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The Interpretation of the Wine Miracle at Cana: John 2: I—II<sup></sup>

Martin Hengel

in The Glory of Christ in the New Testament

Published in print November 1987 | ISBN: 9780198263265
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682452 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263265.003.0007
The Interpretation of the Wine Miracle at Cana: John 2: I—II

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This chapter presents an essay on the interpretation of the wine miracle at Cana in verses 1–11 of the second chapter of the Book of John. It suggests that this miracle has a profane nature that culminated in the reproach of the host. It mentions the guest's comments about the host saving the best wine for last. This has no analogy in the old tradition of Jesus narratives and appears rather strange in comparison with them. This chapter proposes that the event may only be a symbol of that which occurs in the total work of Jesus.

Keywords: wine miracle; Cana; Book of John; miracles; Jesus; biblical criticism; biblical analysis

Chapter.  16559 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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