Re: ALLOS and Jn. 1:1c/Was Anarthrous Subject

From: Paul F. Evans (
Date: Tue Sep 09 1997 - 15:19:21 EDT

<html><html><head></head><BODY bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><p><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">List Members of the John 1:1 Club,<br><br>Amen, Jonathan! &nbsp;The employment of specialized terms is growing worse! &nbsp;This is not helping to provide much clarity at all. &nbsp;I think that we are much more into philisophical speculation at this point, rather than the text. &nbsp;I haven't seen much new light on the use of the nouns here, or upon the relationship of the grammtical componants in the verse. &nbsp;One more thing, I can't for the life of me understand, as some seem to be saying, that we must find the answer to this matter in the verse itself without reference to John as a whole. &nbsp;It is entirely incongruous to speak about a Gnostic background behind this text when the entire passage and book is steeped in Judaism, albeit, Judaism which has been transformed by first century Christianity. &nbsp;It seems to me that it would be impossible to judge John's full intent from an single ambiguous passage
. &nbsp;I sincerely hope my wife doesn't begin judging me entirely based upon a handful of words that I spoke to her before we married (or some of those I have spoken since)!<br><br>Paul F. Evans<br>Pastor<br>Thunder Swamp Pentecostal Holiness Church<br>MT. Olive<br><br>E-mail:<br>Web-page:>----------<br>&gt; From: Jonathan Robie &lt;<font color="#0000FF"><u></u><font color="#000000">&gt;<br>&gt; To: <font color="#0000FF"><u></u><font color="#000000"><br>&gt; Cc: <font color="#0000FF"><u></u><font color="#000000">; <font color="#0000FF"><u></u><font color="#000000"><br>&gt; Subject: Re: ALLOS and Jn. 1:1c/Was Anarthrous Subject<br>&gt; Date: Tuesday, September 09, 1997 3:01 PM<br>&gt; <br>&gt; At 01:26 PM 9/9/97 -0400, <font color="#0000FF"><u></u><font color="#000000"> wrote:<br>&gt; &gt;My point is not to prove a complex unit in QEOS with only Jn. 1:1-2, and I do<br>&gt
; &gt;want to stick to the immediate literary context and the point that is at<br>&gt; &gt;issue. <br>&gt; <br>&gt; I have no idea what a &quot;complex unit&quot; is...could somebody please explain what<br>&gt; they are talking about?<br>&gt; <br>&gt; Thanks!<br>&gt; <br>&gt; Jonathan<br>&gt; <br>&gt; ***************************************************************************<br>&gt; Jonathan Robie &nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#0000FF"><u></u><font color="#000000"> &nbsp;<font color="#0000FF"><u>><font color="#000000"><br>&gt; POET Software, 3207 Gibson Road, Durham, N.C., 27703 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#0000FF"><u>><font color="#000000"><br>&gt; ***************************************************************************<br>&gt; </p>

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