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John 1:35-39

March 9, 2013

35 The next day again the John and two of his students had been standing 36 and after looking at the Jesus as he walked, he said, “Behold! The lamb of the God.” 37 And his two students heard him while speaking and they followed the Jesus. 38 But after turning, the Jesus also seeing them following said to them, “What are you looking for?” But the [students] said to him, “Rabbi (which is translated said “teacher”), where are you staying?” 39 He said to them, “Come and you will see.”Therefore they went and saw where he is staying and they stayed with him that day; it was the tenth hour.

Disciple really, is just another word for student, and that seems like word that should be used today, especially since Jesus is labeled a teacher. What is the “tenth hour”? I have one translation that says 10am, and another that says 4pm. I think the consensus is that in the 1st century they counted hours from sunrise, so 10am would be out. Oddly enough i found some table and their hour might not have been as long as our hour. It could be 4, 4:30 or 5 according to that.

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