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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 the letter to Titus a more relevant source of John's “the Word,” ὁ λόγος, than Philo, Hellenistic philosophy, or Jewish Wisdom literature?

When considering the meaning of terms Paul applied to Jesus in the letter to Titus, the phrase "the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ" (2:13) is much debated. There are grammatical arguments for ...
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What does the Latin word 'sermo' convey that 'verbum' does not in John 17:17 and John 1:1?

Augustine spoke of Latin MSS (copies of scriptures in Latin) that has 'sermo' instead of 'verbum' in John 17:17 and John 1:1 in his Tractate 108: Finally, He proceeds, and doing so fails not to ...
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Anyone know why Σιλωάμ in John 9:7 has the μ at the end

Anyone know why Σιλωάμ in John 9:7 has the μ at the end. The Hebrew New Testament (Bible Society of Israel) has הַשִּׁלּוֹחַ (apparently qal passive participle) with no ending m sound from the Hebrew ...
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Did Jesus call the disciples brothers before the resurrection?

[John 20:17] Jesus saith to her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended unto the Father: but go unto my brethren, and say to them, I ascend unto my Father and your Father, and my God and your God. ...
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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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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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(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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What is the best understanding of the use of καί in the beginning verses of John's Prologue?

Many see John's Prologue arranged using a literary device1in which the first two verses are a single thought: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. This ...
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When Jesus told Martha if you believe, wasn’t he saying her spiritual insight depended on her belief, not Lazarus’s return to life?

When Jesus told Martha if you believe, wasn’t he saying her spiritual insight depended on her belief, not Lazarus’s return to life? Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed you ...
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The relationship between wisdom and light

I am trying to understand the relationship between wisdom and light better (as well as logos and "the way"). I am mostly focused around exegesis of the Gospel of John. Jesus is the logos, ...
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Was the Beloved Disciple laying on Jesus's Lap?

There are two different words used in the Gospel of John for anatomy of the front of the body. My question is about the first, "κόλπος," used in two places. Should it be translated "...
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(John 19:19, Hebrew) was YHWH written on the Cross?

I was just reading a few stories pointing at medieval art that conceived of what was written in Aramaic on the cross and that Pilate had put the four words "Jesus the-nazorean, and-king of-the-jews". ...
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(John 5) Pool of Bethesda - five or seven porticoes?

In John 5, the fourth evangelist describes the pool north of the temple's sheep gate in Jerusalem. John 5:2 says: John 5:2, Now in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate there is a pool, called in Hebrew ...
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In John 12, how are we to understand verses 47 - 50 given the immediate context, ie verses 37-44?

John 12: 37-44 (KJV): 37 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him: 38 That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, ...
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Does John place the Bread of Life Discourse at the time of Pesach Sheni?

John places the feeding of the 5,000, Jesus walking on water, and the Bread of Life Discourse which follows at a time before Passover: Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was at hand. (John 6:...
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Where is Cana of Galilee in John 2:1?

On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.  Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016)....
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How did the blind man make his way to the pool of Siloam? The Word says he returned sighted after washing in the pool.

John 9 has the blind man ‘going to wash in the pool of Siloam.’ How did get get there? The Word says he returned sighted only after washing in the pool.
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What are the implications, if any, if Ἀλφαῖος and Κλωπᾶς are indeed the same individual?

In John 19:25, it is written, 25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas (Κλωπᾶ),1 and Mary Magdalene. NKJV ΚΕʹ εἱστήκεισαν δὲ παρὰ τῷ ...
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Is John 17:22 an allusion to Genesis 2:24?

[John 17:21-23 KJV] (21) That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. (22) And the glory ...
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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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Does John use οὗτός at the end of his letter to form an inclusio to the beginning of his Gospel?

John begins the Gospel by describing the Word who was with God, came to earth, and returned to His Father: 1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was in ...
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Divide the 3 Gospels by Year

Divide the 3 Gospels by Year of Jesus Ministry How would you divide the 3 Gospels by year of Jesus ministry? Gospel of John can be divided between Passover years year 1 (chapters 1-5) year 2 (...
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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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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 might be the symbolic significance of the “fig tree” in John 1:48-50?

John spills a bit of ink describing a seemingly pointless detail about a Jew climbing up a fig tree and Philip calling him from below his fig tree: [Jhn 1:48-50 KJV] (48) Nathanael saith unto him, ...
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God vs devil - How much does God allow?

I asked this question in the other Christian exchange and was directed here: From my understanding and through examples in history and my life as well, God allows good and bad things to happen. ...