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Bibil Identifier bibil:213062
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) A Study to Establish the Most Plausible Background to the Fourth Gospel (John)
Author Magezi, Vhumani
Author Manzanga, Peter
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 66, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 1-7 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The quest to establish a conceptual background of the fourth gospel has led to converging and diverging opinions. This study reviewed and compared literature on the fourth gospel to establish its most plausible background. In doing so, attention was given to the development of the debate on the religious backgrounds that possibly influenced the author in order to discover some fresh connections between the gospel and these suggested backgrounds. Reference is made to primary material such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, first century Palestinian Judaism, Josephus and Philo of Alexandria. The following proposed backgrounds were reviewed: Hellenistic Judaism, Philo of Alexandria, Gnosticism, Hermetic Literature, Mandaism, the Old Testament, Rabbinic Judaism, the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Samaritan background.
DOI 10.4102/hts.v66i1.769
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels : Gospel of John
Links Online document (PDF, English)
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