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Blood and Water
Water and Blood
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Blood And Water
Blood And Water [Gk. haíma kaí hýdōr]. An unusual phenomenon is related in Jn. 19:34 in connection with the death of Jesus. When the soldiers came to Jesus to perform the final step in His execution, viz., the breaking of His legs, they saw that He was already dead and omitted the act. “But one
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BLOOD AND WATER
BLOOD AND WATER([αιμα καὶ ὕδωρ, haima kai hudor]): The remarkable passage (John 19:34) from which this expression is taken refers to the piercing of the Savior’s side by the soldier. The evangelist notes here what he, as an eyewitness of the crucifixion, had seen as a surprising fact. Whereon this
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Blood And Water
BLOOD AND WATER (Jn 19:31–37).—When the soldier, whom tradition names Longinus,* to make sure that He was really dead, drove his spear into the side of Jesus on the cross (see Crucifixion), a strange thing happened. On being withdrawn the spear was followed by a gush of blood and water. It was a singular
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Blood and Water
blood and water. At the crucifixion, “one of the soldiers pierced Jesus’ side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water [kai exēlthen euthys haima kai hydōr]” (Jn. 19:34). It is noted in the passion narrative as a most unusual event, which is followed by the evangelist’s affirmation of
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Blood and Water
BLOOD AND WATER (αἷμα καὶ ὕδωρ, haíma kaí húdōr): The remarkable passage (Jn 19:34) from which this expression is taken refers to the piercing of the Saviour’s side by the soldier. The evangelist notes here what he, as an eyewitness of the crucifixion, had seen as a surprising fact. Whereon this
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