July 07, 2005

John 18:15-18 (L)

Matthew (and probably other gospels) have a more detailed account of Peter's denial. Jesus had told Peter beforehand that he would do it, and Peter refused to believe it. Then it happened: he denied knowing Jesus not once but three times, then the cock crowed (as Jesus had predicted), "And [Peter] went out, and wept bitterly", much the way you or I might have done (and perhaps have done).

Going back to John there's an interesting comment on 18:18 by Adam Nicholson, writing about the KJ translators in God Secretaries (2003).

1 Comments:

At 1:04 p.m., Blogger crystal said...

Hi Larry. That's an interesting note about the corrupt court of King James. I don't know a lot about him, except that he was Protestant, Scottish and his mom was Mary Queen of Scots. She was Catholic and he was taken away from her when a baby and raised by Protestant regents influenced by John Knox, I believe.

 

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