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THE DISCIPLES PETER AND JOHN CAME RUNNING TO THE TOMB ON THE MORNING OF THE RESURRECTION- Eugene Burnand

English:  John
Greek:  Ιωάννης
Transliterated:  Iōannēs
Other names:  The Gospel according to John

 

whoWho

Wrote the book:  The apostle John
Are the key people:  Yeshua, John the Baptist, the disciples, Mary, Martha, Lazarus, Yeshua's mother, Pilate, Mary Magdalene
Is it written to:  Jewish and gentile believers

 

whatWhat

The birth and preparation of Yeshua the son of G-d (John 1:1-2:11)
The teaching and ministry of Yeshua the son of G-d (John 2:12-12:50)
The execution and resurrection of Yeshua the son of G-d (John 13:1-21:25)

 

whenWhen

Was it written:  c 85-90 CE
Did the events occur:  c 5 BCE - 33 CE
Was it canonized:  c 70-170 CE
(see the Timeline of the First Century)

 

whereWhere

Was it written:  unknown
Did the events occur:  Judea, Samaria, Galilee, Bethany, Jerusalem

 

whyWhy

John was written to inform us that: 
Yeshua the Messiah is the Son of G-d.
Yeshua enables us to have eternal life.
Yeshua has authority over all of creation.
Yeshua would send the Holy Spirit after His ascension.

 

whyIntroduction

Written much later than the synoptic gospels, John delivers his account of the "good news" to persuade people to believe in the Messiah of Israel and to proclaim that He is G-d. To prove this point, John focuses on seven of miraculous signs that Messiah performs to validate His authority and divinity. The book contains Messiah's "I am" statements, His encounters with Nicodemus and the Samaritan woman, and additional details of His last Passover seder with His disciples. The book of John concludes with Messiah and His disciples at the shore of the sea of Tiberius and John observing that there were many other things that Messiah did which, if they were written in detail, even the world itself would not contain the books that would be written.

In the book of John, Messiah makes seven "I AM" statements:

  • I AM the bread of life (John 6:35,48)
  • I AM the light of the world (John 8:12, 9:5)
  • I AM the gate (John 10:7)
  • I AM the good shepherd (John 10:11,14)
  • I AM the resurrection and the life (John 11:25)
  • I AM the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6)
  • I AM the true vine(John 15:1,5)

 

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Yom Rivi'i, 17 Tishrei, 5779 - Chol Hamoed Sukkot

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