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Like most of the scrolls of the scriptures 1 John's author is anonymous. Nowhere within the scroll does the author says "I, John" or any such thing. However the author claims to have been one of the disciples: KJV 1 John 1:1-2 - modified by me The [Jesus] that was from the beginning [of the gospel], which we have heard, which we have seen with our ...


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1 John chapters 2-4 could only have been written by a single person, so there is no good reason to see this epistle as written by multiple authors. In spite of tradition, few modern scholars would understand the author to be the apostle John, to whom the 'Johannine' writings were attributed later in the second century. Most scholars believe that 1 John was ...


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Compare "I am the disciple who testifies to these things and who wrote them down" with "This is the disciple who testifies to these things and who wrote them down." The first would be a claim to authorship, while the second - which we find in John 21:24 - is not, although it does not entirely preclude the beloved disciple being the author. Then look at "We ...


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John, son of Zebedee A good deal of modern theological analysis supports the presumption that John of Zebedee wrote this gospel. This is almost invariably speculative and tends to use circular reasoning: for example, proponents believe that the Gospel was written around 80-90 CE and also believe that John lived into his nineties at least, so he could have ...


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The Beloved Disciple as an eyewitness John's Gospel says that the Beloved Disciple was an eyewitness to the mission of Jesus, so the most direct evidence that the Beloved Disciple was not this Gospel's author would be that the Fourth Gospel could not have been written by an eyewitness, or even based on the testimony of an eyewitness. In fact, Raymond E. ...



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