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John 6:4 The Jewish Passover Feast was near.

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  • Jack C. Pilato
    Conclusion based on input received (Thank you) The mention of a Jewish Passover in John 6:4 (4The Jewish Passover Feast was near.f) is difficult to
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      Conclusion based on input received (Thank you)

      The mention of a Jewish Passover in John 6:4 (4The Jewish Passover
      Feast was near.f) is difficult to understand. Why did John mention a
      Passover of which he says, absolutely, nothing? For every other feast he
      tells us something that happened. Even for the feast with no name
      (probably Shavuot) he tells of a miracle performed. Even for the Feast
      of the Dedication when he is not obligated to be in Jerusalem, he does
      go and converses with the Pharasees. Yet for the feast of Passover when
      Christ is required to be in Jerusalem, John skips all discussion.

      Based on the comments that Wieland made stating that to John the Feast
      is “Always” near and that the passage is found in nearly all
      manuscripts. Also Elizabeth’s comments on the importance to John of
      Christ’s final sacrifice. I would conclude that John was referring to
      the final Passover, which was less than ten months away. It would make
      perfect sense if this statement were a foreshadowing or omen of the
      events that would happen at that Passover (a countdown of events which
      would occur along the way) and explain why he said nothing at that point
      but obviously he had much to say at the end. If this is then plausible,
      then the one-year plus theory for the length of Christ's ministry is
      still viable.

      Any comments are welcomed.
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