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An Attempt to Ascertain the Character of the Fourth Gospel; Especially in Its Relation to the Three First (Paperback) Loot Price: R265
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An Attempt to Ascertain the Character of the Fourth Gospel; Especially in Its Relation to the Three First (Paperback)

John James Tayler

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: SECTION III. Notices of the Apostle John in the New Testament and the oldest ecclesiastical traditions. In citing the collective evidence of the New Testament on the character of the Apostle John, we must, of course, exclude, in the first instance, such as might be furnished by the two books which are the subject of comparison; since our purpose is to decide on the claims of each to a specific authorship, by testimony which is external to them both. This is the more necessary, as the popular conception of the Apostle, which has been invested with a kind of halo by religious poetry and art, and which influences the mind almost unconsciously in the question of authorship, is mainly derived from the Fourth Gospel itself. We gather from the synoptic narrative, that John was the younger of the two sons of Zebedee, a Galilaean fisherman of some substance on the Lake of Gennesaret?of whom we hear little, and who probably died soon after the conversion of his family. With their mother Salome, the two sons, James and John, appear to have shared enthusiastically in the Messianic hopes which were then rife and stirring throughout Palestine. It was probably the ardour of their religious temperament which attracted the notice of Jesus, drew him into close intimacy with them, and induced him to bestow on them the significant title of Sons of Thunder.1 Their nobler qualities were not, however, unmingled with the carnal and selfish aspirings of the popular Messianic faith, and with some fierceness of Jewish intolerance; and these tendencies were encouraged by their mother, who, on one 1 We learn this fact from Mark alone (iii. 17). He had it probably direct from Peter. occasion, preferred a particular request to our Lord that her sons might fill the two most conspicuous places in his ...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2012
First published: October 2012
Authors: John James Tayler
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 142
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-67784-4
Barcode: 9780217677844
Categories: Promotions
Books > Humanities > History
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LSN: 0-217-67784-3

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