hOUTWS Jn3.16 "In this way"

From: Joseph A. Weaks (jweaks@delta.is.tcu.edu)
Date: Sat Apr 01 2000 - 04:08:28 EST

I have often made the point of explaining to church folk the function
of hOUTWS in John 3, as an adverb of hOUTOS meaning 'this-ly' or 'in
this way'. I have a web page called This Weaks' Hermeneutic where I
post a weekly lectionary reflection as a resource for preachers, and
this week I made similar comments. You see the whole statement on
This Weaks' Hermeneutic at

But I was surprised to read that Raymond Brown supports the popular
reading of 'so' as an intensive of extent, that God loved the world
'sooooooo much'. It seemed silly to me, in the context of the whole
chapter which speaks about the ways God has acted in the world.
Anyone care to give me the argument for the intensive of extent
interpretation of hOUTWS?

+ Rev. Joseph A. Weaks
+ Pastor, Bethany Christian Church, Dallas
+ Ph.D. Student in Biblical Studies, Brite Divinity
+ Minister of the Word
+ jweaks@delta.is.tcu.edu
+ http://delta.is.tcu.edu/~jweaks/

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