Yes. That’s the thing no mention I can find either. That’s also why I asked the question because im sure everything else (that is not unique to this part of scripture) has been covered. I find the sequence (that it is after Peter spoke) very fascinating so brought it up.
During the transfiguration Moses and Elijah appeared, two Old Testament figures who represent the law and the prophets, respectively. While Peter knew in his heart Jesus was the messiah and son of God, he was still Jewish and still uncertain of the role of Jesus. To the Jews the messiah was more of a political figure who would set the people free and establish a Jewish nation. Jesus was more than that, but lowly fisherman Peter did not quite understand.
That is certainly true as I think about as well. I agree. Peter doesn’t know enough yet.
Peter offers to build three equal tents indicating that he still believes Moses and Elijah are equal to Jesus. Then, because Peter clearly needs to hear it from God, from above God points out that Jesus and only Jesus is his son.
Right! I wager that since Peter was going to be head of the Apostles, God the Father in a way makes sure Peter doesn’t go too far to lose focus on what the Son is really there for. After all his Son will appoint Peter in an amazing way as we see in John 21 (feed my sheep…). What say you?
This is actually one of my favorite passages in the Gospels because it is evidence that the Gospels are not works of fiction. Why would three authors trying to make up a story for everyone to believe in a fictional messiah make the transfiguration such a small part? They could have just as easily said all 12 apostles saw him transfigure or 72 disciples or even 5,000 followers. It’s not like anyone could proven it didn’t happen around thousands of followers. Heck, if Jesus was preaching on a hill with the sun to his back it could probably make him look divine, so it could have been easy to convince thousands of followers Jesus just transfigured in front of their eyes. Instead, this event took place away from everyone. So either Matthew, Mark, and Luke were writing a true event or they had a funny why of boasting about the divinity of their fictional messiah.
Thank you sir. Im with you on this!