Essay on John 's The Gospel Of John

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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)
John’s style and manner of interpretation were distant from the other gospels accounts. Mark presented a clear-cut approach to Jesus life and ministry in a direct and literal manner. The book of Mathew focuses more on the systematic account of Jesus’ teachings while Luke’s viewed Jesus as a friend of all. From rather a different perspective, John’s gospel is more spiritual, profound and reflective. Augustine of Hippo likens John view from that of an eagle because John’s system of teaching saw him soar higher than any of the other three gospels accounts. According to accounts of history, John had over seventy years after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ to reflect upon the wording and deeds of Jesus Christ.
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