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September 22 - Evening

"After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers."
- Luke 2:46-47

Sunset on the Sea of Galilee; Click to go to next devotion  
Jesus on the Temple Mount at 12 Years Old (8 AD)    

The Temple precincts were the center of Jewish teaching. The word “teachers” (or, “doctors” in KJ)
is commonly used to translate the Greek word “didaskalos.” In Luke 2:46 “didaskalos” refers to the Jewish scribes and rabbis who were members of the Sanhedrin that would leave the chambers of their Temple Mount courtroom on Jewish Feast days to teach the visiting pilgrims in the open
Temple Courts.

The method of teaching used by the rabbis in the Temple courts included the question-and-answer style, which involved responding to the student’s questions with another question. Thus, the
scribes and rabbis were impressed with Jesus’ responses to their counter questions they
used in response to Jesus’ original questions.

Luke uses the word “amazed” to describe how the leading teachers of this generation responded
to Jesus’ understanding at the age of twelve. “Amazed” is the word “existanto” which is defined
in BAGD as "be amazed, be astonished, of the feeling of astonishment mingled with fear, and
caused by events which are miraculous, extraordinary, or difficult to understand."
“Understanding” is “sunesis” and refers to intelligence and sharp comprehensive ability.

It is probable that this was not the only time Jesus would sit among the teachers in the Temple
courts when his family visited Jerusalem for the feasts of Israel. Between the ages of 12-30
Jesus would have worshipped in the Temple for Passover and at other times. Since the scribes, Pharisees, rabbis or teachers of the Law were “amazed” (Greek “existanto”) by Jesus when
he was twelve years old it is easy to imagine that eighteen years later they would have
remembered Jesus, or even known him if he had frequented the Temple when he visited annually
from Galilee. One wonders what some of these scholars thought when eighteen years later Jesus entered these courts and overturned the tables of the money changers or when, three years after
that, he defeated them in Temple Mount debates after Palm Sunday the last week of his life.

  Christian Quote from Church History

“The standard of living
is the god of the
and advertising
is it’s prophet”
– Ron Sider





Something to Ponder??
Habits are first cobwebs,
then cables.
Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information
Kritikos (Gr) - Discern (Eng) - Kritikos appears only once in the New Testament. Hebrews 4:12:
"The Word of God is living and judges the
thoughts (
Kritikos) and attitudes of the heart."
Beginning in the days of Plato (429-347 BC) kritikos referred to "a competent, experienced judge."
  The Temple of Baal Berith of Judges 9 has been identified in ancient Shechem. The citizens of Shechem hid in this Temple when they were attacked by Abimelech.
Confession to Action   Facts and Information
Do I spend enough time in God's "temple courts" sitting among the teachers and asking questions and discussing answers? I will seek to engage in edifying conversations with the knowledgeable people of God to learn, ask questions and discuss concepts.   "Do not make friends with
a hot-tempered person, do
not associate with one
easily angered, or you
may learn their ways
get yourself ensnared. "
- Proverbs 22:24-25
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Hezekiah's Tunnel: This tunnel was discovered by Edward Robinson in 1838 and was cleared by Montague Parker’s team during the years 1909-1911. The water had continued flowing through this tunnel for 2,000 years. In fact, before its rediscovery, people thought the water in the area of the Pool of Siloam came from its own spring. It was not until later that people realized the water in the Pool of Siloam is actually water from the Gihon Springs over a third of a mile away. Water still flows naturally from the Gihon Springs today through Hezekiah’s Tunnel and to the Pool of Siloam.
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  From the book of Joshua: Joshua's Northern Campaign against the leading Canaanite city, Hazor.
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