During his encounter with the woman at the well , Jesus broke three Jewish customs. First, he spoke to her despite the fact that she was a woman . Second, she was a Samaritan woman , and the Jews traditionally despised Samaritans. At first, the Samaritan woman did not fully understand Jesus ‘ meaning.
It was planned by God and depicts Jesus’ mercy and love for us. Desperate for a satisfying life and unending grace, the woman at the well is forever changed by Jesus’ love for her. She uses her story to tell others about the living water found in Jesus.
Because she had been shamed and ostracized by her community. She was drawing water in the middle of the day, under the scorching sun to avoid encountering anyone she knew.
The references to Cathar belief in a married Christ reflect the medieval legend that Mary Magdalene was a sinful woman saved from her depravity by Jesus; the witnesses to this Cathar belief state that they identified her with the Samaritan woman at the well (John 4:7-30) and the woman taken in adultery (John 8:2-11).
With that being said these are the top 3 lessons that you can take from the woman at the well . You don’t need a man, you need Jesus. It is not to say that you don’t want a man but you should not NEED a man. Desperation will lead you to be desperate relationships.
The woman appears in John 4:4–42, However below is John 4:4–26: But he had to go through Samaria. The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.” The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I may never be thirsty or have to keep coming here to draw water.”
She said , “No one, sir.” And Jesus said , “Neither do I condemn you. Go your way, and from now on do not sin again.”
Interestingly enough, 1 Kings 17:30-31 tells us there were five groups that settled there, each worshipping their own pagan gods: The Babylonians worshipped Marduk; the men of Cuth worshipped Nergal; the men of Avva worshipped Nibhaz and Tartak; the men of Sepharvaim worshipped their city gods; and King Hadad
Once the water was drawn or stored, it ceased to be living water . Each visitor to the temple bathed in a mikveh filled with living water to become ritually pure before entering the temple of God.
John 4 :6 – “the sixth hour ” is perhaps Roman time of 6am or Jewish time of noon (The heat of the day at noon makes more sense.) John 4 :52 – “the seventh hour ” is either 7am Roman time or 1pm Jewish time. (Again, Jewish time makes more sense.)
Religious significance Jacob’s Well is mentioned by name once in the New Testament in a passage (John 4:5–6) which says that Jesus “came to a city of Samaria called Sychar, near the field which Jacob gave to his son Joseph. (John 4:7–15) The site is counted as a Christian holy site.
Jewish tradition During the first six hours of the day, the sun is seen in the eastern sky. At the sixth hour , the sun is always at its zenith in the sky, meaning , it is either directly overhead, or parallel (depending on the hemisphere).
Saint Veronica , by Hans Memling , c. 1470. Saint Veronica , also known as Berenike, was a woman from Jerusalem who lived in the 1st century AD, according to extra-biblical Christian sacred tradition.
Mary Magdalene wasn’t at the Last Supper . Although she was present at the event, Mary Magdalene wasn’t listed among the people at the table in any of the four Gospels. According to Biblical accounts, her role was a minor supporting one.
Some apocryphal accounts state that at the time of her betrothal to Joseph, Mary was 12–14 years old . According to ancient Jewish custom, Mary could have been betrothed at about 12. Hyppolitus of Thebes says that Mary lived for 11 years after the death of her son Jesus, dying in 41 AD.