Re: ESTIN in John 5:2

From: Jim West (jwest@Highland.Net)
Date: Tue Nov 17 1998 - 03:10:52 EST

At 09:06 PM 11/16/98 -0800, you wrote:
>The Greek text of John 5:2 LEGOMENH hEBRAISTI BHQZAQA.
>Now there is in Jerusalem a pool, called in Hebrew Bethzatha.
>This pool was destroyed in A.D. 70, along with the rest of Jerusalem. Does
the use of the present tense ESTIN imply that this text was written prior to
the destruction of Jerusalem, which means the Gospel of John may have been
written before A.D. 70?
>Kyle Dillon

No. All it indicates is that the author used the present tense here (as in
many other places) simply for the sake of vivid narration.



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