Krew i woda z przebitego boku Jezusa (J 19,34). Symbolika i teologia
The blood and water from the pierced side of Jesus (Jn 19,34). Symbolism and theology
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The author of the fourth Gospel, as opposed to synoptics, places in the description of the Passion a scene showing a soldier who pierces with a spear the side of Jesus from which blood and water is flowing (Jn 19,34). Sometimes 1Jn 5,6-8 is regarded as an indirect, parallel text. Blood and water have had a great significance since ancient times. The Biblical World has also attributed to them a number of meanings, both positive and negative. In the positive sense Fathers of the Church read the symbolism of blood and water coming out of the side of Jesus from the early centuries of Christianity. They were also ollowed by contemporary Bible researchers searching here, among others, a symbol of acraments, salvation, the birth of Church, and in contrast with misbelievers the real humanity of Jesus. The common feature of all these attempts to interpret this scene is Jesus love to the Church and everyone.
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