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Avalyn_Hunter posted on John 7:14

Created on Oct 11, 2014

When Jesus appeared in the Temple seemingly out of nowhere and began teaching, the initial reaction of the Jewish rulers was astonishment. They had e...  Read more

Avalyn_Hunter posted on John 7:10

Created on Oct 11, 2014

Jesus had never intended to violate the Law of Moses by failing to attend the feast; His refusal to go with His relatives was a refusal to go at that ...  Read more

Avalyn_Hunter posted on John 7:1

Created on Oct 11, 2014

The Feast of Booths was one of the three great feasts of Israel which required attendance at Jerusalem by all able-bodied Jewish men (Leviticus 23:33-...  Read more

Avalyn_Hunter posted on John 6:67

Created on Oct 11, 2014

Undoubtedly there were more disciples than the Twelve who kept faith with Jesus even after others chose to walk away, but the Twelve were His closest ...  Read more

Avalyn_Hunter posted on John 6:60

Created on Oct 11, 2014

Many of those who followed Jesus were unable to grasp His meaning, either because they could not get past the culturally shocking metaphors of eating ...  Read more

Avalyn_Hunter posted on John 6:48

Created on Oct 11, 2014

This passage led to early critics of Christianity (and some even today) charging that Christians were (are) cannibals. But a moment's consideration s...  Read more

Avalyn_Hunter posted on John 6:43

Created on Oct 11, 2014

Jesus' citation from the scroll of the Prophets comes from Isaiah 54:13 and is from a larger passage describing the blessed state of Israel following ...  Read more

Avalyn_Hunter posted on John 6:41

Created on Oct 11, 2014

The Jews understood Jesus to be making a claim to be God-sent, but they could not reconcile this with His seeming ordinariness. While most of them di...  Read more

Avalyn_Hunter posted on John 6:34

Created on Oct 11, 2014

Compare Matthew 5:6 and associated notes. Jesus' audience apparently still took Jesus to be referring to literal bread; His response made it plain th...  Read more

Avalyn_Hunter posted on John 6:32

Created on Oct 11, 2014

Jesus' argument here is twofold. First, it was not Moses who had given the Israelites manna, but God Himself, as the Jews should have known from thei...  Read more