Jesus at the Feast of Tabernacles (7.1-52)
In large part, chapter 7 seeks to investigate the questions, Who is Jesus and how should I respond? It takes place during one of Israels 3 major feasts.
- Passover – the beginning of the grain harvest in spring
- Pentecost – 7 weeks later, at the end of the spring grain harvest
- Tabernacles – an autumn harvest celebrating the tree and vine harvest
Since the Feast of Tabernacles sets our context for us, let’s briefly look at the importance of this celebration before we jump into chapter 7.