Re: John 1:5

Date: Thu May 07 1998 - 14:22:30 EDT

Carl W. Conrad wrote:

> Actually, Rich, I'm quite ready to accept this: the present tense implies
> nothing about when the shining began--the only thing it really underscores
> is that it has not ceased!

Carl ~

These are inferential readings ~ The text simply says the Light IS
SHINING [in the darkness] ~ no more, no less. The implications of
that statement are best left to the reader and to the text, not to the
translator, imo.


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