(monogenes): Although the English words are found only 6 times in the New Testament, the Greek word appears 9 times, and often in the Septuagint.
The more difficult or awkward reading is often preferable. The reading at first will seem to be more difficult or awkward to understand, but after further investigation, it will be discovered that a scribe deliberately or mistakenly changed the text to an easier reading.
Moses once expressed the desire to see God. At Exodus 33:18-20, we read: Exodus 33:18-20 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 18 And he [Moses] said, “Please show me your glory.” 19 And he said, “I will make all my goodness pass before your face and will proclaim before you my name ‘Jehovah.’ And I will be gracious to... Continue Reading →
John 1:18 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 18 No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten god who is in the bosom of the Father, that one has made him fully known. Critic: The critic would point out that John 1:18 clearly says that “no one has ever seen God,” while Exodus 24:10 explicitly states... Continue Reading →