WORD SEARCH The Transfiguration On 6 August the Church remembers the Transfiguration of Jesus. The story is told in Matthew 17, Mark 9 and Luke 9. The mountain may well have been one of the three high spurs of Mount Hermon, which rises to 9,000 feet. Jesus was suddenly transfigured before Peter, James and John. His face began to shine as the sun, his garments became white and dazzling. Then Elijah and Moses appeared, but why? These two men represent the Law and the Prophets of the Old Covenant, or Old Testament. But both the Law and the Prophets found their true and final fulfilment in Jesus, the Messiah. Elijah and Moses were handing on the baton, if you like. Now God’s dwelling with mankind would depend on the New Covenant based on Jesus’ death on the cross. Transfigu Ration Mountain Peter James John Radiant Beloved Son Well Pleased Dwelling Mankind New Covenant 23 Face Exodus Mount Sinai Sealing Moses Law Elijah Prophets

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