Jesus as…a cartoon word-bubble?

Jesus as…a cartoon word-bubble? November 11, 2010

In the fine textbook Exploring the NT (Wenham and Walton), particularly the volume on Gospels and Acts, an analogy is made of how Jesus is the Word of God in John – think about a cartoon in print where a character has a word-bubble coming from his or her mouth. That word-bubble is an act of communication, yet visible. It carries a message, but it is clearly distinguishable from the person – and yet it cannot be understood apart from the person and (in terms of the one frame of the cartoon) vice versa. Hmm… I like this.It is visual and verbal. A Johannine match in many ways! Thank you David and Steve!


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