Saturday, October 01, 2005

"I am" -- not "he"

Ever since reading Leon Morris's commentary on John, I've been puzzled by the apparent tendency of translators and interpreters to miss the import of Jesus' "I am" statements in John 18:4-8. That's why I'm glad to see Eric Ragle's concise explanation of the passage's importance. Eric is by no means the first to make this observation (as we see, for example, here, here, and here) but he's one of the latest, and he does it briefly and well.


Blogger Countess Demetria said...

Those two words "I am" are so powerful. I never knew about there not being the word "he" in the origanal text of the Book of John.
It is good to learn something new.

Jesus is the Great "I am".

I have saved your blog in my favorites, and have added it to my blog links on my blog "Heavenly Inspirations".

Have a Great Night!
Heavenly Inspirations

1:56 AM, October 02, 2005  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Madame (for that is the correct way to address a countess, is it not?): Thank you for linking to my blog -- I've added a link here to Heavenly Inspriations. I also visited your other blogs and was moved by your poetry. Thanks for visiting, and I urge you to meditate on the truth of Jesus Christ,the Great "I am." Peace. Milton

6:45 AM, October 02, 2005  

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