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Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament

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John 1:13

Which were born (oi egennhthsan).
First aorist passive indicative of gennaw, to beget, "who were begotten." By spiritual generation (of God, ek teou), not by physical (ex aimatwn, plural as common in classics and O.T., though why it is not clear unless blood of both father and mother; ek telhmatov sarkov, from sexual desire; ek telhmatov androv, from the will of the male). But b of the old Latin reads qui natus est and makes it refer to Christ and so expressly teach the Virgin Birth of Jesus. Likewise Irenaeus reads qui natus est as does Tertullian who argues that qui nati sunt (oi egennhthsan) is an invention of the Valentinian Gnostics. Blass (Philology of the Gospels, p. 234) opposes this reading, but all the old Greek uncials read oi egennhthsan and it must be accepted. The Virgin Birth is doubtless implied in verse 14, but it is not stated in verse 13.


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The Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. Copyright © Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman Press (Southern Baptist Sunday School Board)

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Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on John 1:13". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". <>. Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960.


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