Gospel Of John Essay

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Compare the Gospel of John, the book 1st, 2nd, 3rd John and the Revelation The Gospel of John According to the writer there was a group of writing called the “Johannine writes “from the post-apostolic period. The writings were the gospel of John, known as the “The Fourth Gospel”, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and the book of Revelation. In spite of the modern day study, some scholars do not accept these findings. Reason being first, of all, this tradition did not originate early in the church; it appeared later. First in Irenaeus writing CA. 180 A.D. 1st, 2nd, 3rd John, and the Revelation of John are often assigned later dates of all New Testament literature (Efire. 189-90). Some secular scholars place them well into the second century A.D., and even most conservative scholars dating at least Revelation around 95 A.D., when John would have been over 80 years old. Of course John the son of Zebedee, the disciple of Jesus, could not have lived…show more content…
Despite the brevity of 2 and 3 John, many common ideas and phrases are obvious. Many of these themes in 1-3 John are also present in the Gospel of John. The subject of truth and the idea of a commandment of love is prominent in both books, along with the idea that God is light. "Eternal life" is a phrase that occurs with disproportionate frequency in John and 1 John. Common between the Gospel of John and Revelation are the ideas of Christ as the Lamb and the water of life. Christ is described by the Greek word "logos", meaning "word", in John 1:1, 14; 1 John 1:1, and Rev 19:13, but nowhere else in the Bible. Only Rev. 1:7 and John 19:34 says Jesus was “pierced.” The picture of Christ as a lamb is also prominent in both books. Finally, Rev. 1:1-2, "... John, who bore record of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw", could be read as saying that the author of this book previously wrote the gospel as
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