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In first century Greek parlance, ego eimi (ἐγώ εἰμί "I am") was used to refer to the God of the Jews, in the belief that this was the meaning of the Hebrew Tetragrammaton, YHWH, which was thought to mean "I am that I am." John's Gospel, written in Greek, often uses plays on words and, in this case, has Jesus say "I am" when the priests think he is telling ...


Here are a few commentaries on this verse from Christian Bible scholars. To a large extent, they agree with your suspicion that the men were reacting to Messiah's use of the words "I AM," and the authority with which he spoke them. Parenthetical notes are the original authors'. From Elliot's commentary for English Readers: They went backward, and fell ...


According to the Gospel of John Jesus was probably crucified on Nisan 14, the preparation Day, Thursday. John 19:14, John 19:31 and John 19:42. There was an extra Sabath that week on Friday the start of Feast of Unleaveded Bread. I doubt that there was ever a preparation day before the weekly sabath, Saturday. But I could be corrected.


According to reputable scholars the Sabbath was always on a Saturday. And, the day of the Passover Feast (which lasted a whole week ) would always be governed by the Hebrew calendar, a lunar calendar, and thus the Passover started on different days each year. However, we know from John's gospel that in the year Christ was crucified, the Passover AND the ...

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