2756[XTalk] Re: Who was apocalyptic?
- Oct 7, 1999Bill Arnal wrote:
> At 08:14 PM 10/5/99 +0200, Antonio Jerez wrote:Bill:
> >Again you are reading things into the text that are not actually there. Jesus
> >does not tell Martha that there isn't going to be a future general
> >The only thing Jesus "corrects", and quite promptly, is Marthas
> >of his words in v.23, "Your brother will rise again". Martha naturally
> believes >that
> >this refers to the general resurrection. Whereby Jesus promptly shows her that
> >his Father has already given him the necessary powers to raise the dead already
> >in the here and now. The author is not correcting a faulty view about the
> >resurrection - just complementing it again.
> Compare the form of the dialogue with Nicodemus in ch.3, and other similarTake a look again at the CONTENT of the passage instead. Besides, almost
any passage in GJohn is written in dialogue form.
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