What did Jesus mean when He said 'I am the Light of the World'?


John 8:12

ESV - 12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.

Clarify Share Report Asked July 01 2013 Mini Anonymous (via GotQuestions)

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Mini David Nochella

Jesus said that at the feast of dedication or sometimes called the feast of lights. In the temple at the time would have been a huge menora that was lit durring the feast. The people would have understood the symbolism of the menora and Jesus saying ," I Am the Light."

January 26 2014 Report

Mini Paul Desing

Light illuminates the reality of things, and exposes things attempting to shroud themselves in darkness. Not only is Jesus the Truth, but He is the one who manifests this to whosoever will believe.

July 07 2020 Report

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