The Gospel of John, the three Johannine epistles, and the Book of Revelation, exhibit marked similarities, although more so between the gospel and the epistles (especially the gospel and 1 John) than between those and Revelation. Most scholars therefore treat the five as a single corpus of Johannine literature, albeit not from the same author.
The Gospels, the first four books of the New Testament, tell the story of the life of Jesus.Yet only one—the Gospel of John—claims to be an eyewitness account, the testimony of the unnamed “disciple whom Jesus loved.” (“This is the disciple who is testifying to these things and wrote these things, and we know that his testimony is true” [John 21:24]).
So, only John meets the criteria needed for the Fourth Gospel’s authorship. The question of Peter in John 21 indicates that the author was aged and reflecting back on his life with Jesus and the apostles. External Evidence: Referencing the Fourth Gospel’s author, early church father Irenaeus (c. 130-202 AD) writes,
The Gospel of John provides no explicit internal evidence concerning its author. John, the disciple, is nowhere identified by name. But the Fourth Gospel might provide us with clues concealed in the enigmatic figure of the “Beloved Disciple.” This title occurs in five passages: John 13:23 ...
(Note: this author is never identified as an “apostle”.) Merely declaring this was John does not make it true and it is a logical fallacy to assume that the majority’s opinion must be right. So, we should let scripture be the standard by which truth is judged when it comes to the identity of this gospel author.
John, the son of Zebedee, is the author of this Gospel. He and his brother James are called the "Sons of Thunder," most likely for their lively, zealous personalities. Of the 12 disciples, John, James, and Peter formed the inner circle, chosen by Jesus to become his closest companions. They had the exclusive privilege of witnessing and ...
The authorship of the Johannine works—the Gospel of John, Epistles of John, and the Book of Revelation—has been debated by scholars since at least the 2nd century AD. The main debate centers on who authored the writings, and which of the writings, if any, can be ascribed to a common author. There may have been a single author for the gospel and the three epistles.
This disciple, present at the intimate moments of Jesus’s life claims to have “written these things” in the epilogue of the Fourth Gospel. If what is meant in John 21:24 is that the beloved disciple physically wrote all that is contained within this Gospel, then it can be no other than John the Apostle. 8. The Author was an Apostle
Summary Summary of the Gospel of John. This summary of the Gospel of John provides information about the title, author(s), date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the Gospel of John.
John Mark's Gospel, the earliest account of Jesus' life, may have been told to him by Peter when the two spent so much time together. It is widely accepted that Mark's Gospel was also a source for the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.