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126: The Early Christian View of God in 1 Thessalonians

126: The Early Christian View of God in 1 Thessalonians

June 25, 2020

In what ways did early Christianity depict God and Christ in terms of Jewish monotheism? Some scholars have argued that, in various ways, the distinction between God and Jesus were blurred by early Christians, especially Paul. This episode looks at 1 Thessalonians, the early document in the New Testament, to determine how Paul depicted the risen Jesus in relation to the monotheistic God of Judaism. 1 Thessalonians repeatedly insists that the Father is the true God and that Jesus is our Lord, through whom God actively works.

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125: The John 1:18 Show

125: The John 1:18 Show

June 18, 2020

John 1:18 concludes the Prologue of the Fourth Gospel. In doing so, it has much to say about God and Jesus. John 1:18 defines the unseen God as the Father alone, thus distinguishing Jesus from God. There is also a tricky textual variant in John 1:18 that continues to divide commentators and translations. Arguments are made in favor of the "unique son" reading as the original. Lastly, the unique son who explains the unseen God defines the relationship between the two that will appear frequently in the Fourth Gospel's narrative.

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124: The Meaning of “Protos” in The Prologue of John

124: The Meaning of “Protos” in The Prologue of John

June 11, 2020

What does "protos" mean in John 1:15? Is John the Baptist saying that Jesus outranked him or that Jesus was before John in some sense? This episode dives deep into John 1:15 and weighs the strengths and weaknesses of the two different meanings of the ambiguous Greek word "protos". The study concludes by situating John 1:15 in light of the Prologue's theology of Jesus as the embodiment of God's personified word and wisdom.

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123: The Meaning and Origin of Monogenes (John 1:14)

123: The Meaning and Origin of Monogenes (John 1:14)

June 4, 2020

While John 1:14 has traditionally regarded Jesus as the "only-begotten" one, modern lexical experts are arguing that "unique" or "one of a kind" is a more accurate translation. This episode explores how the Prologue and the rest of the Gospel of John use this Greek adjective "monogenes" in regard to the human Jesus. In doing so, we focus on the meaning of the adjective and its origins within Jewish depictions of Lady Wisdom.

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