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Feb
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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
7
comment Who was the Beloved Disciple?
@Bruce: On second thought, I asked another question to cover the authorship angle.
Feb
7
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
7
asked Was the Beloved Disciple the author of the Fourth Gospel?
Feb
7
revised Who was the Beloved Disciple?
Change the focus of the question to be who is the Beloved Disciple.
Feb
7
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
7
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
7
revised Who was the Beloved Disciple?
Make it clear that I want to know who wrote John.
Feb
7
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
7
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
7
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
7
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.
Feb
7
suggested suggested edit on john tag wiki excerpt
Feb
7
suggested suggested edit on john tag wiki
Feb
7
revised Who was the Beloved Disciple?
added 57 characters in body
Feb
7
asked Who was the Beloved Disciple?
Feb
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on isaiah tag wiki excerpt
Feb
7
comment Was Noah absolutely blameless or relatively good?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics. I wonder if you would mind fleshing out how he could be both at once?