The brother-in-law of Moses and first high priest of Israel
OT Significance: 8-day Jewish holiday celebrating God's provision in the current harvest and remember his provision for the Jews during their 40 years of wandering. The Feast involved building and then throughout the feast living in booths just like the Jews did during the exodus.
NT Significance: Jesus teaches in the Temple during the feast that the Spirit of God would provide living water for all people who believe in Christ until the second coming.
Garden outside Jerusalem on the Mount of Olives where Jesus went with the inner three right before being arrested and taken to trial. He leaves the disciples to pray three times to God. During his prayers, Jesus famously prays to the Father to “remove this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.”
A woman from Magdala in Galilee who is the most noted female follower of Jesus. She was exorcised of several demons, was present at his crucifixion, discovered the empty tomb, and was one of the first people to see and report about the risen Lord.
An important Syrian general who was cured of his leprosy after approaching Elisha and stubbornly agreeing to submerge himself in a nearby water source. This act was requested because it required humbling himself before others, specifically God.
Son of Herod the Great, half-brother of Archelaus and Antipas, who succeeded his father as leader and tetrarch of Ituraea and Trachonitis, the region northeast of the sea of Galilee between Syria and the Decapolis. He used to be married to Herodias but she was stolen from him by Antipas.
A wealthy Pharisee in whose house Jesus forgives the woman with many sins who repents and washes Jesus feet with her hair and tears before anointing them with myrrh ointment. Jesus then precedes to tell the parable of the two debtors
OT significance - (1) two cities from the book of Genesis whose pervasive and abhorrent sin led them to be decimated by God’s divine wrath, (2) Lot, Abraham's nephew, lived in the city but angels helped him to leave before it was destroyed.
NT significance - (1) paradigm examples used by Jesus of God's wrath to be visited upon those who do not turn and repent.
OT Significance: (1) location of older city Shechem where the patriarch Jacob bought a piece of land, erecting an altar and digging a well.
NT Significance: (1) Samaritan village built near Jacob’s well, (2) at the well Jesus conversed with a Samaritan woman, inviting her to take the water of life that he offers.
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