The Books of the New Testament
The Book of John
Brief Summary. Jesus was Jehovah God, the
eternal Word made flesh. He came to His home, Israel, and He was rejected. He
came to this world, and the world rejected Him, but anyone who would believe and
receive Him would have life through His name, and be given authority to call
themselves a "son of god."
Evangelium Secundum lohannem
Greek: Kata Ioannen,
According to John
Author: John the
disciple whom Jesus loved
Christians and people in and near Ephesus.
Classification: Gospel Account
Jesus the Messiah as Son of God
Jesus the Godman
who came from Above
Eagle) (Veil Color: Blue).
presents Jesus as God incarnate (God in flesh), the Christ, working the miracles
and Words of God so that you might believe. The Son of God (God's nature).
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John. "It is not material to enquire when and where this gospel was
written; we are sure that it was given by inspiration of God to John, the
brother of James, one of the twelve apostles, distinguished by the honourable
character of that disciple whom Jesus loved, one of the first three of the
worthies of the Son of David, whom he took to be the witnesses of his
retirements, particularly of his transfiguration and his agony. The ancients
tell us that John lived longest of all the twelve apostles, and was the only one
of them that died a natural death, all the rest suffering martyrdom; and some of
them say that he wrote this gospel at Ephesus, at the request of the ministers
of the several churches of Asia, in opposition to the heresy of Corinthus and
the Ebionites, who held that our Lord was a mere man. It seems most probable
that he wrote it before his banishment into the isle of Patmos, for there he
wrote his Apocalypse, the close of which seems designed for the closing up of
the canon of scripture; and, if so, this gospel was not written after. I cannot
therefore give credit to those later fathers, who say that he wrote it in his
banishment, or after his return from it, many years after the destruction of
Jerusalem; when he was ninety years old, saith one of them; when he was a
hundred, saith another of them. However, it is clear that he wrote last of the
four evangelists, and, comparing his gospel with theirs, we may observe, 1. That
he relates what they had omitted; he brings up the rear, and his gospel is as
the rearward or gathering host; it gleans up what they has passed by. Thus there
was a later collection of Solomon's wise sayings (Proverbs 25:1), and yet far
short of what he delivered, 1 Kings 4:32. 2. That he gives us more of the
mystery of that of which the other evangelists gave us only the history. It was
necessary that the matters of fact should be first settled, which was done in
their declarations of those things which Jesus began both to do and teach, Luke
1:1,Ac+1:1. But, this being done out of the mouth of two or three witnesses,
John goes on to perfection (Hebrews 6:1), not laying again the foundation, but
building upon it, leading us more within the veil. Some of the ancients observe
that the other evangelists wrote more of the ta somatika--the bodily things of
Christ; but John writes of the ta pneumatika--the spiritual things of the
gospel, the life and soul of it; therefore some have called this gospel the key
of the evangelists. Here is it that a door is opened in heaven, and the first
voice we hear is, Come up hither, come up higher. Some of the ancients, that
supposed the four living creatures in John's vision to represent the for
evangelists, make John himself to be the flying eagle, so high does he soar, and
so clearly does he see into divine and heavenly things." - Matthew Henry
Outline of the Book of John (Scriptures and Topics Covered)
The Word of God - Chapter 1:1-51
His Public Ministry - Chapters 2:1-12:50
His Private Ministry - Chapters 13:1-17:26
His Death and Resurrection - Chapters 18:1-20:31
John's Conclusion - Chapter 21:1-25
Questions for further study.
Who was John? Boanerges?
What was John's relationship to James?
Who did John address his book to?
What other books in the Bible was John the author of?
What information do we have about John outside of the Scriptures?
Which ancient authors make mention of John's gospel?
When was John's Gospel written? Where was it written?
In what language was John originally written?
With what theme did John write his Gospel?
What heresies was John apparently refuting?
What were the tenets of Cerinthus?
What things did John mention that is unique in the gospels?
Outline of the Life of Jesus in Harmony
of First Century Israel
Topographical Map of First Century Israel
Map of the Ministry of Jesus
the Roads in Ancient Israel
the Roman Empire