Frequent question: What was happening in the temple when Jesus was being crucified?

The Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 27, mentions that an earthquake coincided with the crucifixion: “And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open.”

What happened when Jesus got lost in the temple?

Mary and Joseph headed back home and after a day of travel realised Jesus was missing, so they returned to Jerusalem, finding Jesus three days later. He was found in The Temple in discussion with the elders. They were amazed at his learning, especially given his young age.

What did the veil in the temple represent?

The veil separated the holy place from the most holy (Exod. 26.33), screening from view the ark and the cherubim or, in the temple, the ark and the chariot throne. We are told that only the high priest entered the holy of holies, once a year on the Day of Atonement.

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Why did Jesus stay behind in the temple?

An angel told Mary and Joseph about Jesus’ purpose before Jesus was even born, yet they still didn’t understand why Jesus stayed at the temple when they went home. Jesus was spending time with His true Father. Even at 12 years old, Jesus knew His purpose was to save people from sin.

Why did Jesus stay in the temple?

According to the gospel, Mary and Joseph took the Infant Jesus to the Temple in Jerusalem forty days (inclusive) after His birth to complete Mary’s ritual purification after childbirth, and to perform the redemption of the firstborn son, in obedience to the Torah (Leviticus 12, Exodus 13:12–15, etc.).

What does it mean that the curtain of the temple was torn?

Christians view the tearing of the temple curtain as a means to direct contact with God without the need for a human High Priest, and so the feel a more personal connection to God.

When Jesus died the veil was torn?

Scripture says, when Jesus died, the veil was torn from top to bottom. If the earthquake that happened at Jesus’ death had ripped the curtain, it would have been torn from the bottom upward as the earth separated.

Where is the Ark of the Covenant?

Whether it was destroyed, captured, or hidden–nobody knows. One of the most famous claims about the Ark’s whereabouts is that before the Babylonians sacked Jerusalem, it had found its way to Ethiopia, where it still resides in the town of Aksum, in the St. Mary of Zion cathedral.

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How old was Jesus when he was crucified?

Most scholars reckon Jesus was crucified between 30 and 33AD, so 1985-8 years ago. Seeing as we can assume Jesus was about 30 when he was baptised and began his ministry, we know he was over 30 when he was crucified.

What was Jesus teaching in the temple?

Jesus stands and teaches the greatest commandment. Jesus teaches about the ten virgins. Jesus teaches in the temple as a young boy. Jesus teaches Nicodemus that man must be born again or he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

What building did Jesus call his father’s house?

Regardless of whether Jesus said he was in his Father’s house or about his Father’s business, it is clear he was in the Temple court.