The Competitive Textualization of the Jesus Tradition in John 20:30-31 and 21:24-25

Keith, Chris (2016) The Competitive Textualization of the Jesus Tradition in John 20:30-31 and 21:24-25. Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 78 (2). pp. 321-327. ISSN 0008-7912

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Abstract

This essay argues that the Johannine “colophons” of John 20:30–31 and 21:24–25 support the argument that the author of John’s Gospel was aware of one or more of the Synoptic Gospels. Although these passages do not prove that theory, they demonstrate that John’s Gospel participates in a competitive textualization of the Jesus tradition, emphasizing its superiority to prior textualized Jesus books. This observation raises the question of what prior textualized Jesus traditions the author could have known. Although they are not the only options, it is here argued that the Synoptics are by far the most likely candidates.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: 200 Religion > 225 New Testament
200 Religion > 282 Roman Catholic Church
School/Department: School of Education, Theology and Leadership
Depositing User: Kevin Sanders
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2016 14:34
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2016 14:34
URI: http://research.stmarys.ac.uk/id/eprint/1128

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