Have you seen Abraham? (Jn 8:57-8:57)

“Then the Jewish leaders

Said to Jesus.

‘You are not yet

Fifty years old!

Have you seen Abraham?’”

εἶπαν οὖν οἱ Ἰουδαῖοι πρὸς αὐτόν Πεντήκοντα ἔτη οὔπω ἔχεις καὶ Ἀβραὰμ ἑώρακας;

John uniquely indicated that the Jewish leaders (οἱ Ἰουδαῖοι) were skeptical of Jesus.  They said to Jesus (εἶπαν οὖν οἱ Ἰουδαῖοι πρὸς αὐτόν) that he was not yet 50 years old (Πεντήκοντα ἔτη οὔπω ἔχεις) and yet he had seen Abraham (καὶ Ἀβραὰμ ἑώρακας).  These Jewish leaders considered that Jesus was too young to have seen Abraham.  He was not yet 50, probably in his early 30s.  How would he have come in contact with Abraham?  Do people doubt you because of your young age?

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