Vine Allegory Worksheet

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VINE ALLEGORY WORKSHEET JOHN 15:1-17 THE ALLEGORY OF THE VINE AND BRANCHES NOTES “The most complete treatment of fruit and fruit-bearing.” “An allegory can be understood as an extended metaphor: the comparison is unexpressed, and the subject and the thing compared are intermingled… Allegories intermingle the story and application so that an allegory carried its own interpretation within itself.” (Virkler, Hermeneutics, pg. 15” SOME NOTES: “I am the true vine” (v. 1)- A common manner in which John draws contrast between two groups. Compare with 1:9- true light; 4:23-true worshippers; 6:32-true bread; 17:3-true God. Jesus is the true vine in the sense that Israel was not: see Psalm 80:8-19, Exekiel 15:1-8, Jeremiah 2:21, Isaiah 5:1-7 with Mark 12:1-10. “My father is the vinedresser” (v. 1)- normal word for farmer “in me” (v.2) seems best understood as “in close contact or proximity.” Don’t read Paul’s concept of “in Christ” back into Jesus’ words. “you are clean” (v.3) compare with John 13:10, “you are clean, but not all
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course MS 1101 taught by Professor Craigen during the Spring '08 term at Moody Bible Institute.

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