Amongst the first chosen by Jesus were a few fisherman. Not
remarkable, quite ordinary, people. The Gospel of John was
written by such a person and for two millenia his deep
insight has amazed scholars and theologians alike. How was
it, that such an ordinary guy could have such a long
perpective of eternity?
Gospel, translated, means good news. John's is one of four
books we refer to as 'gospels'. What is it about the gospels
that it took four of them? Read A. W. Pink's
Why Four Gospels?
for a detailed discussion.
In studying John's book, it is also helpful to review
which gird the understanding of
sacred texts & biblical authority.
For additional references see:
Transmission of Biblical Texts.
Familiarity with the history of the Hebrew peoples is
inseparable from the study of the
sacred Hebrew texts.
The comparitively more recent books of the New Testament
draw on the authority of these ancient writings.
The awesomeness of this collection of books we refer to as
the Bible, is demonstrated daily in the impact that this
'best seller' has on the lives of those who read it. Click
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The links on this page are designed to help you to build an
understanding of the Bible, focussing on John. In
researching the questions contained herein, you may find