This study covers the Johannine Christian response to the fall of the Jerusalem Temple in 70 CE. A crucial text in this investigation is John 2.13-22 and its context, which provide a lens through which other texts in John are viewed. Kerr's examination of the Temple festivals of Passover, Tabernacles and Dedication suggests that Jesus fulfils and replaces these, while in the case of the Sabbath he effects a transformation. The overall conclusion is that the Johannine Jesus replaces and fulfils the Jerusalem Temple.
Rev Alan Kerr received his PhD from University of Otago and is currently living in Dunedin, New Zealand.