Beloved disciple

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Abstract

A discussion of the suitability, meaning, importance and function of the use of "Beloved Disciple" in the Gospel of John and the implications of its use for an understanding of the authorship and interpretation of this Gospel, especially in the light of chapter 21, which appears to be an addition to an already completed work. The article has implications for the study of the Gospel and its relevance to the task of illuminating the historical Jesus and the beginning of Christianity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
EditorsJoel B. Green, Jeannine K. Brown, Nicholas Perrin
Place of PublicationDowners Grove, Illinois
PublisherIVP Academic
Pages69-72
Number of pages4
Edition2nd
ISBN (Electronic)9780830884384
ISBN (Print)9780830824564, 9781844748761
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameThe IVP Bible dictionary series

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