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IN BRIEF

PASSAGE

Matthew 17:1–13; Mark 9:2–13; Luke 9:28–36

THEME

Jesus is affirmed by God

SETTING

c.27–29 CE Mount Tabor.

KEY FIGURES

Jesus The Messiah and Son of God during His ministry.

Peter Together with James and John, a member of Jesus’s inner circle of three disciples.

James and John Sons of Zebedee. Originally fishermen on the Sea of Galilee.

Moses Israel’s liberator and lawgiver, who led the people out of slavery in Egypt.

Elijah A prophet active in the reign of King Ahab of Israel in the 9th century BCE.

Mark, Matthew, and Luke—the so-called Synoptic Gospels—all tell the story of the Transfiguration. This event follows two outbursts ...

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