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The Reliability of John (global features)

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Lesson

Looks at the overall features of John, arguing that they show the gospel to be a reliable witness to Jesus.

Outline

I. AUTHORSHIP (WESTCOTT)

A. Jewish

B. Jew from Israel

C. Eyewitness (intimate knowledge)

D. One of the 12 apostles and one of the inner core (Peter and James not possible)

E. Only gospel to merely call John the Baptist “John”

II. DATE (90’S)

III. AUDIENCE

Fits what we know of John

IV. DISTINCT LITERARY SOURCES

As well as John’s memory and oral tradition

V. DISTINCTIVE PURPOSES

VI. LITERARY GENRE

VII. TWO KINDS OF INTERLOCKING BETWEEN SYNOPTICS AND JOHN

A. Presupposing knowledge of core Christian information in Mark

1. John 3:24

2. John 11:2

3. John 18:24, 28

B. Explaining cryptic parts of the Synoptics

1. John 2:19

2. John 18:31

3. John 1:35-42