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Unformatted text preview: 2. John's gospel contains several (frequently negative) references to "the Jews," which have, at points in the history of Christianity, been used to justify some rather virulent anti-semitism. Of course, Jesus and his disciples were all Jews, a fact acknowledged by John (Jn. 4:9), so a simplistic reading of "Jew" does not seem to be in order. Read the following passages and offer some conclusions about what John does and doesn't mean when it refers to "the Jews": 4:20-26, 5:39-47, 8:31-59. 3. A key theme in the gospel of John is that of knowing, particularly knowing the truth . What do you know (:-) about this theme after reading the following: 1:1-18, 7:25-31, 8:31-32, 13:1-4, 14:1-7, 18:37-38. 4. List and explain the themes of John's Gospel that Powell highlights....
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- Spring '08