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 most recent such portrayal is the 2014 film The Gospel of John, directed by David Batty and narrated by David Harewood and Brian Cox, with Selva Rasalingam as Jesus. The 2003 film The Gospel of John, was directed by Philip Saville, narrated by Christopher Plummer, with Henry Ian Cusick as Jesus. Parts of the gospel have been set to music.
John, who wrote the gospel of John, wrote it exquisitely, for he was steeped in Jewish tradition and heritage. He had Greeks in mind, as the gospel is evangelical in nature. It is believed to have been written from Ephesus. John also wrote First, Second, Third John, and Revelation. He is believed to have outlived the other apostles.
Gospel According to John: Gospel According to John, fourth of the four New Testament Gospels and the only account not considered among the Synoptic Gospels. Although the work is ostensibly written by St. John the Apostle, there has been considerable discussion of the actual identity of the author.
Mark faithfully recorded the words of Simon Peter and that the Gospel According to Matthew originated with an apostle and originally circulated in Hebrew characters.* Irenaeus and the Muratorian Fragment make it clear that Luke the companion of Paul wrote the third Gospel while John’s Gospel was penned by a close companion of Jesus himself.
Who wrote John’s Gospel? James Charlesworth says, “The apostle Thomas.” Ben Witherington believes it was Lazarus. And Esther de Boer contends the author of John’s Gospel was Mary Magdalene! Many others believe the author was in fact a committee of unknown authors, editors, and redactors—the Johannine community. The traditional view of the Church has been...
The Gospel of John was written to prove that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. As an eyewitness to the love and power displayed in the miracles of Jesus, John gives us an up-close and personal look at Christ's identity.He shows us that Jesus, though fully God, came in the flesh to distinctly and accurately reveal God, and that Christ is the source of eternal life to all who believe in him.
Did John Write His Gospel? Mark P. Shea • 11/1/2007. Share. Who wrote the Gospel of John? Certainly not the beloved disciple, according to “modern scholarship,” which claims the book is more or less unhistorical fantasy written by a pseudonymous author. These critics of Johannine authorship try to make the case that the beloved disciple ...
It’s normally assumed that the title “The Gospel According to John”, as well as the other Gospel titles, were not ascribed until A.D. 125. The earliest known reference to the Fourth Gospel is from Justin Martyr (A.D. 100-165), who wrote, “Christ indeed said, ‘Unless you are born again you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.’
In the majority viewpoint, it is unlikely that John the Apostle wrote the Gospel of John. Rather than a plain account of Jesus' ministry, the gospel is a deeply mediated representation of Jesus' character and teachings, making direct apostolic authorship unlikely.