Category Archives: John’s Gospel: The Way It Happened

Was Jonah Dead? Was Jesus Taking Away Dionysus’ Glory?

My church is going through John’s Gospel: Wisdom from Ephesus With Michael Card for its weekly Bible study.  Two things stood out to me at last night’s meeting. 1.  A group of us was talking about the topic of Jesus … Continue reading

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John 20:23, and Concluding Reflections

I finished Lee Harmon’s John’s Gospel: The Way It Happened.  In this post, I’ll write about John 20:23, then I will provide my overall assessment of Lee’s book. John 20:23 states (in the King James Version): “Whose soever sins ye … Continue reading

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John 20:17: Mary Magdalene and Jesus’ Ascension

In John 20:17, Jesus says to Mary Magdalene shortly after his resurrection: “Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your … Continue reading

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A Random Tomb (Without a Stone and Guards)?

In my latest reading of John’s Gospel: The Way It Happened, Lee Harmon discusses the tomb in which Jesus was placed in the Gospel of John.  Lee states the following on page 316: “John’s Gospel gives the impression that Jesus … Continue reading

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What Kind of Jesus?

In my last post on Lee Harmon’s John’s Gospel: The Way It Happened, I mentioned Lee’s view that John was John of Gisclala, who was influential in a Jewish revolt against Rome that led to the destruction of the Temple … Continue reading

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More on John and Realized Eschatology

In this post, I’ll write more about realized eschatology in the Gospel of John, as discussed in Lee Harmon’s John’s Gospel: The Way It Happened.  In my latest reading, key eschatological themes are said to be applied in John’s Gospel … Continue reading

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Parousia at the Cross

Something that I read in a New Testament class one time was that the Gospel of John does not have a scene of darkness at Jesus’ crucifixion, unlike the synoptics, for John wanted to present the crucifixion as a time … Continue reading

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