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Who authored John? [duplicate]

I’ve heard that it has been referred to as John as the man who wrote it. But which John? Polycrates of Ephesus claims that the Beloved Disciple was someone named John who was a Temple priest and died ...
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What did Jesus likely say in John 8:58?

In John 8:58, the author quotes Jesus: . ..πρὶν Ἀβραὰμ γενέσθαι ἐγὼ εἰμί (NA28) ...before Abraham was, I am (ESV) Many have understood this as a claim to divinity, and some translations render all ...
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1 Cor 12:4-6 - Trinity or something else?

Note the text of 1 Cor 12:4-6 is written in parallelism: There are different gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different ministries, but the same Lord. There are different ways of working, but ...
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What is the significance that Jesus' bones are not broken on the cross?

John 19:33 But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs: What is the significance that Jesus' bones are not broken on the cross?
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If the Word was God, and the Word was the Son, can we conclude that the Son is God?

John 1:1 (NIV): In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:14 (NIV): 14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the ...
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If Jesus has a God, does Jesus also worship Him? [closed]

John 20:17 Jesus replied, 'Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to my Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.' ...
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Was the Beloved Disciple the author of the Fourth Gospel?

One very common interpretation of the Gospel of John is that the Beloved Disciple was the author of the book. (Presumably, he was interested in obscuring his identity for some reason.) But other ...
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Is the lamb accepted for the redemption of sin?

The Bible referred to Jesus as the lamb of God John 1:29. The lamb was only mentioned as a sacrificial animal at the Passover, and not mentioned for the redemption of sin. The Sin Offering (Leviticus ...
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Was Papias the scribe who wrote the Gospel of John?

It was very common practice in antiquity for the author of a book or letter to use a scribe/amanuensis (see descriptions in letters of Cicero, for example), and the use of a scribe is attested or ...
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Did Paul assert the status of his own writings as scripture when he declared in 2 Timothy 3:16 that "All scripture is God-breathed"?

2 Timothy 3:16-17 NKJV: 16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be ...
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What is the evidence/authority for claiming that Matthew wrote Matthew?

The title "Gospel According to Matthew" is not part of the body of the text of the Gospel of Matthew itself. This text refers to Matthew by name only in 9:9 and 10:3. It has been widely held ...
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Does John 21:20-24 indicate that the original author of the Fourth Gospel was dead?

Early tradition says that the author lived on for some time after the composition, while many post-eighteenth century critical scholars seem to take for granted that the author (if it even is the ...
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Who was the Rock in the Old Testament? God or Christ?

Psalms 18:2 (ESV): 2 The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. 1 Corinthians 10:1-5 (ESV): ...
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Luke 4 - how does he know that Jesus read the Isaiah scrolls?

How would Luke know about Jesus reading the Isaiah scrolls and confirming “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”? Why does Matthew 13 or Mark 16 not mention this when talking about the ...
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How do we reconcile Jesus appearance in Luke & John passage relating to Thomas?

How do we reconcile Jesus' appearance in the Luke & John passages relating to Thomas: Matthew 27 - Judas killed himself before Jesus' resurrection Luke 24 - Jesus met the rest of the disciples ...
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