The Jewish Commentary on Gospel of John (LiteVersion)



  • Who are “the Jews” in the Gospel of John?
  • For Whom, by Who, from Where and When John’s Gospel was authored?
  • Judean Christian Mission to the Israelite Samaritans
  • Rethinking Israelite Samaritans and their Diaspora
  • A Niche Market for John’s Gospel
  • Authority as the key characteristic of “the Jews” in John

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Chapter One

  • John 1.1-3 (Logos Theology in Pre-Christian Jewish Tradition?)
  • John 1.4-5 (The Themes of Darkness and Light: Is There a Connection with Qumran?)
  • John 1.6-9 (Hebrew Names – Should We Translate It?)
  • John 1.10-12 (He Came Unto His “Own”: What Can We See in Greek That We Can Not in English?)
  • John 1.13-15 (What Does it Mean to be God’s Son in the Light of Old Testament?)
  • John 1.16-18 (Law and Grace: Have We Made Enemies Out of Friends?)
  • John 1.19-24 (Jerusalem’s Inquiry into John Baptist)
  • John 1.25-27 (John,Who Do You Think You Are?!)
  • Jn. 1.29-31 (Passover and Easter: What Do They Have in Common?)
  • Jn.1.32-34 (The King, the Dove and the Spirit)
  • Jn.1.35-42 (Why Does John Often Translate and Explain Words?)
  • Jn.1.43-46 (What Was Wrong with Nazareth?)
  • Jn.1.47-51 (Nathaniel, You Have Not Seen Anything Yet)

Chapter Two

  • Jn.2.1-12 (Are “the Jews” really “Judeans”?)
  • Jn.2.13 (Why Passover of the Jews? Where there also other Passovers?)
  • Jn.2.14-17 (Cleansing the Temple: Why is John so Different from Synoptics?)
  • Jn.2.18-25 (ReInterpreting “If You Are the Messiah, Tell Us Clearly?!”)

Chapter Three

  • Jn.3.1-9 (Who was Nicodemus?)
  • Jn.3.12-21 (Reconsidering John 3.16)
  • Jn.3.25-36 (Jesus’ Supremacy)

Chapter Four

  • John 4.1-42 (Reconsidering the Samaritan Woman)
  • John 4.43-54 (Was Galilee Jesus’ real home?)

Chapter Five

  • John 5.2-5 (Who will heal You? A Greek or a Jewish god?)
  • John 5.6-9 (Understanding Ancient Copyists of Scriptures)
  • John 5.10-17 (What was the real reason for the persecution of Jesus by “the Jews”?)
  • John 5.18 (Why would “the Jews” want to kill Jesus?)
  • John 5.19-30 (Was the Gospel of John “simply” written or carefully designed?)
  • John 5.19-30 (How to interpret this chiasm?)
  • John 5.31-38 (How does Jesus know He is right?)
  • John 5.41-42 (I do not receive glory from People of the Land)
  • John 5.43-46 (If another comes in his own name)

Chapter Six

  • John 6.1-15 (Jesus as second Moses)
  • John 6.16-25 (Jesus and his strange movements around the Sea of Galilee)
  • John 6.26-28 (Are we preconditioned to read New Testament in an anti-Jewish Way?)
  • John 6.28-33 (Are we reading the Gospel of John through the lenses of our time instead of theirs?)
  • John 6:34-36 (Judeans and Samaritans: An Unexpected Comparison and contrast)
  • John 6:37-41 (From the 16th century Calvinism to the 1st century St. John’s teachings)
  • John 6:42-51 (We know his parents! He did not come from heaven)
  • John 6:52-61 (Eating His body and drinking his blood: Mistake, command, metaphor or reality?
  • John 6:52-61 (Easting His body and drinking His blood: Reality and Life)
  • John 6:62-66 (Jesus as the Faithful Remnant of One)
  • John 6:67-71 (Rethinking Judas Iscariot and his sin)

Chapter Seven

  • John 7:1-10 (Jesus and Judean Authorities)
  • John 7:12-26 (Are you mad? Who is trying to kill you?!)
  • John 7.27-31(We’ve heard of Jesus for a while. He cannot be the Christ!)
  • John 7.32-36 (Loosing control, unorthodox communities and Egyptian Temples)
  • In progress of writing


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