Category Archives: Gospels

Themes in John’s Gospel

One of John’s Themes: Go and bring a friend to believe in Jesus An example of deliberate narrative designing can be found in the stories that narrate the call of the disciples. In almost every case, it is someone who … Continue reading

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Matthew 5:39 Whosover shall smite thee on the right cheek, turn to him the other also

Retaliation & Violence I believe that when we examine what the scriptures teach about resistance to evil, that the Savior does not teach that we should lie down and take it.  Certainly there are times in the scriptures when the … Continue reading

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Jesus Bridged the Gulf Between Paradise and Prison

And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf (χάσμα – Chasma, gaping opening, or impassable interval) fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that … Continue reading

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Seeing the composition of the Gospel of John

Possible Constructions of The Gospel of John According to Marie-Émile Boismard, the Gospel of John may have gone through four hypothetical stages of composition. Each stage is intricately involved with the life of the Johannine community: Document C. This was … Continue reading

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John – Evidence of Authorship

The Conflict with “The Jews” The Gospel of John came from somewhere. There is a prevalent idea that this gospel was collected, written, and redacted by a distinct community late in the First Century. This community consisted of some Samaritan … Continue reading

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The Construction of the Synoptic Gospels

The Construction of the Synoptic Gospels The Authors of the Synoptics used many sources Based on the evidence that scholars have produced in our day, it is evident that the authors of the gospels in the New Testament quoted from … Continue reading

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