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John

“John,” in New Dictionary of Biblical Theology (ed. Desmond Alexander and Brian Rosner; Leicester, U.K.: IVP, 2000), 280-85.

John’s Gospel, together with the Book of Romans, can justifiably be called “the Mount Everest of New Testament theology.” From its peaks it is possible to survey much of the territory of biblical revelation, including the Old Testament, the Synoptics, and other portions of the New Testament. The following essay surveys: 1. the Fourth Gospel’s historical setting; 2. its literary features; 3. its theological emphases; 4. its place in the canon; and 5. its contemporary relevance.


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