Re: Jn 21:15-17 (and getting woollier..)

From: Jeffrey Gibson (
Date: Sun Apr 19 1998 - 16:38:38 EDT

On Sun, 19 Apr 1998 wrote:

> I really do think that the text of John has an integrity that is
> self-supporting, and that if some section of it is giving us
> difficulty, we must seek resolution within the text itself, so I am a
> bit wary of heading off into the boonies outside the text to solve
> those difficulties. The suggestion that these three questions balance
> the three denials seems reasonable. I think there is much more...
> And I really don't know what it is.

> If it is a counterbalance to the three denials, then the meanings of
> both can be elucidated referentially to each other, and possibly even
> the orders of the denials and the affirmations will have relevance.

May I have, please, a listing of the three denials spoken of in this and
other postings on Jn 21?


Jeffrey Gibson

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