Numbers Also, anyone who in the open field touches one who has been slain with a sword or who has died naturally, or a human bone or a grave, shall be unclean for seven days. They entered the tomb. Why did Jesus disappear for a week? Leviticus You shall not go outside the doorway of the tent of meeting for seven days, until the day that the period of your ordination is fulfilled; for he will ordain you through seven days.
DeHaan, M. Seems to me that as the High Priest, Jesus had an immediate duty to fulfill. He had to present the wave offering of the first fruits of the harvest before God. I believe that would be those resurrected saints that were seen by many in the streets of Jerusalem on the first day of the feast of unleavened bread He could not be defiled by her touch until this duty was accomplished and he must have done that as soon as she left Him.
When the others came, on the same day, they were able to touch Him. Jesus did not disappear for a week. He appeared to the 2 disciples on the resurrection day on their walk to Emaus as well as to the other disciples the same evening. I see a different reason why He asked her not to touch Him: He wanted to give the whole world the information that there is no such a thing as soul or spirit departing from the dying body and going straight to heaven. Therefore He stated it so plainly that He had not been with the Father yet despite of being dead for 3 days. I agree.
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Then when I was stationed in Germany, March , my grandma died in Michigan. Her spirit spoke to me, and told me not to cry, that she was, ok, our God and Lord is Great indeed!! Dear Brickle, I think I should disagree with you in this. Psalm clearly states: The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.
So, Jesus was already a High Priest even before His physical death. God ad ordained Him to be one. Quite right — but this is hardly enigmatic for anyone who has read the Old Testament. This is a wonderful truth but like all things in biblical schalarship — its not new. But a wonderful posit nonetheless — thanks for doing so and well done! This is my first reply to any of your posts Dr.
David Putnam, I agree wholly with your explanation.
Yeshua was crucified on Passover, 6 months before the Day of Atonement. There is another important event however that was connected to his resurrection, the offering of the First Fruits, which happens during the week of Unleavened Bread. Modern Judaism places this event on the 2nd day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the day after the Sabbath Lev , but this timing has been disputed throughout history. Many place the timing of this offering on the day after the weekly Sabbath, which corresponds to the day Mary was told not to touch Him because He had not yet ascended to His Father.
We are told in Deuteronomy 26 that the first fruit offering was a reminder of the deliverance of the Israelite people from slavery in Egypt. The Israelites were in bondage as slaves but were delivered by the power of the Almighty to a land flowing with milk and honey.
Paul, in 1 Corinthians makes this connection in calling Yeshua the first fruits of the resurrection. Just as the Israelites were recognizing their deliverance from slavery in Egypt, the world was being delivered from slavery to sin and death. As you noted, Mary was unclean because she had been in a place of burial. Thomas touching Yeshua days later would have no effect, whether he was clean or unclean, since the offering had already been presented. I agree with James King. Also, to an observant Jew which Jesus certainly was, a woman was always potentially in an unclean state, so Jewish men did not touch them.
And, they were in a cemetery.
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Mary may have already entered the tomb and come back out, and therefore she was ritually unclean in that respect too. But she did not know who Jesus was when she first saw , which gives us to wonder if perhaps Resurrection had somehow changed his appearance. Surely she would have recognized her Lord, whom she loved, had he looked the same as previously. Another alternative is this.
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Michael Hedges, it seems you, James King and Michael Brickle seem to have been allowed to type out much more to express your position, whereas those as ourselves were given much less allowance characters only. Your conspiracy idea is unfounded. We implemented the limitation after initial comments came in. Less is more. My simple point was taught it seemed unfair and dishonest.
Now that you have clarified, thank you. This idea sounds okay … … until you consider the reason that Jesus gave to Mary, i. Well, not all Jewish religious authorities. Quite aware of context; limited word-count.
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And get yourself a companion-disciple. And give everybody the benefit of the doubt. This is not being used as a title though. He will not speak on his own;he will speak only what he hears..
God bless you all. James, its been a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooong time Good to hear from you! You and others who commented about First Fruits may be right. The point is not which Holiday, but that it is ministry in the tabernacle that requires ceremonial purity that is neither dismissed no denied by the Jewish Christ. He was and ever is a high priest forever after the order of Melchizadek … nothing to do with the duties of the earthly high priests. She was simply being told not to cling to Him Greek Text because He was still here, not having yet ascended to the Father.
Perhaps, you could give it some more thought. Those Hight Priests offered the same sacrifice for sin of the people and also for their own , year after year after year. Jesus offered His own blood, once, for the sins of the world, none of which were His own, and none of which were offered in the earthly temple.
There is no doubt that Jewish Christ is NOT Levitical High Priest, but priesthood is a priesthood, there are many points of contact, so actually it has a lot to do with it though of course clearly not all. A High Priest without priestly duties is nonsensical. Is this how I get updates?
I have always wondered how to say that seeing the revelation of the resurrected Christ is not the same as our eyes being opened completely our resurrection aka building fences around the Torah. How did this help me? The Hebrew language often reads different than the English language. Is Mary dead not resurrected YET? This is problematic in English because it creates divisiveness leaves room for bias. Is Mary a sinner? Is Mary a saved sinner?
How could she be a saved sinner without being resurrected? In the Hebrew language words work together.
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Can Mary both sin and be dead to sin not resurrected YET? Very interesting article thank you. I am interested in the story of Lazarus with Mary and Martha and Jesus arriving late after Lazarus has died. Peace,Shalom and love and prayers for more love and peace on earth. My understanding is that rising from the dead, as in the daughter of Darius and Lazarus, differs from resurrection. Coming back from the spirit world, called an NDE, is what Mary witnessed, demonstrating his tender love and mercy for her.
For Christ to complete the sacrifice it required presentation to his Heavenly Father to perform the necessary ordinances a process that changed his mortal body into an immortal body. Had Mary touched him before these ordinances, he would not have been clean and thus unable to fulfil the requirements of the law of the sacrifice he just made.
Not from Greek, not from Hebrew and not from special revelation. Just consider where Jesus was, and where Lazarus and his sisters lived, and do the math. That uninterruptible fellowship for which you yearn must wait until I have ascended to be forever to on my throne as Father. No harm done. I follow not tradition. Plz, look it up. Could it be possible that Miryam was going through a period of menustral uncleanness and was prohibited from touching Yeshua because as you said He was determined to uphold His High Priestly purity prior to ascending to the heavenly sanctuary where His Father is?