Parallels Between Transfiguration and the Wedding at Cana

Check out these parallels between the Transfiguration on the Mount and the Wedding at Cana.

The Transfiguration is described in Matthew 17:1-13, Mark 9:2-13, and Luke 9:28-36. The Wedding at Cana in Galilee is described in John 2:1-12.

Giving of the Law Transfiguration on the Mount Wedding at Cana in Galilee
On the 3rd day After 6 days After 3 days
Moses went up the mountain with Joshua. Jesus went up the mountain with Peter, James, and John. Jesus went to the wedding with his mother Mary and his disciples.
The Law was given on Mount Sinai, probably in Arabia, not the Sinai Peninsula. The Transfiguration probably took place on Mount Tabor in Galilee. The Wedding took place at Cana in a valley near Mount Tabor.
Moses said, "Listen to the prophet to come." God said, "Listen to him." Mary said, "Listen to him."
Moses was transfigured. Jesus was transfigured. Water was transfigured.
Hebrews fell on their faces, terrified. Disciples were very tired, but later fell on their faces, terrified. The wedding guests had "well drunk."
The glory of God appeared. The glory of God appeared. Jesus manifested his glory.
Moses came down the mountain with Joshua and the tablets. Jesus came down the mountain with his disciples. Jesus went to Capernaum with his mother, brothers, and disciples.
? The disciples kept silent. The servants kept silent.
? Jesus said not to speak of it until after the resurrection. Jesus asked Mary why she involved him since his time had not yet come.

The primary point of the Transfiguration seems to be to demonstrate to Yeshua's inner circle that he was the prophet Moses had promised in Deuteronomy 18:15, but I don't know why there are so many parallels with the wedding at Cana. There are too many elements in common for this not to be significant. Sinai was a wedding and the Covenant a marriage ketubah. I'm sure there must be a clue there.

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