Monthly Archives: January 2014

One Thing I Know

This is a snapshot of a specialized resource called the High Definition New Testament, published by Logos Bible Software.  I won’t take the time to explain all of the mark up of the text.  Suffice to say that a Greek … Continue reading

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Inconceivable!

“The man answered and said to them, “Well, here is an amazing thing, that you do not know where He is from, and yet He opened my eyes.” (John 9:29–30 NAS95) The word that I’ve highlighted in the above verse … Continue reading

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[More] Fun with Verb Tenses!!

I know what you’re thinking, “enough with the verb tenses, please, just make it stop, this is a NIGHTMARE!”  I know, I know, but there is something really cool here so bear with me for another excursion into Greek verb … Continue reading

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Fun With Verb Tenses – Seriously, Fun!

I’ve pasted in a screenshot of the ESV translation of John 9.13-7 so I can demonstrate how we can learn a lot if we pay attention to verb tenses when we study the Scriptures.  I know, I know, you thought … Continue reading

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Two New Denominations: Muddites and Anti-muddites

“After He said these things He spit on the ground, made some mud from the saliva, and spread the mud on his eyes. “Go,” He told him, “wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means “Sent”). So he left, washed, … Continue reading

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What has God Revealed/Displayed?

“Jesus answered, “It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was so that the works of God might be displayed in him.” (John 9:2–3 NAS95) The word that is translated “displayed” (φανερόω) here means: to make … Continue reading

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Sitting and Begging

“The neighbours, therefore, and those seeing him before, that he was blind, said, ‘Is not this he who is sitting and begging?” (John 9:8 YNG) I have used Young’s Literal Translation of the Bible here because he captures an interesting … Continue reading

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A Man Blind from Birth

“As He was passing by, He saw a man blind from birth.” (John 9:1 HCSB) We are on to the next section of the gospel of John.  Henry Alford summarizes the chapter pretty well: “Manifestation of Jesus as the Light … Continue reading

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“Before Abraham was, I Am!”

“Jesus said to them, “I assure you: Before Abraham was, I am.” (John 8:58 HCSB) I just want to think through this statement on the fly and draw out some conclusions about it. This is the concluding statement [and I … Continue reading

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Henry Alford on John 8.48-59

Henry Alford packs more meaning into a single sentence than most Bible commentators do in several paragraphs.  I always enjoy reading his commentary because he is so succinct and deep. A couple of examples from our passage.  Alford thinks through … Continue reading

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