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As you point out, the word φέρω can mean either "carry" or "bear". I think the traditional understanding as "bear" is well supported. I will address the contextual issues that have led you to wonder if it might not mean “bear" in the sense of “produce." Objection #1 OP: Branches are normally associated with trees not vines. True. However, κλήματα are ...


The Bible is filled with paradoxes, and Paul's analogy in which he compares our human bodies to vessels/jars of clay is one such paradox. The power of paradox is found primarily in stark contrasts and apparent contradictions. My favorite one (if you'll indulge me) comes from Jesus, and it is included in all three Synoptics: For whoever wishes to ...

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