Does John 8:44 imply that the devil has a father? Contesting the Pro-Gnostic reading

Stephen Robert Llewelyn, Alexandra Robinson, Blake Edward Wassell

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Abstract

John 8:44 has been a source of concern because of its ambiguity. Is it to be read "of (your) father, the devil" or "of the father of the devil"? This article contends that the former, traditional reading is not ungrammatical as suggested in the grammars and more recently by DeConick and that accordingly the verse cannot be considered pro-gnostic.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-23
Number of pages10
JournalNovum Testamentum
Volume60
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2018

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