oa Conspectus : The Journal of the South African Theological Seminary - The confession of Peter according to John 6:69 - research

Volume 2018 Number Special Edition
  • ISSN : 1996-8167



The title found in John 6:69, as the confession of Peter, is 'the Holy One of God'. The same title is found in Mark and Luke on the lips of a demon-possessed man. Scholarship has been divided on the precise meaning of the title, with the most common solution being that it means Messiah. This article refutes that view and suggests instead that the primary meaning of the title is that of representation or agency. For Mark and Luke, it is an agency of judgment on the demons while for John, Jesus is also the life-giver.

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