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Jesus in the Jewish Holidays

Lecture Series

Jesus said I came to fulfill the Law and the Prophets (Matthew 5:17). In John 5:46 He also proclaimed that Moses wrote of Him, but what did He refer to? Was it simply a handful of cryptic prophecies or is there a broad and complete picture? The Greek term “to fulfill” means to fill a container completely that was only partially full. Therefore, perhaps many of the characters, stories, laws, holidays, and even the Tabernacle, in the five books of Moses paint for us a picture of who He is.

This course will focus on the major Jewish holidays in the Bible: Passover, Shavuot (Pentecost), Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Succot (Feast of Tabernacles), and Shabat (the Sabbath). We will review how and why they are celebrated. In addition, we will try to understand how each one represents elements of Jesus’ life, ministry, and purpose. If time permits at the end, we will study Purim from the book of Esther.


This lecture series will take place on Mondays
from 1:00-2:00pm New York City time.

January 6, 2025
January 13, 2025
January 20, 2025
January 27, 2025
February 3, 2025
February 10, 2025
February 17, 2025
February 24, 2025

Jonathan J. Armstrong
Course Facilitator
Jonathan is the founder and president of Aqueduct Project. While completing doctoral studies in historical theology at Fordham University in New York City, Jonathan served as the graduate assistant to his Eminence, Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., from whom he gained an interest in the unity of the worldwide Christian church. Jonathan is fascinated by emerging technology and is incredibly inspired by the way that God is opening doors for Christian churches everywhere to learn from one another.
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