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Unformatted text preview: TRADITIONS OF JOHN (Johns Gospel, 1,2,3 John, Revelation) Background o John the beloved disciple the community of John (Gospel, epistles) Apostleship & martyrdom of the elder Probably an inhabitant of Asia Minor (Ephesus?) Gospel o Multiple-leveled authorship The Gospel of Mark?? Prologue poem (1:1-18) Signs source (2-11) Farewell Address (14-17) Epilogue (21) Composition probably finished 80-100 CE o Perfect, flawless Greek o Philosophically sophisticated Word (logos=rational principle which orders the world in Stoic philosophical thought; PAGAN PHILOSOPHICAL CONCEPT ) No demons No parables or folksy proverbs Metaphorical events Prologue (1:1-18) o In the beginning was the Word (logos) and the Word was with God and the Word was God (v.1) Deeper thinking about the origin of Jesus Clear identification of Jesus with God; NOT ADOPTED BY GOD Use of metaphor: Word Light Life o And the word became flesh (1:14) Deeper thinking about the humanity of Jesus Clear identification of Jesus with humanity Introduction of the Sight Metaphor (1:19-51) [[ASSOCIATION OF JESUS W/ CREATION; NEW GENESIS]] o Day 1: John the Baptists Prediction (1:19-28) John: I am a voice (v. 23) John: Among you stands one you do not know. He is the one who comes after me (vv. 26-27) o Day 2: John the Baptists Testimony (1:29-34) John: I have seen and testify that this is the Son of God (v. 34) o Day 3: Encounter with Johns disciples (1:35-42) Andrew & Simon Peter JB: Behold, here is the lamb (v. 36) [[CHANGES DATE OF CRUCIFIXION SO THAT JESUS DIES ON PASSOVER::SACRIFICIAL LAMB]] J: Come and you will see (v. 39) o Day 4: Encounter with Philip & Nathanael (1:43-51) N: Can any good come from Nazareth (v. 46) P: Come and see (v. 46) N: You are the Son of God; You are the King of Israel (v. 49) J: You will see greater things (v. 50) Understanding the Signs (2:1-11:57) o Emphasis upon individual insight o SIGN 1: Turning Water into Wine (2:1-11) Fifth third day (v. 1) First sign (v. 11) tasted the wine (v. 9) Jewish water pots>>>best wine [[CHRISTS WINE GOES INSIDE & IS SO ABUNDANT, JEWISH WATER CLEANSES OUTSIDE ONLY, SUPERFICIAL]] o EXCURSUS INTO JOHNS PEDAGOGY: THE POWER OF METAPHOR (2:1-4:42) o Jesus Cleanses the Temple (2:12-42) NARRATIVE (vv. 12-16) a few days (v. 12) Earlier than in the Synoptic Gospels Mark 11; Luke 19; Matthew 21 More violent than in the Synoptic Gospels o EXCURSUS INTO JOHNS PEDAGOGY o CHARACTER CONTRAST (vv. 17-25) Disciples: remember scripture (v. 17) Jews demand a sign (v. 18) Sign of the Temple (vv. 19-22) Jews fail to understand the metaphor Many others saw and believed (v. 23) o NICODEMUSSIGHTLESS TEACHER (3:1-21)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course BIB 102 taught by Professor Phillips during the Fall '07 term at Point Loma.
- Fall '07
- The Bible