Re: Re; Water Symbolism
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Mike Grondin"
> --- John E Staton wrote:with.
> > Never thought I would end up agreeing with Mike Grondin :-) ...
> I found this amusing, John, because I have this favorite saying -
> "Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn once in a while" - that pops
> into my mind whenever one of those few folks whom I consider truly
> clueless unexpectedly comes up with something I actually agree
> I assume I'm not a blind squirrel to you; certainly neither MatthewAgain, Mike, thanks for taking the time to work your way through my
> nor yourself are to me. I find Matthew's paper to be learned and
> meaty (complete with LXX readings) - almost a small book, really -
> but the organization of it (in terms of a list of suggested
> Johannine sources) doesn't make it easy to come to grips with. I
> do regard the Cana story as an elaborate allegory, and Matthew's
> exegesis does seem to be on the right track, but many of the
> details and specific claims of it don't seem right to me.
> Mike Grondin
NOT user-friendly paper, and for seeing merit in my thesis. I have
tried for many years to get scholars to read the paper, asking for
help (a partnership?) with the re-writing of it, so as to make it
publishable for others to read, with little success. I am thankful
that I am being permitted to share my views on this Johannine Lit
list. Believe it or not, I attended both the Raymond Brown John
Conference and the last two SBL/John conferences trying to give away
floppy disk to anyone and everyone, asking that they read my thesis.
I am sure I had people wondering about my sanity:) Thanks, again, for
your kind words and your feedback.