The prophet (Jn 7:40-7:40)

“When they heard

These words,

Some in the crowd

Said.

‘This is really

The prophet.’”

Ἐκ τοῦ ὄχλου οὖν ἀκούσαντες τῶν λόγων τούτων ἔλεγον Οὗτός ἐστιν ἀληθῶς ὁ προφήτης·

John uniquely said that when the people heard these words of Jesus (οὖν ἀκούσαντες τῶν λόγων τούτων), some in the crowd (Ἐκ τοῦ ὄχλου) said (ἔλεγον) that Jesus was really a true prophet (Οὗτός ἐστιν ἀληθῶς ὁ προφήτης).  In fact, this would have been a letdown from the early Prologue in chapter 1, where Jesus was truly the Word with God.  However, it was a recognition by the people in the crowd in Jerusalem that Jesus was special as a true prophet.  Do you believe that Jesus was a prophet or God?

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