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Bibil Identifier bibil:221455
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) 'You Say that I Am a King (John 18.37)
Author Heath, Jane
Journal Journal for the Study of the New Testament (Volume: 34, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 232-253 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Nestle-Aland punctuate Jn 18.37 σὺ λέγεις ὅτι βασιλεύς εἰμι. The present article argues for voicing the text rather with the pause one word later: σὺ λέγεις ὅτι βασιλεύς εἰμι ἐγώ. This voicing resonates with the Johannine ἐγώ εἰμι sayings, which, together with the theme of Jesus’ kingship, form a significant part of how John conveys who Jesus is throughout the Gospel narrative. If Jn 18.37 is voiced as proposed here, then the effect is to yoke together two Christologically significant expressions on Jesus’ lips, but in a way that teases the reader semantically and contributes to the challenge of Pilate’s question, ‘What is truth?’
DOI 10.1177/0142064X11435039
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : I-Saying
Pericopes John 18,37
Terms βασιλεύς βασιλευς
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