Background of Johannine Corpus


1. The Background of Johannine Corpus
1.1. Jewish Background
1.1.1. Old Testament Background
1.1.2. Qumran Judaism
1.1.3. Rabbinic Judaism
1.2. Hellenistic Background
1.3. Hellenistic Judaism
1.4. Gnostic Background
2. The Theology of Johannine Corpus
2.1. Johannine Christology
2.1.1. Logos(the Word)
2.1.2. Son of God
2.1.3. Son of Man
2.2. Johannine Pneumatology
2.3. Johannine Soteriology
2.4. Johannine Eschatology


Johannine corpus basically means the writing of John, who is also called beloved disciple. Johannine writing has a distinctive nature in itself, which makes it different from other ...

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is a very important study for any biblical book/latter. Since the Bible is not written in our own context, and also it should be considered that we are not the first recipients of the Bible. Therefore readers must understand the context of the particular book/latter in order to interpret it. Since the biblical culture and our culture are not same therefore many time readers may find difficulty to understand some of the passage. For that readers must go back to the particular context of the book and study the people and culture then it will be very much easy for readers to understand the passage.
The Johannine corpus also was written in a different context than ours. Many of writings in the book were influenced by some of contemporary issues of that time. This part of the paper deals with some of the particular background of the writing which influenced the gospel writer.

1.1. Jewish Background

The Johannine Corpus was written by a Palestine Jew, and also this corpus ...

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scrolls were found by a goat herder while looking for his goats in caves above the dry river bed of Qumran. These scrolls pre-date Christian literature and therefore gives the most relevant background to the study of New Testament without any need to reconstruct a pre- Christian theology.
When scholars have found the Qumran scrolls and researched it, then they found many similar presentations between Qumran scrolls and Johannine corpus. It is hard to say that either john was influenced by Qumran community or Qumran community was influenced by John. But many similar ideas are found in each writings.

1.1.3. Rabbinic Judaism

Rabbinic Judaism has been the mainstream of Judaism ...

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Added: 9/30/2020 03:04:04 AM
Submitted By: Santanu
Category: Religion
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