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John1 - John1, RN101, 4/7/08 INTRODUCTION See the entire NT...

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John1, RN101, 4/7/08 INTRODUCTION See the entire NT is an attempt to respond to a question with which we started the NT portion of the course, which Jesus poses to the disciples in MT, MK, LK: “Who do people say that I am? Some say John the Baptist, or Elijah, or Jeremiah, or one of the prophets. But who do you say that I am?” I Four different responses: A. MK: opens with quote from Isaiah; John the Baptist; Jesus’ baptism; temptation; Jesus’ mission: “repent, believe the good news, the kingdom of heaven is come near.” How can you tell this? Exorcisms, healings, wonders. MK’s reluctance to define Jesus’ identity; Messianic secret; notion of a Messiah who is meant to suffer, who predicts apocalypse. Emphasis on action over teaching. Short resurrection proclamation in 16: 1-8 but no post-resurrection appearances. B. MT: begins with genealogy, with statements about prophetic fulfillment that emphasize Jesus as Jewish . Jesus as new Moses teaching a “renewed” Torah. Birth narrative that emphasizes Joseph; Wise Men as first Gentiles in the new Jewish fold. Short 4 line post-resurrection appearance at end. C. LK: after authorial opener, extensive OT-like back story. Gospel begins and ends in Temple; emphasizes that all was done properly “according to the law.” But not Jewish like MT: a different community outreach. Short genealogy that roots Jesus in
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This note was uploaded on 06/22/2008 for the course RN 101 taught by Professor Hawkins during the Spring '08 term at BU.

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John1 - John1, RN101, 4/7/08 INTRODUCTION See the entire NT...

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