Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Sexual Revolution and John 8.1-11

Bruce Milne in his volume on The Message of John: Here is Your King, in the Bible Speaks Today commentary series, draws a prudent application from the way that Christ handles the woman caught in adultery.  There can be little … Continue reading

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When Mercy Speaks

“She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.” (John 8:11, ESV) The end of the encounter between Jesus, some scribes and Pharisees, and a woman caught in … Continue reading

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John 8.1-11: Discourse Analysis [A Big word that makes me sound smart]

What the heck is “discourse analysis” you wonder?  Why even bring this up?  I’m glad you didn’t asked.  Discourse analysis is a way of looking at a text—in this case the Greek NT text—to see what the writer emphasized, as … Continue reading

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What to do with John 8.1-11

We are on to John 8.  Yay!! Progress. We are confronted with a major textual problem in John 8.1-11, the well known story of the meeting between Jesus, the scribes and Pharisees, and an unnamed woman (but not man) who … Continue reading

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What Jesus said about Himself

In the long passage concerning Jesus and the Feast of Booths, the Jews [i.e. opponents of Jesus] say things about Jesus, the people say things about Jesus, and Jesus says a lot about himself.  What he says is fascinating. You … Continue reading

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What “The People” said about Christ

The second set of people in the passage John 7.10-52 is “the people.”  We understand “the people” to refer to the crowds who heard Jesus speak.  What do we find “the people” doing/saying in this passage? Jesus is a good … Continue reading

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What “The Jews” said about Jesus

I’m working on a long section of John (7.10-52) where there is considerable give and take between mainly three sets of people: Jesus, “the Jews,” and “the people.”  The New Testament uses the term “the Jews” in many different ways.  … Continue reading

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