Probably the most widespread misunderstanding about miracles in the Bible is that they are proofs of Jesus’ divinity and offer concrete proof that Jesus was the Son of God. Miracles in the ancient world were not regarded as proof of anything. The Bible recognizes that even a false prophet can perform signs and wonders. By themselves, miracles offer no certain proof of Jesus’ divinity. We do not first believe in the miracles and then draw conclusions about Jesus from them. Rather, it is only if we first believe in Jesus on other grounds that we are likely to believe in the miracles. Why a wedding miracle? Within the early church, the kingdom of God was often compared to a wedding or a wedding banquet. The fact that the ministry of Jesus opens with a wedding celebration is a claim that the kingdom of God has come. This claim is supported by the abundance of wine, which in the Old Testament, was one of the features expected of the new age (Amos 9:13-14; Joel 3:18; Isa. 25:6). Thus, the wedding is a sign pointing beyond itself to the dawn of a new age and the replacement of the old accompanied by Jesus.