Jesus had healed him (Jn 9:11-9:11)

“The former blind man answered.

‘The man called Jesus

Made clay.

He spread it

On my eyes.

He said to me.

‘Go to Siloam!

Wash your eyes!


I went

And washed my eyes.

Then I received

My sight.’”

ἀπεκρίθη ἐκεῖνος Ὁ ἄνθρωπος ὁ λεγόμενος Ἰησοῦς πηλὸν ἐποίησεν καὶ ἐπέχρισέν μου τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς καὶ εἶπέν μοι ὅτι Ὕπαγε εἰς τὸν Σιλωὰμ καὶ νίψαι· ἀπελθὼν οὖν καὶ νιψάμενος ἀνέβλεψα.

John uniquely indicated that the former blind man answered (ἀπεκρίθη ἐκεῖνος) that the man called Jesus (Ὁ ἄνθρωπος ὁ λεγόμενος Ἰησοῦς) made clay (πηλὸν ἐποίησεν).  He then anointed or spread it (καὶ ἐπέχρισέν) on his eyes (μου τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς).  He told him (καὶ εἶπέν μοι) to go to the Siloam pool (Ὕπαγε εἰς τὸν Σιλωὰμ) and wash his eyes (καὶ νίψαι).  He did as Jesus told him to do.  He went (ἀπελθὼν οὖν) and washed (καὶ νιψάμενος) his eyes and received his sight (ἀνέβλεψα).  Notice that this former blind man called Jesus a man.  As the story develops his perception of Jesus will change.  John had this blind man repeat the story of how he had been cured by Jesus.  Is repetition a good way to remember things?

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