After these things, Yeshua was walking in Galilee, for he wouldn’t walk in Judea, because the Judeans sought to kill him.
Now the Jewish festival, the Feast of Sukkot, was at hand.
His brothers therefore said to him, Depart from here, and go into Judea, that your disciples also may see your works which you do.
For no one does anything in secret, and himself seeks to be known openly. If you do these things, reveal yourself to the world.
For even his brothers didn’t believe in him.
Yeshua therefore said to them, My time has not yet come, but your time is always ready.
The world cant hate you, but it hates me, because I testify about it, that its works are evil.
You go up to the feast. I am not yet going up to this feast, because my time is not yet fulfilled.
Having said these things to them, he stayed in Galilee.
But when his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he also went up, not publicly, but as it were in secret.
The Judeans therefore sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he?
There was much murmuring among the multitudes concerning him. Some said, He is a good man. Others said, Not so, but he leads the multitude astray.
Yet no one spoke openly of him for fear of the Judeans.
But when it was now the midst of the feast, Yeshua went up into the temple and taught.
The Judeans therefore marveled, saying, How does this man know letters, having never been educated?
Yeshua therefore answered them, My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me.
If anyone desires to do his will, he will know about the teaching, whether it is from God, or if I am speaking from myself.
He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory, but he who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.
Didn’t Moses give you the Torah, and yet none of you keeps the Torah? Why do you seek to kill me?
The multitude answered, You have a demon! Who seeks to kill you?
Yeshua answered them, I did one work, and you all marvel because of it.
Moses has given you circumcision (not that it is of Moses, but of the fathers), and on the Sabbath you circumcise a boy.
If a boy receives circumcision on the Sabbath, that the Torah of Moses may not be broken, are you angry with me, because I made a man completely healthy on the Sabbath?
Incredibly, the Talmud uses this exact analogy via a kal v’chomer argument,
“R. Eleazar answered and said: If circumcision, which attaches to one only of the two hundred and forty-eight members of the human body, suspends the Sabbath, how much more shall [the saving of] the whole body suspend the Sabbath! R. Jose son of R. Judah said: Only ye shall keep My Sabbaths, one might assume under all circumstances, therefore the text reads: “Only” viz, allowing for exceptions. R. Jonathan b. Joseph said: For it is holy unto you; I.e., it [the Sabbath] is committed to your hands, not you to its hands.”
Yoma 85b, Soncino Press Edition
The last sentence by R’ Yonatan ben Yosef parallels the words of Yeshua,
“He said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.”
Do not judge according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
Therefore some of them of Jerusalem said, Isn’t this he whom they seek to kill?
Behold, he speaks openly, and they say nothing to him. Can it be that the rulers indeed know that this is truly the Messiah?
However we know where this man comes from, but when the Messiah comes, no one will know where he comes from.
Yeshua therefore cried out in the temple, teaching and saying, You both know me, and know where I am from. I have not come of myself, but he who sent me is true, whom you do not know.
I know him, because I am from him, and he sent me.
They sought therefore to take him; but no one laid a hand on him, because his hour had not yet come.
But of the multitude, many believed in him. They said, When the Messiah comes, he wont do more signs than those which this man has done, will he?
The Pharisees heard the multitude murmuring these things concerning him, and the chief priests and the Pharisees sent officers to arrest him.
Then Yeshua said, I will be with you a little while longer, then I go to him who sent me.
You will seek me, and wont find me; and where I am, you cant come.
The Judeans therefore said among themselves, Where will this man go that we wont find him? Will he go to the Diaspora among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks?
What is this word that he said, You will seek me, and wont find me; and where I am, you cant come?
Now on the last and greatest day of the feast, Yeshua stood and cried out, If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink!
He who believes in me, as the Scripture has said, from within him will flow rivers of living water.
But he said this about the Spirit, which those believing in him were to receive. For the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Yeshua was not yet glorified.
Many of the multitude therefore, when they heard these words, said, This is truly the Prophet.
Others said, This is the Messiah. But some said, What, does the Messiah come out of Galilee?
“The glory of his majesty” refers to the Messiah when he shall reveal himself in the land of Galilee; for in this part of the Holy Land the desolation first began, and therefore he will manifest himself there first . . . and when the Messiah shall have manifested himself, a star shall come forth from the East variegated in hue and shining brilliantly, and seven other stars shall surround it, and make war on it from all sides, three times a day for seventy days, before the eyes of the whole world. The one star shall fight against the seven with rays of fire flashing on every side, and it shall smite them until they are extinguished, evening after evening. . . . After the seventy days the one star shall vanish.”
Zohar, Volume II, Shemot 7b, Soncino Press Edition, pg. 21
Has not the Scripture said that the Messiah comes of the seed of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was?
“But you, Bethlehem Ephratah, being small among the clans of Judah, out of you one will come forth to me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth are from of old (mi’Kedem), from the days of old.”
So there arose a division in the multitude because of him.
Some of them would have arrested him, but no one laid hands on him.
The officers therefore came to the chief priests and Pharisees, and they said to them, Why didn’t you bring him?
The officers answered, No man ever spoke like this man!
The Pharisees therefore answered them, You aren’t also led astray, are you?
Have any of the rulers believed in him, or of the Pharisees?
But this multitude that doesnt know the Torah is accursed.
Nakdimon (he who came to him by night, being one of them) said to them,