Did Jesus Call Himself the "I Am?" [1 page]
by Jay Dicken rated at 1.0 (5 votes so far)
Was Jesus applying the title I AM to himself? Interestingly, someone other than Jesus uses this exact same Greek phrase only ten verses later. At John 9:9 a man whom Jesus had healed also says “I am.” [ego eimi] Should we conclude that this man is part of a triune God? Certainly not, so the simple statement I am does not prove deity.
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Elohim: What Does the Word God Mean?
by Sean Finnegan [3 pages]
rated at 1.6 (out of 7 votes)
It may be shocking to learn that the word 'God' was much more flexible at the time of the writing of the Bible than it is today. In fact, Moses, Satan, and the Judges of Israel were all given the divine title, yet no one felt the need to construct philosophically nuanced redefinitions of who God is.