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The scene definitely depicts Jesus returning from the wilderness to "Bethany, across the Jordan, where John was baptizing." As the question says, the Gospel of John is not recording the baptism event directly, but is recording John B’s testimony of that event. We can draw the tightest possible timeline of events as: Baptism, wilderness: 6 weeks (42 days); ...


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Maximum and most probable total time in Egypt (comprising both initial time in freedom and subsequent time in slavery) can be calculated using Moses' genealogy in Exodus. The line is: Levi, Kohath, Amram, Moses. Kohath was alive when Jacob and his sons went into Egypt (Gen 46:8,11). Kohath lived 133 years (Ex 6:18). Amram lived 137 years (Ex 6:20). Moses ...


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If John has an "obvious theological purpose" then, in my view, the default position should be that, although no doubt authentic, it is not likely to be more chronologically correct than are the synoptic gospels. At various times, three different hypotheses have been put forward to explain the sources of John's Gospel: The 'beloved disciple' was actually ...


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I will address only the first two issues in the question, regarding dates. The bottom line of my answer is that John is factually accurate and that he intentionally deviated from the Synoptics for the purpose of noting important theological meaning, not for the sake of dating accuracy itself. There are two possible chronologies, which I will call C14 and ...



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