This passage seems a little out of sequence because it is. Matthew, Mark, and Luke record Jesus cleansing the temple during the last week of his life. John 2 records Jesus cleansing the temple during the first year of his ministry (first Passover visit). Jesus, most likely, cleansed the temple every year of his ministry. So long as the Jews abused the purpose of temple worship, Jesus was going to make it an issue.
Posted on Thu, March 21, 2013
by First Baptist Church Lewisville