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By Jocelyn McWhirter

Many interpreters of the Fourth Gospel observe allusions to biblical texts approximately marriage, yet none deals a finished research of those proposed allusions or a powerful cause of their presence. development at the paintings of Richard Hays, Donald Juel and Craig Koester, during this 2006 publication Jocelyn McWhirter argues that John alludes to biblical texts approximately marriage to be able to enhance a metaphor for Jesus and the way he pertains to his fans. based on McWhirter, John chooses those texts simply because he makes use of a first-century exegetical conference to interpret them as messianic prophecies in mild of an approved messianic textual content. in particular, he makes use of verbal parallels to hyperlink them to Psalm forty five, a marriage tune for God's anointed king. He then attracts on them to painting Jesus as a bridegroom-Messiah and to depict Jesus' courting along with his fans when it comes to marriage.

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