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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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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?

The Fourth Gospel makes ἐγώ εἰμι, "I Am He" a focal point in Jesus' betrayal: 19 I am telling you this now, before it takes place, that when it does take place you may believe that I am he.....
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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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John 14:16, was Jesus a Paraclete?

John 14:16, (DRB): And I will ask the Father, and he shall give you another Paraclete, that he may abide with you for ever. The question is so simple: Was Jesus a Paraclete? I mean, is a Paraclete, ...
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What's this variant in the Codex Sinaiticus of John 1:18?

Everyone knows about the textual variant specific to the Alexandrian texts that say "only-begotten God" as opposed to the Byzantine, Caesarean and Western families all saying "only-...
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At John 20:6,7, is what Peter saw in the tomb his “lightbulb” moment to recognize Jesus as the Messiah?

In John chapter 20, we see the disciples going into the tomb where Jesus was lain. In verse 6,7: "Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes ...
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Simon the leper and Simon the Pharisee are one person and Mary of Bethany is not the woman of ill-repute with alabaster jar [closed]

The Hebrew Roots Bible denotes Simon in these events of the women anointing Jesus as Simon the potter. In Aramaic the name Simon is Shimeon for the Pharisee and for the potter. Is it possible that ...
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In the gospel of John is it reasonable to make the following connection?

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” ‭‭John‬ ‭1:1‬ ‭ The Word was God “Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.” ‭‭John‬ ‭17:17‬ ‭ God’s Word is ...
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What is the meaning of 2 Corinthians 5:8 away from the body and at home with the Lord? [duplicate]

2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. This verse is often quoted by pastors to prove that as soon as we have died, we will be ...
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In John 13:23-25, is Jesus reclining at dinner cuddling with “the disciple that he loved” an intentional dismissal of Leviticus 18:22? [closed]

Is this behavior a dismissal of the proscription of Leviticus 18:22? [Jhn 13:23-25 NKJV] (23) Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved. (24) Simon Peter therefore ...
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Why Douay-Rheims Bible translated both “rogo” and “orate” as “pray”?

Luke 22:46, (DRB): And he said to them: Why sleep you? arise, pray, lest you enter into temptation. Luke 22:46, (Latin Vulgate): et ait illis quid dormitis surgite orate ne intretis in temptationem ...
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Interpretation of John 8:32

Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:32 I've read that the truth is sin which allows for freedom (does this mean we shouldn't be free?), another explanation is the ...
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How to reconcile Genesis 22:2 and Jeremiah 7:31 on human sacrifice?

Genesis 22:2 Then God said, "Take your son, your only son, whom you love--Isaac--and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you." ...
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The Son of Jonah / John: Literally, or Metaphorically?

Matthew 16:4  A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. Then, several verses later : Matthew 16:17  ...
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Jesus went to the festival in secret in John 7:10. What is the meaning of “in secret”? [duplicate]

John 7: 5 For even His own brothers did not believe in Him. 10 However, after his brothers had left for the festival, he went also, not publicly, but in secret. 14 Not until halfway through the ...
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John 7:27 — “when the Christ comes, no one knows where he is from”

In John 7:26–27, it is written, 26 “But look! He speaks boldly, and they say nothing to Him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is truly the Christ? 27 However, we know where this Man is from; but ...
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How to reconcile Jeremiah 3:8 and Mark 10:4 on the certificate of divorce?

Jeremiah 3:8 I gave faithless Israel her certificate of divorce and sent her away because of all her adulteries. Mark 10:2 Some Pharisees came and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful for a man to ...
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Which feast is mentioned in John 7:8?

John 7:8 You go up to this feast. I am not yet going up to this feast, for My time has not yet fully come.
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Is there any textual evidence that Jewish authorities in Jesus' time have considered praying the 'Our Father' blasphemous?

In John 5:18, it says "Therefore the Jews sought all the more to kill Him, because He not only broke the Sabbath, but also said that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God." (NKJV)...
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Was the empty tomb unclean after the resurrection?

Was the empty tomb unclean according to Jewish purity laws? New tombs were not yet graves and not yet sources of uncleanliness. But once a body was put into the tomb, it became a family tomb or ...
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In John 15:1, why did Jesus call himself “the [very] vine” rather than “the branch”?

Several times in the Old Testament, the Messiah is referred to as “the branch,” or Hebrew צֶמַח (tzemach): Isa. 4:2 In that day the Branch of the LORD will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of ...
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What is the glory in John 17:22?

John 17:22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one. glory δόξαν (doxan) Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular Strong's Greek 1391: From the base of ...
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Paul in 1 Timothy 3:16 recognized that Jesus was God manifest in the flesh. Who was the first to realize the same thing? [closed]

Here are a few candidates: John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth....
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Is εἰμί (and thus ἦν) always a stative verb? Or, is ἦν a substantive verb in John 1:1a (ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος)?

This question is based on a comment on this post to this question. In the comment, it was denied that the verb ἦν in John 1:1a (viz., ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος) is functioning as a substantive verb. It was ...
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(John 15:22) No sin without Jesus?

I am really scratching my head on this verse. John 15:22, “If I [Jesus] had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin.” It seems from the ...

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