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Title: The 'Ten' Commandments in the Gospel of John
Author(s): NEYREY, Jerome H.
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 102    Issue: 2   Date: 2021   
Pages: 248-269
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.102.2.3289501

Abstract :
In the forensic trials narrated in John 5-11, accusations of breaking the Ten Commandments occur regularly against Jesus and by Jesus against his accusers. Most frequently, the fourth commandment regarding Sabbath observance cuts both ways: Jesus’ working/healing vs. their circumcision on the Sabbath. But Jesus is regularly accused of breaking the first commandment by making himself equal to God, and the third by speaking God’s name and using it as his own. Conversely, Jesus accuses his accusers of idolatry (Moses’s serpent), adultery, theft, murder, and false witness. Keeping or violating any of the Ten Commandments distinguishes the narrative characters as saints or sinners.

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