In John 2, Jesus clears the temple of money changers, animals, etc., at the beginning of his ministry. In Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus cleared the temple of the money changers, animals, etc., in the latter part of his ministry. I have heard two explanations for this difference in time. 1. There were two times that Jesus cleared the temple. 2. There was only one time Jesus cleared the temple, but middle east writers are only concerned with the events themselves and not concerned about the sequence of events. Anyone have any other explanations? What do you think about this?