Wednesday, December 14, 2016

NT Pod 80: Christmas in John's Gospel

NT Pod 80 asks about Christmas in John's Gospel. It is just over thirteen minutes long.

NT Pod 80: Christmas in John's Gospel (mp3)

Key texts: John 1.1-18; John 1.14; John 1.45-6; John 18.5, 7; John 19.19, John 1.29, John 3.24, 6.42, 7.42; Matthew 2.4-6; Luke 2.4, 11.

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  1. Very interesting, although I am admittedly listening to it a month late.

    It becomes very different of course if one posits that John knows and presupposes only the Markan gospel narrative. In that case, John 7,40-44 is the next step towards what Matthew and Luke then suggest: the Galilean was born in Judea.

    Looking forward to the Lunar New Year episode! :)

  2. An interesting new article, which admittedly doesn't explicitly take a side on the debate but does cleverly draw on John 19:19:

    Susanne Luther, "From Bethlehem, according to the Promise - or Rather from Nazareth? Narrative and History in John's Gospel", Early Christianity 8 (2017), 9-29.