“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom.
… As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept. But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’
… the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut."
On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples.
Several observations and several questions concerning Jewish wedding customs: :hmmm:
[list=1]*]They needed lamps, so weddings were held at night. My first question is, Were bible era weddings sometimes held in the day?
*]The marriage feast on this occasion was after midnight. Was it more common to have the feast early evening?
*]In the case of the Cana wedding, Jesus and his mother gathered at the wedding on the third day. Were they likely to have had the feast Monday evening? Tuesday daytime? or Tuesday evening? [/list]
Thanks for any thoughts.