John 2: 1-25 – Synthesis of the Ministry of Jesus

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The second chapter of the Gospel of John according to the evangelist is usually considered the beginning of the ministry of Jesus. There are two events narrated here. They are:

        i.            The changing of water into wine, and

      ii.            Declaration of the impurity of the temple together with the prediction of the new temple.

John 2 has an introductory function, when interpreted comprehensively in terms of presenting a synthesis of the ministry of Jesus. The actual beginning of the ministry of Jesus is in John 3: 1ff.

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