The Travels and Acts of Jesus in Year Three of His Ministry c AD29-30
PREACHING TOUR OF
 He continues through
the Gospel (Mt 10:5; Mk 6:7; Lk 9:1)
Twelve return to
(Lk 9:10). Here he feeds the 5,000 (Mt 14:14; Mk 6:33; Lk 9:11; Jn 6:5)
 The disciples return across the
water to join them (Mt 14:25; Mk 6:48; Jn 6:19). They land near the Plain of Gennesaret
and Jesus heals many people there (Mt 14:34; Mk 6:53)
 From Gennesaret they make their way back
the Bread of Life (Jn 6:26)
retires from Galilee to the region of
Mk 7:24) where he heals the daughter of the Gentile Syrophoenician woman (Mt 15:22; Mk 7:25).
leaves Syrian-Phoenicia via
 In the
 Reaching the
(Mt 15:39; Mk 8:10). There the Pharisees and Sadducees ask for a sign from heaven (Mt 16:1; Mk 8:11)
Continuing on to
Jesus now travels from
Peter confesses that Jesus is the Christ (Mt 16:13; Mk 8:27)
 Continuing on from Caesarea Philippi
possibly further north towards
of the disciples see Jesus Transfigured in the presence of Elijah and Moses (Mt 17:1; Mk
9:2; Lk 9:28). On his return, Jesus heals the boy with epilepsy (Mt 17:14; Mk 9:14; Lk
9:37). Other traditions place the
Transfiguration to the south, on
The epileptic boy would then have been
healed in the
Galilee (Mt 17:22; Mk 9:30) in
a fish! (Mt 17:24). Then to avoid the
dangers in Judea, he remains in
(Lk 17:11) but is rejected in a Samaritan village (Lk 9:52)
 Arriving in
of c AD29 (Jn 7:10), Jesus forgives the woman caught in adultery
(Jn 8:2) and heals the blind man who is taken before the Sanhedrin
 During his travels in Judea, Jesus visits
Martha and Mary in
10:38), returning to
Dedication in December c AD29 (Jn 10:22)
THE LAST FEW MONTHS - c AD30
 Jesus withdraws to Bethany-across-the-Jordan (or Bethabara "where
John had first baptised"), and into the province of Perea, and stays for a while (Jn 10:40)
 Following the death of Lazarus, Jesus
 Because of threats to his life, Jesus
withdraws to Ephraim to the north of
HIS MINISTRY IN PEREA (MODERN JORDAN)
 He then crosses the River Jordan and works in Perea (Mt 19:1; Mk 10:1). There he blesses the little
children (Mt 19:13, Mk 10:13; Lk 18:15) and speaks to the rich young man (Mt 19:16; Mk 10:17; Lk 18:18)
Jesus now travels towards
and converts Zacchaeus the tax collector (Lk 19:1).
 Reaching Bethany (Jn 12:1) the home of Lazarus, Mary and Martha, Jesus is anointed by
Mary either now (Jn 12:2), or later (Mt 26:6; Mk 14:3) after his triumphal entry into
 During the
Easter week, Jesus returns to
This section continues to focus on who Jesus is. Theologically it is foundational for Christology.
Jesus is the Messiah 10:22-30
Jesus is the Son of God 10:31-39
From this section we can conclude that Jesus is either the Son of God and the Messiah or else he is either:
a) very misrepresented by John
b) is “demon-possessed or raving mad” (11:21
of Dedication was an eight day feast or Hanukkah (also called the Feast of
Llights). It was instituted in 165 by
Judas Maccabeus after cleaning the
Because it was winter Jesus taught in the long hallway called Solomon’s colonnade on the east side of the temple courtyard. The colonnade.
Jesus had told people that he was the Messiah. (the woman at the well, his disciples, etc.)
But he had not made a public announcement because all kinds of people including the patriots and the militias would have made a move. So in this sense Jesus had not reveal himself to the public, but for those that had been listening he was very clear.
Jesus had done the works that the Messiah would do.
Anyone could come and make a public announcement, “I am the Messiah.”
Only Jesus could do the works of the Messiah. His works spoke for him.
“never perish” does not mean they will never have earthly trouble but that they will be delivered inspite of earthly trouble.
“My Hand” vs. 29 “My Father’s Hand”
“My Father’s Hand”
“One” is neuter and not femine or masculine. In the Greek this means “One Thing”. To mean “One Person” it would have to be masculine (or, feminine).
POINT: Jesus and the Father are the same “thing”, they both have the character of God.
They are not the same person so Jesus is not the Father and the Father is not Jesus. The Greek does not say that.
The Jews asked for a statement of his Messiahship and he told them that He and the Father were the same thing or of the same divine essence. It was more than they wanted to hear. In their theology the Messiah may have been a great man that God anointed but for a man to claim to be God is more than they can handle.
Jesus stops the stones by asking a question
Jesus brings them back to the miracles since that was his proof of his claim.
Jesus does not try to correct the Jews accusation, “You. . . claim to be God.”
“It stands written” is John’s formula for citing scripture as proof.
Psalm 82:6 the term “gods” (eloim) is
used to refer to
Jesus’ point is if God’s own word calls men “gods” why should the Jews be upset with Jesus applying something that could be very similar.
The judges (similar to authority and government) stood in the place of God before the people.
Jesus may be trying to get them to argue about the proper use of the word “eloim” and its reference to man before they consider if He is God.
Basically Jesus stalled his execution for blaspheme by citing Jewish scripture that said the same thing.