Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentJohn 8:57
- Thou art not yet fifty years old (penthkonta eti oupw exeiv).
- Literally, "Thou hast not yet fifty years." Not meaning that Jesus was near that age at all. It was the crisis of completed manhood (Numbers 4:3) and a round number. Jesus was about thirty to thirty-three.
- And hast thou seen Abraham? (Kai Abraam ewrakas;).
- So A C D and B W Theta have ewrakev, both second person singular of the perfect active indicative of oraw. But Aleph, Sin-syr., Coptic versions (accepted by Bernard) have kai Abraam ewrake se? "Has Abraam seen thee?" Either makes sense here.