Water from Jesus’ “belly/womb?” – John 7.38

John 7.38 is one of those passages in Scripture over which scholars go back and forth; for example both Craig Keener and D.A. Carson write that it is "difficult" and end up coming down on different "sides."  Do the waters of life flow from the believer's "belly" ("heart" in NIV, ESV, etc) or Jesus' "belly?"  Where… Continue reading Water from Jesus’ “belly/womb?” – John 7.38

Keener on John 4.31-38

  While Jesus was at the well in Samaria speaking to the woman, his disciples urged him to eat (John 4).  Craig Keener's comments here are helpful. "This picture does not deny the Johannine Jesus' full humanity.  Jesus here does not strictly refuse physical food, and an ancient audience, aware of the demands of hospitality, would… Continue reading Keener on John 4.31-38