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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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In John 5:42 was Jesus' statement particularly offensive because it claimed they were not truthful when reciting the Shema?

In John 5:42 Jesus stated: ἀλλʼ ἔγνωκα ὑμᾶς ὅτι ⸉τὴν ἀγάπην τοῦ θεοῦ οὐκ ἔχετε⸊ ἐν ἑαυτοῖς (John 5:42, NA28) But I know that you do not have the love of God within you. (John 5:42, ESV) Why they ...
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What does “I come from” mean in John 8:14?

John 8:14 ESV "Jesus answered, Even if I do bear witness about myself, my testimony is true, for I know where I came from and where I am going, but you do not know where I come from and where I ...
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Isaac and Jesus described with monogenēs

In Hebrews 11:17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, The "his only begotten son" reminds me of ...
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When Jesus states, πρὶν Ἀβραὰμ γενέσθαι ἐγὼ εἰμί (John 8:58), is he speaking of the period when Abraham was called Abram?

After Jesus took action which resulted in a man blind from birth seeing, a controversy over the man's identity ensues. Near the end of the dispute the man responds to those who are interrogating him ...
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Do the Father and the Son share the same life? [duplicate]

John 5:26 New International Version For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself. Are these the same life?
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Is Jesus' description of the Holy Spirit as “rivers of living water flowing from within” a metaphor for a conscious supernatural experience?

In John 7:37-39 (NIV), Jesus describes the presence of the Holy Spirit inside a person as "rivers of living water flowing from within": 37 On the last and greatest day of the festival, ...
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What did Jesus mean calling the devil a ‘murderer’ ? John 8:44

You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he ...
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What is the meaning of “fulfill” in John 17:12 and Matthew 26:54?

I think my main concern is more of a philosophical tone, but I think I need some hermeneutical advice before. OK, these are the verses: While I was with them in the world, I kept them in your name: ...
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Who are “they” in John 8:33?

In John 8:2 Jesus comes to the temple courtyard and starts teaching: Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them. (8:2 ESV) Many ...
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Had Abraham actually seen Jesus person to person?

John 8:56 Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see my day. He saw it and was glad. What day is "my day"?
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In what way had Isaiah seen the glory of Jesus?

John 12:40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them. [KJV] 41These ...
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What is the meaning of “your joy may be complete”? How to show it?

John 15:9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his ...
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Did Jesus predict that Peter would die by crucifixion in John 21:19?

Jesus said to Peter in John 21:18 Very truly I tell you, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else ...
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Did Jesus create wine that the wedding guests got drunk on afterward?

In John 2:10 [Berean Literal Bible] and said, “Everyone serves the fine wine first, and then the cheap wine after the guests are drunk. But you have saved the fine wine until now!” In Galatians 5:21 ...
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Is the promise of “works” in John 14:12 only for the apostles or for Christians in all ages?

John 14:8-14 (NIV) says: ⁸Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” ⁹Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? ...
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In Genesis 1:1 (a), are there any Hebrew articles?

אֱלֹהִ֑ים .... בָּרָ֣א ... בְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית In the beginning ... created ... God In the Greek text of John 1:1, ('In the beginning' ... 'with God') there is no article with 'beginning' (arche) but there ...
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Time of Jesus' crucifixion in relation to the Passover

John 19:14 seems to indicate that Jesus had been arrested, and brought before the priests, and then Pilate, and was then being sent for crucifixion on the day of preparation for the Passover. Now it ...
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Did Lazarus stink when he came out of the tomb?

John 11:38 Jesus, once again deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance. 39“Take away the stone,” Jesus said. “Lord, by now he stinks,” said Martha, the sister ...
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Do Genesis 1:1 and John 1:1 point to the same identical beginning?

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. As an aside, the Chinese translation ...
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John 1:1 “In the beginning” or “In a beginning”?

John 1:1a New International Version In the beginning was the Word Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ Λόγοςis Why is there no definite article for ἀρχῇ? This question is related to "In A Beginning" vs. "In ...
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When is “Christ in you” revealed in a believer?

In Colossians 1:25-27, Paul was given the ministry to the Gentiles to help them see "Christ in you, the hope of glory," and indicates that he strives to help them to this knowledge. Is ...
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What does John 6: 57 mean?

What does John 6: 57 mean? Just as the living father sent me and I live because of the father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me.
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Did Jesus celebrate Hanukkah in John 10:22?

John 10:22 New Living Translation It was now winter, and Jesus was in Jerusalem at the time of Hanukkah, the Festival of Dedication. Ezra 6:16 Then the people of Israel--the priests, the Levites ...
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How to understand John 4 in light of Exodus 17 and Numbers 20?

When Christ met the woman of Samaria he promised her that she will never thirst if she partook of the waters that he will give her. John 4:10-14 NIV 10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God ...
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If “Jesus is God”, what does it mean when He addresses the disciples as “brethren” in Matt. 28:10 and John 20:17?

Matt. 28:10: “..., “Do not be afraid, Go and tell My brethren to go to Galilee, and there they will see Me.” John 20:17: “..., Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to ...
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What does “my” mean in “my eyes” in John 9:11?

John 9:11 "He answered, "The man called Jesus made mud and anointed my eyes and said to me, Go to Siloam and wash." So I went and washed and received my sight." ESV Can we say what ...
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In the context John 14:12 - Truly, truly I say to “you” - Who are the “you” Jesus refers to, every (all) believers or some of the believers?

Text: John 14: 12 (ESV) “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.
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What is the nature of the “voice” John 10:27 is talking about?

John 10:26-30 (NIV): 26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 And I give unto them eternal life; ...
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Does Jesus Judge or Not?

There are many passages that appear to directly contradict each other. Here is a sample on the subject of judgement. Jesus Judges no one: John 3:17, 18 - For God did not send the Son into the world ...
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Was the sixth hour in John 4:6 noon or six p.m.?

Was the sixth hour in John 4:6 noon or six p.m.? This depends on if John used Jewish way for time or the Roman way. Answering this question also depends on which way Mark used for time: According to ...
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Is grace a person?

In John 1:17 .. grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. So we know that graces came through Jesus. Joseph Prince goes as far as to say that when Jesus talks about grace, He is talking about ...
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Name: Thomas, does it mean twin? [closed]

I'm looking at the name Thomas in (especially) the Gospel of John where it appears seven times as a major actor in the narrative. In the synoptic gospels and acts, his name only shows up once in a ...
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In John 1:1 why is “The Word” used instead of saying Jesus? [duplicate]

Is there extra meaning or significance in saying “The Word” instead of saying Jesus?
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John 14:29-31 - who is the 'Prince' of this world?

Who does John 14:29-31 refer to 29 I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe. 30 I will not say much more to you, for the prince of this world is coming. He ...
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Does the Gospel of John teach Christian Universalism?

John 1:29 KJV The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. John 12:47 KJV And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I ...
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If Jesus is the “true” vine (anti-type), who or what is the “untrue” vine (type)?

In John chapter six Jesus declares many times that he is the bread of life that comes down from heaven, from the Father. In a lengthy discourse, Jesus establishes two main things: 1) The Father ...
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What is the origin of the additional words to John 3:13?

There is a Q regarding the meaning of this verse. This Q is regarding the authenticity of the 'addition' - and what was intended by it. https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/25129/what-is-...
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Why did the disciples have so much trouble recognizing Jesus after his resurrection?

John 20 11Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at ...
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When did Jesus go to the Father? John 16:7

In light of this excerpt from impossible to receive Holy Spirit while Jesus was physically on earth by fellow member Dottard “Now, there is one more subtlety. Jesus declared in John 16:7 that unless ...
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What is meant by “send Him to you” in John 16:7

The Helper or the Spirit of truth v12 or the Holy Spirit as He is also known was already on the earth. He had descended on Jesus in the form of a dove at Jesus’ baptism where Jesus became FULL of the ...
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What is the pure speech in Zephaniah 3:9?

Zephaniah 3 English Standard Version 9 “For at that time I will change the speech of the peoples to a pure speech, that all of them may call upon the name of the LORD and serve him with one accord. ...
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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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