The Gospel of John: Separating Myths from Facts
Discover the truth about the Gospel of John and how it differs from the synoptic Gospels in terms of content and themes. This New Testament document remains a significant source of Christian teachings today.
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1. The Gospel of John: Myths and Facts The New Testament Document #: TX002270
2. The Gospel of John has nothing in common with the synoptic Gospels.
3. MYTH. The Gospel of John, though unique in many ways, shares basic content with the synoptic Gospels, namely, the focus on the life, ministry, death, and Resurrection of Jesus and the meaning of these saving events for believers today.
4. In the Gospel of John, Jesus is a divine being, not a human being.
5. MYTH. All four Gospels, including John, present Jesus as both fully divine and fully human.
6. The Gospel of John emphasizes Jesus divinity.
7. FACT. Much as Markthe first Gospel emphasizes Jesus humanity, Johnthe last Gospelemphasizes his divinity.
8. The Gospel of John promotes hatred of and discrimination against Jewish people.
9. MYTH. Unfortunately, throughout history poor exegesis and lack of understanding regarding the historical setting of Johns Gospel has led people to misinterpret Johns portrayal of the Jews, believing the Gospel is anti-Semitic. Careful, academically responsible exegesis can help to avoid this pitfall.
10. Johns account of the birth of Jesus is the basis for many popular Christmas traditions.
11. MYTH. John does not contain an account of the birth of Jesus.
12. The Gospel of John begins with a poem.
13. FACT. Rather than beginning, as Matthew and Luke do, with an infancy narrative, John begins with a poem that presents Jesus as the preexistent Word.
14. In the Gospel of John, Jesus does not perform miracles.
15. MYTH. Jesus does perform miracles in Johns Gospel, but only seven of them. They are also called signs rather than miracles.
16. The Gospel of John uses more metaphors and symbolism than do the synoptic Gospels.
17. FACT. John is filled with vivid images and thought-provoking symbols.
18. The Gospel of John was written during a time of great turmoil and transition in the early Christian community.
19. FACT. Because the Gospel of John was written late in the first century AD, the early Christians were beginning the tumultuous process of separating themselves from their Jewish roots.
20. The Gospel of John is incomprehensible to most Catholics.
21. MYTH. Although the Gospel of John can be confusing and difficult, close reading and careful study can make sense of even the most obscure texts.
22. Key texts from Johns Gospel are used in the liturgies of Lent, Holy Thursday, and Good Friday.
23. FACT. The stories of the woman at the well, the man born blind, and the raising of Lazarus are proclaimed during the Sunday liturgies of Lent, especially when adults preparing for Baptism are present. Johns account of the Last Supper, which is the only one to recount the story of Jesus washing the disciples feet, is always proclaimed at the Mass of the Lords Supper on Holy Thursday evening. The Good Friday liturgy, commemorating the Passion and death of the Lord, always includes a proclamation of Johns Passion narrative.
24. The Gospel of John was the last canonical Gospel written.
25. FACT. John was written between AD 90 and 100.
26. Johns Gospel follows the same basic structure as the synoptic Gospels.
27. MYTH. John has a unique three-part structure: a prologue, a Book of Signs, and a Book of Glory, as well as an epilogue that scholars believe was written later.
28. Many famous and well-loved passages in Johns Gospellike I am the vine, you are the branches (John 15:5), I am the bread of life (John 6:3), and I am the way and the truth and the life (John 14:6)do not appear in the synoptic Gospels.
29. FACT. These are examples of the kind of metaphoric or symbolic language John frequently employs. We will learn more about the particular significance of the I AM statements.