Now the Feast of Booths was near

Joh 7:1-13; 4:1-3; 5:16-18, 30; 6:4-5; 7:37; Lev 23:33-44; Exo 23:16-17; Isa 12:1-6; Zech 14:16-19

JOHN-33-210912 - length: 73:33 - taught on Sep, 12 2021

Class Outline:

John Farley
Pastor Teacher
September 12, 2021

Now the Feast of Booths was near

JOH 7:1-13

In chapter 7, the scene shifts from Galilee to Jerusalem.

The Galilean ministry of Jesus continued after the events of chapter 6.

John didn’t record it. It can be found in MAT 14:34 - 18:35.

JOH 6:4-5
JOH 7:2

Passover was a spring feast.

14th day of Nisan (the 1st month of the Hebrew year); our March-April

Booths was a fall feast.

the 15th -22nd days of Tishri (the 7th month of the Hebrew year); our Sept -Oct

6 Hebrew (lunar) months between the Passover and the Feast of Booths.

This feast of Tabernacles was the most joyous feast of the year for the Jews.

Feast of Booths (Sukkot): people lived in makeshift booths of branches and leaves.

LEV 23:33-44

This feast looked back to their wandering in the wilderness living in temporary huts.

The feast of Booths coincided with the fall harvest - the end of the agricultural year.

EXO 23:16-17

There was a special convocation on the eighth day, the last day of the feast.

JOH 7:37

The Feast of Booths also looked forward to the joys of the Messianic kingdom.

ISA 12:1-6
ZEC 14:16-19

Sukkot for the year 2021 starts on the evening of Monday, September 20th

ending the 7 day festival on sundown Monday, September 27th

JOH 7:1-5

Judea had become a dangerous place for Jesus to go.

He didn’t set His own itinerary. That was His Father’s business.

JOH 5:30


It had already started earlier, recall, this animus they had for Him.

JOH 4:1-3

He left because it was not yet His time to engage them publicly.

JOH 5:16-18

This time, Jesus publicly repudiated them.