The Testimony of the Beloved Disciple: Narrative, History, and Theology in the Gospel of John

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  • Copyright: 2007-11-01
  • Publisher: Baker Pub Group

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How do historical and literary details contribute to a coherent theological witness to Jesus in the Gospel of John? A leading British evangelical New Testament scholar answers that question with studies on themes from messianism to monotheism, symbolic actions from foot-washing to fish-catching, literary contexts from Qumran to the Hellenistic historians, and figures from Nicodemus to "the beloved disciple" to Papias. Originally published in various journals and collections, these essays are now available for the first time in one affordable volume with a substantial new introduction that ties them all together. A must-have for serious students of the Fourth Gospel.

Author Biography

Richard Bauckham (PhD, University of Cambridge) is professor of New Testament studies and Bishop Wardlaw Professor at the University of St. Andrews and a Fellow of the British Academy. He is the author of numerous volumes, including Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony and Bible and Mission: Christian Witness in a Postmodern World.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 9
Papias and Polycrates on the Origin of the Gospel of Johnp. 33
The Beloved Disciple as Ideal Authorp. 73
Historiographical Characteristics of the Gospel of Johnp. 93
The Audience of the Gospel of Johnp. 113
The Qumran Community and the Gospel of Johnp. 125
Nicodemus and the Gurion Familyp. 137
The Bethany Family in John 11-12: History or Fiction?p. 173
Did Jesus Wash His Disciples' Feet?p. 191
Jewish Messianism according to the Gospel of Johnp. 207
Monotheism and Christology in the Gospel of Johnp. 239
The Holiness of Jesus and His Disciples in the Gospel of Johnp. 253
The 153 Fish and the Unity of the Fourth Gospelp. 271
Index of Modern Authorsp. 285
Index of Ancient Personsp. 291
Index of Place Namesp. 296
Index of Scripture and Other Ancient Writingsp. 298
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