Contributed by Daniel Austin on Sep 9, 2010
In John 8, Jesus claims a relationship and union with God that His enemies could not. Jesus knows (oida, “to know inherently or intuitively”) the Father, but they did not know (ginōskō, “to come to know by experience or observation”) Him.
Text: John 8:51-59
At this point in the gospel of John, the dialogue between Jesus and his Jewish audience took a decidedly angry turn. Since they had no answer for his clear diagnosis of their spiritual sickness, Jesus’ audience reacted with a verbal