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Did John Write His Gospel? ... It may be that John wrote his Gospel with the help of another person named John (then, as now, a common name). It may be that he had no amanuensis when he wrote Revelation (which would explain the different styles and the difference in competence in Greek). None of this disproves the strong evidence that John bar ...


Why Did John Write His Gospel? ... Assuming John wrote the Gospel, why did he write it? The best place to start is with his own purpose statement in John 20:30–31: “But these [signs] are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” ...


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]).


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.


John focuses on the divinity of Jesus. The author of John is unknown--it is likely to have been a disciple of John. He wrote it in approximately 90-100 A.D. in Ephesus, Asia Minor. He wrote to all Christian groups. His gospel is so different in structure because Matthew, Luke, and Mark are all related.


John the Baptist did not write a Gospel. The apostle John, writer of the gospel of John, began his gospel with these words: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word ...


John Mark, the writer of the Gospel of Mark, also served as a companion to the Apostle Paul in his missionary work and later assisted the Apostle Peter in Rome. Three names appear in the New Testament for this early Christian: John Mark, his Jewish and Roman names; Mark; and John.


Did John Write John? The Evidence is Clear. ... that John published his gospel in Ephesus in the second half of the first century. Some critics, eager to look for crack in this evidence, will note ...


Lesson 1: The Nature and Purpose of John’s Gospel (John 20:30-31) Related Media. ... Most scholars think that he wrote his gospel sometime in the 80’s or early 90’s A.D., and so he most likely knew about the other gospels and did not feel the need to duplicate what they had written.


by Matt Slick 12/08/08. Dating the gospels is very important. If it can be established that the gospels were written early, say before the year 70 A.D., then we would have good reason for believing that they were written by the disciples of Jesus Himself. If they were written by the disciples, then their reliability, authenticity, and accuracy are better substantiated.