Bruce Baber (20 Dec 2012)


After the Feast of Dedication Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead.


John 10:2222 Then came the Festival of Dedication[b] at Jerusalem. It was winter, 23 and Jesus was in the temple…

John 10:40 40 Then Jesus went back across the Jordan to the place where John had been baptizing in the early days…

John 11:1Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 (This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay sick, was the same one who poured perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with her hair.)

John 11:66 So when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days, 7 and then he said to his disciples, “Let us go back to Judea.”

John 11…14 So then he told them plainly, “Lazarus is dead, 15 and for your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.”

John 11:17 17 On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days.


Lazarus was in the tomb 4 days.  Supposing that there was one day to prepare his body, it could be 4 more days that he was in the tomb… all this after the Feast of Dedication.  After Hanukkah, there was an interval of at least 4 or 5 days (perhaps as much as 6 days?) and Lazarus was raised.  Is this a clue?


Just wondering.



Bruce Baber