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Theology Notebook: Exegesis of John 7:14-31 Where Does Jesus Get His Teaching?

I am exegeted out. I mean, not "I Am", just that I am. No, wait....

John 7: 14-31 — Where Does Jesus Get His Teaching?

Thesis: In John 7:14-31, Jesus represents himself as a man who is not representing himself.

I. The context of the passage in the Gospel sets up the question of Jesus’ activity and identity.
    A. The Prologue sets up Jesus as both Christ and as a counter-figure to Moses: “The Law indeed was given
        through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ” (John 1:17)
         i. Throughout the Tabernacles passage Jesus words and those of his interlocutors are said in the midst of
            great Messianic expectation.
            1. There is curiosity about whether the authorities have concluded that Jesus is the Christ (v. 26)
            2. Debate ensues because Collapse )