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Father of four. Husband to one. I'm a teacher, writer and aspiring pastor who works by day as a humble corrections deputy.

I'm a graduate of Biola University and a former professor at Canby Bible College. I blog at logosmadeflesh.com. If you want to know more here are 25 random things about me.


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comment How and why did Jesus weep?
@DanO'Day I should say I wouldn't take this approach with every book in the Bible. But with John I think it's warranted. It's not allegorical or sensus plenior. I would call it spiritual/symbolic. Clement of Alexandria in the second century said that the first three gospels presented the "bodily facts" while John wrote a "spiritual gospel". I've found that the early church recognized what John was doing and saying more than we do today.
Jun
5
comment How and why did Jesus weep?
Thank you @DanO'Day for the feedback. I do appreciate it. In fact I appreciate it more than an upvote. God bless.
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comment What does 'Salt of the Earth' mean?
+1. Great stuff Joseph!
Jun
4
comment Where is the citation of John 7:38 taken from?
@Ray Very well done.
Jun
4
accepted Why did Paul collect and deliver an offering for the Jerusalem church?
Jun
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accepted How can we determine when an image is a symbol?
Jun
4
accepted Is the water jar in John 4:28 a symbol?
Jun
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revised To whom should we attribute John 3:16?
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asked To whom should we attribute John 3:16?
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revised What significance does John perceive in the piercing of Christ's side and the flow of blood and water?
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comment Why does John note the name of the servant whose ear was cut off?
@MonicaCellio This might help. studylight.org/dic/hdn/view.cgi?n=1611
Jun
3
comment What does “born again” from John 3:3 mean?
Why indeed? We all know the feeling. Sorry about that. Hopefully they'll come back and explain their reasoning.
Jun
3
asked Is the Gospel of John arranged as a chiasm?
Jun
2
comment Why does John note the name of the servant whose ear was cut off?
@DanO'Day I'm not sure what I'm missing. I think supplying the name of the servant and telling us that the man's relative witnessed Peter hack off the man's ear are very different issues. The later gives context to the relative identifying Peter while the former is apparently historical trivia apart from the meaning of Machus' name.
Jun
2
comment Why does John note the name of the servant whose ear was cut off?
@MonicaCellio It's a Hebrew/Aramaic name, not Greek. And very common in first century Israel. I think the meaning and its context is evidence that John knew at least a little Hebrew/Aramaic and that at least some in his audience did as well.