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Why was the temple cleansed by Jesus?

A good look at the Gospel report shows that Jesus cleansed the Jewish temple at Jerusalem on two events. The very first time is clarified in John two after His first recorded miracle of turning water to wine at a Jewish wedding in Cana. And then he poured out the coins of this money-changers and overturned their tables.” This happened before Jesus fulfilled with Nicodemus (John 3) and the girl in the well (John 4).

Throughout the next cleaning, Jesus again refused the Jewish community of moneymaking from God’s Passover. He overturned the tables of this money-changers and the chairs of those who sold pigeons. The temple was known as a house of prayer, much less a place where retailers took economic benefit of individuals.

Three decades after this initial temple cleanup, Jesus returned to Jerusalem for the Passover, entering … Read the rest

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