Jewish Feast Days Associated With Important Events in the Gospel of John
What follows is a copy of my collection of quotes on the subject (along with a few of my own notes), and as such, there is very little original content included here. Nevertheless, I thought that it might be of interest to my readers.
“One evangelist, the author of the Fourth Gospel, stands out as having a special interest in the Temple…As is so often the case in this text, what this evangelist seeks to provide is a radical rethinking of early Christian affirmations. In the process, he appropriates imagery connected with the temple as a way of affirming his understanding of the significance of Jesus.
“A major vehicle for further connecting Jesus with the temple is the evocation of Israel’s sacred calendar, invoked at key points in the first half of the gospel” (Attridge, 2014).
Attridge, H. W., (2014). The temple and jesus the high priest in the new testament. In Charleswoth, J. H. (Ed.), Jesus and temple: Textual and archaeological explorations. Minneapolis: Fortress Press.)
“Four cups of wine mixed with water were drunk at different stages of the [Passover] feast (compare Luke 22:17, 20; 1 Cor. 10:16, the cup of blessing)” (LDS Bible Dictionary, “Feasts,” https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bd/feasts).