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The fourth Gospel in the Christian New Testament that is attributed to John the son of Zebedee.

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Where was Jesus before he went to Galilee in John 1:43?

Where was Jesus before he went to Galilee in John 1:43? The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. (John 1:43a, ESV) In 1:35, Jesus was near John the Baptist. In 1:37, the two disciples follow ...
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Origin of John 8:1-11

I am looking for a possible source and early references for John 8:1-11. There is evidence that this story was not part of the original Gospel of John as the oldest manuscripts do not contain it. In ...
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How is it possible for Jesus to be quoted in the NT during moments of solitude (Gethsemane) or away from the disciples (Nicodemus, Pilate etc.)?

John 3 - Jesus teaches Nicodemus John 4 - Woman @ the Well John 17 - Jesus prays for his disciples + Believers John 18 - Jesus and Pilate Jesus' temptation(s) in the wilderness by Satan (in Matt. 4 &...
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What is the difference between the account of the crucifixion, death and burial of Christ in the book of Mathew, Mark, Luke and John [closed]

What is the difference between the account of the crucifixion, death and burial of Christ in the book of Mathew, Mark, Luke and John
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How might we understand Jesus "not entrusting Himself" to those around Him (John 2:23-25)?

From the 2nd chapter of the Gospel of John we read: John 2:23-25: "Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in His name, observing His signs which He was ...
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Who are “the disciples” Jesus’s brothers are referring to in John 7:3?

John 7:3 (NASB): Therefore His brothers said to [Jesus], “Leave here and go into Judaea, so that Your disciples also may see Your works which you are doing.” Are Jesus’s brothers simply referring to ...
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Why did Jesus go to Galilee from Judea when John was arrested if Herod Antipas was the tetrach of those regions. Matthew 4:12

My Bible has footnotes and in the footnote for Matthew chapter 4:12 it says: John had been arrested by Herod Antipas (see 14:1-12) Antipas was tetrarch of Galilee and Perea, where John was probably ...
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Was Jesus educated, uneducated, or merely not educated by a rabbi of the Pharisaical sect?

“The Jews therefore marveled, saying, “How is it that this man has learning, when he has never studied?”” ‭‭John‬ ‭7:15‬ ‭ We know that there were multiples sects at the time of Jesus’ incarnate life....
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What does one need to "work for" in regards to eternal life in John 6:27?

John 6:27 (NASB): Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you, for on Him the Father, God, has set His seal. Jesus ...
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How did John the Baptist claim Jesus was the Lamb of God before being confirmed with the Holy Spirit descending on him

29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30He is the one I was talking about when I said, ‘A man is coming after me who is ...
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John 1:9 - has one Person been the 'light of the world' since the world's inception?

ην το φως το αληθινον ο φωτιζει παντα ανθρωπον ερχομενον εις τον κοσμον [John 1:9 TR, undisputed.] This answer explains that ἐρχόμενον is accusative masculine singular see Biblehub Interlinear and ...
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John 8:33 Why does Jesus not correct the Jews when they said they they were never slaves of anyone? [duplicate]

John 8 33They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?” 34Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins ...
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Who is “The Prophet” in John 6:14?

John 6:14 Therefore when the people saw the sign which He had performed, they said, “This is truly the Prophet who is to come into the world.” (NASB) Who is “The Prophet” and is he different from ...
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How did Jewish people living under Roman rule understand the role of a Paraclete?

John 14:16 (DRB): And I will ask the Father, and he shall give you another Paraclete, that he may abide with you for ever. John 14:26 (DRB): But the Paraclete, the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will ...
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What is the logic behind the Jews' reasoning which led them to conclude that Jesus was "making himself God" in John 10:22-39?

John 10:22-39 (ESV): 22 At that time the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem. It was winter, 23 and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the colonnade of Solomon. 24 So the Jews gathered ...
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Mary's expensive perfume vs Judas 30 pieces of silver

John 12: 3 Then Mary took about a pint of expensive perfume, made of pure nard, and she anointed Jesus’ feet and wiped them with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. ...
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What gave Jesus certainty that the Pharisees didn’t love God? John 5:42

“But I know that you do not have the love of God within you.” ‭‭John‬ ‭5:42‬ ‭ What does it mean to love God?
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What does it mean to be "equal with God" in John 5:18?

John 5:18 (ESV): 18 This was why the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, because not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with ...
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Why the use of “hear” instead of “believe” in John 5:25?

John 5:25 NASB: Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. Why the use of “hear” at the end of this ...
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Did Jesus deny equality with God in John 5:19 in an attempt to clarify the Christological misunderstanding of the Jews who wanted to kill him?

John 5:18-19 (ESV) 18 This was why the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, because not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with ...
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How do we reconcile John 5:18 with Psalm 2:7?

At John 5:18, "Because of this, the Jews tried all the harder to kill Him. Not only was He breaking the Sabbath, but He was even calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God." ...
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John 19:5 Was Pilate alluding to Jesus being the Son of Man?

John 19:5 English Standard Version So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, “Behold the man!” Was Pilate alluding to Jesus being the Son of Man? Luke ...
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did Jesus come to bring peace?

Did Jesus really come to bring peace or is there a contradiction? We have; Matthew 5:38–39 “You have heard the law that says the punishment must match the injury: ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a ...
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In John 3:16 why the shift to aorist and perfect tense verbs?

In John 3:16 starting with ἠγάπησεν (aorist), the verbs shift to tenses signifying past actions. Does this mean Jesus' discourse with Nicodemus stopped with 3:15, and 3:16 starts John's narrative? ...
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Is the ego eimi (I am) in John 8:58 and John 8:28 the same?

John 8:28[ASV] Jesus, therefore, said, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he and that I do nothing of myself, but as the Father taught me, I speak these things John 8:...
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Are there two separate reasons given for wanting to stone Jesus?

Beginning in Chapter 5, John details how the Jews wanted to kill Jesus. First, the intent is described: for making Himself equal to God (5:18). Then the manner of death they picked up stones to throw ...
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What did Martha most likely mean by "the last day" in John 11:24?

John 11:22-27 (ESV): 22 But even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will give you.” 23 Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” 24 Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise ...
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What is meant by "secret" in John 18 20?

During the trial of Jesus before the Sanhedrin: John 18:19 [NIV] ~ Meanwhile, the high priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and his teaching. 20 “I have spoken openly to the world,” Jesus ...
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Does physical birth in amniotic fluid parallel the spiritual rebirth of John 3:4-5? [closed]

In John's Gospel we read: John 3:4-5: "Nicodemus said to Him, 'How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born, can he?' Jesus answered, '...
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I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me

Jesus says in John 14:6 that no one can come to the Father except through him. John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. ...
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How coming to the Bread for life relates to the Father's giving, in John 6

How does Jesus, in John 6, answer this question: “If someone has come, for life, to Jesus the Bread of life, (a) did he come as a result of the Father giving him to Jesus, or (b) did the Father give ...
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In John 4, why does Jesus say he was not honored in his own country yet he was welcomed?

“For Jesus Himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country. So when He came to Galilee, the Galileans received Him, having seen all the things He did in Jerusalem at the feast; for ...
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"I am" in Greek Septuagint translation of Exodus 3:14 vs. John 8:58 - how do they compare?

Exodus 3:14 YLT And God saith unto Moses, 'I AM THAT WHICH I AM;' He saith also, 'Thus dost thou say to the sons of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. How does the translation of the Greek ...
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In John 16:28 shouldn't πάλιν go with πορεύομαι πρὸς τὸν πατέρα meaning "I'm returning to the Father."

Note the more frequent use of πάλιν in the Septuagint (LXX) is to with translating the Hebrew verb meaning return. That is also a common meaning in the New Testament when used with a word meaning ...
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In what sense did Jesus descend/come from heaven? John 3:13 & 3:31

John 3:12-13 (ESV): 12 If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things? 13 No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from ...
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In what sense did Jesus "see the Father doing"? John 5:19

John 5:16-20 (ESV): 16 And this was why the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because he was doing these things on the Sabbath. 17 But Jesus answered them, “My Father is working until now, and I am ...
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What is meant by damnation? Are there different types of damnation? When does this happen?

What is meant by "damnation?" 28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, 29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, ...
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What is/was the significance of Jesus’s response regarding sign-seeking in John 4:48?

In response to a royal official’s plea that Jesus come heal his son, Jesus responds: Unless you (people) see signs and wonders, you (simply) will not believe. - John 4:48 NASB Why did Jesus respond ...
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What did Jesus mean when he said "The Father who dwells in me"? John 14:10

John 14:10: 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works. [ESV]...
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Why did Jesus create Judas only for the predestined purpose of being doomed to destruction - based on [Colossians 1:15-20] + [John 13:27, 17:12]?

The new testament teaches Judas as a disciple/creation of Jesus is sadly never forgiven/blessed/prayed for in return for his devotion to Christ's commandments in John 13:27. - Although a creation of ...
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What is the logic behind Jesus' refusal to be touched / clung to by Mary because he had not yet ascended to the Father? John 20:17

John 20:16-17 (ESV): 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned and said to him in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means Teacher). 17 Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to ...
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Was stoning legal under Roman law?

From John 8: 3 The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group 4 and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of ...
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What does the analogy of reaping/sowing in John 4:36 represent?

John 4:36;38 (NASB) Already he who reaps is receiving wages and is gathering fruit for life eternal; so that he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. I sent you to reap that for which you ...
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Are Isaiah 55:11 and John 1:1,14 talking about the same "word"?

In the question Why would God fully become His Word if He could not return to Himself? the author assumes a firm link between the term 'word' in the following passages: Isaiah 55:10-11 (ESV): 10 “For ...
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Is a translation of John 1:10 with 'it' instead of 'he' and 'him' grammatically problematic?

John 1:10 is usually translated using 'he' and 'him', for example "He was in the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him." (Berean Study Bible) ...
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A key question to ask of the "Good Shepherd" discourse of John 10

In John 10;1-16, 25-29, does someone become Christ's sheep when he hears his voice, or does he hear his voice because he is his sheep?
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Is believing based on evidence good or bad?

In John 20:24-29, Jesus praises those who have faith in the absence of evidence: 24 Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told ...
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David said "the LORD is my shepherd", yet Jesus said "I am the good shepherd" - was Jesus David's shepherd? [closed]

Psalms 23 (ESV): The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. 3 He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of ...
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Difference between believing and obeying Jesus in John 3:36

John 3:36 (NASB): He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him. Why the use of “obey” here rather than “believe”...
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Is Jew singular or plural in John 3:25?

John 3:25 (NIV) An argument developed between some of John's disciples and a certain Jew over the matter of ceremonial washing. NKJV Then there arose a dispute between some of John’s disciples and ...

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