Who do you claim to be? (Jn 8:53-8:53)

“Are you greater

Than our father


He died!

The prophets also died!

Who do you claim

To be?”

μὴ σὺ μείζων εἶ τοῦ πατρὸς ἡμῶν Ἀβραάμ, ὅστις ἀπέθανεν; καὶ οἱ προφῆται ἀπέθανον· τίνα σεαυτὸν ποιεῖς;

John uniquely indicated that these Jewish Jerusalem leader asked Jesus if he was greater (μὴ σὺ μείζων) than their father (εἶ τοῦ πατρὸς ἡμῶν) Abraham (Ἀβραάμ)?  He died (ὅστις ἀπέθανεν).  Also, the prophets all died (καὶ οἱ προφῆται ἀπέθανον).  Who did Jesus claim to be (τίνα σεαυτὸν ποιεῖς)?  These Jewish leaders continued to press Jesus.  Both Abraham and the prophets had died.  Who did he think that he was?  Once again, these leaders took Jesus literally.  All the great holy men of Israel had died.  Why was he so special?  Do you think that you will never die?

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