As Jesus is the Messiah whose life, death, and resurrection are God's saving act for humanity More prays on a mountain, his face and clothing become transformed. Prophet who led Israel out of Egypt to the Promised Land and received the law at Sinai More and A miracle working Israelite prophet who opposed worship of Baal. More appear and converse with him. When The disciple who denied Jesus during his trial but later became a leader in proclaiming Jesus More offers a confused response, God speaks to him, John, and James, declaring Jesus to be God’s Son.
This bizarre scene is more evocative than descriptive. Although its details do not provide a complete picture or a full explanation, it is a powerful symbolic moment in the Gospel. The scene’s position within the overall sweep of The "beloved physician" and companion of Paul More helps reveal its significance. Jesus has just predicted his suffering, death, and resurrection for the first time and has issued a radical call to those who seek to be his followers (Luke 9:18-27). He is about to commence his journey toward Jerusalem, where he will be killed (Luke 9:51). At this point in the narrative, then, the The Transfiguration was a mountaintop event in which Jesus was transformed and became dazzling white, in a manner that suggested his future glory. Peter, James, and John witnessed Jesus' transfiguration; Moses and Elijah appeared on the mountain and talked with Jesus. The event, which is... More divinely confirms Jesus’ understanding of his fate. Moses and Elijah, two prophets from Israel’s history who each also met with God on top of a mountain, speak about what Jesus must do in Jerusalem. The appearance of these two figures may also serve as an echo of biblical promises concerning future days (see Deuteronomy 18:16-20 and Malachi 4:4-6). The transfiguration is not about offering encouragement to Jesus; it is about instructing the disciples who witness it. The voice that comes from the cloud (a familiar representation of God’s presence) addresses them, not Jesus.