reply to post by Good Wolf
These are historian perspectives on the beginnings of Christianity...
Who referred to what, etc???
OT not too concerned with the number of times ‘Jesus’ or the ‘Christ’ was referred to by historians…basically irrelevant, GW!
‘I AM’ more concerned how 'HE' referred to himself…
since we are asking what words mean…
how about ‘ego eimi’?
please look it up…here’s few examples...
John 4:26 Jesus *said to her, "I who speak to you am He [ego eimi]."
John 6:20 But He *said to them, "It is I [ego eimi]; do not be afraid."
John 8:24 "I said therefore to you, that you shall die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am [ego eimi], you shall die in your sins."
John 8:28 Jesus therefore said, "When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am [ego eimi]"
John 8:58 Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am. [ego eimi]"
John 9:9 He [man born blind] kept saying, "I am [ego eimi] the one."
John 13:19 "From now on I am telling you before it comes to pass, so that when it does occur, you may believe that I am" [ego eimi].
John 18:5 They answered Him, "Jesus the Nazarene." He *said to them, "I am [ego eimi]." And Judas also who was betraying Him, was standing with
John 18:6 When therefore He said to them, "I am," [ego eimi] they drew back, and fell to the ground.
John 18:8 Jesus answered, "I told you that I am [ego eimi]; if therefore you seek Me, let these go their way,"
How about the 'Greek' referral to the 'Hebrew'??? Here’s a few…
John 6:20 echoes Isaiah 41:10,13 (fear not)
Phil 2:6-8 echoes John 13:19 which echoes Isaiah 43:10-12 (saviour/God incarnate)
John 14:5-6 echoes Isaiah 40:3 (the way)
John 4:25-26 echoes Isaiah 52:6 (quoted by Jesus)
John 8:58 echoes Isaiah 40-55; Ex 3:14; Psalm 90:2 (eternal)
John 18 echoes Isaiah's "I AM"
Rev 22:12-13 echoes Isaiah 44:6 (first and last)
Acts 26:15-18 echoes Isaiah 42:6-8 (calls to service)
John 1:1-5 echoes Isaiah 44:24 (only creator)
1 Cor 10:4 echoes Isaiah 44:8 (only Rock)
King of Babylon echoes Jehovah: Isa 47:8-10; 46:9 (quote)
Look, we can post all day long...in opposition to one another...I've read/reviewed...and will continue to...all you have posted, with great respect
for your intellect...????....but you won't even listen to... www.tonycampolo.org...
OT is REALLY struggling, with WHY...you avoid this....and am inclined to hit the IGNORE button...out of confusion....