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6011Johannine verbs of knowing

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  • Brendan Gerard
    Sep 30, 2013
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      Dear Colleagues

      In 1959 Ignace de la Potterie argued that in John's Gospel οιδα and γινωσκω are not interchangeable: rather, the former denotes "une connaissance qui s'impose," whereas the latter refers to knowledge arrived at by ordinary processes of cognition. (I. de la Potterie, “Οἶδα et γινώσκω. Les deux modes de connaissance dans le quatrième évangile.” Biblica 40 (1959) 709-725.)

      Does anyone know of any studies which either confirm this conclusion or subject it to serious criticism? 


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