Dating of john bible

21-Mar-2020 16:21

According to this argument James and his brother John were wrathful, emotional, and ambitious men who wanted to call down fire on the Samaritans (Luke ) and desired to secure a place of honor at Jesus' right hand in His coming kingdom (Mark -45).

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These sectarian documents expressed the same language and concepts that scholars had previously thought was unique to the fourth Gospel.

Many modern scholars allege that an Apostle close to Jesus could not have written this very different Gospel account. These are recorded so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing this you may have life through his name." And again in John the inspired writer of the fourth Gospel writes "There was much else that Jesus did; if it were written down in detail, I do not suppose the world itself would hold all the books that would be written." In other words, the fourth Gospel does not claim to record all that Jesus said or did.

This argument does not address the fact that John may have had good theological and/or literary reasons for omitting what was covered in the other Gospels and ignores or dismisses the testimony of early Church Fathers like the great Biblical scholar, theologian, and head of the catechetical school in Alexandria, Egypt, St. Argument #2: That the fourth Gospel's themes of love and unity could not have been produced by one of the Apostles to whom Jesus gave the name "Sons of Thunder" in Mark .

This passage, from the New Jerusalem Bible translation reads: "They [members of the Jewish Law court] were astonished at the fearlessness show by Peter and John, considering that they were uneducated laymen..." The people of Jerusalem and the more sophisticated Greek-culture Jews of the Diaspora generally regarded themselves as superior to the "hicks" from the Galilee, but what is really meant by this passage from Acts is that the members of the Sanhedrin, the Jewish law court which was composed of Biblical scholars trained in the Law and Temple priests, were amazed at the eloquence of Peter's defense when he and John were brought before them and charged with false teaching.

Their statement "uneducated laymen", 'am-ha'aretz, is more literally translated "common men".

I do not know of any serious scholar who believes Peter, Andrew and Zebedee & Sons were poor.

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