1 John and Echoes of Genesis 1-4
|1.1||From the beginning||1.1||In the beginning|
|1.5||Light in darkness||1.4||God separated the light from the darkness|
|1.8,10||If we say we have no sin [twice]||3.12,13||Adam blames Eve; Eve blames serpent|
|2.7a||New/old commandment||2.17||One commandment to Adam [Rabbis said Adam had Torah under form of one Commandment – cf. Robin Scroggs, The Last Adam.]|
|2.7b||… from the beginning||1.1||In the beginning|
|2.8-11||The darkness is passing away, and the true light already shines||1.3-4|
|2.11c||The darkness has blinded his eyes||3.11||The eyes of both were opened|
|2.13||From the beginning||1.1|
|2.14||From the beginning||1.1|
|2.16||Lust of flesh, lust of eyes and the pride of life||3.6||[Tree] good for food, delight to eyes, desired to make one wise [B.F.Westcott?]|
|2.19||They went out from us||4.16||And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD|
|2.20a||But you have been anointed by the Holy One,||2.7||God … breathed into his nostrils the breath of life|
|2.20b||and you know all things.||3.5||Knowing good from evil|
|(2.26||These things I have written unto you concerning them that would lead you astray.)||3.1-6||Serpent leads astray)|
|2.28||… that if he shall be manifested we may have boldness and not be ashamed before him at his coming.||3.7-10||Adam and Eve hide from each other and from God when he walks in the garden.)|
no man lead you astray.
He that sins is of the devil, for the devil sins from the beginning.
|3.11||For this is the message which you have heard from the beginning that we should love one another,||1.1||[And see on 1 John 2.7a above]|
|3.12||not as Cain was of the Evil One, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his works were evil and his brother’s righteous.||4.8
|(3.15||Whoever hates his brother is a murderer.||4.8-11)|
|4.18||There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear, because fear has punishment, and he that fears is not made perfect in love.||3.10
|[cf. John 13.1; 19.30; 20.19-23]|
|4.20||If a man says, ‘I love God’, and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he that loves not his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.||
Man as God’s [visible] image
|5.2b-3||Keep his commandments … not burdensome.||3.17||Because you … have eaten of the tree, of which I commanded you, saying you shall not eat of it, cursed is the ground for your sake ….|
are three who bear witness:
and the water,
and the blood.
the spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters.
A flood went up from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground.
The LORD God breathed into his nostrils the breath of life.)
|(5.11||And the witness is this, that God gave unto us eternal life, and this life is in his Son||2.9
tree of life
‘Lest he … take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever.)
|5.16a||If any man see his brother sinning a sin not unto death …||3.4||You will not die|
|5.16b||There is a sin unto death ….||2.17||‘In the day that you eat of it you shall die.’|
|5.18||… the Evil One touches him not.||3.3||‘You shall not eat of it, nor touch it, lest you die.’|
|5.19||… the whole world lies in the Evil One.||3||[3.17: ‘cursed is the ground because of you’.]|
|5.21||Little children, guard yourself from idols.||1.26-27||[I.e., only ‘image’ allowed to man is his brother, whom he is to love]|