Updated: Oct 26, 2021
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INTRODUCTION. One task facing Jesus as He went about teaching and preaching was to prepare his disciples for the close of his earthly life and work. In one incident Peter confessed Jesus to be the Son of God (Matt. 16:13-20). Shortly afterward Jesus took Peter, James, and John into a mountain and revealed to them his Divine glory as the Son of God. The purpose of the transfiguration was to convince the disciples that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, that He is greater than the Old Testament law and the prophets, represented by Moses and Elijah, and that his words have pre-eminence over those of the law and the prophets (Heb. 1:1-2).