The Gospel of John. Lecture 5 of 12.
Rudolf Steiner, Hamburg, May 23, 1908:
The First Sign
But there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews; the same came to Jesus by night.
Then cometh He to a city of Samaria which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus, therefore, being wearied with His journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, “Give me to drink,” for His disciples were gone away into the city to buy meat.Then saith the woman of Samaria unto Him, “How is it that thou, being a Jew, asketh drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria, for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.”
He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly and speaketh of the earth; he that cometh from heaven is above all. And what he hath seen and heard, to that he testifieth: and no man receiveth his testimony.But he that hath received his testimony hath set his seal that God is true.For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.
And John also was baptizing in Enon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came and were baptized.Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purification (this means about the form of baptism).