1 Jn. 5:7-8

From: H. Alan Brehm (102733.3234@compuserve.com)
Date: Sat Feb 10 1996 - 08:51:47 EST

On 2/9 Tim Staker wrote:
  Alan, a very nice synopsis of the history of 1 Jn 5:7,8.
  Do you think there was influence from the baptismal mandate of Matt 28:19?


Thanks for the compliment; I hope it was helpful.

I replied to your personal address off-list, but I guess it didn't go through.

I would think that texts like Matt 28:19 which contain the "building blocks" for
trinitarian concepts influenced the Church Fathers who leaned in that direction,
but I doubt that any one text caused them to create the Johannine Comma. For
further info on these texts in the NT, see J. L. Garrett's _Christian Theology:
Biblical, Historical, Systematic_ [I'm uncertain about the exact title], vol. 1.


H. Alan Brehm
Ass't. Prof. of NT
Southwestern Bapt. Theol. Seminary
P. O. Box 22000
Fort Worth, TX 76122
(817) 923-1921 ext. 6800
FAX (817) 922-9005

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