Saturday, July 04, 2015
Word Magazine # 39: Should John 5:3b-4 be in the Bible?
I posted to sermonaudio.com this evening Word Magazine 39: Should John 5:3b-4 be the Bible? In this episode I weigh the external and internal evidence regarding this controversial passage on the angel stirring the waters at the pool of Bethesda. I conclude that the traditional text, which includes these verses, should be affirmed.
You can read the notes for many of my comments on John 5:3b-4 here.
One of the strongest arguments in favor of the inclusion of John 5:3b-4 is the fact that it appears in one of the oldest uncial Greek manuscripts, Codex Alexandrinus. I have also posted a brief study of John 5:3-4 in Codex Alexandrinus here, in which I note some of the peculiarities of Codex A's text of the passage.