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.
Continue reading The Marriage Motif in John 13 and 14, Part 2