Q. Have just read your article ‘The End Times According To Ezekiel, Part 5′(and I usually always read them when I see they are from you), and this one contained something that made me wonder. In it you said;
“The Lord had to go back to His place in Heaven, the people had to go into captivity, the Temple and City had to be destroyed by fire, and the land itself had to lie fallow for 70 years. And although it’s often
overlooked, even though the Lord made good on His promise to restore the people, the City, the Temple, and the Land, He Himself never returned. Even when Jesus came to visit, He stood and taught on the Temple Mount,
but He never entered it”.
I went to the eSword Bible and found quite a few that said He taught in the Temple, departed from the Temple, etc… Can you explain what you mean by this, and I’ll bet I’m not the only one left wondering. Did I misunderstand what it was you were trying to convey?
A. When people say that Jesus taught in the Temple they mean on the Temple Mount, in the courtyards and precincts, not in the Temple itself. Even though as God Jesus had every right to enter and even take up residence in the Holy of Holies, as a man He was from the tribe of Judah, and only those from the tribe of Levi could enter the Temple.
Suffice it to say that He never went inside the building, nor even into the court of the priests, the area closest to it.