By Esther Kobel
This publication explores the bills of communal foodstuff and the metaphorical use of foods and drinks language within the narrative global of the Gospel of John. It argues that the Johannine group usually accrued for communal nutrients within which the food and drinks at the menu might have taken on a non secular importance a ways exceeding the actual sustenance. The examine employs a socio-rhetorical method and for this reason strikes from textual content to context. It tentatively describes the texts’ effect at the formation of early Christian id and means that the Johannine meal debts supply how to think the demographic composition of the group and its old context.
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The parallel between these two texts continues in the shared themes of creation and of light and darkness. g. γεγραμμ νον στιν or γ γραπται; Jn :; :; :; :; :; :; :). g. Passover: Jn :, ; :; :; :; :; Festival of Booths: Jn :; the Festival of the Dedication: Jn :). In its symbols and chronology it remains within a Jewish world of thought while engaging in polemics with the Jews and the Jewish elite. g. Charles Kingsley Barrett, The Gospel According to St.
We are confined to level of likelihood. Identification of any type of reference less explicit than direct quotations, therefore, requires the participation and judgment of the reader. , . Hays, Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul, . introduction . Availability: Was the proposed source available to the intended readers? . Volume: On the one hand, volume is a factor of how explicit the repetition of patterns or words is. On the other hand it is a matter of the prominence of the alluded text.
Authorship The question of authorship pertains to the person or people responsible for the composition of the body of the Fourth Gospel. 30 Modern scholarship posits a more complex process of composition, involving an editor in addition to the initial writer, and very likely contributions by others as well. The initial writer and the author are not necessarily identical, since in antiquity, authorship is often attributed to someone other than the person who actually wrote down the words. The author may have been an individual person or a group of disciples 29 Readers who are interested in investigating these issues in depth should focus their attention on the discussions that can be found in virtually all leading commentaries on the Fourth Gospel.