Jesus had no quibble with paying the temple tax. “ Jesus drove the money – changers out because he said, ‘My house will be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves. ‘ God’s action teaches me that if you are deceitful or use the church for the wrong reason, you will not be rewarded,” says Kosee, 10.
The Book of Luke records just two narratives about Jesus ‘ childhood: His dedication (Luke 2:21- 40) and His time at the temple when He was 12 years old (Luke 2:41-52). They had dedicated the baby Jesus according to the law of Moses, and they traveled to Jerusalem each year to celebrate Passover.
Biblical scholars say that in these gospels, the mission of Jesus was less than twelve months. In John’s Gospel, Jesus just as clearly went to Jerusalem four times for the Passover. In this gospel, the duration of the mission of Jesus was three years.
They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach . The people were amazed at his teaching , because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law.
According to Mark, Jesus made this prediction years before the Temple was actually destroyed in 70. That Jesus predicted the Temple’s destruction and his rebuilding of it in three days is stated in John 2:19 and is used as evidence against him in Matthew 26:61.
Thus he “groaned in his spirit” because even those who were closest to him failed to recognize that he was, as he declared in verse 26, “the resurrection and the life”. Finally, at the graveside, he “wept in sympathy with their sorrow over Lazarus’ death”.
Seven Signs Changing water into wine at Cana in John 2:1-11 – “the first of the signs” Healing the royal official’s son in Capernaum in John 4:46-54. Healing the paralytic at Bethesda in John 5:1-15. Feeding the 5000 in John 6:5-14. Jesus walking on water in John 6:16-24. Healing the man blind from birth in John 9:1-7.
And when He was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast. When they had finished the days, as they returned, the Boy Jesus lingered behind in Jerusalem.
The transformation of water into wine at the Marriage at Cana or Wedding at Cana is the first miracle attributed to Jesus in the Gospel of John.
And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple , and overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the seats of them that sold doves, And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
In the accounts of the four canonical Gospels, Jesus ‘s triumphal entry into Jerusalem takes place in the days before the Last Supper, marking the beginning of his Passion, his time of suffering, death, and resurrection celebrated during Holy Week.
This third reference to a passover in the Gospel of John is why many suggest that Jesus’s ministry was a period of about three years . Scholars that support a three-year ministry, such as Köstenberger state that the Gospel of John simply provides a more detailed account.
It’s also a place where the Psalms are chanted by the Levites. And where the Priests do their work. But the Temple is something that is publicly available in two ways to all of the Jewish people . [First], Jews would go up and worship at the Temple.
The Holy of Holies was located in the westernmost end of the Temple building, being a perfect cube: 20 cubits by 20 cubits by 20 cubits. The inside was in total darkness and contained the Ark of the Covenant, gilded inside and out, in which was placed the Tablets of the Covenant.