The New Temple

Jesus made a whip out of cords, and drove out those who have turned His “Father’s house” into a “market-place” and a “den of robbers”, along with their merchandise, spilling the coins of the money-changers and overturning their tables (Jn 2:14-17; Mt 21:12-13; Mk 11:15-17; Lk 19:45-46). He cleansed the temple of Jerusalem out of “zeal”, fulfilling the words of the Scripture: “Zeal for Your house will consume me“ (Ps 69:9).

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