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The fourth Gospel in the Christian New Testament that is attributed to John the son of Zebedee.

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Why did the women want to annoint the body in Mark 16:1?

In John 12 it is said that Mary had anointed Christ with an expensive perfume while he was at Lazarus house.Christ had alluded to this as the preparation for his burial John 12:3 NIV . 3 Then Mary ...
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What is so special about “ego eimi”?

John 10:9 New International Version I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. I ἐγώ (egō) Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st ...
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Is John 1:1 meant to correct the Second Temple teaching of monotheism?

Old Testament scholar Bernard M. Levenson says that to regard the Shema as an assertion of monotheism is "a view that is anachronistic. In the context of ancient Israelite religion, it served as ...
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(John 3:16) Greek: Only Begotten

John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only (μονογενῆ) Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life." My question resides in the greek term ...
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Orthodox Jews take Deut. 12:5 to refer to the temple in Jerusalem. How should we?

Orthodox Jews take Deut. 12:5 to refer to the temple in Jerusalem. But you shall seek the place that the LORD your God will choose out of all your tribes to put his name and make his habitation there....
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What is the difference in the manner of face wrappings?

In the gospel of John, there are two different descriptions of facial coverings on individuals that were buried. Lazarus account "And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with ...
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What is the justification for English translations capitalizing “Word” in John 1:1?

What is the justification for English translations capitalizing “Word” in John 1:1? ΕΝ ΑΡΧΗ ἦν ὁ λόγος, καὶ ὁ λόγος ἦν πρὸς τὸν θεόν, καὶ θεὸς ἦν ὁ λόγος. New International Version In the beginning ...
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Bethsaidia or Capernaum?

In Mark 6:45 Mark states that they are headed to Bethsaida While John 6:17 states that they were headed to Capernaum Also were they not already in Bethsaida? Also you'll notice that in Mark 6:53 and ...
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Greek: Indwelling versus Emptying

I was reading through John and a term caught my eye. In John 1:14, the Logos is said to have "become flesh" and "dwelt" among us. That term for dwelling is rendered "ἐσκήνωσεν&...
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When the woman was caught in adultery in John 8 vs 3, why is the man not mentioned?

In John 8 vs 3, a woman was made to stand before Jesus after being caught in an act of adultery but there is no mention of the man. Why is that?
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What does “sanctified” mean in John 10:36?

John 10:36 KJB "Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?" In this verse what is Jesus being sanctified ...
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Is there any textual evidence in the Gospels that Jesus thought we should pray to Jesus?

It is a common practice among contemporary Christians to pray 'to Jesus'. Because most contemporary Christians believe Jesus is God, they believe they are praying to God. Fair enough. A common ...
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What does “is coming” mean in John 11:27?

John 11:27 ESV: She said to him, "Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who is coming into the world". "erchomenos" is translated here as "is coming&...
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How do we understand these words of Jesus from John 6:57 “…I live because of the Father…”?

John 6:57: As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also will live because of Me. What does he mean by live?
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What does Jesus mean by saying that he is returning to his Father?

In the Gospel of John, Jesus says on multiple occasions the following: John 16:28 "I came from the Father and entered the world; now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father." ...
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What does “take” mean in John 10:18?

John 10:18 (ESV): No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I received from my Father. ...
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Is John 5:41 a command?

In the fifth chapter of John's gospel, Jesus is recorded as telling the Pharisees: "I do not accept glory from human beings". He elaborates on this a few verses later to say "How can ...
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What does, “let” him come, mean in John 7:37?

Jesus stood up and cried out, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink". ESV How "let" is possibly used: I will let you use my car-permission-I give the thirsty person ...
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John 20:19 is there validity in translating 'locked doors'?

On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you!&...
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Can it be said that OT saints saw the Kingdom of God in a John 3 sense? [closed]

An answer to this question on the Christianity stack, "Do Protestants believe it is easier for New Testament believers to fulfill the moral law than it was before Christ?" and the content of ...
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Who is the king stated as being, “one is”, in Revelation 17:10, KJV?

Revelation 17:10: And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. (My emphasis) This sixth king (following ...
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Why does NKJV translate John 10:14c as passive: and am known by My own?

NIV John 10:14 "I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me New King James Version I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. καὶ γινώσκουσί με τὰ ...
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Is Nicodemus revealing to be Jesus's follower?

In John 3 we read of Nicodemus meeting with Jesus to know more about the meaning of being born again. Then, later on in John 19, we read Nicodemus, who had first come to Him by night, also came, ...
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John 2:4 Translation

I was wondering if anyone had some insight on the translation of John 2:4. The verse seems to be rendered in a variety of ways, usually either that Jesus says the lack of wine is of no concern to Him, ...
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Why did Jesus ask Peter, no less than 3 times: "Do you love me?'

I was asked this question by a realtor several days ago, while being shown possible retirement homes, I having casually mentioned that I was an advocate for this site, even to the point of ...
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Is “again” a better understanding of ἄνωθεν in John 3:31 and is it possible John is saying the One coming again is ὁ ὢν?

In the Fourth Gospel John the Baptist's final testimony contrasts his mission with that of Jesus. In particular he notes the origin of his calling and Jesus' origin: 27 John answered, “A person ...
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What's the difference between Hebrew and Aramaic?

Acts 21:40 English Standard Version And when he had given him permission, Paul, standing on the steps, motioned with his hand to the people. And when there was a great hush, he addressed them in the ...
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On what event the timing mentioned in this commentary?

From this link : Verses 26-31 We have here an account of another appearance of Christ to his disciples, after his resurrection, when Thomas was now with them. And concerning this we may observe,I. ...
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According to John and Matthew could the last supper included the sacrificial lamb? [duplicate]

John 19:31 Now it was the day of Preparation, and the next day was to be a special Sabbath. Because the Jewish leaders did not want the bodies left on the crosses during the Sabbath, they asked Pilate ...
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Sources for practice of festival of Booths in first-century, second temple Judaism

My understanding is that the festival of Booths (i.e., Sukkot) in first-century, second temple Judaism was a seven-day harvest festival that included petitions for rain and sunlight (for better crop ...
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Are the two 'lifes' mentioned in John 5:26 the same?

John 5:26 For just as the Father has life in Himself, even so He gave to the Son also to have life in Himself. Clearly, in this text, the Father is the one giving life and Jesus the one receiving. It'...
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What is the significance of ἐγώ εἰμι, I Am He, in the betrayal and arrest of Jesus?

"I Am He," ἐγώ εἰμι, is a focal point in Jesus' betrayal and arrest in John's Gospel. First, it is used when Jesus predicts one of the disciples present at the meal will betray Him: 19 I am ...
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What was this “light of all mankind”? [duplicate]

I have a simple The question is about John 1: 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. What is this "light of all mankind"? Is it conscience? And whatever it is why ...
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(John 19:29) Hyssop and the Cross

John 19:29, "A jar full of sour wine was standing there. So they put a sponge full of the wine on a branch of hyssop (ὑσσώπῳ) and held it to his mouth." From what I can tell, hyssop is a ...
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Has anyone ever heard the voice of the Father with respect to John 5:37?

John 5:37 And the Father who sent me has himself testified concerning me. You have never heard his voice nor seen his form But then we have the following incidences: Matthew 3:7 But when he saw many ...
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John 3:2-Nicodemus said “we” know…,“ who are ”we“ he refers to? Do narratives (Jn 3:1-21) suggest Jesus took him and his visit on ”friendly" terms?

Text: John 3:2(ESV) & (3:1-21) "This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is ...
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Why does Mary Magdalene refer to Jesus as “my Lord”?

The author of the gospel of John has Mary Magdalene refer to Jesus when speaking to the angels in the tomb as "my Lord" (Jn 20:13). But when she reports to the twelve, she uses the term &...
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When was the lamb killed, before or after Jesus' arrest?

Before Jesus' arrest: Mark 14:12 On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, when it was customary to sacrifice the Passover lamb, Jesus' disciples asked him, "Where do you want us to ...
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A small question about John. 9:22

Here is what it said “His parents said these things because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had agreed already that if anyone confessed that He was Christ, he would be put out of the synagogue.” ...
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(John 1:39) Where does Jesus Abide?

I'm looking at the Greek of John 1 and the first words spoken by Jesus in that Gospel. I am trying to understand what the author is conveying, theologically, in these opening words. First impressions ...
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Does the word “immediately” in John 6:21 suggest a supernatural happening?

John 6:21 Then they were willing to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the shore where they were heading. Some preachers believe that this was a miracle. Was it?
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Why did Peter et. al. follow the advice of a stranger who told them how to catch fish in John 21:6?

John 21:2 Simon Peter, Thomas called Didymus, Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. 3Simon Peter told them, “I am going fishing.” “We will go with ...
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John 11, Repetition with Mary and Martha

In John 11:21 and John 11:32, Martha and Mary make almost identical statements to Jesus. The only difference in the greek is the placement of the possessive genitive first person singular pronoun. ...
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How to reconcile John 13:36 and 16:5?

John 13:36 Simon Peter asked him, "Lord, where are you going?" John 16:5 but now I am going to him who sent me. None of you asks me, 'Where are you going?' Both happened on the night ...
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Did Jesus perform any miracles between John 2:11 and John 4:54?

John 2:11 What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him. John 2:23 Now while he was in Jerusalem at the ...
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Did Mary expect Jesus to perform a miracle in John 2:5?

John 2:1 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother ...
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What is the relationship between the word 'know' in John 17:3 and 'know' in the Parable of the 10 Virgins?

John 17:3 says "And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent." (NKJV) Matthew 25:12, in the Parable of the 10 Virgins, says "...
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How many people can live in the New Jerusalem?

John 14:3 And if I [Jesus] go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. The size of the New Jerusalem is found in Revelation 21:15 The ...
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Did Jesus teach his 12 disciples systematically from the Torah as other rabbis? [closed]

Jesus' disciples called him "Rabbi" in John 4:31 Meanwhile his disciples urged him, "Rabbi, eat something." He taught like a rabbi in Luke 4:16 He went to Nazareth, where he had ...
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John 6:29- When Jesus answered, “this is the 'work (ἔργον)”' of God..," Is it a wordplay?

And, how can "πιστεύητε" in Him be "work" (ἔργον)? Text: John 6:28-29 (ESV) 28 Then they said to him, “What must we do, to be doing the works (ἔργα) of God?” 29 Jesus answered ...

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