Daily Bible Study—1 John 1:2
B1 Life was manifested
C1 Have seen
D1 The eternal life
F1 Was with the Father
F2 Was manifested to us
B1 Life refers to verse 1--the Word of Life
B2 Manifest means
D1 φανερόω phaneroō
D2 "to make manifest or visible or known what has been hidden or unknown, to manifest, whether by words, or deeds, or in any other way" (Thayer)
D1 "to show something such as a feeling or ability, so that it is easy to notice. Jane manifested an unwillingness to sit and talk to Lydia." Link
D2 Something that is not seen is in a state where it will be quickly and easily seen.
C3 Read Romans 16:25-26, 1 Timothy 3:16, Acts 10:41.
B3 Eternal can mean
C1 Starting now and never ending
C2 No start and no end
C3 Read John 17:3, 1 John 5:20, Revelation 1:8
B1 What point is John emphasizing about Jesus again?
B2 Manifested in Greek is the aorist tense, which indicates past action without showing completion or continuation. It is used translated in the past tense. Why is manifested in the past tense (English)?
B3 Have seen is in the perfect tense which indicates completed action. Why is this tense uses?
B4 Testify (speak about truthfully) and proclaim are in the present tense. Why is the present tense used for these words?
B5 Who was with the Father?
B6 When was He there? John 1:1
B7 This passage uses the word "life" twice. The second time it is used there is the adjective "eternal." Why is this adjective used?