This week on the Theopolis podcast, Peter Leithart and I discuss the concluding chapters of John’s Gospel.
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Following the land/sea symbology of Israel/nations — when Jesus walks on water (as if it were land) do you think this is a type of the mystery revealed in the gospel (ie: the nations/waters are brought into God’s family/land)? Does Peter’s experience here foreshadow his initial comprehension of the mystery, followed by stumbling with the Judaizers (per Paul’s account in Galatians)?
Is there a legitimate connection between Jesus’ 7 signs in John 1-11 and the creation week in Genesis 1-3?
Can you present some guidelines for a responsible handling of Biblical numerology? Many numerologists go way overboard, and many sober-minded theologians reject its use wholesale. Can you inject some moderation into this?