitude on a mountain. After praying all night, he chose his twelve apostles from the disciples following him (Luke 6:12-16). It was at this time that he taught them what is summarized in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew chapters 5, 6 & 7). After coming down the mount he met a multitude and healed them of all their diseases. In doing so, Jesus began to repeat key phrases of the sermon here on the plane, teaching the disciples through his works what he had told them on the mountain (Luke 6:17-49). [1] Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 13, 2016 in Gospel of Luke

 

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Stretch Forth Your Hand

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In Luke 6:6-11 Luke records for us an event that most likely took place during the Feast of Tabernacles in 27 AD. It was a Sabbath day, so this particular Sabbath would have been the first day of the Feast, an annual Holy Day, which occurred in the 7th month of the Jewish calendar. Jesus had come into one of the local synagogues, probably his own at Capernaum. This can be presumed in that a trap was laid for him by the Jewish authorities. How could they attempt a successful snare, unless they had a fairly good idea where Jesus would be on that particular Sabbath? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 3, 2016 in Gospel of Luke

 

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The Man at the Pool and the Promised Land

It was for the Feast of Tabernacles that Jesus went again to Jerusalem (John 5:1). He came to the pool called Bethesda and healed a man who had been impotent for 38 years. For 38 years he couldn’t move from one place to another. He claimed that at a certain season (probably during this particular feast of the Jews) an angel stirred the water of the pool and the first to enter its waters would be healed (John 5:4), but he had no one to put him into the pool (John 5:7), for while he was crawling there someone else always entered first. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 1, 2011 in man at to pool

 

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What Do the Thousands of New Believers Imply?

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We know that Peter preached his first sermon on the day of Pentecost, a Jewish annual festival, which is also called the Feast of Weeks in the Scriptures. This occurred 50 days or nearly two months after the crucifixion. The first thing that draws my attention that may be a factor in dating specific events in Acts 1-8 is the fact that 3,000 souls believed Peter and were baptized (Acts 2:41). The scene of Peter’s sermon was near the upper room where the disciples were staying (Acts 2:2-6). It is difficult to believe that at any given time more than 3,000 people would be passing by where the disciples were staying. This number represents how many believed Peter’s Gospel. The actual number that Peter preached to had to have been far more. So, what’s the story? How could Peter have preached to so many at one time? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2011 in Christianity, New Testament History, Religion

 

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The Four Passovers in Jesus Public Ministry

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In my most recent posts concerning the 70 Weeks Prophecy, I showed how the prophetic days—1260 days, 1290 days and 1335 days—all fall within a seven year period beginning and ending on the Jewish holy days mentioned in Leviticus 23 or, as was the case of the 1290 days, the count began on a significant day having to do with those annual Festivals. In order for this understanding to be true, the Scriptures must refer to or at least imply four Passovers to have occurred during Jesus’ public ministry. The problem is the Gospel of John mentions only 3 Passovers: John 2:13, John 6:4 and John 12:1. For this reason some Christians believe Jesus’ public ministry lasted only 2 years or 2 ½ years at the most. If this is so, the prophetic days mentioned above cannot refer to Jesus’ first coming. Therefore, it will be necessary for me to show four Passovers to have occurred during this period. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 23, 2009 in Religion, Textual Criticism

 

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