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Manna: Bread from Heaven

 “So they said to him, “Then what sign do you do, that we may see and believe you? What work do you perform? Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from … Continue reading

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Jesus: “I Am the Bread of Life”—Three Things

When Jesus told the Jews who were present in the synagogue in Capernaum, I am the Bread of Life, he used a metaphor with a deep vein of meaning in Jewish culture, indeed in much of the broader Ancient Near … Continue reading

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Jesus Feeds the 5000ish: What Does it Mean?

When you set out to study a passage, sometimes the more familiar that passage is, the more difficult it is to work with.  The story of the feeding of the 5000ish is Exhibit A.  If you’ve grown up in the … Continue reading

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What Happened to the Two Fish?

I’m into the next section of John (John 6.1-15—The Feeding of the 5,000ish; the larger context being all of chapter 6).  John does something interesting here.  He at first points out that Jesus feeds the 5000ish people with 5 barley … Continue reading

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