Gospel Of John Essay Questions

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For this question, I have picked the gospel of John. The book of John was written by Apostle John meaning “Yahweh has been gracious.” John was the youngest of Jesus’ apostles. The gospel of John was written around 80- 90A.D in the city of Ephesus. Ephesus by that time was the center of commerce and culture. The majority of John’s audience was no longer Jewish converts but rather people who lived in a world dominated by culture and thoughts of Greece and Rome. Apostle John sought to appeal to their reasoning power to for them to reflect on who Jesus claimed to be. The main purpose to why John wrote the gospel is that “you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”(John 20:31)
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However, we know that that is not the case as there were many sub-groups within ancient Judaism. The early Judaism was one of the many Jewish divisions, and the separation of Christianity happened gradually. Judaism in the first century was both divided and unified as Jews practiced core aspects of their religion Monotheism while different groups within the Jewish community debated on the issues of purity and Messiah laws.
Later writing of the New Testament showed hostility between Jews and Christians. Jesus and his disciples’ did not agree with some groups of Jews and also major disagreements and arguments on many other topics. To understand the New Testament, I will look into the variety of Jewish groups that existed in the first century.
Pharisees, This group of Jews lived in Palestine from the second century BCE through the first century CE. The Pharisees had a strong belief and adhered to observing the Sabbath, tithe, purity rituals and food segregation based on ancient Hebrew Scriptures. Pharisees man the separated ones, and they are the longtime political and religious rivals of

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