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The inspiration was presumably drawn from Leviticus 24:16: וְנֹקֵ֤ב שֵׁם־יְהוָה֙ מ֣וֹת יוּמָ֔ת / רָג֥וֹם יִרְגְּמוּ־ב֖וֹ כָּל־הָעֵדָ֑ה wĕnōqēb šēm-yhwh môt yûmāt / rāgôm yirgĕmû-bô kol-hāʿēdâ Whoever blasphemes the name of the LORD shall surely be put to death. / All the congregation shall stone him. (ESV) This comes into the Greek (LXX Rahlfs | ...


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John 19:34 has a parallel in 1 John 5:8, so if there was a redaction it would probably have occurred in both passages. In any case, John 19:32-36 makes quite good sense even without the reference to blood and water. In the nineteenth century, a number of scholars interpreted the 'blood and water' of this passage as symbolic of a "double cleansing and ...


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Paul is actually making the exact same point as John 14:6, he just takes a while to get there. If you look at the first part of Romans, Paul is building a case towards that is well summarized by Romans 3:23: "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God". He starts by breaking the world into two groups: Those with the law and those without the ...



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