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01 November, 2016

Search The Scriptures —Study 17 — John 8:30-59

Study 17 From the Book of John is: John 8:30-59

  1. The form of expression in Greek in verse 31 shows that 'the Jews' here did not commit themselves to Jesus as much as the 'many' in verses 30. What steps leading to full freedom are seen in verses 31-36? What is this freedom? In what sense did the Jews claim to be free? Are you truly free?
  2. This section is concerned with the real meaning of parentage. For what reasons did Jesus argue that these Jews were not truly the children of Abraham or of God's Son? Why were they were they not able to see this?
Notes
  1. Verse 51. 'He will never see death': i.e., know the experience of that death which is God's judgment on sin; cf. Gn. 2:17; Jn. 5:24; 11:26.
  2. Verse 56. 'My day': Abraham in faith saw ahead to the day of Christ's incarnation, and anticipated His saving work.
  3. Verse 58. 'I am': the divine name, as in Ex. 3:14.