Bruce Baber (30 July 2017)
"Tu B'Av Wedding and First Miracle?"

A thought just occurred to me.  I was pondering Tu B'Av and the possibility of the rapture when it struck me.  I know that the celebration of Tu B'Av occurred in the summer and the virgins dressed in white garments and danced in the vineyards to attract husbands.  It would have been the time of the first fruits of the grape harvest (if I understand correctly).  Here's my thought.  Would this correlate to the time when Jesus performed His first miracle?  It was at a wedding!

I haven't researched this,  I might be wrong.  However, if Jesus performed His first miracle at a wedding when the grapes didn't produce the best wine, it might explain so much.  The passage a little further on mentions Passover.  So I could be entirely wrong, but I have read that the way Passover is figured is off.  I really can't say with any certainty.  It just falls into the maybe category.

Water Turned to Wine

John 2

On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.”

Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come.”

His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.

Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of purification of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece. Jesus said to them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. And He said to them, “Draw some out now, and take it to the master of the feast.” And they took it. When the master of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom. 10 And he said to him, “Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!”

Looking up.


Bruce Baber