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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Lazarus and Osiris?

For my write-up today on Lee Harmon’s John’s Gospel: The Way It Happened, I’ll comment on Lee’s comparison of Jesus’ resurrection of Lazarus in John 11 with the ancient Egyptian story of Osiris.  In John 11, Lazarus has two sisters … Continue reading

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The True Murderer, and John’s Interaction with the Hebrew Bible

In John 8:44, Jesus says to his Jewish opponents, “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there … Continue reading

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Jesus and Elisha Disregard the Firstfruits Law? Esther Violates the Passover?

In my latest reading of John’s Gospel: The Way It Happened, Lee Harmon makes an interesting point about the story of Jesus multiplying the loaves and the fishes in John 6.  According to Lee, Jesus and the people were eating … Continue reading

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