John 7-12. Feast of Tabernacles. John 7:2 This feast was the start of the last six months of the Savior’s life. The Feast of Tabernacles was a time to rejoice and to express gratitude to the Lord for the rich harvest of the fertile lands of Palestine (map #2).
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This feast was the start of the last six months of the Savior’s life.
The Feast of Tabernacles was a time to rejoice and to express gratitude to the Lord for the rich harvest of the fertile lands of Palestine (map #2).
The Feast commemorates Moses leading the children of Israel to the Promised Land, the Land of Canaan.
This is when the Hosanna Shout began!
Isaiah 53:1-5 “A man of sorrows”
Doctrine and Covenants 130:20-21
Most scholars agree that the Jews knew He was the Son of God!
Out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. But this spake he of the Spirit (v.39).
The J.S.T. reads and the woman glorified God from that hour and believed on his name (JST, John 8:11).
In other words, start your repentance!
John 8:19, 26, 28-29
King Follett Discourse (1844).
Free from the damning power of false doctrine, bondage of appetite and lust, shackles of sin.
Result, we can work out our salvation and be exalted!
v.6 He spat on the ground, made clay in the spittle, and anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay.
Moses 6:35 Enoch did a similar thing.
John 7:37-39 Out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
Spiritual blindness is a greater tragedy than physical blindness.
High walls with thorns on top with only one entrance.
Some likened it (the sheepfold) to the Celestial Kingdom.
Several flocks were in one fold, a porter stood guard of the door while others went and rested.
Generally had a name for each sheep, and each sheep would come if called (by their master).
The shepherds’ coat usually had a large pocket to carry a weak or wounded lamb.
Did not own the sheep, worked for the money.
3 Nephi 15:17-21
3 Nephi 16:1-3
The Romans or the Jews did not kill the Savior!
v.3 He whom thou lovest is sick.
v.6 He abode two days in the same place where he was.
The literal construction placed upon these words by the apostles evoked the plain declaration, “Lazarus is dead.” In the Talmud sleep is referred to as death (JTC, 302).
v.17 He had lain in the grave four days already!
The popular Jewish belief was that the spirit remained close to the body for three days, then left (JTC, 500).
This was the last major miracle before the Triumphal entry.