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Christian Alexander | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Jan 22 2022 8:00 PM

How does John's Gospel use the Greek word semeîon and why? What are some good sources on this? John never uses the word "miracle," dunamin, "a power, a demonstration of the miraculous power of God," or tera, "a wonder of the Almighty"; he never uses the word "miracle." He uses the word semeion, "sign." Why is this and how can I find sources?

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 22 2022 8:19 PM

I would start by looking at why the first portion of the Gospel of John is known as "The Book of Signs" - search for that phrase across your entire library.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 22 2022 11:44 PM

An FYI KS4J - in my library, "the book of signs" is more common in dictionaries than within milestones.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 23 2022 9:18 PM

MJ. Smith:

An FYI KS4J - in my library, "the book of signs" is more common in dictionaries than within milestones.

Search can be expanded:

{Headword Book of Signs} OR (("Book of Signs" OR <Root = lbs/el/σημειον> OR <Root = lbs/el/δυναμαι> OR <Root = lbs/el/τερας>) WITHIN {Milestone <Jn>})

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David Thomas | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 24 2022 7:29 AM

Christian Alexander:
How does John's Gospel use

consult https://www.logos.com/product/32178/encountering-john-second-edition-the-gospel-in-historical-literary-and-theological-perspective and/or https://www.logos.com/product/26690/a-theology-of-johns-gospel-and-letters-the-word-the-christ-the-son-of-god 

but especially https://www.logos.com/product/197331/signs-of-the-messiah-an-introduction-to-johns-gospel 

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