Category Archives: Gospel of John

John the Baptist: The Pharisees’ Puzzle

I’d like us to turn our attention to John 1:24-28. In this set of verses we see John the Baptist speaking to the Pharisees regarding his identity and what has become known as “the baptism of John”.  As we have … Continue reading

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The Voice Crying in the Wilderness

John was a curiosity to the people of his day. This is the reason for the questions about his identity.  Generally, Malachai is thought to be the last prophet from whom the Jews had had a prophecy prior to John.   … Continue reading

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The Preferred One: the Word

The Preferred One of the poetic devices in Hebrew poetry is the use of parallelism – saying a second time, but in different words, a thought that was previously said.  It also shows up in the prose of the New … Continue reading

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