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The Intended Audience is Anyone Who Reads John's Gospel First, it should go without saying that there is a Jewish background to all Scripture, even epistles written primarily to a Gentile audience. It would be a fallacy then to assert that simply because of references to Jewish ideas that there is "primarily a Jewish audience" in mind. Second, John chapter ...


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There are several questions lying beneath the surface of this question: 1) Is it 'conclusive' that the Qumran Scrolls are the work of the Essenes? Scholars are generally in agreement with this conclusion, and cite the "Damascus Document", discovered in Cairo in 1897, or prior to the Qumran scrolls which depict the life of the Essene, the vows they had to ...


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What the Pharisees say to Jesus in John 8:33 is a truth. They never were slaves. They were never chattel slaves. They were never enslaved by either a man or nation. How we measure a slave and slavery has as its predicate an outward appearance, the color of a man's skin, wealth, or a result of war. We, as in western civilization, envision as slave in the ...


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Word and its form: In the Greek (τούτων), the word is a Demonstrative Pronoun in the Genitive Masculine Plural. Gender and Number: Masculine Plural - therefore, the Lord is asking about a comparison with the other (male) disciples. Genitive ~ Defines possession by "these" (the disciples) and not Peter Conclusion: Peter is being asked by the Lord whether ...


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An initial approach might be to survey other occurrences of the comparative "more" followed by a genitive. I'll start by introducing a notation to help compare structures, using (A, B, C) for people, (X, Y) for things, V for a verb and > for "more than": Do you love me more than you love these things? A loves me more than A loves X: AVC > AVX Do ...



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