. Make a Donation

Index Page
Contact
About The Author
Sermons
Bible Quiz
Holy Day Calendar
Free Online Bibles
Bible Reading Plan

Question? Quick Search the thousands of Bible studies on this website.
Just type in topic word(s) or a question.

Saturday, December 31 2016

A Biography Of Jesus Christ: Setting The Stage Of Jerusalem

"O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! ... For I say unto you, Ye shall not see Me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the LORD"

The Messiah's experiences with Jerusalem began in the most ancient time (see Biography Of Jesus Christ: The LORD God Of Creation and Melchizedek Of Salem). When He was born as a man, everything that He did in Jerusalem was for the purpose of fulfilling the prophecies about Him (see also The Messiah's Levitical Birth).

The Temple Presentation

"2:20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

2:21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb. 2:22 And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord; 2:23 (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;) 2:24 And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons." (Luke 2:20-24 KJV)

The only recorded event of the Messiah's life after His Birth, until His Ministry began, was the incident at the Temple in Jerusalem when He was age twelve (by no coincidence, He was then almost at the "coming of age" year of Judaism - He would have turned thirteen before His return for the next Passover).

"2:41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.

2:42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.

2:43 And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it. 2:44 But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance. 2:45 And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him. 2:46 And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. 2:47 And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers. 2:48 And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.

2:49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?" (Luke 2:41-49 KJV)

The Messiah's Ministry began in Galilee, but its fulfillment was always aimed at Jerusalem.

"20:17 And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them, 20:18 Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death, 20:19 And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again." (Matthew 20:17-19 KJV)

As had happened with Nazareth (see A Biography Of Jesus Christ: Life In Nazareth) and Capernaum (see A Biography Of Jesus Christ: Capernaum On The Lake Shore), the Messiah was rejected at Jerusalem - for which each received their Judgment, until He returns to restore Truth to the world (see What And When Is The Day Of The LORD? and What Happens After The Day Of The LORD?).

"23:25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. 23:26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.

23:27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. 23:28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

23:29 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, 23:30 And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. 23:31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. 23:32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.

23:33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? 23:34 Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: 23:35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. 23:36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.

23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! 23:38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. 23:39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord." (Matthew 23:25-39 KJV)

Fact Finder: When did the history of Jerusalem begin?
See the study series for the history of Jerusalem:
A History Of Jerusalem: In The Beginning
A History Of Jerusalem: Melchizedek's Salem
A History Of Jerusalem: Jebus Of Canaan
A History Of Jerusalem: The City Of David
A History Of Jerusalem: The Glory Of Solomon
A History Of Jerusalem: The Temple Of The LORD
A History Of Jerusalem: The Capital Of Judah
A History Of Jerusalem: Ezra And Nehemiah
A History Of Jerusalem: Greeks, Ptolemies, Seleucids
A History Of Jerusalem: Abomination Of Desolation
A History Of Jerusalem: The Hasmonean Kingdom
A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars
A History Of Jerusalem: The Herodian Dynasty
A History Of Jerusalem: The Coming Of The Messiah
A History Of Jerusalem: Titus And The Zealots
A History Of Jerusalem: Hadrian and Simon bar Kokhba
A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad
A History Of Jerusalem: The British Mandate
A History Of Jerusalem: Zionism
A History Of Jerusalem: War And Peace


Book

Book

Book

Bible Quiz Daily Bible Study Library
Thousands of Studies!

Jesus Christ
Bible History
Prophecy
Christian Living
Encouragement
Eternal Life
By The Book
Bible Places
Curiosities
The Spirit World
Book

Book

Book


This Day In History, December 31

406: Germanic Vandals and Suebians crossed the Rhine River, thereby beginning an invasion of Roman-occupied Gaul (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).

Roman Gaul
535: Byzantine general Belisarius completed his conquest of Sicily.

1229: James I of Aragon ("the Conqueror") entered Medina Mayurqa (Palma, Spain), thereby culminating Rome's reconquest of Majorca.

1384: English religious reformer and Bible translator John Wycliffe died at age 56. Among His teachings were that The Scriptures are the supreme authority in all doctrinal matters, and that Jesus Christ is anyone's only overlord.

1492: Jews were expelled from Sicily.

1600: Queen Elizabeth I granted a charter to the "company of merchants of London trading to the East Indies" - the East India Company.

1687: The first shipload of emigrating Huguenots (French Protestants) left France for South Africa.

1719: English astronomer John Flamsteed, the first Astronomer Royal, died at age 73. The Greenwich Observatory was built for him.

The Royal Observatory Greenwich

1775: The Battle of Quebec began. British forces repulsed an attack by New England rebel forces under General Richard Montgomery.

1857: Queen Victoria chose Ottawa, Ontario (on the Ottawa River between Ontario and Quebec) as the new capital of Canada. The earlier choice, Kingston, Ontario (located on the north shore of Lake Ontario), was by then regarded as too convenient and vulnerable to attack by the U.S. (a lesson learned and never forgotten during the Wars of 1776 and 1812).

1911: Marie Curie received her second Nobel Prize for her work on radioactive elements.

1923: The chimes of Big Ben in London were broadcast for the first time by the BBC.

1923: The Sahara Desert was crossed by an automobile for the first time.

1930: Brewery heir Aldolphus Busch was kidnapped ("Bush" is an abbreviated form of the German name Busch).

1938: Dr. R.N. Harger's "drunkometer," the first breath test for car drivers, was officially introduced, in Indianapolis.

1968: Russia's TU-144 supersonic airliner made its first flight, several months ahead of the Anglo-French Concorde.

TU-144
1971: Austrian Kurt Waldheim took over as United Nations secretary-general, succeeding U Thant.

1973: A three-day work week was introduced in Britain to conserve energy during a miners' strike.

1980: Canadian communications theorist and educator Marshall McLuhan died at age 69. He is most well-known for his statements that electronic media were turning the world into a "global village" in which "the medium is the message." Among his lesser-known statements, referring to the drivel that dominates TV programming, was "TV sucks the brain right out of your skull."

1987: One second was added to that year to compensate for precession of earth's axis.

1991: The Soviet Union was officially dissolved as a political entity.


.


.

.


.


editionDBSx201702et

Copyright © Wayne Blank