I am the Bread of Life. Imagery in John 6:32-51

  title={I am the Bread of Life. Imagery in John 6:32-51},
  author={Jan van der Watt},
  journal={Acta Theologica},
  • J. Watt
  • Published 1 December 2007
  • Art
  • Acta Theologica
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