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Bibil Identifier bibil:200048
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) ‘(Bethany) beyond the Jordan’: The Significance of a Johannine Motif
Author Earl, Douglas S.
Journal New Testament Studies (Volume: 55, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language English
Pages 279-294 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract There are three occurrences of the phrase πέραν τοῦ Ἰορδάνου in John (1.28; 3.26; and 10.40) at a location identified in 1.28 (problematically) as Bethany. The significance of the phrase and location is developed first by exploring Bethany as Bashan via Micah 7.14–15, Jer 50.19–20 and Ps 68, and secondly by considering the significance of ‘crossing the Jordan’ in the OT and 1QS. The gospel is shown to invert the traditional motif; for John one finds life with God in Jesus by crossing the Jordan out of Israel, to Bashan, indicating an unexplored symbol in the Fourth Gospel.
DOI 10.1017/S0028688509000265
Pericopes John 1,28
John 3,26
John 10,40
Terms Βηθανία
בּשׁן
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