The Temple is the Center of Jewish Life
The Apostles must have been devastated when Yeshua warned them that the Temple, now restored by Herod, would be completely destroyed.
The Temple had once again become the center of their lives and of all Israel.
Every Jewish male was to come to Jerusalem at least once a year to bring sacrifices and celebrate one of the harvest festivals. The Temple was the center of spiritual life, worship, fellowship and teaching.
Now when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were completed, they brought Him to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord (as it is written in the law of the Lord, “Every male who opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”), and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the law of the Lord, “A pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons.”
See also: Luke 2:25-28, Luke 2:36-38
So they came to Jerusalem. Then Jesus went into the temple and began to drive out those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves. And He would not allow anyone to carry wares through the temple. Then He taught, saying to them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations’? But you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’”
Now it was the Feast of Dedication (Hanukkah) in Jerusalem, and it was winter. And Jesus walked in the temple, in Solomon’s porch. Then the Jews surrounded Him and said to Him, “How long do You keep us in doubt? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly.”
PRAY THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND THE CHURCH WILL LEARN THE TRUTH OF THE MIRACLE OF HANUKKAH.
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