Creation Imagery in the Gospel of JohnCreation Imagery in the Gospel of John



The book concludes by underscoring how these findings inform our understanding of John's Christology and Johannine dualism.

Author: Carlos Raul Sosa Siliezar

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567664259

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Sosa Siliezar investigates the presence and significance of creation imagery in the Gospel of John. He argues that John has intentionally included only a limited (albeit significant) number of instances of creation imagery and that he has positioned them carefully to highlight their significance. Sosa Siliezar contends that the instances of creation imagery used in varying contexts function collectively in a threefold way that is consonant with John's overall argument. First, John uses them to portray Jesus in close relationship with his Father, existing apart from and prior to the created order. Second, John uses creation imagery to assert the primal and universal significance of Jesus and the message about him, and to privilege him over other important figures in the story of Israel. Third, John uses creation imagery to link past reality with present and future reality, portraying Jesus as the agent of creation whom the reader should regard as the primal agent of revelation and salvation. The book concludes by underscoring how these findings inform our understanding of John's Christology and Johannine dualism.

The Son Father Relationship and Christological Symbolism in the Gospel of JohnThe Son Father Relationship and Christological Symbolism in the Gospel of John



... eds., Imagery in the Gospel of John: Terms, Forms, Themes, and Theology of Johannine Figurative Language (WUNT 20; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2006). 4.

Author: Adesola Joan Akala

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567577108

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This volume examines Johannine symbolism within the lens of Jesus' relationship with the Father. After demonstrating that the Gospel narrative symbolically portrays Jesus as the Son of God who is relationally inseparable from his Father, the study shows how the Son-Father Relationship (SFR) is at the center of the network of Christological symbols in the Gospel of John. Using an innovative narrative framework, this book unveils the creative and symbolic introduction of the SFR in the Prologue (Jn. 1. 1-18), its development through the words and actions of Jesus' teaching ministry within the Johannine narrative, and its culmination in the Prayer (Jn. 17); the SFR motif then concludes in the remainder of the Gospel. This narrative framework reveals how the SFR shapes the literary style and theological strategy of the Gospel, and acts as an integrative force by giving structure and cohesion to the Gospel's symbolic system. Two key features presented in this book are a theory of symbolism and a network of symbols. The specially formulated 'Theory of Johannine Symbolism' explains the theoretical and theological underpinnings of the Gospel's symbolic network, called 'John's Christological Symbology'. Through the symbolic network, the author of the Gospel fulfills the theological purpose stated in Jn. 20:31-that hearer-readers believe in Jesus the Christ, as the Son of God, and thereby experience eternal life.

Water Symbolism in JohnWater Symbolism in John



Wai-yee Ng, after examining various approaches to the interpretation of symbols in John, offers a composite treatment of the subject by surveying the literary development of «water» throughout the gospel and by expounding its underlying ...

Author: Wai-Yee Ng

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025249587

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Page: 241

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This study of water symbolism in the Gospel of John attempts to unravel its subtle reference to eschatology. Wai-yee Ng, after examining various approaches to the interpretation of symbols in John, offers a composite treatment of the subject by surveying the literary development of «water» throughout the gospel and by expounding its underlying eschatological framework. Exploring the historical significance of the symbol in John 4:1-42 uncovers a vertical aspect of eschatology assumed in the discourse. Ng also interprets the water symbol of John in the canonical context of biblical revelation.

Miracles and Imagery in Luke and JohnMiracles and Imagery in Luke and John



Luke and John, miracles and images, was the obvious choice for the topic of this collection of essays in honour of Professor Busse at the occasion of his retirement.

Author: Jozef Verheyden

Publisher: Peeters Pub & Booksellers

ISBN: UVA:X030508805

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Page: 287

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Luke and John have been the double focus of the research Professor Ulrich Busse has been conducting for many years and which has resulted in major publications on the miracle stories in the Gospel of Luke and on the images and metaphors used by the Fourth Evangelist. Luke and John, miracles and images, was the obvious choice for the topic of this collection of essays in honour of Professor Busse at the occasion of his retirement. The volume contains contributions by P. Hoffmann (Q 6,39.40 and Luke); R. Hoppe (Lk 5,1-11); B.J. Koet - W.E.S. North (Lk 10,38-42 and Jn 11,1-12,8); A. Denaux (Lk 24,29); T. Nicklas (Jn 4,43-54); F. Tolmie (Jn 13,21-30); J.A. Du Rand (Jn 13,31-14,31); G.J. Steyn (Jesus as Lord in Jn); M. Theobald (Augustine on Lk 5,1-11 and Jn 21,1-14); M.J.J. Menken (1 Jn 3,12); J.-M. Van Cangh (Miracle stories in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman world); J.G. van der Watt (Reading the Bible in an African context).

The Woman the Hour and the GardenThe Woman the Hour and the Garden



This is a book for meditation, to be read slowly with the text of the Gospel in hand." -- Robert Louis Wilken, University of Virginia

Author: Addison Hodges Hart

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802873392

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Opens an illuminating window into John's Gospel Was Jesus ever married? Yes, indeed, says Addison Hodges Hart, who boldly asserts that the church's tradition has always regarded Jesus as "married" -- but not in the way that recent sensationalist writers have claimed. Rather, Christ is "the Bridgroom" of "the Woman" in John's Gospel. In this book Hart explores John's rich, poetic imagery, particularly the metaphorical significance of "the Woman," embodied and imaged by Mary the mother of Jesus, the Samaritan woman, and Mary Magdalene. Hart shows what this image reveals about salvation, personal holiness, and the church as a whole. Inspired by the writings of early church fathers and medieval theologians, Hart presents John's Gospel as an incarnational, sacramental text and shows that it is primarily a revelation of salvation, deeply mystical and intended to lead its readers into a living relationship with the One who is the Bridegroom of his people.

The Family Metaphor in Jesus Teaching Second EditionThe Family Metaphor in Jesus Teaching Second Edition



"'Examines the family metaphors for God (Father) and for believers ("children," "brothers") that Jesus chose to use." - Dust jacket.

Author: Stephen Finlan

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781620321157

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Page: 126

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"'Examines the family metaphors for God (Father) and for believers ("children," "brothers") that Jesus chose to use." - Dust jacket.

Creation Imagery in the Gospel of JohnCreation Imagery in the Gospel of John



Sosa Siliezar investigates the presence and significance of creation imagery in the Gospel of John.

Author: Carlos Raúl Sosa Siliezar

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ISBN: 0567664260

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Sosa Siliezar investigates the presence and significance of creation imagery in the Gospel of John. He argues that John has intentionally included only a limited (albeit significant) number of instances of creation imagery and that he has positioned them carefully to highlight their significance. Sosa Siliezar contends that the instances of creation imagery used in varying contexts function collectively in a threefold way that is consonant with John's overall argument. First, John uses them to portray Jesus in close relationship with his Father, existing apart from and prior to the created.

A Theology of John s Gospel and LettersA Theology of John s Gospel and Letters



Jonathan Z. Smith, “The Influence of Symbols upon Social Change: A Place on ... For treatments of water symbolism in John's gospel see Koester, Symbolism, ...

Author: Andreas J. Kostenberger

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310523260

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A Theology of John’s Gospel and Letters introduces the first volume in the BTNT series. Building on many years of research and study in Johannine literature, Andreas Köstenberger not only furnishes an exhaustive theology of John’s Gospel and letters, but also provides a detailed study of major themes and relates them to the Synoptic Gospels and other New Testament books. Readers will gain an in-depth and holistic grasp of Johannine theology in the larger context of the Bible. D. A. Carson (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) says about Köstenberger’s volume that “for the comprehensiveness of its coverage in the field of Johannine theology (Gospel and Letters), there is nothing to compare to this work.” I. Howard Marshall (University of Aberdeen) writes, “This book is a ‘first’ in many ways: the first volume that sets the pattern for the quality and style of the new Biblical Theology of the New Testament series published by Zondervan; the first major volume to be devoted specifically to the theology of John’s Gospel and Letters at a high academic level; and the first volume to do so on the basis that here we have an interpretation of John’s theology composed by an eyewitness of the life and passion of Jesus.” The Biblical Theology of the New Testament Series The Biblical Theology of the New Testament (BTNT) series provides upper college and seminary-level textbooks for students of New Testament theology, interpretation, and exegesis. Pastors and discerning theology readers alike will also benefit from this series. Written at the highest level of academic excellence by recognized experts in the field, the BTNT series not only offers a comprehensive exploration of the theology of every book of the New Testament, including introductory issues and major themes, but also shows how each book relates to the broad picture of New Testament theology.

God Dwells with UsGod Dwells with Us



Drawing together the gospel's varied symbols for God's dwelling place, this book shows how the ancient scriptures point to God's abiding presence." Craig R. Koester Luther Seminary St. Paul, Minnesota

Author: Mary L. Coloe

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814659527

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In the years after the destruction of Jerusalem and its Temple, and the ensuing rift between Judaism and Christianity, the Fourth Gospel offers hope to Christians that the God of Israel's traditions can now be found in and through Jesus. Within this historical milieu, the Temple provides a major christological symbol for the Johannine community. The Temple, as the place of God's dwelling, reveals both the identity and the mission of Jesus. Having shown how the Temple symbolism applies to Jesus, God Dwells with Us discusses how the Temple symbolism in the Fourth Gospel also applies to the Christian community. Thus in the absence of the historical Jesus, Christians still have access to a God who dwells in the midst of the community.

Engaging with C H Dodd on the Gospel of JohnEngaging with C H Dodd on the Gospel of John



CHAPTER 4 Symbolism in john's Gospel: an evaluation 0fD0dd's contribution jan van der Watt In dealing with the text of the Gospel of John (henceforth John), ...

Author: Tom Thatcher

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107035669

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C. H. Dodd's Historical Tradition in the Fourth Gospel, published in 1963, marked a milestone in New Testament research and has become a standard resource for the study of John. Historically biblical scholars have concentrated on the Synoptic Gospels: Matthew, Mark and Luke. However, Dodd's book encouraged scholars to take John seriously as a source for the life of Jesus. This volume both reflects upon and looks beyond Dodd's writings to address the implications, limitations and potential of his groundbreaking research and its programmatic approach to charting a course for future research on the Gospel of John. Leading biblical scholars demonstrate the recent surge of interest in John's distinctive witness to Jesus, and also in Dodd's work as the harbinger of advancements in the study of the Fourth Gospel. This volume will be invaluable to all those studying the New Testament, Johannine theology and the history of the early Church.

John among the ApocalypsesJohn among the Apocalypses



Jewish Apocalyptic Tradition and the 'Apocalyptic' Gospel Benjamin E. Reynolds ... Imagery is also considered characteristic of the Gospel of John , but in ...

Author: Benjamin E. Reynolds

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191087073

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The Gospel of John has long been recognized as being distinct from the Synoptic Gospels. John among the Apocalypses explains John's distinctive narrative of Jesus's life by comparing it to Jewish apocalypses and highlighting the central place of revelation in the Gospel. While some scholars have noted a connection between the Gospel of John and Jewish apocalypses, Reynolds makes the first extensive comparison of the Gospel with the standard definition of the apocalypse genre. Engaging with modern genre theory, this comparison indicates surprising similarities of form, content, and function between John's Gospel and Jewish apocalypses. Even though the Gospel of John reflects similarities with the genre of apocalypse, John is not an apocalypse, but in genre theory terms, John may be described as a gospel in kind and an apocalypse in mode. John's narrative of Jesus's life has been qualified and shaped by the genre of apocalypse, such that it may be called an 'apocalyptic' gospel. In the final two chapters, Reynolds explores the implications of this conclusion for Johannine Studies and New Testament scholarship more broadly. John among the Apocalypses considers how viewing the Fourth Gospel as apocalyptic Gospel aids in the interpretation of John's appeal to Israel's Scriptures and Mosaic authority, and examines the Gospel's relationship with the book of Revelation and the history of reception concerning their writing. An examination of Byzantine iconographic traditions highlights how reception history may offer a possible explanation for reading John as apocalyptic Gospel.

The Literary Devices in John s GospelThe Literary Devices in John s Gospel



Dialogue in the Book of Signs: A Polyvalent Analysis of John 1:19– 12:50. ... In Imagery in the Gospel of John: Terms, Forms, Themes, and Theology of ...

Author: David W. Wead

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532647222

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As an interdisciplinary forerunner of the new literary approaches to gospel narratives over the last four decades in New Testament scholarship, the revised and expanded monograph by David Wead makes a timely contribution to the advancement of those studies. Rooted in comparative analyses of contemporary Hellenistic and Jewish literary techniques, and drawing from the best of Continental scholarship, Wead not only points Johannine scholars to relevant ancient resources, but his analyses prepare the way for fresh interpretations of John's story of Jesus today. Published originally in Switzerland, this book was overlooked by many scholars, to the detriment of their work. However, in addressing such themes as John's post-resurrection point of view, the Johannine sign, the Johannine double meaning, irony in the Fourth Gospel, and metaphor in the Fourth Gospel, Wead's work is now available to new generations of scholars, who will find his work both instructive and provocative. This newly revised and expanded edition, edited by Paul Anderson and Alan Culpepper, not only includes a new epilogue by David Wead, featuring new reflections and insights, but it also includes an expansive overview of the literature--before and after Wead's work--including a helpful assessment of Wead's monograph in service to ongoing Johannine scholarship. No serious study of Gospel literary features, devices, and strategies can afford to overlook this important book!

Psalm 118 in the Gospel of JohnPsalm 118 in the Gospel of John



B. Other Uses of the OT in John 1. Old Testament Themes , Motifs , Symbols The influence of the OT on the Fourth Gospel goes well beyond the explicit ...

Author: Andrew C. Brunson

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161479904

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Andrew Brunson examines the presence and function of Ps 118 in the Gospel of John, placing particular emphasis on its interpretation in a New Exodus context which has previously not been developed in the Fourth Gospel. Following a comprehensive survey of Ps 118's Jewish setting, its role in the festivals, and its use in the Synoptic Gospels, special attention is given to the quotations in the Entrance Narrative.The author argues that John portrays Jesus as bringing an end to Israel's state of continuing exile by fulfilling the role reserved to Yahweh in the New Exodus. This culminates in the Entrance to Jerusalem where Jesus embodies the return of Yahweh to reign among his people. A literary study of the coming-sent theme in John underscores the extent to which Jesus is identified ontologically and functionally with the Father. A previously unnoticed allusion to Ps 118 and Jubilees in John 8.56 is explored, and attention is paid to establishing the presence and developing the function of several neglected allusions to the psalm in 10:7-10; 10:24-25; and 11:41-42.