This is supposed to be a tad bit ironic and/or humorous while allowing me to add something else to the category. It is something I want to keep a record of, and not necessarily something I’m going to expound upon right now. #holla
But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out. (John 19.34 NASB)
In John 6.50-8, Jesus plainly declares the wine his blood.
Notice that the other accounts do not include the spear.
Now, read 2 Maccabees
For, just as it is disagreeable to drink wine by itself or water by itself, whereas the mixing of the two produces a pleasant and delightful taste, so too variety of style in a literary work charms the ear of the reader. Let this, then, be my final word. (2 Maccabees 15.39 REB)
Maybe John really was a forerunner of Rudy Bultmann and tried to take the myth out of it. I dunno… maybe John really was a theological liberal and tried to mix a little water with communion’s wine.