RE: Understanding John 3:16

From: John M. Sweigart (
Date: Mon Apr 28 1997 - 18:39:50 EDT

In the extended discussion of this very familiar verse, have we
forgotten anything? The connective GAR in this verse gives the reason
for a statement in the preceding context. May I suggest the verse
gives the REASON WHY the Son of Man must(DEI=particle of divine
necessity) be lifted up. Then the next GAR in verse 3:17 would be
inferential giving the result of God's love which produced the
incarnation which is a central theme for John.

John of Dover

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