From: Cooper Greg (
Date: Tue Apr 21 1998 - 18:24:14 EDT

In John 10:16 Jesus says that there are "other sheep" who
"shall hear my voice."

If I understand the Greek correctly, the "hear" refers to the ability
to understand, learn, etc. And "voice" refers to the ability/act
of speaking.

My questions are: 1) who possibly could these "other sheep" be
and 2) since those in Israel were already hearing His "voice," where
did He go to speak to these "other sheep" so they would hear his
actual voice and 3) does Isaiah 56:8 give us some kind of clue?

As far as I can tell, He must have gone someplace(s) AFTER His
resurrection. When He referred to "this fold" He must have referred
to His followers and/or Israel proper (as when He wept over Jerusalem).
And since His followers ("this fold") were composed of those from
and Israel He doesn't seem to be referring to them.

Gregory Lee Cooper

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