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The Marriage Motif in John 13 and 14, Part 2

 

JOHN 14:3-6 

A– If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come (Gr. erchomai) again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.  v. 3

B– And where I am going you know the way. (Gr. hodon). v. 4

B—- Jesus said to him, “I am the way (Gr. hodos), and the truth, and the life;  v. 6a  

A–No one comes (Gr. erchetai from the root erchomai) to the Father but through Me.  v.  6b

 

 

Explaining the Chiasm

In Part 1, I discussed the details related to an ancient Jewish wedding. It consisted of two stages: 1) kiddushin–betrothal/sanctification and 2) nisu’in–the carrying away of the bride by the bridegroom, the consummation of the marriage. In between these two events is a period of time–approximately one year in length–in which the bridegroom goes to his father’s house to add a room in which he and his prospective bride will reside. In that one-year period, the parties are bound by a contract, called a ketubah, stipulating that they will remain faithful to each other while apart.

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