Monthly Archives: January 2017

bible blog 2039

JOHN 3 Jesus answered and said to him,”You are the teacher of Israel and you don’t know these things! Amen, amen, I tell you that we are speaking about something we do know, and are giving evidence of something we have seen; and you do not accept our evidence.If you don’t believe when I tell […]

Bible blog 2038

JOHN 3 Now there was  man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a leader of the Judaioi. He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for nobody can do the signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him,”Amen, amen, […]

Bible blog 2037

After this he went down to Capernaum, he and his mother and his brothers and his disciples, and remained there for a few days. The Passover of the Judaioi was near and Jesus went up to Jerusalem; and he found in the Temple people selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers enstalled there.Making […]

Bible blog 2036

And on the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee and Jesus mother was there. Jesus and his disciples were also bidden to the wedding. When the wine ran out, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you bothering me?  My hour […]

bible blog 2035

On the next day Jesus was minded to go into Galilee. He found Philip. And Jesus said to him, “Follow me!” Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the town of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “The man that Moses wrote about in the Torah, and the Prophets also, we have found […]

Bible blog 2034

Today I am placing this material online although it interrupts my reading of John’s Gospel, which will resume tomorrow. One of my brothers, a senior civil servant, has challenged me to express what if anything is the political and social message of Paul’s Letter to Romans. Yes, he gives me the easy ones. Here is […]

Bible Blog 2033

JOHN 1: 29-42 The next day he saw Jesus coming towards him, and said, “Open your eyes, here is the Lamb of God who carries the sin of the world! This is the one of whom I said,’The One who comes after me ranks ahead of me, because he existed before me.’ I did not […]

bible blog 2032

And this is the evidence of John when the Judaeans sent priests and levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” He acknowledged; he did not dissent, but acknowledged, “I am not the Messiah.” And they asked him,”Who are you then? Are you Elijah?” He said, “No, I am not.” “Are you the the […]

bible blog 2031

JOHN 1 from verse 6 There was man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to bear witness about the Light, so that all people might believe through him. He was not the Light, but came to bear witness to the Light. The true Light which enlightens all people was […]

bible blog 2030

Today I am starting a study of John’s Gospel, offering my own translation and commentary. As usual I  want to remind any readers that I am not a scholar but a rather a reader of the Bible, although I make every effort to be an informed reader. Modern scholars associate the Gospel and the Letters […]