Authorship of the 'Book of John' Argumentative Essay by Master Researcher

Authorship of the 'Book of John'
This paper argues the somewhat unusual claim that the 'Gospel of John' was written by Jesus' cousin, John the Baptist.
# 89110 | 675 words | 5 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in History (Religion) , Religion and Theology (Christianity) , English (Argument)

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The authorship of the 'Gospel of John' has been debated over the centuries, and no one is entirely certain of who wrote it to this day. There is evidence to support various claims of authorship, and this paper argues the case for New Testament figure John the Baptist, cousin of Jesus, as the book's author. Support for this theory comes from a number of sources, including textual evidence in the 'Gospels'. The considerations of the Baptist's identity and background must be considered in this discussion, as well, as 'The Gospel of John' was written in a very different style from the other gospels, which may be reflective of John the Baptist's unique and radically different personality and overall personal style. John the Baptist was Jesus' cousin, son of Elizabeth who was Mary's cousin, and was only 6 months older than Jesus.

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