Bibl 323 Mod 3 Notes

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Module 3

1 Christ – The Deity

The Third Sign (John 5:1–16)
The setting (John 5:1–5). “Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for the feast of the Jews. Now there is in Jerusalem near the sheep gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, and the paralyzed. For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years.”
Begins the chapter with the familiar expression meta tauta “after this”
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By walking the crowd got the lesson.
Jesus asked us to define the law so we can live above law.
The sequel (John 5:10–16). “And so the Jews said to the man who had been healed, ‘It is the Sabbath; the law forbids you to carry your mat.’ But he replied, ‘The man who made me well said to me, ‘Pick up your mat and walk.’ So they asked him, ‘who is this fellow who told you to pick it up and walk?’ The man who was healed had no idea who it was, for Jesus had slipped away into the crowd that was there. Later Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, ‘See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you.’ The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well. So, because Jesus was doing these things on the Sabbath, the Jews persecuted him.”
The Jews were more concerned about the bed toter than the Healer.
Jesus’ life
First year hidden year.
Second year the year of popularity.
Third year persecution.
John begins to more consistently identify a group know as “the Jews” as those opposed to Jesus.
The man does not know who healed him.
The Pharisees were not interested in the written law but the
Interpretation of the written law.
Was it wrong for a recently healed lame man to carry his bed on a
“Six days do your work, but on the seventh day do not work, so that your ox and your donkey may rest and the slave born in your household, and the alien