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Title: A Note on John 20,23b
Author(s): LAMBRECHT, Jan
Journal: Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses
Volume: 83    Issue: 1   Date: 2007   
Pages: 165-168
DOI: 10.2143/ETL.83.1.2021747

Abstract :
In a recent NTS-article Sandra M. Schneiders claims that in John 20,23 the parallelism is synonymous and synthetic: “Anyone whose sins you forgive, they are forgiven to them and those [the forgiven] whom you hold fast [in the communion of the Church] are held fast”. The critical discussion of her arguments leads back to the traditional understanding and translation of verse 23b: “Anyone whose (sins) you retain, they are retained (to them)”. The note’s conclusion also refers to the valuable treatment of this verse by Michael Theobald in Herrenworte im Johannesevangelium.

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