Monthly Archives: February 2013

Because of the Word (διὰ τὸν λόγον)

On to the next section of John! (John 4.27-42), which is really a continuation of the event at Jacob’s well outside of Sychar, this time the entire village is affected by Christ because of the Samaritan woman’s testimony. The thing … Continue reading

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John Chrysostom on the Woman at the Well

A lot of commentators (most?) treat the Samaritan woman who meets Jesus at Jacob’s well as if she were ignorant and somewhat stupid, pretty much totally clueless about Christ or anything spiritual.  I’m reading through John Chrysostom’s exposition on the … Continue reading

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A. W. Pink: Contrasting Nicodemus with the Samaritan Woman

As I work through my current passage in John (4.1-26) I’m reading through various commentaries AFTER I’ve completed my own study of the passage [after is super important, we want to stand on the shoulders of giants who came before … Continue reading

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What’s with the Present Tense in John 4.7-26

[Geek alert: This post might appeal to geekazoids, so if you’re not one, you might find it boring.  You’ve been forewarned] With the magic of Logos Bible Software I’ve taken the text of John 4.7-26 and marked up all the … Continue reading

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An Arrow to the Heart

“The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.” Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.”” (John 4:15–16, ESV) The … Continue reading

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Connecting with People: Jesus and the Woman at the Well

I’m indebted to Marvin Vincent in his excellent book “Word Studies in the New Testament” for pointing out the way that Jesus interacts with the Samaritan woman who rolls up to the well at noon, a time when no one … Continue reading

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MUST You be so Specific?

“The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)” (John 4:9, ESV) One of the places in which New … Continue reading

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