Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Robert Kysar on John 2-5

"What we have before us is a trial scene in which the defence is arguing that Jesus is not a traitor to the Jewish faith and the Hebraic tradition, but actually one who completes the meaning of that faith and tradition. But, like one of the signs of Jesus, all of this points beyond itself to additional themes to be fleshed out in greater details. The signs and speeches of John 2–5 only whet our appetites for more. And John intends to satisfy our needs, in part at least, with food of both the earthly and heavenly variety."

Robert Kysar, John’s Story of Jesus, 38.

1 comment:

Michael Barber said...

Interesting that John 6 is not included as a section about food that is of the earthly and heavenly variety.