Manna Didn’t Come from Moses

Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”

(John 6:32-33) NKJV

Jesus fed 5,000 people with bread and fish which he caused to materialize out of thin air, however, the people think that they need some kind of sign that proves that he’s sent from heaven.

They throw out the sign that Moses performed in raining bread from heaven. Jesus politely informs them that they don’t have a clue what they’re talking about. It had nothing to do with Moses. This ironically foreshadows Stephen, but in this situation the people won’t be inclined to stone Jesus, but they’re going to start drifting off, loosing interest in a man who’s eloquently pointing out that they’re totally clueless.

Jesus goes on to make another bold claim that he is the bread of God from heaven. Jesus’ problem is that he understands it, but the people he’s speaking to don’t have a frame of reference in which to be able to realize that he’s not being poetic, allegorical or metaphorical, he’s trying to teach them physics.

We’re deep in the weeds and we will have to see how Jesus digs himself out of his conceptual hole tomorrow. What he does is a positive result for Hypothesis 37.

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