The Sabbath (Jn 5:9-5:9)

“Now that day

was the Sabbath.”

Ἦν δὲ σάββατον ἐν ἐκείνῃ τῇ ἡμέρᾳ

John indicated that this day was the Sabbath (Ἦν δὲ σάββατον ἐν ἐκείνῃ τῇ ἡμέρᾳ).  This problem of Jesus healing on the Sabbath was a common problem in the synoptic gospels also, especially the healing of the paralytic in Luke, chapters 6:6-11, Matthew, chapter 12:9-13, and Mark, chapter 3:1-5, as well as the unique story of the man with dropsy in Luke, chapter 14:1-6.  John would join the other synoptics with this story about a man at the pool being cured on the Sabbath.  Do you think that people should be cured on Sundays?

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