Letter from the Editor

Friday, 01 Mar 2019

Of all the Gospel writers, John spends the least amount of time on the early ministry of Jesus. Almost half of the book is taken up by Jesus’ last week. In contrast, the Synoptic Gospels give up to 80 percent of their space to the years of ministry prior to Jesus’ triumphal entry, crucifixion, and resurrection. Even though relatively little time is spent on Jesus’ early ministry, three emphases emerge from the first chapters of John’s Gospel. First, there are seven signs that give structure to John’s retelling of Jesus’ ministry. Each of these ...

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