Webarchive template wayback links. This period of ministry includes the Discourse on the Churchin which Jesus anticipates a future community of followers and explains the role of his apostles in leading it. Normally, a pious Jesus, with no obligation and having high regard for the temple -- his most direct followers, the "Nazarenes" certainly did would be expected to go to Jerusalem for each Passover; but during his public life, only one trip for Passover is reported in GMark. This third reference to a passover in the Gospel of John is why many suggest that Jesus's ministry was a period of about three years. Is it a coincidence?
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Appendix: Events of Jesus' Life and Ministry
For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, who made silver shrines of Dianabrought no small profit to the craftsmen. HJ was a flash in the panwith his public career While the Gospel of John refers to two actual passovers, one at the beginning of Jesus's ministry and the second at the end of Jesus's ministry. The persecution in Jerusalem, then Judea and beyond, which could not have been too long, happened in the months prior to that. Sermon on the Mount. According to the gospels of "Mark", "Matthew" and "Luke" the synoptic gospelsmany biblical critical scholars would agree Jesus' public life seems no longer than one year. In conclusion, this gospel, at least in its final form, cannot be relied upon concerning the duration of Jesus' ministry.