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Feb
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comment Was the Beloved Disciple the author of the Fourth Gospel?
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Feb
8
comment Does the Shibboleth story help us date the book of Judges?
@Soldarnal: I had the idea that this would be helpful for dating the book since cultural touchstones like this tend to die out over time unless recorded. For instance, I'd never heard of Killroy until my grandfather saw the mark on the WWII memorial in Washington DC and told us about it. But I realized in answering my question, that it's not so helpful.
Feb
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answered Does the Shibboleth story help us date the book of Judges?
Feb
7
comment Was the Beloved Disciple the author of the Fourth Gospel?
Thanks for taking on these two questions about the authorship of John. The swap of chapter 5 and 6 is something I've never heard of before. Do you know of any theories why that might be done? Could it serve a thematic purpose? This might be useful information to bring up on the question of John's chronology.
Feb
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comment Who was the Beloved Disciple?
@Bruce: On second thought, I asked another question to cover the authorship angle.
Feb
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comment Who was the Beloved Disciple?
I hope you don't mind, but I shifted the thrust of the question slightly. I think your answer actually fits the modified question better than the original.
Feb
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asked Was the Beloved Disciple the author of the Fourth Gospel?
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revised Who was the Beloved Disciple?
Change the focus of the question to be who is the Beloved Disciple.
Feb
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comment Who was the Beloved Disciple?
My wife and I had a similar idea about preventing pregnancy for the first year. Our contraceptive failed, however. I've never heard that the concept has any history before the Modern era. Interesting.
Feb
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comment Who was the Beloved Disciple?
@Bruce: Good point. I'm really interested in getting the main arguments for who wrote John, so I amended the question. Perhaps I should divide it into two separate questions, however. We have a good answer on "Who was the Beloved Disciple?", so maybe I should ask the authorship question as a second post.
Feb
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revised Who was the Beloved Disciple?
Make it clear that I want to know who wrote John.
Feb
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revised Does the Shibboleth story help us date the book of Judges?
Omit needless tags and open up the final question a bit.
Feb
7
comment Was Noah absolutely blameless or relatively good?
That's helpful. Seems like a very nuanced position!
Feb
7
comment Who was the Beloved Disciple?
Also (and this is a nitpick), I'm not sure couples took "a little time to themselves" in those days. But #4 sure seems like a non-serious contender even without that tidbit.
Feb
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comment Who was the Beloved Disciple?
I agree with most of your logic, but I wonder if we can be sure that only the Twelve (and Jesus) were at the Last Supper? I agree we can eliminate James (who would not have been there), but I don't know if we can eliminate Lazarus or other disciples who are not among the 12 on that basis.
Feb
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revised john wiki description
I think this covers the authorship question in a neutral way and spells out how we want other John-related questions to be tagged.
Feb
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revised john wiki excerpt
I think this covers the authorship question in a neutral way and spells out how we want other John-related questions to be tagged.
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