Seeing Blood and Water
A Narrative-Critical Study of John 19:34
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"Readers will appreciate the clarity, coherence, and conciseness with which Carnazzo presents his new interpretation of the climactic scene of seeing blood and water flowing from the side of the crucified Jesus. His narrative-critical approach, that takes seriously the scriptural background, opens the way for a deeper understanding of these key Johannine symbols."
--John Paul Heil, The Catholic University of America
"Among the many interpretative enigmas of the Fourth Gospel that continue to resist clarification is the statement in John 19:34 that blood and water flowed from the pierced side of the crucified Jesus. Carnazzo's concise study provides an excellent overview of scholarly discussion, from the Patristic era to contemporary scholarship . . . This rich study will guide all interested in a vexed Johannine question."
--Francis J. Moloney, Australian Catholic University