Does John 8:44 Imply That the Devil Has a Father?

Contesting the Pro-Gnostic Reading

in Novum Testamentum
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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.

Does John 8:44 Imply That the Devil Has a Father?

Contesting the Pro-Gnostic Reading

in Novum Testamentum