Many other signs (Jn 20:30-20:30)

“Now Jesus

Did many other signs

In the presence

Of his disciples,

That are not written

In this book.”

Πολλὰ μὲν οὖν καὶ ἄλλα σημεῖα ἐποίησεν ὁ Ἰησοῦς ἐνώπιον τῶν μαθητῶν, ἃ οὐκ ἔστιν γεγραμμένα ἐν τῷ βιβλίῳ τούτῳ·

John concluded this work about Jesus.  He said that Jesus (ὁ Ἰησοῦς) did (ἐποίησεν) many other signs (Πολλὰ μὲν οὖν καὶ ἄλλα σημεῖα) or miracles in the presence of his disciples (ἐνώπιον τῶν μαθητῶν), that were not written (ἃ οὐκ ἔστιν γεγραμμένα) in this book (ἐν τῷ βιβλίῳ τούτῳ).  This gospel story was not to be all inclusive.  Jesus had done much more, since this narrative was like a sampling.  Jesus had accomplished considerably more than the few instances mentioned here.  Many of the disciples of Jesus had seen further actions and sayings of Jesus.  The world of Jesus was larger than a written book.  It was a real lived lifestyle.  Do you confine Jesus to a book?

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