Bible Notes

"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom" (Col. 3:16)—This is a literal rendering of the original, but since the term "Logos" (word) can also mean "reason" or "message," translations vary somewhat. Thus we find that Goodspeed renders: "Let the message of Christ live in your hearts in all its wealth of wisdom;" and Moffatt: "Let the inspiration of Christ dwell in your midst with all its wealth of wisdom;" while the Riverside New Testament has: "The message of Christ must dwell in you richly, as you teach in all wisdom." Other, however, definitely take the words "in all wisdom" as part of another sentence. Thus Weymouth (fifth edition) has: "Let the word of Christ remain as a rich treasure in your hearts. In all wisdom teach and admonish one another."

"It was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter" (John 10:22)—This is the only specific Biblical reference to this particular festival. During the course of the second century B.C., the temple at Jerusalem had been plundered and desecrated by Antiochus Epiphanes, and when, about the year 164 B. C., it was both purified and formally rededicated to the service of the God of Israel, Judas Maccabeus instituted the "feast of dedication" to commemorate this joyous event, as recorded in the Apocrypha (I Maccabees 4:56, 59).

"That ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him" (John 10:38)—It is of interest to note that the verb "ginoskete," rendered "believe," means more literally "come to know, learn, understand" (cf. Souter: Greek Lexicon, p. 56). Moffatt renders: "That ye may learn and understand;" Goodspeed: "that you may realize and learn;" Weymouth: "that you may recognize and see clearly;" Revised Version: "that ye may know and understand;" and Plummer: "that ye may come to know and continually know."

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