“And Jesus came out from the temple and was going away when His disciples came up to point out the temple buildings to him.” Matthew 24:1
Why? Why were they pointing out the temple buildings to him? Were they being naive? This was not the first time any of them had seen the temple and surrounding buildings. In fact, in this instance, Jesus *had just come from *the temple and was some distance, short or long from it. Why would any Jew feel a need to “point out the temple buildings” to another Jew who had already been there multiple times? Were they pointing to new buildings that had been erected near the temple? Were they pointing out old buildings that, uncared for, were beginning to crumble? Were they pointing out new decorations? Were they pointing out some place that Jesus was supposed to have gone but didn’t? Why was anyone pointing out temple buildings to, of all people, the man they knew to be the Messiah?