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John never saw Jesus but he tells what he said.

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Submitted by Barbara (United States), Feb 5, 2006 at 19:30

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Submitted by Nuray, Feb 4, 2006 at 17:55

Dear Richard,
blah blah
John never saw Jesus but he tells what he said. It doesn't make sense for me
Saint John is another untrustworthy Roman like Paul


It doesn't make sense for me. Nuray PLEASE tell me where do you get off , do you make things up as you please

.john: ( "Jehovah is gracious"). The son of Zebedee, a fisherman on the Sea of Galilee, (Mark 1:19-20; Luke 5:10),JoInternal evidence that the author is "the disciple whom Jesus loved," who also leaned on His breast at supper (John 21:20, cf. 21:7), and that this is the apostle John, is supported by numerous lines of evidence. (1) He was a contemporary of the events described. The writer was known to the high priest and entered the high priest's residence in company with Jesus (John 18:15). He alone narrates the fact that it was the high priest's servant whose ear Peter cut off (John 18:10). He deals with questions about the period before the destruction of Jerusalem and not with controversies of the second century when Gnostic and Ebionite defections were active (cf. John 6:15; 11:47-50). Numerous other details point to the contemporary scene. (2) He was a Jew of Palestine. He shows acquaintance with Heb., as is shown by the book's opening words (cf. Genesis 1:1). Three times he quotes from the Heb. (John 12:40; 13:18; 19:37). He knows intimately the Hebrew festivals, that of Passover (John 21:13, 23; 6:4; 13:1; 18:28), the Feast of Booths (John 7:2; Tabernacles, KJV), and the Feast of Dedication (John 10:22). Jewish customs and habits of thought are familiar to him, such as questions of purification (John 3:25; 11:55), marriage customs, especially the way of arranging waterpots (John 2:1-10); Jewish burial customs (John 11:38, 44; 19:31, 40). He shows firsthand knowledge of Palestine, that there is a descent from Cana to the Sea of Galilee (John 2:12) and that Jacob's well is deep (John 4:11). He is familiar with such places as Ephraim (John 11:54), Aenon (John 3:23), Mt. Gerizim (John 4:20), Jerusalem and the Kidron (John 18:1), Bethesda and Siloam (John 5:2; 9:7), and Golgotha (John 19:17; etc.). (3) He was John, the beloved apostle. This is a general deduction sustained from the above facts. He indicates the hours of events recounted (John 1:39; 4:6, 52; 19:14). He reports quotations of Philip (John 6:7; 14:8), Thomas (John 11:16; 14:5), Judas (John 14:22), and Andrew (John 6:8-9). He leaned on Jesus' breast at the Last Supper (John 13:23-25) and was numbered among the three, Peter, James, and John. Moreover, Peter is distinguished from the author by name, as in John 1:41-42; 13:6, 8, and James had suffered martyrdom long before the writing of the gospel (Acts 12:2). He characteristically introduces himself (John 13:23; 19:26; 20:2; 21:7, 20). These general facts make it difficult to escape the conclusion that John the apostle wrote the fourth gospel.
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