Discrepancy In The Gospel Of John

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There are numerous apparent discrepancies in the Bible specifically in regards to the Gospels: Matthew, Mark and Luke’s relation to John. One key discrepancy is the inclusion material not found in the synoptics by the author John. John “includes a considerable amount of material not found in the synoptics” (Prompt) including three complete chapters, accounts of “Jesus’ early Galilean ministry”, prior visits of Jesus to Jerusalem, “the seventh sign-miracle”, “the resurrection of Lazarus” (John 11), and Jesus’ “extended Farewell Discourse” (John 13-17) (Strauss, 2011, p. 6744). In fact, approximately ninety-percent of the Gospel of John is “unique” (Strauss, 2011, p. 6744). There are two general positions held on the relationship of John to…show more content…
9083). John provides textual evidence that portrays “many incidental details one would expect only from an eyewitness, is familiar with predestruction Jerusalem, and knows the traditions and customs of Palestinian Judaism” unlike the Synoptics (Strauss, 2011, p. 9083). Furthermore, John reports extensively and exclusively on Jesus’ “travels back and forth between Galilee and Judea and gives significant reports on how openly Jesus spoke of himself (Strauss, 2011, p. 6770). John includes a great ideal of information and perspectives not present in synoptics and is dually regarded as “The Book of Signs” and “The Book of Glory” (Strauss, 2011, p. 9083). All of chapters two through four are one hundred percent filled with prior unseen material not found in the Synoptics. John gives vast details in regards to “Jesus’ early Galilean ministry” in these chapters (Harris, 2004, p.1). For example, John two depicts the newness of Jesus’ ministry and the new hope and joy found in Him (Blomberg, 2002, p.1). This new joy is expressed through Jesus’ miracles signs and discourse, such as turning water into wine (John 2:1-2:10, New International Version) (Blomberg, 2002, p.1). This was one of Jesus’ first public performed ministry miracles (Strauss, 2011, p. 9083). “ What Jesus did here in Cana of…show more content…
The Book of John includes Jesus’ prior visits to Jerusalem “before the passion week” unlike the Synoptics (John 4, New International Version) (Strauss, 2011, p. 9083). Furthermore, Jesus’ “seventh sign-miracle, the resurrection of Lazarus”, a key piece of biblical history is also presented where the Synoptics make no mention of it (John 4, New International Version) (Strauss, 2011, p. 9083). John also includes a detailed “extended Farewell Discourse” in chapters thirteen through seventeen (John 15, New International Version) (Strauss, 2011, p. 9083). This word of hope is not provided in the Synoptics (Strauss, 2011, p. 9083). Jesus speaks to his disciples, all but Judas, after their Last Supper together on the eve of his crucifixion (John 15, New International Version). Jesus washes the feet of his disciples, comforts them by encouraging them in his return, proclaiming that the only way to the Father is through Him (John 13, New International Version). Moreover, Jesus provides a hope and peace by promising the eleven The Holy Spirit will be with them in His absence (John 14, New International Version). Jesus goes on to tell them the He is “vine”, His father is “the gardener” and “you are the branches” (John 15, New International Version). He promised that if they “remained in” Him and He in them, they would “bear much

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