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March 6, 2021 at 12:04 pm #782HillaryParticipant
As the living father hath sent me, and I live by the father;so he that eateth me,even he shall live by me.
As- just as
Terms- Routine, literal, conjunction, adverbial comparative
Structure- Comparison subordinate clause i.e a clause subordinate to another.
Modifier- it modifies the “living father”
Hath sent- set apart, to send out,(properly or on a mission)Terms- Non Routine, literal, verb, aorist- an event that happened in the past but is still relevant today, active, indicative, third person, singular.
Structure- finite verb which means it carries the main action of the verb.
Modifiers- the clause “hath sent” is modified by “the living father”
Terms- Routine, literal, pronoun, personal, first person, accusative singular
Structure- Personal Pronoun- used in place of a noun, in this case it refers to the speaker in the verse
Modifier- it modifies the main clause “the living father hath sent”
Terms- Routine, literal, article, norminative, singular, masculine
Structure- Attributive article i.e an article that limits by supplying a specific attribute or natural quality
Modifier- it modifies the clause “living father”
Terms- Non Routine, literal, verb, present, active, participle, singular, norminative, masculine
Structure- Attributive participle- a participle is a verbal adjective possessing some characteristics of a verb as well as an adjective. An Attributive participle is a participle that describes, modifies or limits a noun.
Modifier- the dependent clause “living” here modifies the subject “father”
Terms- Non Routine, literal, noun, norminative, singular masculine
Structure- Subject of the dependent clause i.e noun clauses as a subject or object clause.
Modifier- it’s modified by “living”
Terms- Non Routine, literal, pronoun, personal, first person, norminative, singular
Structure- Emphatic adverb i.e (an intensifier) used to give added force or greater degree of certainty to another word.
Modifier- “and i” here modifies the verb “live”
Live- to live or be alive
Terms- Non Routine, literal, verb,present, active, indicative, first person, singular.
Structure- Finite verb- it carries the main action of the verb.
Modifier- its modified by “and i”
By- through, because of
Terms- Non Routine, literal, preposition
Structure- Preposition of causation- it shows the reason of happening or the purpose of an action. It joins a verb with a noun.
Modifier- “by” modifies ” the father” it is clarifying the father.
Terms-Routine, literal, article, accusative, singular, masculine
Structure- Attributive article- is an article that limits by supplying a specific attribute or natural quality (in this case to living father)
Modifier- it modifies “father” thereby giving clarity to it.
Terms- Non Routine, literal/figuratively near or more remote, noun accusative, singular, masculine
Structure- Prepositional object- is a noun or pronoun governed by a preposition.
Modifier- “father” is modified by “the”
Terms- Routine, literal, conjunction, logical connective- used to join together two words, phrases, clauses, sentences.
Structure- Copulative conjunction- an intensive conjunction that connects the subject and the Predicate.
Modifier- “he” modifies “so”
Terms- Routine, literal, article, norminative, singular, masculine
Structure- Attributive article- an article that limits by supplying a specific attribute or natural quality
Modifier- it modifies “the living father”
That eateth- to eat, to munch, crunchTerms- Non Routine, literal, verb, present, active, participle, singular, norminative, masculine
Structure- substantival participle- substantival means a noun or anything that functions as a noun. Substantival participle therefore means a participle functioning as a noun or noun phrase or clause. It explains the circumstances under which an action occur.
Modifier- its modified by “me”
Terms- Non Routine, literal, pronoun, personal, first person, accusative, singular
Structure- Personal Pronoun- used in place of a noun, in this case it refers to the speaker (jesus)
Modifier- “me” modifies “eateth”
even he- and + that one
Terms- Non Routine, literal, Pronoun, demonstrative, norminative, singular, masculine
Structure- Emphatic adverb it is an intensifier, used to give added force or greater degree of certainty to another word.
Shall live- live
Terms-Non Routine, literal, verb, future, middle deponent, indicative- is a simple statement of fact, if an action really occurs or has occurred or will occur, third person, singular
Structure- it indicates the subject of the verb
Modifier- ” by me” modifies the subject “shall live”
By- through; because of
Structure-Preposition of causation- it shows the reason of happening or the purpose of an action. It joins a verb with a noun.
Modifier- it modifies “me”
Terms-Non Routine, literal, pronoun,
Personal, first person, accusative, singular
Structure- Personal Pronoun-used in place of a noun, referring to the speaker
Modifier- modified by “by”
As the living Father hath sent me
Definitive question what does this mean? Why was He sent?
To communicate God’s divine life to humanity, to give the believer eternal life.
Why is Jesus saying this here?
christ here is referring to the human position he takes before them, that is to say he was on earth speaking to them as a human, so “sent” here means I am here with you under the direction of my Father and not of my own will, and only as required to fulfill the Father’s plan.
He told them earlier in vv 29, that they should believe in Him whom God has sent; so to clarify that, he went ahead to tell them that He is the one whom God has sent.
What does this imply? It means that God has sent Jesus to redeem us, there’s no redemption outside christ , He’s the only way to God.
And I live by the father So he that eateth me, even him shall live by me
What does this mean?
Christ’ life and the father is one, but christ’s is that of the son. Just as the living Father possess life in himself and as one with the Father so also the son possesses life in himself.
Eating christ means eating his words spiritually, believing by faith and obedience, that His sacrifice on the cross which is, his flesh was broken for us, and his blood was shed for us that we might have life.
Just as people accept physical food, eat it to nourish their bodies so must christ sacrifice on the cross be accepted and eaten. As the stomach assimilates physical food so must his word be spiritually assimilated into the hearts of believers.By feeding on his word, our spiritual man have its life from Christ.
Why is he saying this here?
Jesus was trying to shift their attention from the physical and wanted for them to understand it spiritually.He sought to make them understand that the soul and spirit of man are far more important than the body. He says they should not seek for the food which can only nourish their physical bodies but should seek for the food that endures to eternal life.
what Jesus means by “to live” is the way God has lived from eternity,that is the God kind of life. So when we eat his word and assimilate it, it produces life eternal in us, because in Jesus is the life of God. In and through christ we can share in it as we “eat” Him, “the bread” of life our spiritual man have their life from Christ on which we live, by him we are continued, upheld and preserved till eternity.
What does this imply-
The living Father lives in one, and by through one he gives himself to all. it is only when we constantly feed on christ that we can share in the life of God, and can possess the life of God without feeding on christ we can not have eternal life.March 26, 2021 at 9:37 am #843Patrick ObenKeymaster
Great work Hilary.
I am pleased to see you making improvements as such.
Try to contextualize the observation of structure grammatical function. Eg as is the comparison subordinate clause….rather than saying it means subordinate to another, give the details of what clause in this verse it is subordinate to.
Look at the good job you did with the mordifiers. You did not just say it modifies something but you were precise about the part of the verse it modifies. This is what I mean by contextualizing. The purpose of structure is to see how different parts relate to each other so you should identify the parts that are relating to each other.
Great steps already understanding the different phases of interpretation: definitive, rational and implicational.
Great work overall,
See you tomorrow!
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