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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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Augustine and John 17:3

Augustine in his commentary on John 17:3 said “ The proper order of the words is, That they may know You and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent, as the only true God.” https://www.newadvent.org/fathers/...
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Meaning of John 3:27

John 3:27 (NASB): John answered and said, “A man can receive nothing unless it has been given him from heaven.” What is “receiving” in reference to? What is being received? And how does this relate ...
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What is the significance of John 3:25?

I’m having trouble connecting John 3:25, which talks about John’s disciples getting into a discussion with a Jew about purification, with the following verses about Jesus baptizing and people ...
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Why did Jesus say 'And this is life eternal, that they should know thee the only true God, and him whom thou didst send, even Jesus Christ? [duplicate]

John 17:3 ASV "And this is life eternal, that they should know thee the only true God, and him whom thou didst send, even Jesus Christ. Is our gaining eternal life tied to knowing the "only ...
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In John 1:14 what does ἐσκήνωσεν mean?

Καὶ ὁ λόγος σὰρξ ἐγένετο καὶ ἐσκήνωσεν ἐν ἡμῖν,* καὶ ἐθεασάμεθα τὴν δόξαν αὐτοῦ, δόξαν ὡς μονογενοῦς παρὰ πατρός, πλήρης χάριτος καὶ ἀληθείας. (John 1:14, NA28) Usually commentators point out that ...
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“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” - Is John 3:3 a universal statement, O.T. Saints included?

John 3:1-7 (ESV): Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, ...
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In John 1:6 why is ἀπεσταλμένος perfect tense?

Ἐγένετο ἄνθρωπος, ἀπεσταλμένος παρὰ* ⸀θεοῦ, ⸆ ὄνομα αὐτῷ Ἰωάννης· (John 1:6, NA28) The perfect passive particle ἀπεσταλμένος is as if John the Baptist were still active in his ministry when John ...
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Did the Pharisees' disrespect for Galilee come from 1Kings 9?

The disciples' attitude to Nazareth in Galilee can be gauged from the comment in John 1:46 - And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come ...
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What is the “water” in John 3:5? [duplicate]

This is a pretty basic question, and I’m surprised it hasn’t been asked before, so I hope it’s not too basic! What is the “water” in John 3:5? ...unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot ...
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Why is theon translated as 'God' usually for John 10:33 and 'a god' for Acts 28:6?

The consensus among ancient Greek language experts seems to be that the term 'theon' in John 10:33 should be translated as 'God'. For example "“We are not stoning You for any good work,” said ...
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Is it grammar or theology that causes translators to typically translate John 10:33 as "declare Yourself to be God" as opposed to "a god"?

John 10:33 is typically translated as something like "“We are not stoning You for any good work,” said the Jews, “but for blasphemy, because You, who are a man, declare Yourself to be God.”"...
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Why didn't the Jewish leaders try one more time to have Jesus stoned to death?

They tried to stone Jesus in John 8: 57 “You are not yet fifty years old,” they said to him, “and you have seen Abraham!” 58“Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!” ...
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Does John 10:31-37 show that Jesus conceded to the charge against him? [closed]

John 10:31:37 ASV The Jews took up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, Many good works have I showed you from the Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? The Jews answered him, ...
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Is John 21:25 a hyperbole?

John 21:25 New International Version Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be ...
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What is the meaning of "words/logous" in John 14:24 as it compares with "words/rhemata" in John 14:10?

John 14:24 "Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father's who sent me". ESV John 14:10 "Do you not believe that I am in the ...
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Is there room for interpreting John 17:5 as Jesus having notional/ideal pre-existence in light of 2 Timothy 1:9?

This question is inspired by a Biblical Unitarian article on Jesus' Pre-Existence. The thesis defended by the article is that Jesus had notional or ideal pre-existence in God's mind rather than a ...
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Does John 19:25 suggest that Mary Magdalene isn´t Jesus´s mother?

The text states: Now standing beside Jesus’ cross were his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.[bz] (John 19:25 NET). So given that at the beginning of the verse ...
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What does "I came from God/the Father" mean in John 16:27-28? [duplicate]

John 16:27-28 (ESV): 27 for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God. 28 I came from the Father and have come into the world, and now I am ...
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What's the name of the father that Jesus came in?

Matthew 21 (KJV) ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ⁹ And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the ...
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Does Jesus answer Judas in John 12:3-8?

In John 12:3-8 (NKJV) 3 Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil. 4 ...
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What textual evidence is there for the Orthodox Jewish Bible translation of John 8:25?

John 8:25, Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB) They were saying, therefore, to him, Who are you? Rebbe, Melech HaMoshiach said to them, Why should I even speak to you at all? Compare this to (say) the ...
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What does μή μου ἅπτου mean in John 20:17?

Much depends on how you translate the present middle imperative verb ἅπτου. Robertson's interpretation is "stop clinging" because "don't touch" would be aorist middle imperative. ...
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Are John 1:14 and Philippians 2:5-8 describing the same event?

John 1:14 (YLT): 14 And the Word became flesh, and did tabernacle among us, and we beheld his glory, glory as of an only begotten of a father, full of grace and truth. Philippians 2:5-8 (YLT): 5 ...
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Was Judas possessed by Satan in John 13:27?

Matthew 8:16 New International Version When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick. Matthew 8: 28 When he ...
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Is there any difference between the way we are to honor the Son and the way we are to honor the Father? John 5:22-23

John 5:22-23 (ESV): 22 For the Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, 23 that all may honor the Son, just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor ...
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Does the Fourth Gospel identify ὁ ἦν καὶ ὁ ὢν καὶ ὁ ἐρχόμενος (Revelation 4:8) as the Christ?

In Revelation John describes the four living creatures who say: And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and within, and day and night they never cease ...
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Why does Paul say circumcision is by the letter rather than from the patriarchs in Romans 2:29?

Romans 2:29 NASB 29 But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter; and his praise is not from It is clear circumcision was given to the ...
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Does John 6:39 contradict John 17:12?

John 6:39 And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that I shall lose none of those He has given Me, but raise them up at the last day. John 10:28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never ...
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What is the difference between "God" (capital G, singular) and "gods" (lower case, plural) in the context of John 10:33-36?

John 10:33-36 (YLT): 33 The Jews answered him, saying, `For a good work we do not stone thee, but for evil speaking, and because thou, being a man, dost make thyself God.' 34 Jesus answered them, `Is ...
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Who is the "other disciple" in John 18:16?

After Jesus' arrest: 15 And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple: that disciple was known unto the high priest, and went in with Jesus into the palace of the high priest. 16 But ...
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Do the three nominative nouns in John 10:30 express an 'equivalence'?

εγω και ο πατηρ εν εσμεν [John 10:30 TR, undisputed] I and the Father one are [John 10:30 EGNT ¹] All three nouns 'I' 'Father' and 'one' are, here, nominative singular, as is the article. Thus there ...
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Was Satan evil in Job 1:7?

Habakkuk 1:13a New International Version Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; Job 1:7 The LORD said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" Satan answered the LORD, "From roaming ...
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Why does Jesus refer to himself as "your Son" in John 17:1?

John 17:1 ESV "When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you,". Why does Jesus ...
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Could the six jars of wine at the Wedding at Cana symbolize the six followers of Jesus at the wedding?

John 1 describes in some detail Jesus calling his first five disciples - Andrew, Simon, Philip, Nathanael and presumably John. John 2 1-2 says that Jesus' mother was at the wedding and Jesus was there ...
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Jesus raising the destroyed temple: John 2:13-22

John 2:13-22 (NIV), 13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at ...
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Is John 21:24 contradicting Luke 1:3?

At the beginning of his gospel, Luke states that (1:3): 3 With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you....
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Is the trinity in view at Revelation 7:17?

Revelation 7:17 (ESV): For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” Notice ...
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The Holy Ghost will be sent or was already sent? Luke 3:22 vs John 14:26

At Jesus' baptism, the Holy Ghost descends upon Him: And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I ...
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Is the 'writing' (scripture) referred to in John 10:35 broad or specific?

In John 10:35, Jesus says "if them he did call gods unto whom the word of God came, (and the Writing is not able to be broken,)" (Young's literal) is there any grammatical or contextual ...
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How should one understand John 14:1 AND 1John 5:1?

John 14:1:- “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe ALSO in Me.” 1John 5:1:- “Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also ...
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Who sends the Holy Spirit? The Son or the Father?

7 But I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I am leaving; for if I do not leave, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you. (John 16:7 NASB) vs. 26 But the ...
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Jesus denied being a spirit (Luke 24:39), yet God is spirit (John 4:24). Can we connect the dots and conclude that Jesus is not God?

Jesus denied being a spirit in Luke 24:39: See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; touch Me and see, because a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you plainly see that I have.” (Luke 24:...
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Based on John 10:36, when was Jesus sent? [closed]

are you saying of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? There are several issues presented here, but the focus is on ...
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Is Moffat's translation of John 1:1 representative of the original?

The James Moffatt translation renders John 1:1 as: THE Logos existed in the very beginning, the Logos was with God, the Logos was divine. Acknowledging that the original autographs of Scripture are ...
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No one has ever seen God; ἑώρακεν vs τεθέαται

John 1:18 New International Version No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known. has ever seen ἑώρακεν (...
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If Jesus is God, how can we make sense of Him calling the Father "my God" in John 20:17?

John 20:16-17 (NASB): 16 Jesus *said to her, “Mary!” She turned and *said to Him in Hebrew, “Rabboni!” (which means, Teacher). 17 Jesus *said to her, “Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended ...
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Can salvation be lost or not? [duplicate]

Hebrews 10:26-31 seems to suggest that salvation can be lost, as it mentions that someone who was previously sanctified by the blood of the covenant (i.e. saved) may end up receiving punishment (i.e. ...
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What is the meaning of "ek/out" in "I chose you out of the world"? John 15:19

John 15:19 ESV "If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you". There ...
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If no one has ever seen God, how come Moses was allowed to see His back? [duplicate]

John 1:18 claims that no one has ever seen God, except Jesus: 18 God no one hath ever seen; the only begotten Son, who is on the bosom of the Father -- he did declare. However, Moses was apparently ...
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Were John Baptist and Jesus really related?

If Jesus was of the tribe of Judah, with both his parents of the lineage of David, and John the Baptist's parents of Levi's tribe, Luke 1.5, how is it possible that John and Jesus could be related, ...

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