I mean we got writing by matthew, mark, luke, etc. Where is writing by Jesus? Anything survive?
Did Jesus ever write anything that survives?
I am aware of a tradition that king of Edessa want to be healed and Jesus wrote back. However, that is dubious.
There is an ancient letter that purports to have been written from Jesus. It is known as, "The Letter to King Abgar." Abgar was a real king who reigned from A.D. 9 to A.D. 46 in what is in modern- day Turkey. As the story goes, King Abgar wrote first to Jesus requesting a miracle.
And when I heard all those things about you, I considered that you are either God himself who has come down from heaven to act like this,
or that you are the Son of God doing such things. Therefore I am writing to you and ask you to visit me and cure my illness. Incidentally, I have heard that the Jews are grumbling about you and wish you harm. I have a city, rather small, but noble, and it is sufficient for us both.
The Reply Of Jesus To King Abgar
It is recorded that Jesus replied by means of a courier. He began the letter by a saying that is found in John's gospel.
Blessed are you, who has believed in me without having seen me.
Jesus, according to His letter, declined Abgar's invitation because He had not fulfilled His ministry. However, Jesus wrote that He would send one of His disciples after His ascension, "so that he may cure your illness and give life to you and to those who are with you."
So I want confirmation.
I sort of wonder why we have many writings of Paul in the new testament and none of writing of Jesus himself? As if Jesus's rank is not high enough to have his note be part of scripture. Also it's unlikely that Jesus never wrote anything given that well, he obviously can read, and write, and pretty much anything.