The fastest and least expensive way to acquire my book is to order
it directly from me. It is available on Amazon.com and through
Borders Books, but there is a delay and they have inflated the price.
If you ask your librarian order a copy, feel free to give him / her my
e-mail address. I suspect the cost will already be inflated by the
cost of shipping.
I have relied primarily upon OT material. However, the Dead Sea
Scrolls do offer some different perspectives than one finds in the
Mosaic texts, so I am not opposed to considering such material.
My intent is to show that the writer(s) of the Fourth Gospel took
the very Greek words that are used in the LXX as oracles. Those
writers used that precise language as signs that allowed them to
make reference to a larger meaning than the words, at first glance,
appeared to carry.
Note that I am not suggesting that any meaning that a
contemporary reader might imagine is permitted. I am using
what others call a material connection between texts. The
meaning in the OT context is often quite clear and the word
that functions as a sign is frequently a rare word or a word that
is being used in an unusual way to convey a specific meaning.
Here is a copy of my concordance of Mosaic and Johannine
signs (attached). I'd be interesting to hear what you think of it.
Yours in Christ's service,
On Thu, 26 Sep 2002 23:11:44 -0700 (PDT) Horace Jeffery Hodges
> Dear Tom,
> Thanks for the further elaboration. I may have to have
> the library order your book so that I can see your
> argument in more detail.
> One question, though: Do you only rely directly upon
> the Old Testament (whether LXX or MT) or do you also
> rely upon the Old Testament as refracted through
> Second-Temple writings?
> Best Regards,
> Jeffery Hodges
> P.S. Yes, I'd be happy to have your concordance.
> Assistant Professor Horace Jeffery Hodges
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